CollabNet TeamForge: a more unified software delivery tool chain


Warning: CollabNet cloud servers do not actually float on clouds, this is intended to be an illustrative graphic to convey a concept.

CollabNet has announced a new release of TeamForge — the software claims to allow enterprise software teams to manage a wider range of tools and processes to streamline the increasingly complex software development lifecycle.

Unified delivery tool chain

Organizations using open source, scaling Agile and adopting DevOps now have deeper levels of traceability and reporting and tighter integrations with JIRA, Git, Subversion and other leading tools to create a unified software delivery tool chain.

With TeamForge, engineering teams can use the tools and processes they want, while managers and architects have enterprise-wide context, governance and visibility.

Flint Brenton, CEO of CollabNet is on the record to assert the following, “The new TeamForge increases development velocity, productivity and efficiency. It offers customers the freedom to choose tools, Source Code Management (SCM) systems and development methodologies that best meet their needs—all while ensuring enterprise-grade visibility, traceability, and security.”

TeamForge facilitates flexible adoption of Agile and DevOps, while maintaining governance, compliance and IP security standards.

Specifically, what is new?

TeamForge incorporates new features and integrations that reinforce and expand its unique value proposition, specifically the capabilities that follow:

Visibility and traceability across tools, projects and teams to ensure quality and maintain compliance and governance standards. The new TeamForge Associations Viewer visualizes granular associations between related artifacts and activities throughout the application lifecycle.

Agile execution at enterprise scale to drive organization-wide development velocity within any software development methodology. TeamForge adds support for multiple Kanban boards and provides the capacity for Scrum and Kanban teams to share a common backlog for effective collaboration.

A range of supported open source and commercial third-party tools, enabling teams to leverage the best tools for the job without compromising governance and IP security. New integrations with Atlassian’s JIRA brings TeamForge’s  enterprise SCM capabilities for Git and Apache Subversion to JIRA, while visually associating JIRA issues with related downstream artifacts and activities, including Jenkins CI builds, Gerrit code reviews, and Nexus binary repositories.

Best-in-class enterprise SCM capabilities for distributed (Git) or centralized (SVN) version control systems. TeamForge adds replication, branch-level protection, visualization and comparison support for Git, as well as a new code browser for both Git and Subversion.

Advanced reporting capabilities within and across projects to analyze, measure, and improve performance, including SCM and portfolio-level reports to help monitor progress and compare results across projects and teams for better organization-wide predictability and productivity.

About Adrian Bridgwater

Adrian Bridgwater is a freelance journalist specialising in cross platform software application development and data analytics as well as all related aspects of software engineering and project management.   Adrian is a regular writer and blogger with Computer Weekly, Forbes, The Register and others. His journalistic creed is to bring forward-thinking, impartial, technology editorial to a professional (and hobbyist) technology audience around the world. His mission is to objectively inform, educate and challenge.
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