When we started working on AgileZen, our goal was to build a product that helped people work together to become more productive. When we launched in July, we thought we’d created something special, but to be honest, we’ve been continually amazed by the positive attention that AgileZen has received. Nate and I wanted to take a minute to say thanks to everyone who has cheered us along as well as share some great news with all of you.
Today we’re excited to announce that AgileZen has been acquired by Rally Software, an organization that has done and continues to do great things in the Agile space. We didn’t build AgileZen with the intent of being acquired, but after we met the Rally team, it was obvious that we could do some amazing work together. After meeting with the Rally team in February, we found that their vision for AgileZen, ideas about company culture, and business philosophies matched up very well with our own, and it felt like working together was the right decision for the product and our customers. By teaming up with Rally, we can tap the knowledge and experience of the market leader in Agile and make an even greater impact in the Lean community.
The most obvious question is how the acquisition will affect our current and future customers, so we wanted to be sure to address any questions or concerns that people might have. First and foremost, don’t worry – the AgileZen service will not change for the foreseeable future. Nate and I will still be responsible for the design, development, and support of AgileZen, and it will still operate as a simple, flexible, and cost-effective project collaboration tool. We are committed to continuing to build approachable software with a great user experience, and now with the additional resources of Rally behind us, we can offer an even better service to our customers. We look forward to sharing a more detailed roadmap soon because we have some great enhancements in the queue.
On a personal note, Nate and I will be moving to Raleigh, North Carolina in May to work from Rally’s office there. Before we move, we will be attending the Lean Software and Systems Conference in Atlanta from April 21-23, where we will be demonstrating AgileZen, so if you are around, please stop by the Rally booth and say hi!
If you have any questions about AgileZen and Rally, please don’t hesitate to email either of us:
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Thanks again for all of your support and we are looking forward to working with Rally to make AgileZen even better!