Horne International, Inc. Partners With ThoughtWorks Studios to Provide Lean & Agile Software Development Solutions to Federal Enterprise Customers

Mar 02, 2011, 10:43 ET from Horne International, Inc.

FAIRFAX, Va., March 2, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Horne International, Inc. (OTC Bulletin Board: HNIN) today announced that it will partner with ThoughtWorks Studios, a global leader in enterprise Agile development products and services. This will enable Horne to provide federal customers with high-value Lean and Agile software development process solutions utilizing the Mingle® project management solution and ThoughtWorks Studios Agile Workshops, Training and Coaching.  In addition to selling directly to the federal government, Horne has also signed an agreement with Intelligent Decisions, a strategic partner, to be a reseller of the ThoughtWorks Studios suite of products and to provide supporting services.

Horne and ThoughtWorks Studios are working together to provide the federal enterprise with a solution that addresses the need for highly reliable, short-cycle delivery of mission critical IT systems.  Lean and Agile processes are a proven, superior approach to delivering high-quality systems in less time and more cost effectively than traditional approaches.

"We are excited to offer the federal enterprise the substantial potential for savings in terms of time to value, cost, and the quality it offers to the private sector," said Darryl K. Horne, P.E., Chairman, President, and Chief Executive Officer of Horne International. "As budgets become constrained and systems grow increasingly complicated the need for a lean approach to government solutions with strict accountability and transparency has never been greater.  ThoughtWorks Studios products are being successfully used by over 400 companies worldwide."

Mingle is the Agile project management platform of ThoughtWorks Studios' Agile ALM suite that includes Twist® (Agile test automation) and Go™ (Agile release management). Mingle's ease of use helps enable users to quickly apply Agile practices, while its powerful reporting provides the transparency needed by federal enterprise customers. ThoughtWorks Studios Agile Workshops focus on all aspects of the Agile lifecycle and are taught by highly experienced Agile practitioners.

About Horne

Horne International provides engineering services for a sustainable infrastructure, with an emphasis on security, energy, and the environment. The company is a trusted partner for its customers in the defense, environment and energy, homeland security and transportation sectors. For more information, please visit www.horne.com.

About ThoughtWorks Studios:

ThoughtWorks Studios is a global leader in Agile ALM products and training. A division of ThoughtWorks, Inc.®, the pioneer in Agile development and best-practices, it offers the tools, coaching and experience to help companies realize the full potential of Agile development in the enterprise. Its products, Mingle (project management), Twist (automated testing) and Go (Agile release management), help organizations manage all aspects of the software development lifecycle – from requirements definition and portfolio management to test automation, quality assurance and release management. The company's Agile Workshops provide in-depth training that covers all facets of Agile ALM best practices. Customers include 3M, Barclays, BBC, eBay, Honeywell, McGraw-Hill, Rackspace and Vodafone. ThoughtWorks Studios is headquartered in San Francisco and Bangalore, with offices in London and select cities in North America, Europe, Asia and Australia. For more information, please visit www.thoughtworks-studios.com

About Intelligent Decisions:

Headquartered in Ashburn, VA, Intelligent Decisions (ID), a premier global systems integrator, provides a broad range of innovative, IT professional services, software, hardware and manufacturing solutions to Federal, State and Local governments. Ranked on the VARBusiness 500, Inc. 5000, CRN's Fast Growth 100 and Washingtonian's Best Places to Work, ID offers best-value pricing and helps clients meet their strategic goals and mission objectives.  For more information, visit www.intelligent.net.

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