Rally Software Acquires Agile iPhone Product

I love when companies I’m an investor in use acquisitions to build out their product line.  In April Rally Software did one when they acquired AgileZen; yesterday they announced that Rally Software has acquired the ScrumAway iPhone app from Blue Hole Software.

Rally has re-released the product (previous a $15 download) as a free product called Rally for the iPhone that tightly integrates with the Rally SaaS-based Agile software lifecycle environment.  If you are a Rally customer, this is a no-brainer app for you; if you aren’t a Rally customer but are an Agile development shop that also has a bunch of iPhone users, take a look at Rally’s products.

And – if you are an entrepreneur running a company that you think fits with any of the companies I’m an investor in, don’t ever hesitate to drop me an email to explore things.

  • James_Mitchell

    "If you are an entrepreneur running a company that you think fits with any of the companies I’m an investor in"

    The startup I am running has, as far as I know, absolutely no fit whatsoever with any of your portfolio companies, any former portfolio companies, any future portfolio company, or any deal you have ever looked at. But if you put enough money on the table, it's yours. ;-) What's $100 million between friends?

    James Mitchell

  • vallery

    we have been using gatherspace.com but they don't yet offer an iPhone app so we're doing some testing with the rallyzen product. seems like it's the way to go these days.

  • http://www.facebook.com/StartupTrek Steve Bell

    This is hot stuff! I have been experimenting with Agile development methodologies for a couple of years. But i'm not claiming to be on the cutting edge.

    Agile development methodologies have been through some ups and downs. It seems to be one of those "great ideas" that didn't quite work out in the real world. But maybe, still, on it's "nth" iteration…. it will really work.

    Off to my next scrum:)…

    I will give Rally for the iPhone a run…