ThoughtWorks Studios is seeking social acceptance for its Mingle 3.4 release, the latest version of its Agile project management product. As Agile continues to enjoy long-term support and adoption among the developer community, the company has engineered this latest iteration with Multi-Dimensional Card Walls, including a Scrum Taskboard. This enhancement is intended to allow teams to create a rich set of views at the task, story, sprint, iteration, or release level and to enable real-time progress and status tracking, estimation, prioritization, and planning.
As many developer tools are being augmented with social media style extensions to aid collaboration and planning, ThoughtWorks is positioning Mingle's new Multi-Dimensional Card Walls as a means for teams to create detailed views that display customizable information across the development and deployment lifecycle. The Scrum Taskboard shows current sprint status of tasks by story and status, and can be used for a variety of applications and methodologies by Agile teams who can now create a rich set of use-cases to improve software planning.
Mingle, together with Go (Agile release management) and Twist (Agile test management), provides Agile ALM project management through what has been described as "an adaptive approach" that supports any software methodology from Scrum and XP to hybrid and waterfall methods.
Mingle, Go, and Twist all form part of an integrated tool suite that make up ThoughtWorks Studios' Adaptive ALM solution. The company says that Mingle is designed to address the reality that there is no "Agile-in-a-box" and that project management products must adapt to an organization's approach to Agile best practices that works for them.
"It also helps teams manage evolving requirements in collaboration with business users and customers, and serves as a system-of-record for all software projects. Mingle presents real-time visibility to actionable metrics and enables enhanced tracking and reporting across the software organization — from project management practitioners and business managers to executives and customers," said the company.