|[September 25, 2013]
Blue Mercury Consulting Re-Brands as Blue Agility: Focus on DevOps Tools and the Scaled Agile Framework® (SAFe™) for Large Enterprises
PHILADELPHIA --(Business Wire)--
For years, large enterprises wanting to improve their software
development process have turned to Blue Mercury Consulting for its
industry leading Enterprise Agile (News - Alert) Solutions. Now, companies looking to
become more nimble, efficient, and productive can turn to Blue Agility (http://www.blue-agility.com)
… same company, same people, new name.
Blue Mercury is re-branded as Blue Agility to better represent its
commitment to enabling enterprise agility in conjunction with Scaled
Agile, Inc., exclusive licensee of the Scaled Agile Framework®
(SAFe), and Development and Operations (DevOps) tools, to broaden its
development-centric application lifecycle management approach to also
encompass operations. Blue Agility is a Gold Scaled Agile Partner.
SAFe�is a comprehensive framework and interactive knowledge base for
implementing agile practices at enterprise scale. When used in
combination with DevOps tools, enterprises are able to easily organize
complex software development and delivery.
"Large enterprises are often encumbered by the complexity of their
software development process and the enormous task of organizing teams
with disparate skills. This requires a more holistic, collaborative
approach," said Mike Bonamassa, the newly appointed President of Blue
Agility. "Applying the SAFe methodology with DevOps tools makes perfect
sense to achieve organizational agility and continuous delivery
capability, while shaving months off of the software delivery lifecycle."
Until now, large enterprises have had to cobble together agile
management services and software development platforms from different
sources. By offering both SAFe and DevOps expertise, Blue Agility makes
it easier for enterprises to conform to the process and enhance workflow.
In addition, large enterprises are starting to migate away from the
"waterfall" mentality, in which software development proceeds
sequentially through a series of phases, starting with system
requirements analysis and leading up to product release and maintenance.
Work is essentially conducted in silos so if problems arise, the
development process must go back and start again. This process impedes
the ability for large enterprises to get new software developed fast
enough to stay ahead of new software updates.
In addition to offering the process and tools, Blue Agility also
provides intensive agile transformation training to support DevOps
tools, both on-site and virtually via bluejazz, its award
winning, on-demand mentor for agile processes and application lifecycle
management (ALM) tools. Available on-demand and free of cost at http://bluejazz.blue-agility.com,
bluejazz is a web-based knowledge repository featuring a highly
graphical, easy-to-follow user interface to explain the scrum
methodology using identifiable avatars to walk current and prospective
clients through the agile process.
"Our goal is to improve the performance of every enterprise with which
we engage," said Bonamassa. "We are able to do that even more
efficiently and completely by offering a leading integration of SAFe and
About Blue Agility
Blue Agility is an industry-leading provider of Enterprise Agile
Solutions to the largest corporations in healthcare, financial services,
retail and other industry sectors who want to become more nimble,
efficient, and productive. Blue Agility specializes in the deployment
and adoption of tools and processes supporting the Software Development
Lifecycle (SDLC), with particular focus on IBM (News - Alert) Rational DevOps tools and
Scaled Agile Framework for the Enterprise (SAFe). Blue Agility is an IBM
Premier Business Partner.
About Scaled Agile, Inc.
The mission of Scaled Agile is to help software dependent enterprises
achieve better outcomes, increased employee engagement and improved
economics through Lean|Agile principles and practices based on the
Scaled Agile Framework. Visit http://www.ScaledAgile.com
for more details.
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more about us at http://www.Blue-Agility.com.
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