Rally Software Wins Fourth Consecutive Jolt Award

Rally’s Agile ALM Solution Recognized for Productivity Gains Delivered to Distributed Development Organizations

BOULDER, Colo., March 18, 2009 - Rally Software Development Corp.®, the leader in Agile application lifecycle management (ALM), today announced it has been awarded its fourth consecutive Jolt award. Rally Enterprise received the Jolt Productivity Award in the Project Management Tools category. Rally was previously awarded the Jolt Product Excellence Award in the Project Management Tools category in 2006, 2007 and 2008.

"We are so proud to receive our fourth consecutive Jolt award," said Tim Miller, CEO of Rally. "Rally is constantly striving to improve our products and services in order for our customers to be successful. This award further validates our efforts to make distributed development organizations faster and leaner by dramatically cutting the time and effort needed to deliver their software."

Rally Enterprise 2008.5, the specific award-winning product, leverages the first programmable Internet platform for Agile lifecycle management to give teams infinite ways to tailor ALM to their needs. Increasingly, multi-team development organizations find that they cannot adapt or combine their role-based tools to deliver working, fully-tested features in short cycles. Rally Enterprise and its Internet platform enable the open collaboration that drives enterprise Agile success. Organizations can create and deploy their own customizations to better manage their unique workflow or reporting needs - all with zero infrastructure costs.

The Rally platform delivers three critical capabilities:

  •     Open web services API's and programming toolkits to build integrations with other systems, or create custom charts, views and mashups using readily available web components
  •     The ability to embed outside applications into Rally, and allow Rally screens to appear in other applications
  •     The opportunity to share and leverage over 50 integrations, applications and mashups with Rally's customer community on Agile Commons at www.agilecommons.org
  • For the past 18 years, the Jolt Awards have been presented annually to showcase products that have "jolted" the industry with their significance and made the task of creating software faster, easier, and more efficient. The Jolt Product Excellence and Productivity Awards are judged by a respected panel of judges consisting of industry insiders, columnists, and technology leaders. The Jolt Awards ceremony took place on March 11, 2009, at the SD West 2009 Conference & Expo at the Santa Clara Convention Center.

About Rally

Rally is the leader in Agile application lifecycle management (ALM) dedicated to making distributed development organizations faster and leaner by dramatically cutting the time, cost and effort needed to deliver high quality applications. According to a study by QSM Associates, software-driven companies that rely on Rally's Agile ALM products and services are 50% faster to market and 25% more productive than industry averages. Rally's products were honored with four consecutive Jolt awards (the software industry's equivalent of the Oscar® award) in 2006, 2007, 2008 and 2009. The company's end-to-end solutions for Agile development also include Agile University, the largest source for Agile training, and Agile Commons, the largest collaborative Web 2.0 community dedicated to advancing software agility. As of January 15, 2009, Rally supports 1,500 corporate customers, 33,000 projects and 54,000 users in 50 countries. For more information, visit www.rallydev.com.

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Press Contact: Anne Greenhaw
303-565-2832
anne@rallydev.com 

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