Uppsala, Sweden – Sept 25 2013 - With the recruitment of Jon Leslie and Roland Bäcklin as Senior Experts, Hansoft further strengthens its software product development expertise in industries such as telecom, game development, banking and finance. They also bring experience from super-large-scale agile and efficient art asset creation.
Jon Leslie has re-joined Hansoft’s San Francisco team as Senior Production Expert, after two years at EA as a Producer on The Sims 3. Jon uniquely combines his past 10 years of game production experience with over 11 years of enterprise software project management. He has held production roles at EA, Microsoft Game Studios, Take-Two Interactive and Harmonix, developing titles such as Amped, Rock Band and Tiger Woods PGA Tour titles on various platforms.
Roland Bäcklin has started as Senior Productivity Expert at Hansoft. Roland has extensive experience in running and managing successful teams and projects from different Project Manager, Coach, IT Director and CEO-roles. In recent years, his skills have primarily been utilized by large companies in banking, finance and telecom, on large-scale to super-large-scale agile development projects. Roland’s primary role at Hansoft is to help software development organizations around the world implement agile methods to improve their processes and efficiency.
“I’ve had a couple of great years with EA where I have had a chance to really get down to working with Hansoft in full production on a daily basis. I am taking lots of new experience back to Hansoft and I am really excited to get out to the clients and help them reach new levels of agility and ship better games faster,” said Jon Leslie.
“After having worked with Hansoft in a large telecom project, I was so impressed with both the tool and the company, that I couldn’t resist the opportunity to join the talented team here in Uppsala, Sweden. In this role, I get to focus on what I like the most: helping clients reach new levels of agility by leveraging their Hansoft usage and improving processes,” said Roland Bäcklin.
Hansoft is a tool for team collaboration and management in agile software development of the most competitive products and services, used in industries such as Electronics, Aerospace, Game Development, Telecom, and Cloud Services. Hansoft has a feature set spanning over Agile ALM (Application Lifecycle Management), PPM (Product Portfolio and Program Management), and Social Collaboration. Members at all levels in organizations sized from less than 10 to many 1000’s use Hansoft to do Scrum and tailored agile methods, Kanban, collaborative Gantt scheduling, defect tracking, news feed, chat, document management, external party collaboration, long term planning, real-time reporting, workload and portfolio analysis, among other things. The latest release of Hansoft is available natively on Windows, Mac OS X and Linux. Read more at: www.hansoft.com