Agile Planner released for developers -

Agile Planner released for developers

Vancouver, British Columbia – Tasktop Technologies has announced the Tasktop Agile Planner tool designed to leverage Eclipse Mylyn connectors to provide Agile teams the ability to manage existing defect and project management systems across multiple platforms.

The planner provides a rich desktop client and Eclipse-based UI for accessing Tasktop Certified Agile project management integrations, including ThoughtWorks Studios' Mingle, IBM Rational Team Concert, Rally, CollabNet's ScrumWorks, Atlassian's JIRA and VersionOne.

The Tasktop Agile Planner incorporates an Eclipse-based native user interface for Windows, Mac and Linux that enhances the web-based interfaces of those solutions and additionally provides offline access to plans.

It also offers cross-repository planning facilities that enable user stories to be associated with defects stored in external systems, such as HP Quality Center and Bugzilla.

Eclipse IDE integration supports automatic linking between plan items and source code artifacts, and enables developers and team leads to create and monitor Agile development plans directly from Eclipse.

According to Mik Kersten, CEO of Tasktop Technologies, the new tools addresses the problem of plans becoming disconnected from development by ensuring that all ALM systems involved with planning are linked and accessible directly from the Eclipse IDE, where developers and team leads spend the majority of their workday.

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