The National Day of Civic Hacking

The open data movement is great for business, but is also great for us as citizens.  To accelerate that program, President Obama and US CTO Todd Park have created a national event to leverage technology and open data to strengthen our democracy in the United States. On June 1st and 2nd the largest hackathon in the world is forming….

Q&A With The Founders Of AgileZen

In April I wrote a post about Rally acquiring AgileZen.  I’ve been an investor in Rally from the very early days and am incredibly proud of what the team there has created.  As I’ve written in the past, I encourage companies I’m an investor in to continually explore small acquisitions when entrepreneurs have created something…

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…

Rally Acquires AgileZen

How could you not fall in love with a company named AgileZen?  Today, Rally Software – a company I’ve been an investor in since 2003 – announced that they have acquired AgileZen.  If you are an Agile software development shop, or follow ALM, Rally just added Kanban to the mix. This is the second acquisition…