The Forrester Total Impact assessment report says that ThoughtWorks’ Solutions have helped reduce costs for Fortune 500 companies. And customers like The Trainline.com, Lonely Planet, and Simon and Schuster say the same.
MINGLE CASE STUDY: HUDDLE
London-based Huddle.net employs the software-as-a-service (SaaS) model to enable white-collar conversations and connections. After having its initial version built on spec by a third-party IT shop, Huddle brought the Microsoft .NET, C# and ASP-based application in-house for ongoing development. Simultaneously, the nascent company chose Mingle as the tool for tracking development deliverables under an assortment of Agile methodologies closely aligned to Scrum but also ranging from Kanban to Extreme Programming.
MINGLE CASE STUDY: RACKSPACE
Mingle helps Rackspace to deliver business value with high predictability while staying a step ahead of changing business priorities.
“In 2010, we have not only hit every release date without slipping any high priority features, we’ve also met every major IPv6 milestone.”
MINGLE AND GO CASE STUDY: PREMIUM CREDIT LIMITED
Mingle® and GoTM facilitate a 70% improvement in release time with a 50% reduction in deployment costs at the UK’s largest Premium Finance Company.
“Real-world processes are bound to change, thus it is far better to work with a flexible solution, so you can adapt to change without locking in everything upfront. The flexibility and visibility provided by Mingle and Go were key to enabling us to improve our delivery process.”
MINGLE CASE STUDY: EUROPEAN MOLECULAR BIOLOGY LABORATORY (EMBL)
Mingle® supports complete Application Lifecycle Management for one of the world’s leading research institutions. While substantially improving the quality of releases.
“Mingle’s reporting mechanisms and macro support enabled visual tracking of the project. The benefits of Mingle’s reporting were immediate and valuable. At a glance we could tell the status and progress of the project. Showstoppers were highlighted in time and thus risks were mitigated successfully.”
MINGLE CASE STUDY: SUNGARD
Mingle enables SunGard, a Fortune 500 company to successfully deliver with an ROI of 4x and productivity increase of 15%. On their first Agile project, and with a distributed team.
“How do you get the most from Agile – comprehensive visibility, cohesive customer collaboration, and flexibility to adapt to change – when applied to a distributed team of novice Agilists? Mingle helped us do exactly that. We could put our team spanning 5 locations and 3 time zones on the same page with Mingle’s Story Wall, customize Mingle to our needs, report at the level we chose, and get our clients on board in minutes.”
Mingle and Go enable thetrainline.com, UK’s leading travel website, to deliver high-impact software releases with 50% improvement in time-to-market. The 350-person global delivery team uses ThoughtWorks Studios’ Mingle and Go to cut time-to-market with superior collaboration, visibility, and automation.
“Responding rapidly to frequent change can be challenging with distributed Agile. Mingle and Go are intrinsically Agile, and thus enable us to optimally manage change, and release faster. Additionally, they help accelerate adoption of Agile best practices.”
Mingle® facilitates successful implementation of Scrum at Siemens while flexibly adapting to unique project processes and enabling on-time, high-quality delivery of multiple releases of a complex application spanning millions of lines of code.
“Mingle flexibly adapts to our teams’ unique project workflows and implementation of the Scrum methodology. We can easily customize it to fit the way we work.”
ThoughtWorks Twist enables AutoTrader.co.uk, the UK’s #1 automotive website, to deliver high-quality releases rapidly. With a 75% reduction in testing time, and a 95% reduction in testing effort.
“Twist is helping us add real value and functionality to the web site, by helping us build robust regression tests. We tried it with FitNesse and Quality Center, but it never really worked.”
Information Centre software teams use Mingle and collaborate to improve development workflow and to introduce engineering best practices.
“Mingle provides us increased visibility to see our workflow through the entire lifecycle. Now we can focus on product development, rather than focusing on our project management tool. Plus, we spend less time on reporting. Instead we can easily reuse Mingle’s development artifacts to create documentation compliant with PRINCE2 methodology.”
Tradefair’s agile team working across two sites, uses Mingle for their sprint planning to develop an innovative product.
GO CASE STUDY: CAPLIN SYSTEMS
Working seamlessly with Perforce versioning, Go’s unique pipeline of build and deployment stages across a parallel build farm has allowed fast feedback and unprecedented visibility into product quality.
“We have to support CI that can scale up in large companies. The fact that Go is facilitating functional, performance and user acceptance testing shows it is a true Agile solution.”
Rosetta Stone development teams move to Go and achieve increased Continuous Integration Reliability and Flexibility.
“Rosetta Stone is an Agile/Scrum shop, and Go gives us a reliable and dependable continual integration environment, which is crucial to successful sprints. Using Go allows us to spend less time on each sprint managing our builds and releases, and more time working on our backlog. As a result, at the end of each sprint, we have a shippable product. As our development group continues to grow, Go will enable us to get new Scrum teams off to a quick start, bringing our new products to market faster.”
Moody’s Analytics builds high-quality software using Go for Continuous Integration and Release Management.
“With Go, the whole team has gained insight into the build and deployment process. Go has made the state of our code base and our builds visible to the whole team. This has helped us deliver high-quality software to our clients faster.”
MNSCU Enterprise Software IT Team use Mingle to Collaborate and Improve Product Quality in Education Software.
“Mingle has helped us perform sprint planning, manage the daily tasks of development and testing, and track our velocity which feeds back into good planning. Mingle has raised visibility of all aspects of our development process, and has helped us become more open and collaborative.”