BY digite | December 20, 2012

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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.

Digite launches Swift-Kanban in India, a Lean/ Agile software that uses the Kanban method to enable teams and projects to 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. Swift-Kanban brings in the electronic alternative to physical Kanban boards for the global enterprise. Using a highly interactive and visually appealing user interface, Swift-Kanban enables teams to collaborate better, through automated metrics and the ability to show real-time progress on work to multiple stakeholders.

Swift-Kanban is being launched in India by Digite, Inc. after a successful start in the Americas and Europe. Digite, Inc. is a leading provider of Lean/ Agile Application Lifecycle Management (Lean/ Agile ALM) products and solutions for the global delivery model. Swift-Kanban and Digite Enterprise are Digite’s flagship product offerings.

A V Sridhar, the President and CEO of Digite, 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 Swift-Kanban helps in better planning and execution by giving a visual indication for any corrective action far in advance to improve productivity. Swift-Kanban helps organizations achieve greater agility, predictability and risk management. Swift-Kanban can catalyze 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.”

Swift-Kanban’s biggest strength is that it is inspired by the vision of Digite’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 Digite, 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 in improving the effectiveness of knowledge workers. Tools like Swift-Kanban are helping organizations rapidly realize the benefits of Kanban”. Given the thought leadership and the mark that Digite has made at over 90 customers across the globe with more than 300,000 users, Swift-Kanban is poised to drive a sea change in Indian industry as well.

About Digite:
Digite, Inc. is a leading provider of Lean/ Agile Application Lifecycle Management (Lean/ Agile ALM) products and solutions for the global delivery model. Swift-Kanban and Digite Enterprise are Digite’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, Digite provides all critical functions needed by distributed software teams in a collaborative, integrated, cloud-based platform. Digite has over 90 customers across the globe and more than 300,000 users using the product on a daily basis. Digite is headquartered in Mountain View, CA with product development centers in Mumbai and Bangalore, India. For further information, please contact marketing@digite.com or 650-210-3949 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.

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