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Rally Software Announces New Integrations to Help Large Enterprises Adopt Agile Software Development

Rally executes on its vision to seamlessly scale Agile practices for large, heterogeneous development teams

BOULDER, Colo., Aug. 9 /PRNewswire/ -- Rally Software Development Corp.(R), a leading provider of Agile software life cycle management solutions, today announced several new integrations that enable organizations to leverage their existing development infrastructures. In addition, new enterprise features help organizations seamlessly adopt and scale Agile practices.

Rally now offers numerous integration "connectors" with its Agile life cycle management solutions to help multi-team development organizations protect existing investments, reduce implementation costs and seamlessly unify technical and role-based silos into a collaborative Agile dashboard. In addition, Rally's new enterprise features deliver multi-team project planning, tracking and resource management for more in-depth project visibility.

"As Rally evolves with more integrations, we serve as a central hub of information for teams as they mash-up and connect their favorite tools to better communicate and collaborate across the enterprise," said Ryan Martens, Rally's founder and CTO. "The latest release of Rally delivers on our vision of offering an 'integration hub' where large enterprises can quickly and easily blend legacy tools with their incremental adoption of Agile practices."

New integration connectors with role-based tools deliver the visibility and collaboration needed to scale Agile practices, and include:

-- Connectors with development tools: -- Subversion (source code control) -- Eclipse (IDE) -- Visual Studio (IDE) -- Connectors with quality assurance and testing tools: -- Bugzilla and Jira (defect tracking) -- Mercury Quality Center (testing) -- Fitnesse and JUnit (acceptance and unit testing) -- Seapine TestTrack Pro (defect tracking) -- Ant, CruiseControl and Maven (continuous integration and build) -- Connectors with collaboration and project/portfolio management tools: -- Microsoft SharePoint (enterprise collaboration) -- Microsoft Project (project/portfolio management) -- Skype, Yahoo IM, Google Talk, Jabber and AOL IM (enterprise collaboration)

"With the accelerated pace of Agile development, keeping an eye on system quality is critical. Rally's approach to integrations has enabled us to synchronize teams and accelerate product releases while preserving existing workflow and investments in tools like Mercury Quality Center," noted Matt Brown, director of development and quality assurance for Thomson Healthcare.

In addition, new Rally enterprise features announced today provide enhanced visibility across multiple teams and projects, and include:

-- Resource management for balancing workloads across multiple teams and projects -- Project hierarchies and dependencies for multi-level projects and dependent work products -- Configurable dashboard widgets to display work status from the individual through to the project and program level Pricing and Availability

Rally's 2007.5 integrations and enterprise features are currently available or under development in Rally's family of Agile tools, starting at $19 per user per month.

About Rally

From an initial pilot project to enterprise rollout, Rally helps companies successfully adopt and scale Agile software development practices. Rally's family of Agile life cycle management products, which received the software industry's top honor of back-to-back Jolt Product Excellence awards in 2006 and 2007, map an incremental road to Agile adoption. In addition, the company's world-renowned coaching services help mentor teams to create internal Agile experts. Over 50 percent of the world's leading software-driven companies currently use Rally, and Rally's tools have supported its customers in more than 6,500 Agile releases. For more information, visit http://www.rallydev.com/.

Rally Software Development is a registered trademark of Rally Software Development Corp. Third-party trademarks are the property of their respective owners.

Rally media contact: Catapult PR-IR Christie Denniston cdenniston@catapultpr-ir.com Office: 303-581-7760 ext. 13 Cell: 303-581-7760

Rally Software Development Corp.

CONTACT: Christie Denniston, of Catapult PR-IR, +1-303-581-7760,
ext. 13, cell +1-303-581-7760, cdenniston@catapultpr-ir.com, for Rally

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

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