Kanban Tool

Rally Acquires AgileZen Collaboration Tool

Jessica Thornsby

Agile application lifecycle management company acquire Web-based Kanban board tool.

Rally, the Agile application lifecycle management (ALM) company have acquired AgileZen, whose portfolio includes a visual project collaboration tool.

The AgileZen tool provides a Web-based Kanban board, which exposes bottlenecks, queues, and waste in a process. Kanban supports the ‘Lean’ concept that Work In Progress should be limited in each stage of the value stream.

“AgileZen has fast become a favorite tool for managing Kanban projects,” said Ryan Martens, Rally’s founder and CTO. “ Acquiring AgileZen helps Rally meet the emerging need for Kanban in our core ALM market, plus brings the project collaboration advantages of Agile and Lean practices into all departments of the Agile business.”

Following the acquisition, Rally plans to migrate AgileZen’s Kanban functionality to a platform “more architecturally-aligned” with Rally’s infrastructure.