Uppsala, Sweden– October 12, 2010– Hansoft, the leading vendor of tools for project management and defect tracking for Agile and Lean software development, today announced that the Indian company Swadesh Animation has successfully adopted Hansoft.
“Hansoft has, with its intuitive and easy to use interface, allowed our team to become really successful with Scrum. We can now have multiple teams working across and focusing on multiple projects, ranging from small art sub-projects and mobile phone apps, all the way up to MMOG scale games. Moreover Hansoft is, unlike other project management tools, really easy to learn and we got everyone in the teams going with the barest amount of training.
Hansoft’s ability to scale from Gantt++ project planning to a fully fledged Scrum tool including product backlog, sprint&release burndown, QA and document storage, is impressive and the tool is deservedly amongst the most popular tool amongst game studios and agile software development teams. Setting up Hansoft was as easy as setting up your own cloud account, we installed Hansoft on a virtual cloud server and then we were live. One does not need a separate server or SQL database, or even a separate web server. It is all included with Hansoft,” said Prasenjit Medhi, Director of Swadesh Animation (P) Ltd.
Hansoft is a complete project management and QA solution, used for both Agile and Lean development as well as collaborative scheduling in small and large projects, by independent as well as publisher owned studios, all over the world. The tool builds on principles of team empowerment, increased communication, transparency and collaboration.
“Many of our customers are in the middle of a project when they move over to Hansoft from their previous tools. These smooth transitions wouldn’t be possible without the ease of use of Hansoft, making teams swiftly up and running without any extensive training. Swadesh Animation is working on many exciting projects at the same time, small and big, and often in a distributed environment. We are very proud to have them onboard as a new customer,” said Patric Palm, Hansoft CEO.
Prasenjit Medhi continued:
“Hansoft soon becomes like a good friend and a natural part of our daily work at the studio. 5 minutes a day is all it takes to get everyone on the same page. It really puts Agile in AGILE!”
About Swadesh Animation
Swadesh Animation based in Bangalore, India, is a startup bringing together the best art and design talent in India. RZ2 Games is a noted developer of video games, headed by noted Producer, Chris Whaley, with titles like NFL Game Day, to his credit. Swadesh Animation's flagship title Online Tales TM , is being co-created by Swadesh Animation, and RZ2 Games, headquartered in Goa.
MMOG's are in a transitional stage. In a few years, MMOG's will make much greater use of touch screens, force feedback. One will be able to make much more drastic permanent changes to a virtual world, which itself could be much bigger. Virtual worlds might one day host tens of millions of users, in a single shard. Being as we are, in this transitional stage, however, we decided to ask ourselves, what lessons have we learnt since the early days of MMOG's. Why does everyone crank out the same stuff again and again? What works, what doesn’t work? We would end up getting the same answer. What’s fun, works. What isn’t fun, doesn’t work. Compelling storylines, fast paced action, a sense of having achieved goals and objectives in a short span of game play, set in a beautiful and immersive virtual world, constitutes fun, in a nutshell. Online Tales is a translation of our design and vision, and the passion we have as game designers and video game fanatics, turned into video game reality. http://anonlinetale.net
Hansoft, winner of the Best Tools Provider-category in this year’s Develop Industry Excellence Awards, is an integrated solution for agile and lean development, collaborative scheduling, real-time reporting, bug tracking / QA, workload coordination, portfolio and document management, used by the most demanding software developers in Europ, Asia, Australia and North America. The tool is fast and easy and builds on principles of team empowerment, increased communication, transparency, and collaboration. Hansoft 6.1 also contains support for Kanban as well as new and improved release and sprint burndown charts.
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