CollabNet is on a roll in 2012, first with launch of Integrated ALM tools framework and then last month extending that to agile development platform as a service joining hands with CloudBees, a PAAS provider. Within matter of weeks since then, time for an Agile Assessment as a service, leverageing the years of experience its consultants bring to bear on Agile projects.
Not to say CollabNet is first to offer such a service. ThoughtWorks, Rally, VersionOne have all been offering such a service from years but will be great to see how this rapid expansion will play out in the new year.
The assessment includes a 5-day assessment process that is conducted by senior consultants on the customer's site. It supports Agile transformations within the enterprise and highlights the strengths and weaknesses of each customer, and identifies a firm, quantifiable action plan for improvement. The Agile Assessment takes a quantitative approach so progress can be measured as the proposed action plan is executed.
In addition to providing Agile ALM, version control systems and Cloud development tools and platforms, CollabNet provides a range of training, coaching and consulting services that help IT organizations address the challenges of Agile software development. Its initiative to provide Certified Scrum Training has more than 200 courses a year and certifies more than 3,000 ScrumMasters annually. It also recently launched "Agility Beyond Scrum: Preparing for the PMI Agile Certified Practitioner (ACP) Exam," a one-day, PMI-certified workshop that provides a complete overview of Agile principles and prepares candidates for the Project Management Institute ACP exam.