SAN FRANCISCO and LONDON, October 28 /PRNewswire/ -- ThoughtWorks Studios, a global leader in Agile ALM tools and training, today announced its continued expansion of operations within the United Kingdom (U.K.) with a growing customer base of enterprise customers, the addition of support and executive staff in its London office and the deployment of its recently launched Adaptive ALM(TM) into key client accounts. Most notably, the company's Agile ALM solutions have been deployed by leading corporate accounts, including Rosetta Stone, BBC, Barclays and thetrainline.com, and Adrian Jones has joined the U.K. team as vice president of sales Europe.
As organizations look to improve IT efficiencies and performance, the increasing use of Agile development methodologies in the U.K. has led to strong customer demand for tools that help manage and automate the entire software development process, said Cyndi Mitchell, ThoughtWorks Studios' managing director, who also is based in London. With the recent launch of our Adaptive ALM solution and accelerating customer demand, we continue to expand our operations here and look forward to helping more U.K.-based organizations succeed in building better software faster.
Recent developments within the U.K. include:
Customer growth: ThoughtWorks Studios has seen strong demand and customer growth for its Agile ALM tools throughout the U.K. A prime example is thetrainline.com, the leading U.K. rail ticket retailer. This customer used ThoughtWorks Studios Adaptive ALM solution to help manage its major Agile development initiative that included more than 200 developers and required the re-architecting of a large legacy code base that was built up over multiple years. Using Mingle(R) as the Agile project management hub, thetrainline.com effectively tracked and managed the status and progress of multiple teams working on highly complex applications. ThoughtWorks Studios' Cruise(R) tool helped automate the entire software build and deployment process. The end result is a highly efficient online ticketing system that now contains 46 percent less page views and has trimmed the time to purchase a ticket by almost 60 percent.
Adaptive ALM(TM) launch: ThoughtWorks Studios has been busy rolling out its new Adaptive ALM solution to existing and new customers throughout the U.K. It is the only fully-automated Agile ALM solution on the market that supports all aspects of a software development and delivery lifecycle, from requirements definition and portfolio management to test automation, quality assurance and release management.
Appointment of Adrian Jones as Vice President of Sales, Europe: Jones brings more than 25 years of high technology management and enterprise software sales experience to the ThoughtWorks Studios team. Prior experience includes sales leadership positions with Oracle, Versant and Sleepycat Software, a company whose European operation he co-founded in 2004.
Agile software development methods are helping organizations across the U.K. and Europe achieve strategic business goals and improve customer satisfaction quicker and more effectively, said Jones. I am thrilled to join ThoughtWorks Studios and to help customers around the globe transform their IT delivery capability through integrated Agile ALM techniques and tools.
About ThoughtWorks Studios
ThoughtWorks Studios is a global leader in Agile ALM tools and training. Its products and services are used by organizations as a foundation for sustainable Agile adoption, where project management, automation and engineering best practices are required. The company's Adaptive ALM(TM) solution provides a platform for managing all aspects of the software development lifecycle, from requirements definition and project management to test automation, quality assurance and release management. The three products that make up Adaptive ALM, Mingle(R) (project management), Twist(R) (test automation) and Cruise(R) (release management), are available as an integrated solution or as stand-alone products. The company also provides in-depth training courses that cover all aspects of Agile ALM through its Agile Workshop series. Backed as an independent division of ThoughtWorks(R), the pioneering leader in Agile development and best-practices, ThoughtWorks Studios' customers include 3M, Honeywell, BBC, eBay, Barclays, Vodafone, McGraw-Hill and Rackspace. It is headquartered in San Francisco and Bangalore, with offices in London and select cities in Europe, Asia and Australia. For more information, please visit www.thoughtworks-studios.com.
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