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Rally Software Development Adds New Agile Partners

Rally Teams With Industry Leading Coaching and Development Partners to Meet Growing Demand for Agile Services

BOULDER, Colo., Dec. 21 /PRNewswire/ -- Rally Software Development Corp., the leader in on-demand software development management solutions for scaling Agile software development practices, today announced the addition of four new partners to the Rally Enabled Partner Program. The new partners include ClearStream Consulting, Enthiosys, Entinex and Trail Ridge Consulting. All are focused on helping organizations quickly adopt and scale Agile planning and development practices that deliver value earlier than traditional, plan-driven development projects.

Rally actively partners with industry-leading companies to help customers acquire the development and project management skills needed to succeed with Agile, one of the world's fastest growing technology trends. Rally's Development and Coaching partners provide a comprehensive network of expert resources that offer a wide range of business, process and technology services related to planning, building and delivering software in small batches that provide immediate business value.

"There's been dramatic growth in demand for expert services related to Agile software development practices and creating the Agile organization," said Richard Leavitt, Rally's vice president of marketing and leader of the partner program. "Our partners are peerless professionals who are able to meet the unique needs of customers large and small, and give them the ability to dramatically shorten the time required to deliver customer requested functionality and respond to new opportunities."

Rally's partners offer expertise that enables organizations to effectively scale Agile methods associated with Scrum, Lean and eXtreme Programming. From executive techniques for creating an Agile organization to growing the skills of software professionals, these experts provide services in critical areas like Agile project management and design, just-in-time requirements practices, test driven development and setting up continuous integration environments. New Rally partners include:

ClearStream Consulting Inc.

Based in Calgary, Alberta, Canada, ClearStream consultants are advanced IT practitioners and some of the most highly respected computing technologists in the industry. The company's custom solution providers and problem solvers apply the latest Agile techniques and practices associated with the development of computer solutions that solve practical business problems. ClearStream also assists its clients in adapting their current development practices and those of Agile to accommodate their cultural and organizational needs. This is accomplished through ClearStream's consulting, mentoring and training practice. "Rally provides the tooling that we and our IT customers need to manage and grow their Agile programs. Partnering with Rally supports our commitment to and belief that Agile methods are fundamentally changing the way software is built and delivered for the better," said Denis Clelland, president of ClearStream Consulting.

Enthiosys

Based in Sunnyvale, Calif., Enthiosys is a strategic software product management consulting firm dedicated to helping companies who develop software or software-enabled products. Enthiosys leverages proven methods to resolve complex issues in the product market and product release lifecycles. The company's techniques apply principals of cognitive psychology, organizational behavior and Agile software product development to create profitable products and services based on deep customer understanding. "It's become quite clear that tooling plays a vital role in the adoption, sustainability and scaling of Agile development initiatives. Rally complements our services offering by providing a highly specialized project management system that's tuned to the unique requirements of the entire Agile software development lifecycle," said Luke Hohmann, founder and president of Enthiosys.

Entinex, Inc.

Based in the Baltimore area, Entinex is a technologically unbiased and objective consulting firm offering strategic advice to small, medium and non-profit businesses. The firm is at the forefront of blending streamlined, Agile development methods with process disciplines that meet CMM/CMMI's assessment and appraisal requirements. "As a SCAMPI Lead Appraiser, partnering with Rally furthers our goal of educating the heavier-process communities on how Agile methods can dramatically enhance company responsiveness while supporting core CMMI principles. Plus, Rally gives our clients a fully-validated product that can help them meet their business goals of having profitable IT process discipline," said Hillel Glazer, Entinex's principal and CEO.

Trail Ridge Consulting

Based in Louisville, Colo., Trail Ridge guides executives in applying Agile principles beyond the development team -- aligning them with organizational strategies for increased business value. The company's Agile Executive(TM) program coaches leaders through the difficulties of implementing the organizational changes required for successful Agile adoption and sustained company performance. Trail Ridge executives were early advisors and customers of Rally and the firm now helps companies scale the power of Agile to support their larger, distributed organizations. "We have a deep understanding of the Rally toolset and how to extend the Rally solution to support distributed and offshore development. We're excited to help leading companies fully develop their organizational structures and realize the incredible benefits of their Agile implementations," said Pete Behrens, founder and principal consultant, Trail Ridge Consulting.

Rally is helping change the way companies around the globe define, develop and deliver software. Rally's on-demand solutions for software development management support the mainstream adoption of Agile development practices, a fast-growing trend that helps software organizations respond faster to changing customer needs by building software incrementally using short, fully-tested iterations. A growing roster of small and large companies rely on Rally for the knowledge, coaching and on-demand tooling to successfully adopt and scale their Agile initiatives, regardless of team size, location or number of concurrent projects being developed.

About Rally Software Development

Based in Boulder, Colo., Rally Software Development offers the only on-demand, software development management solution that helps software organizations scale Agile development practices across the enterprise and around the globe. The company's customers include leading software vendors, Internet companies and corporate development teams who are committed to responding faster to new opportunities and changing customer demands. With Rally, larger or distributed teams are able to define, develop and deliver high-value software in rapid iterations. Rally's world-renown coaches and expert partners complement its on-demand tooling with training, mentoring and consulting services for creating the Agile organization. The company is privately held and backed by Mobius Venture Capital and Boulder Ventures. For more information about Rally, visit the company's Web site at http://www.rallydev.com/

Rally Software Development Corp.

CONTACT: Guy Murrel of Catapult PR-IR, +1-303-581-7760, ext. 17,
gmurrel@catapultpr-ir.com, for Rally Software Development Corp.

Web site: http://www.rallydev.com/

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