Ciklum and VersionOne Announce Strategic Partnership
COPENHAGEN, January 21, 2014 /PRNewswire/ --
Ciklum, one of Europe's leading providers of nearshore IT outsourcing and Agile / IT consulting services, and VersionOne, recognized by agile practitioners as the leader in agile project management tools, have formed a strategic partnership. This cooperation aims to support an ambitious program to help Ciklum's enterprise-level clients adopt and scale agile software development initiatives more efficiently and successfully. The partnership combines Ciklum's extensive experience in agile business transformation and VersionOne's strong agile management platform.
VersionOne's solutions will allow Ciklum to provide the leading agile project management platform to complement its services and support for the enterprise clients with multiple teams, departments and locations being involved in R&D.
"Strengthening our cooperation with an industry leader like VersionOne will enable Ciklum to enhance our support to the growing number of enterprise clients scaling agile across their organizations," said Christian Aaen, Ciklum's VP of Services & Consulting. "This partnership increases the value proposition of working with Ciklum and furthers the success of our customers."
With this partnership, the VersionOne® agile ALM platform becomes another strong asset for Ciklum Consulting's solutions that support Agile business transformation of enterprise-scale organizations. VersionOne provides an integrated environment for portfolio and program management, product roadmap and timelines, release and iteration planning, and day-to-day team tracking.
"VersionOne is very impressed with Ciklum's commitment to agile across their team augmentation, consulting and project delivery business units," commented Paul Culling, VP of Alliances at VersionOne. "We look forward to working closely with Ciklum, supporting both their internal needs and the agile transformations within their clients."
*VersionOne is a registered trademark of VersionOne Inc.
VersionOne is a recognized leader and visionary in agile application lifecycle management (agile ALM). Today more than 50,000 teams, including more than 35 of the Fortune 100, use its agile ALM platform to scale agile faster, easier and smarter. Whether a small team or a global enterprise, VersionOne customers get the best agile software tools in the industry backed by the pioneers of agile project management. For more information, visit http://www.versionone.com
Ciklum (http://www.ciklum.com) is a Scandinavian IT outsourcing company specializing in software development by establishing and servicing clients' own development teams and/or centers in Eastern Europe, namely in Ukraine and Belarus. The environment of services and knowledge sharing within the company helps clients to market quickly and with less risk and minimal investment.
Established in 2002, Ciklum employs more than 2500+ IT specialists with more than 200 global clients' Own Software Development Teams. Ciklum is named the 2010, 2011 and 2012 Top 100 Global Services provider and most recently Gartner Inc. named Ciklum as a "Cool Vendor" in its 'Cool Vendors in Application Services, 2013' report.
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