Aldon Rolls Out Windows Version of Agile ALM Tool
February 15, 2011 Alex Woodie
Aldon this month took the wraps off the Windows version of Agile Manager, which is Aldon’s new application lifecycle management (ALM) tool for helping development teams adopt agile programming methods.
Programmers of all stripes are adopting so-called agile methods that break up the development cycle into smaller, self-contained chunks that yield working software components in shorter amounts of time. Adherents to the technique cite agile’s power to keep them more focused on customer requirements, and not get bogged down with “big bang” programming efforts that often miss the mark.
In December, Aldon rolled out the first release of Aldon Agile Manager (AM). The first release of the product offered one core feature: the capability to manage backlogs of features, enhancement requests, and bug fixes, from a Web-based interface. The backlog manager is one of the most commonly used tools in an agile development team’s repertoire, so this seemed a fitting place for Aldon to start.
The first release of AM ran on Linux, and now Aldon has added support for Windows with this month’s release. The software now runs on several 32-bit Windows operating systems, including XP, Vista and Windows 7. The software can also run on the 32-bit version of Windows Server 2008.
While Aldon AM is not an open source project, it is free. But perhaps the most interesting aspect of the project is the fact that Aldon is developing AM using agile methods. Customers are welcome to request new features or submit a change request by signing onto the Aldon agileBuzz community at agile.aldon.com.