Pyxis Technologies joins The Inner Circle partnership program

By 2012, agile development methods will be utilized in 80% of all software development projects (Gartner "Predict 2010: Agile and Cloud Impact Application Development Directions"). Pyxis Technologies develops tools that help Agile teams deliver successful projects.

Pyxis Technologies announced that it has been selected to join Microsoft Corp.’s Visual Studio Team System Inner Circle program. The Inner Circle program engages specialized application life-cycle management (ALM) partners worldwide who enable customers to achieve ROI on their Visual Studio Team System tools investment.

“Pyxis Technologies is very excited about becoming a member of this elite program“, says François Beauregard, CEO of Pyxis Technologies. “With the Microsoft Visual Studio 2010 launch and this new strategic relationship, we will be able to provide even more value to customers using Visual Studio Team System and moving to Agile development methods. Since 2005, we have trained and certified more than 1200 Scrum masters and participated in numerous Agile development projects. At Pyxis, Agility guides our practices every day. This is why we are the reference in Agile software development.“

Urban Turtle is an Agile project management solution fully integrated into Visual Studio Team Foundation Server. This innovative solution simplifies project planning, helps developers update their work in real-time, improves project progress visualization and encourages communication within the team.

GreenPepper has mature support for .NET and Visual Studio IDE integration which allows teams to efficiently use executable specifications and acceptance test driven development practices in their development process. The Inner Circle partnership will help us to rapidly reach one of our strategic goals in 2010, which is to have tight integration with Team Foundation Server and the Testing features of the Visual Studio ALM platform.

“Microsoft is delighted to add Pyxis Technologies to the Visual Studio Inner Circle program,” said Cyrill Glockner, director of Business Development, Platform and Tools at Microsoft Corp. “Pyxis Technologies offers a unique set of products and services to help customers consistently improve their software development productivity through the use of Agile development methods”

Pyxis Technologies will release the 2010 version of Urban Turtle simultaneously with the Microsoft Visual Studio 2010 launch on April 12th 2010.

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