(PRWEB) September 26, 2011
Summa, a provider of IT consulting and system integration services and solutions, is pleased to announce its partnership with Rally Software. Rally is the leader in Agile application lifecycle management (ALM) dedicated to helping organizations embrace Agile and Lean development practices that increase the pace of innovation and improve product quality.
Summa is now a Rally Enablement Partner, recognized for its ability to provide solutions and services that help development teams adopt Agile methodologies.
“The adoption of Agile and Rally continues to accelerate along with our consultants increasingly selecting and using Rally’s ALM platform for a number of customer projects. As Summa specializes in the architecture, design and development of large, scalable, secure and reliable applications for our customers, our partnership is a natural evolution of our work on these initiatives,” said Rick Kotermanski, CTO for Summa. “As leaders in the adoption of new technology and process, our project teams are often key to introducing Agile best practices to customer teams, through both development projects and Agile Coaching engagements. Rally provides a consistent, best-in-class tool to manage and provide visibility into the execution of these critical projects.”
“We rely on Rally to keep track of requirements, development, testing, and bug fixing efforts. The unified view of that tracking data in Rally is being used by all project participants to clearly define and report progress on our Student Services Suite, a large and complex project. This has been an important/invaluable tool for us," said Tom Vrana of Carnegie Mellon University. Summa and Carnegie Mellon are currently partnering on an effort to modernize the Carnegie Mellon University Student Information System.
“Partners like Summa do a great job helping our global customers increase the pace of innovation and improve product quality by adopting Rally and Agile practices,” said Don Hazell, Rally’s executive vice president, worldwide sales and field operations. “With the industry buzzing about how the software market is poised for high-growth, we’re excited to partner with companies like Summa to further expand Agile adoption and the value it brings to businesses.”
Since 1996, Summa has been providing high-impact IT consulting services and customized, commercial-grade software development and integration for companies ranging from regional businesses to Global 2000 firms. Summa specializes in helping companies evaluate and implement IT application modernization strategies to better meet their business objectives and is an industry-leading provider of business process management, application integration, cloud application, portal and content management solutions. Summa manages a dedicated healthcare industry practice with specific focus on healthcare interoperability. Summa's customer experience extends across industry, having delivered successful engagements in financial services, insurance, manufacturing, retail and higher education. For more information, visit us at http://www.summa-tech.com.