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Rally Expands Roster of Agile Development and Coaching Partners

New Partners Draw on Rally's Industry-leading Products and Coaching Expertise to Help Organizations Succeed and Scale Agile Prog

BOULDER, Colo. and MINNEAPOLIS, Agile 2006 Conference, July 25 /PRNewswire/ -- Rally Software Development Corp., the leading provider of on-demand Agile lifecycle management, today announced the addition of four new partners to the Rally-Enabled Partner Program. New development partners include Intellinet and ProtoTest, with Enthiosys and Scrum creator Jeff Sutherland joining as new coaching and training partners.

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 industry'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 rapid iterations.

"The demand for expert Agile training services and products is skyrocketing," said Richard Leavitt, Rally's vice president of partners and alliances. "Together, Rally and our partners deliver the tools and services needed to build a comprehensive Agile rollout program for small teams just getting started, all the way up to large deployments that span the enterprise."

New Rally-Enabled Development Partners include:

Intellinet -- Headquartered in Atlanta, GA, Intellinet is one of the most highly certified Microsoft consulting firms in the U.S. and holds six Gold partner certifications. With its Intelligent Enterprise (i.e.) integration solution, clients benefit from systems that meet current needs and can scale to future demands. Intellinet's proven approach integrates enterprise systems including networking, security, messaging, collaboration, custom applications, data and mobility.

ProtoTest -- Based in Denver, Colo., ProtoTest provides software quality assurance and testing services to organizations that create or implement complex software. ProtoTest delivers software build and test automation support for Agile projects in a wide range of industries and applications. Says Pete Dignan, ProtoTest's president and founder, "Agile success depends on continuous integration and testing. By combining our project automation expertise with Rally's ALM offerings, we are able to significantly improve project quality and visibility throughout the Agile lifecycle."

New Rally-Enabled Coaching Partners include:

Enthiosys, Inc. -- Based in Sunnyvale, Calif., Enthiosys provides software product management consulting services to bridge between strategy and execution and between technology and markets. Through the use of the company's Innovation Games, Agile teams are finding fun and creative ways to collaborate and interact with their customers.

Jeff Sutherland -- Based in the Boston area, Jeff Sutherland is a Certified ScrumMaster Trainer and the inventor of the Scrum development process. Extensive experience with a wide variety of Scrum implementations has led to development of a Scrum Tuning/Program Management course in a strategic partnership with Rally. Recently, Dr. Sutherland has been an Agile consultant to Adobe, Ariba, Cadence, Microsoft, Oracle, Palm and Yahoo in Silicon Valley, as well as many companies worldwide.

"Partnering with Rally helps me synthesize knowledge about the best practices in Agile software development across the world," said Sutherland. "It allows us to leverage this knowledge to enable better, faster and more productive Scrum implementations in companies of all types and sizes."

About Rally Software Development

Based in Boulder, Colo., Rally changes the way companies around the globe define, develop and deliver software. From small pilot projects to distributed, multi-team programs, Rally's Agile lifecycle management solutions provide organizations with a proven, incremental and results-oriented path to successful adoption of Agile practices -- one of the fastest growing trends in the technology industry. Rally's world-renowned coaches and partners complement its solutions with training and consulting for creating the Agile organization. The company's customers include thousands of subscribers from leading software vendors, Internet companies and corporate development teams. The company is privately held and backed by Mobius Venture Capital, Boulder Ventures and Vista Ventures. For more information about Rally, visit the company's Web site at

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