Tasktop and VersionOne Partner to Bring Eclipse Mylyn Integration to V1 Agile Enterprise New integration to boost developer productivity through direct access to VersionOne from the Eclipse IDE

VANCOUVER, British Columbia and ATLANTA, Dec. 17 /PRNewswire/ --Tasktop Technologies (http://tasktop.com), creators of Eclipse Mylyn and provider of task management integration for Agile ALM, and VersionOne (http://www.versionone.com), recognized by agile practitioners as the leader in agile project management tools, today announced a partnership to create the VersionOne Mylyn Connector. Set for release with Tasktop Pro in March, 2010, the connector will help streamline software development by providing direct access to VersionOne products from within the Eclipse IDE.

The VersionOne Mylyn Connector builds on Mylyn's innovative task-focused productivity technology to provide development teams with the most relevant source code for a given task. It helps reduce information overload for large-scale development projects and facilitate more efficient and collaborative multitasking. The Tasktop Pro integration is a standalone application that will provide rich desktop access to stories, defects and tasks in VersionOne for product owners. The integration will be included in Tasktop Pro, and provide time-tracking facilities as well as the ability to link VersionOne stories and defects to dependent artifacts in other systems with a Mylyn connector. It will be Tasktop Certified, and appear in the Mylyn Connector Discovery listing that is included in eight of nine Eclipse distribution packages.

"As agile development reaches deeper into the enterprise, the task management layer is critical to providing developers with IDE workflow integration, and project managers with a more accurate view of progress and status," said Mik Kersten, CEO of Tasktop Technologies and creator of the open source Eclipse Mylyn project. "The VersionOne integration will leverage the broad network of Mylyn-based ALM tools, providing developers with a fully integrated suite that takes advantage of VersionOne's leadership in agile project management."

V1: Agile Enterprise is one of the leading agile project management tools on the market. It provides an easy-to-use, centralized agile planning and management platform that is used globally by thousands of multi-team, multi-project development organizations. With a simple, standardized agile process flow and enhanced team collaboration features, V1: Agile Enterprise is a highly scalable, flexible and informative management tool. The Tasktop Pro and Mylyn Connector provides a new productivity layer that links VersionOne's project management capabilities with real-time development activity, improving project status visibility for team leads and product owners.

"VersionOne is committed to helping software organizations drive efficiencies and improvements in productivity," said Robert C. Holler, VersionOne president and CEO. "With the connector, the productivity benefits of Mylyn's task-focused interface technology will be available to VersionOne teams. The integration also enables users to easily move or link artifacts between applications connected to Tasktop, such as Microsoft Outlook, Bugzilla and ClearQuest. For example, users will be able to create a user story within VersionOne from an email or link a VersionOne story with a dependent defect in Bugzilla."

The VersionOne Mylyn Connector will be bundled with Tasktop Pro for $99, and a free trial will be available from (http://tasktop.com) in March 2010. Eclipse Galileo (3.5) users also will be able to install it directly from Mylyn's Connector Discovery in Eclipse. For more information and to sign up to be notified of the release, visit http://tasktop.com/connectors/versionone

About VersionOne

VersionOne is recognized by agile practitioners as the leader in agile development tools. By simplifying the process of planning and tracking agile software projects, we help development teams consistently deliver software faster. Since 2002, companies such as Adobe, Dow Chemical, Lockheed Martin, Motorola, Novell, Sony and Symantec have turned to VersionOne to help provide greater value to their customers. Today more than 10,000 teams and 70,000 users in 50 countries use VersionOne's agile project management tools to streamline and standardize their agile development efforts. Whether you're a small, single agile team just getting started with agile development or a multi-team, global enterprise, with VersionOne you'll get the best tools in the industry backed by pioneers in agile project management and planning. VersionOne. Start small. Scale smart. See for yourself at www.VersionOne.com.

About Tasktop Technologies

Tasktop Technologies created the task-focused interface and widely popular Eclipse Mylyn tool that is used by hundreds of thousands of programmers around the globe. In addition, it offers its commercially supported Tasktop Pro and Tasktop Enterprise products that improve developer productivity and increase project management visibility through IDE integration with today's leading software development management tools. Tasktop also provides training and consulting services to the growing number of companies adopting the task-focused paradigm and tools. For more information please visit http://tasktop.com, or call 778-588-6896.


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    Office: 303-581-7760
    Mobile: 303-827-5164
    cdenniston@catapultpr-ir.com

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