|By Business Wire||
|August 15, 2013 09:35 AM EDT||
Blue Mercury Consulting (http://www.bluemercuryconsulting.com), which provides enterprise agile solutions to customers wanting to become more nimble, efficient and productive, can help clients save significant amounts of time and money when introducing or implementing scrum methodology by using bluejazz (http://bluejazz.bluemercuryconsulting.com), its on-demand mentor for agile processes and application lifecycle management (ALM) tools.
Available on-demand and free of cost, bluejazz is a web-based knowledge repository featuring a highly graphical, easy-to-follow user interface to explain the scrum methodology using identifiable avatars to walk current and prospective clients through the agile process. Subsequent versions of bluejazz, currently in development, will help clients understand additional agile methods.
“We are working to apply agile principles to all phases of the software development and delivery lifecycle,” said Eyal Abukasis, Managing Partner at Blue Mercury Consulting. “bluejazz is designed to help our clients better understand the interactions among the people, process, and tools that lead to continuous delivery of value. When one of our live coaches can’t be there, bluejazz is.”
The solution provides answers across the entire spectrum of scrum methodology from simple questions such as “What is a stand up?” to the more complicated “How do I do relative estimation?”
“Many of our customers use bluejazz and they tell us that it helps them save money on training costs because the tool standardizes the process across the enterprise while allowing each individual to access only the information that applies to them,” added Abukasis.
Clients have confirmed that bluejazz offers the following value to their enterprise:
- Increases rate of tool adoption (less shelf-ware).
- Increases ROI.
- Lowers training costs.
- Establishes and Governs standardized industry best practices.
- Reduce complexity of tool usage (mess of many).
- Customizable to any organization, regardless of variations in processes or terminology.
bluejazz was recently awarded “best of show” at Innovate 2013 in Orlando, Florida. The award recognizes industry leaders for demonstrating excellence in delivering business value solutions to clients based on its integrations with IBM DevOps software.
For more information about bluejazz or Blue Mercury Consulting’s suite of agile and ALM tools and services, please visit http://www.bluemercuryconsulting.com.
About Blue Mercury Consulting
Blue Mercury Consulting is an industry leader providing Enterprise Agile Solutions to the largest corporations in healthcare, financial services, retail and other industry sectors who want to become more nimble, efficient, and productive. Blue Mercury Consulting specializes in the deployment and adoption of tools and processes supporting the Software Development Lifecycle (SDLC), with particular focus on IBM DevOps tools and agile development practices, including Rational Jazz. Headquartered in Pennsylvania, Blue Mercury Consulting maintains premiere business partnerships with IBM (Rational and Global Business Services), Rally Software, CloudOne, Scaled Agile Inc. (Scaled Agile Framework for the Enterprise - SAFe), Scott W. Ambler and Associates and UPMentors (Co-Authors of the Disciplined Agile Delivery - DAD).