ThoughtWorks Announces Partner Alliance with Responsive Development Technologies AB

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ThoughtWorks Studios, the product division of Agile pioneers ThoughtWorks, announced its partner program for MingleTM (Agile Project Management tool), CruiseTM (Continuous Integration and Release Management tool) and TwistTM (Automated Testing tool). Responsive Development Technologies AB, a leading-edge company in implementation and support of transition to Agile and Lean Systems Development, is the first to partner ThoughtWorks for the Swedish market.

ThoughtWorks Studios, the product division of Agile pioneers ThoughtWorks, announced its partner program for MingleTM (Agile Project Management tool), CruiseTM (Continuous Integration and Release Management tool) and TwistTM (Automated Testing tool). Responsive Development Technologies AB, a leading-edge company in implementation and support of transition to Agile and Lean Systems Development, is the first to partner ThoughtWorks for the Swedish market.

Responsive AB works with Agile systems development practices and organizational support to help and coach systems development organizations to utilize Agile and Lean. The cornerstone of Responsive's way of working is the focus on practical and operational results in the organization. Responsive is committed to supporting its clients to build better software faster.

Commenting on the partnership with ThoughtWorks, Thomas Nilsson, CTO at Responsive AB, said, "People-centric development practices such as Agile are very much about communication to ensure development of high quality software. Mingle shows promise to fill the gap where communication is required beyond face-to-face communication. It allows the management of planning and progress information by accurately presenting the information in a format true to the Agile spirit. In this way Mingle strikes a balance between agility and control. We are excited to be partnering with ThoughtWorks Studios on its product launch in Sweden."

ThoughtWorks Studios creates tools that help agile teams collaborate on software development projects. Through this partner program, it opens the doors to better understanding of local markets and better local support for its Application Lifecycle Management suite. Parvinder Kalra, Head of Sales, ThoughtWorks Studios, said, "This partnership with Responsive Development Technologies AB will enable us to bring the value of Agile project management tools and solutions to markets that are hungry for Agile best practices. We look forward to building a strong and healthy partner ecosystem across the globe to encourage implementation and support for Mingle in local markets."

About ThoughtWorks:
ThoughtWorks® kick-started the Agile business era with pioneering software delivery practices and world-leading open source software. Today, clients approach us to solve their toughest business problems, and we deliver some of the world's most sophisticated custom applications to hundreds of world-class companies. Our products division, ThoughtWorks Studios, was established in 2006 to make cutting-edge Agile software development tools, like Mingle (Agile Project Management), Cruise (Continuous Integration and Release Management) and Twist (Functional Testing).

Founded in 1993, ThoughtWorks is headquartered in Chicago, and has offices in Australia, Canada, China, Hong Kong, India, Singapore, Sweden, the United Kingdom and the United States.

More at http://www.thoughtworks.com and http://www.thoughtworks.com/studios.

About Responsive AB:
Responsive AB has a long and wide experience with management of software development in different types of application areas and organizations. Responsive performs transitions to Agile in small and large companies and have introduced Agile and Lean practices since the 1990s. Both management and R&D departments request their expertise. Responsive's customers include small high-tech companies like SP Devices and Nira Dynamics as well as multi-national enterprises such as Ericsson and companies in the Saab Group.

More information at http://www.responsive.se.

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