Bangalore, India | Dec 20th, 2012
How can your business, project teams or IT organization get things done? How can an organization manage risk and time to market? How can a product or project organization do less and gain more?
For leaders in the Indian software industry, who believe the time has come to look out for non-linear methods to rev up their operational efficiencies, team productivity as well as revenues, here is the next big idea.
Digité launches SwiftKanban in India, a Lean/ Agile software that uses the Kanban method to enable teams and projects manage their work in a highly visual and effective manner.
Kanban has its origins in processes in the automobile industry. Kanban boards are physical areas on which associates pin up visual signals such as bin-cards to attract attention and to signal capacity. SwiftKanban brings in the electronic alternative to physical Kanban boards for the global enterprise. Using a highly interactive and visually appealing user interface, SwiftKanban enables teams to collaborate better, through automated metrics and the ability to show real-time progress on work to multiple stake-holders.
SwiftKanban is being launched in India by Digité, Inc. after a successful start in the Americas and Europe. Digité, Inc. is a leading provider of Lean/ Agile Application Lifecycle Management (Lean/ Agile ALM) products and solutions for the global delivery model. SwiftKanban and Digité Enterprise are Digité’s flagship product offerings.
A V Sridhar, the President and CEO of Digité, Inc. with his vast experience of the Indian IT industry, is confident that this is the right time for the Indian IT industry to put in place such visual methods to track and improve efficiency and compete effectively in the global IT markets. Sridhar says, “A product like SwiftKanban helps in better planning and execution by giving a visual indication for any corrective action far in advance to improve productivity. SwiftKanban helps organizations achieve greater agility, predictability and risk management. SwiftKanban can catalyse a renewed Lean/ Agile process initiative for the Indian IT industry, as it looks for newer ways to compete effectively in the various markets to shore up its bottom line.”
SwiftKanban’s biggest strength is that it is inspired by the vision of Digité’s Advisor David Anderson, the Agile management guru, who has played a pioneering role in adapting the Kanban paradigm to the new age complexities in running knowledge-centric businesses. David Anderson, who is in India at the invitation of Digité, said “Kanban has helped deliver productivity gains of up to 700% with firms like BBC Worldwide, realizing tangible revenue benefits. There is wide adoption in the media, banking and Internet industries across 5 continents and it is spreading to automotive and other sectors. Kanban is making a real difference improving the effectiveness of knowledge workers. Tools like SwiftKanban are helping organizations rapidly realize the benefits of Kanban”.
Given the thought leadership and the mark that Digité has made at over 90 customers across the globe with more than 300,000 users, SwiftKanban is poised to drive a sea change in Indian industry as well.
Digité, Inc. is a leading provider of Lean/ Agile Application Lifecycle Management (Lean/ Agile ALM) products and solutions for the global delivery model. SwiftKanban and Digité Enterprise are Digité’s flagship products that enable technology and project organizations successfully manage technology and other projects, products and applications through effective collaboration between globally distributed teams. Available in both SaaS and on-premise models, Digité provides all critical functions needed by distributed software teams in a collaborative, integrated, cloud-based platform. Digité has over 90 customers across the globe and more than 300,000 users using the product on a daily basis. Digité is headquartered in Mountain View, CA with product development centers in Mumbai and Bangalore, India. For further information, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org or visit www.digite.com/www.swiftkanban.com
About David Anderson
David J. Anderson is a global thought leader in managing effective technology development. David is regarded as the “father of Kanban for software” and has authored many books on Lean/ Agile and Kanban for software development. He leads a consulting, training and publishing business dedicated to developing, promoting and implementing sustainable evolutionary approaches for management of knowledge workers. He has been in software development nearly 30 years and has managed teams on Agile software development projects at Sprint, Motorola, Microsoft and Corbis.