VersionOne Celebrates 10 Years in Agile Development Software Market
VersionOne, recognized by agile practitioners as the leader in agile project management tools, is celebrating its 10-year anniversary.
Founded by Robert Holler and Rajiv Delwadia in 2002, the company helped pioneer the enterprise Agile Project and Lifecycle Management market. Today, VersionOne remains the only enterprise software company 100 percent dedicated to agile and lean development since inception.
“All the appreciation in the world goes out to employees, customers and partners who have helped us both survive and innovate over this last decade,” said VersionOne President and CEO Robert Holler. “From our first cramped, smelly room where we joked about measuring productivity in ‘story points per square foot’ of office space to our current corporate offices in Alpharetta and downtown Atlanta, we have been blessed to work with people who are passionate about progressing the state of software development. Agile development is certainly not just about changing practices or tools; it’s about changing the world of software development.”
When agile development first began to take off, and teams grew in size and projects grew in complexity, VersionOne delivered one of the first commercial toolsets to help companies easily manage and scale their agile projects. “We still have the original notecards that we used to plan the very first version of our product,” said Holler.
As the market evolved, VersionOne continued to expand its product footprint and scalability to support larger and larger teams. Today, VersionOne offers a series of product editions that are targeted at teams ranging in size from 5 to 5,000.
“The agile development market has come a long way since our startup days when 8 of us were crammed into a hotel room at an office suite in Alpharetta, GA,” said Co-founder Rajiv Delwadia. “In its early days, agile development appealed to primarily small, leading-edge teams practicing Extreme Programming (XP) as a disciplined way to accelerate delivery and compete against larger, traditional organizations. Instead of long project timelines and fixed budgets, the idea was to be first to market by building and shipping updates faster than the competition. Today organizations of all sizes embrace agile development as a best practice.”
For more information on VersionOne’s suite of agile project management tools, please visit http://www.versionone.com/Product/Agile-Project-Management-Tool-Overview/.
VersionOne is recognized by agile practitioners as the leader in agile project management tools. By simplifying the planning and tracking of agile projects, we help teams deliver better software faster. Since 2002, companies such as Adobe, Boeing, bwin, Intuit, Lilly, Lockheed Martin, Oppenheimer, Qualcomm, Sabre and Siemens have turned to VersionOne. Today more than 50,000 teams around the world use VersionOne. For daily VersionOne and agile development news follow us on Google+, Twitter, Facebook and our blogs. Agile Made Easier @ VersionOne.com.