Tasktop Sync 3.6 Extends Requirement and Test Synchronization to Systems and Product Delivery

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DevOps Integration leader announces additional capabilities for integrating complicated environments found in test and requirements management.

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We believe organizations should be able to design DevOps processes to suit their business needs.

Tasktop (http://www.tasktop.com), the leader in DevOps Integration and the creators of the Eclipse Mylyn open source tool, today announced Tasktop Sync 3.6 with continued innovations for support of exceptionally complex integration scenarios. Building on the advanced Artifact Relationship Management capabilities in the previous release, Sync 3.6 supports the intricate requirements management needs of embedded software development, as well as the disparate models found in test management.

Tasktop Sync 3.6 extends its ecosystem to support IBM Rational DOORS and Jama, two requirements management tools found in systems engineering organizations. By adding this support, organizations that define requirements in these tools can allow their software engineering teams to use Agile planning tools (such as JIRA, Rally and VersionOne), and test management tools (such as HP Quality Center) without losing the traceability across requirements, defects or tests.

Tasktop Sync is often used to enhance collaboration among software delivery stakeholders. However end-to-end traceability from systems requirements to software requirements, through test and defect management, is a pressing need for delivering high-quality products. Delivering a platform capable of providing traceability in these complex environments requires significant computational innovation.

“Our mission is to create an integration platform that supports complex workflows, without requiring custom coding or professional services,” said Dave West, Chief Product Officer at Tasktop. “We believe organizations should be able to design DevOps processes to suit their business needs. For example, if Tasktop customers want to integrate a test management system with an Agile planning tool that doesn’t have the notion of test artifacts, it’s up to us to figure out how to enable them to do that. That was the thinking behind Sync 3.6.”

In addition, Tasktop Sync 3.6 expands support for systems already in the Sync ecosystem adding: Visual Studio Online support (to existing support of TFS); support for HP ALM 12, IBM RTC 5, IBM RRC (DOORS NG) 5, VersionOne 14 and Rally 2014 (on-premise). In addition, Sync extends support of ServiceNow to all “task” artifacts such as features, requests, approvals, knowledge bases items and more. This dramatically improves an organization’s ability to integrate ServiceNow into its software delivery processes and establish traceability across all DevOps functions.

To learn more, read Tasktop CEO, Mik Kersten’s blog and join Tasktop Chief Product Officer, Dave West, and Tasktop Vice President of Product Management, Nicole Bryan for a Tasktop Sync 3.6 webinar on July 31, 2014 at 11:00am ET.

About Tasktop
Over one million users employ Tasktop’s ALM and DevOps integration technology to transform the productivity of software delivery, by connecting the development, testing, Agile planning, PMO and operations functions into a unified software development and delivery team. Tasktop customers are the global leaders in financial services, insurance, government and manufacturing, and include five of the top 25 banks in the world and three of the top seven US insurance companies. Partners, including CA, HP, IBM and Serena, rely on our independent, vendor-neutral role to connect their customers’ software delivery disciplines via OEM distributions of our products. Tasktop has defined the Software Lifecycle Integration (SLI) category to fulfill our mission to “connect the world of software delivery.” For more information about Tasktop and SLI, please visit: http://tasktop.com.

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