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Atlassian Acquires GreenHopper for Agile Development

Today Atlassian announced the acquisition of GreenHopper for JIRA from Pyxis Technologies. With over 900 customers globally, GreenHopper for JIRA adds key agile project management capabilities to JIRA, including release planning, task management and burn down charts.

agile @ Atlassian

Atlassian is already well known by agile software development teams for providing tools that complement agile practices, including Continuous Integration (Bamboo), Code Reviews (Crucible) and Code Coverage Analysis (Clover).

According to Mike Cannon-Brookes, Atlassian CEO and co-founder, "We want to give agile developers a seamless approach to project management within JIRA. GreenHopper is hands-down one of the best tools for agile project management and we're thrilled to bring the product on board."

In tandem with the acquisition, Atlassian has launched a new microsite called "agile @ Atlassian" to share perspectives on agile development and explain how Atlassian engineers use agile software techniques themselves. Visit www.atlassian.com/agile

Pyxis Technologies is a preferred Atlassian agile methodology training partner.

Great Integrations

GreenHopper for JIRA is now available for three Atlassian product offerings: JIRA, JIRA Enterprise Hosted and JIRA Studio.

"The impact of GreenHopper for JIRA customers will be substantial," according to one customer, Cody Burleson. "GreenHopper vastly improves the ability to prioritize and visualize priorities in JIRA and this is something every JIRA user can appreciate regardless of any particular purpose of use - whether that is bug tracking, trouble ticketing, project management, Agile development or anything else."

GreenHopper now comes fully integrated into JIRA Studio, Atlassian's agile development suite, at no additional charge. JIRA Studio integrates popular Atlassian products as a hosted integrated service, including JIRA, Confluence, FishEye, Crucible and the Open Source source control manager, Subversion. The entire suite starts at only $25/user/month.

GreenHopper can be purchased as an add-on for JIRA Enterprise Hosted and JIRA on premise software. Pricing for GreenHopper starts at $350 for a perpetual-use license.

JIRA is used by more than 12,000 organizations for bug tracking and software project management. Customers include Adobe, Accenture, American Express, BBC, Boeing, Deutsche Bank, Lockheed Martin, Nikon, Oracle, Rackspace, Sony, US Navy, and many others.

For more information, a free evaluation, or pricing, visit http://www.atlassian.com/greenhopper

About Atlassian

Atlassian develops affordable, lightweight software that helps enterprises collaborate better. Its products include Confluence, widely recognized as the most advanced enterprise wiki, and JIRA, one of the world's most popular issue trackers for IT project management. The company has more than 15,000 customers worldwide, including 30 of the world's top 50 corporations. For more information, visit: www.atlassian.com/

About Pyxis Technologies

Pyxis Technologies helps software development companies become places where results, quality of life, and fun coexist sustainably by being first and foremost an example of what it proposes to its clients and by coaching them. At Pyxis Technologies, Agility is guiding our practices every day. Pyxis is recognized for its Agile training courses. In fact, since 2005, Pyxis trained and certified over 770 ScrumMasters. To date, Pyxis Technologies has coached more than one hundred organizations in the adoption of Agile approaches. For more information, visit: www.pyxis-tech.com.

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