ThoughtWorks Announces Partner Alliance With HighPoint

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Agile pioneers and global IT consultancy, ThoughtWorks Inc., have announced their partnership with HighPoint Asia.

Agile pioneers and global IT consultancy, ThoughtWorks Inc., have announced their partnership with HighPoint Asia. HighPoint Asia is the leaders in implementation & support for collaborative project management tools and outsourced software development advisory services for the South-East Asian market. The partnership includes an expanded set of integrated offerings leveraging both ThoughtWorks' Offshore Agile application development services and the software development tools from ThoughtWorks Studios, the product division of ThoughtWorks. With this partnership ThoughtWorks aims to encourage adoption and support for the product suite, which includes Mingle® (Agile Project Management), Cruise® (Continuous Integration and Release Management) and Twist® (Functional Testing).

HighPoint Asia markets, implements and supports a range of transformational software project management tools and provides advisory services for outsourced software development aimed at driving collaboration, developer productivity and project success rates. The cornerstone of HighPoint's framework is project manageability and leveraging technology that raises stakeholder visibility to ensure that value is generated by all development efforts. Tapping into the dynamic markets of South East Asia, a region filled with innovation and talent, HighPoint is committed to supporting its clients' development of better software faster.

Commenting on the partnership with ThoughtWorks, Matthew Bruggen, Sales & Marketing Director at HighPoint Asia said, "With the movement towards more flexible, people-centric development practices such as Agile, we realize a pressing need for tools that keep everyone on the same page and strike the appropriate balance between agility and control. It's no surprise to us that the product suite from ThoughtWorks, which accurately mirrors the process of developing quality software, is seeing a strong take-up and we are very excited to be partnering with ThoughtWorks on its launch in this region. With the risks inherent in outsourcing, off shoring and complex projects, we are equally pleased to be able to bring to our enterprise clients the globally recognized delivery assurance and expertise of ThoughtWorks' professional services teams."

ThoughtWorks, with its 15+ yrs of pioneering software delivery practices, is redefining off shore software development. The approach uses highly innovative practices and Agile tools that combine Lean & Agile concepts and best practices with unique, transparent, consulting and delivery processes. This partnership with HighPoint Asia opens the doors to better understanding of local markets and better local support for ThoughtWorks Off shore Consulting Services and Application Lifecycle Management suite. Parvinder Kalra, Head of Sales for ThoughtWorks Studios, said, "This partnership with HighPoint Asia will enable us to bring the value of end-to-end Agile software development services and Agile tools 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 Agile adoption by focusing on our proven delivery methodology for Offshore Services & Consulting and encourage adoption and support for our Agile tools 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 over a hundred 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.

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About HighPoint Asia:
Combining world class collaborative technologies with its software development delivery expertise and advisory services, HighPoint Asia enables its regional clients to make distributed development, off shoring and outsourcing as risk-proof and cost-effective as possible. HighPoint Asia is headquartered in Bangkok with offices in Singapore, Malaysia and China.
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