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Rally Software Offers Advanced Scrum Courses With Scrum Co-Founder Jeff Sutherland

Rally Continues to Lead the Adoption of Agile Methodologies Working With Scrum Co-Founder Jeff Sutherland

BOULDER, Colo., March 14 /PRNewswire/ -- Rally Software Development Corp., the leading on-demand provider of Agile software life cycle management solutions, today announced it will offer courses on Advanced Scrum techniques taught by its world-renowned ScrumMaster trainers and Scrum co-founder Jeff Sutherland. The new courses continue the advancement of Rally's services for helping software-driven organizations formalize, manage and scale Agile development practices.

Delivered by world-renowned Certified ScrumMaster trainers Hubert Smits, Jean Tabaka and Agile expert Jeff Sutherland, the two-day advanced Scrum courses provides the techniques, best practices and tools that software development managers need to move from Scrum for Projects to Scrum for Programs. Participants will learn how Scrum can be applied in more complex product environments, across multiple and distributed teams and address different customer types. Prior to the introduction of Advanced Scrum trainings, software and product management professionals could become Certified ScrumMasters but were then limited in their options for more advanced Scrum and Agile courses.

"The introduction of the advanced Scrum courses demonstrates Rally's commitment to further educate software professionals on the many benefits of Agile and signifies the industry's continued momentum and adoption of Agile development practices," said Tim Miller, CEO of Rally. "As teams of all sizes continue to recognize the value of Agile, it is our goal to reinforce the basics of Lean development and while addressing the needs of advanced Scrum, Agile and Lean practitioners as they scale the various Agile practices." The advanced course will expand upon participants current knowledge of Scrum, Agile and Lean practices. Participants will learn how to:

* Apply different approaches to Scrum, Agile and Lean practices to accelerate current Scrum implementations * Leverage multi-level techniques to scale Scrum from single projects to more complex enterprise wide programs * Educate participants on how to be an agent of change and help their organization transition to Scrum, Lean and Agile * Apply tooling and metrics for automating collaboration, visibility and reporting across the organization

"The focus of the advanced Scrum training is to encourage developers to disrupt the entire organization and to challenge people to implement processes and concepts that produce a smooth flow of information," said Sutherland. "I am thrilled to partner with Rally to combine our shared knowledge and industry expertise to deliver the latest innovations in Scrum Agile development practices."

The advanced Scrum course is appropriate for software and product management professionals and teams who are practicing Agile and Scrum in their organization and want to champion and accelerate the shift toward Agile and Lean development practices. Specifically, this course is ideal for seasoned ScrumMasters and practitioners in the following roles: project managers, team leads, development managers, product managers and marketers, software architects, systems architects, testers, CIOs and CTOs. It is available as a public course, as well as a two-day on-site class. The course fee of $1,000 per person includes Scrum Training materials that can be used to train customers and provides access to additional Agile resources.

About Rally Software Development

Based in Boulder, Colo., Rally Software Development is helping change the way companies around the globe define, develop and deliver software. Rally's family of on-demand solutions for Agile software life cycle management support the mainstream adoption of Agile development practices, a fast-growing trend that helps software organizations respond faster to changing customer needs. The company's customers include thousands of subscribers from leading software vendors, Internet companies and corporate development teams that are committed to delivering high-value software that adapts quickly to new business realities. Rally's world-renown coaches and expert partners complement its on-demand applications with training, mentoring and consulting services for creating the Agile organization. The company is privately held and backed by Mobius Venture Capital and Boulder Ventures. For more information about Rally, visit the company's Web site at http://www.rallydev.com/

Rally Software Development Corp.

CONTACT: Guy Murrel of Catapult PR-IR, +1-303-581-7760, ext. 17,
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Web site: http://www.rallydev.com/

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