Tasktop Rolls Out Tasktop Webinar Series

Initial technical "how to" sessions focus on integration benefits to produce high performance development teams

VANCOUVER, Jan. 20, 2011 Tasktop Technologies, creators of the Eclipse Mylyn project and a leader in Agile Application Lifecycle Management (ALM) integration and productivity, today announced the Tasktop Webinar Series. The series will include one to two webinars every month on technical topics that will help software engineering teams improve productivity, increase visibility and transparency, and facilitate collaboration in a development world characterized by remote or outsourced teams and increasing complexity.

For complete information and to register for any of the scheduled Tasktop Webinars please visit Tasktop Webinars web page.

"Our webinars include topics that have been requested directly from our community, and as a result this will provide the in-depth technical content developers and engineers can use to become more productive and collaborative," said Neelan Choksi, president and COO of Tasktop. "Because of the ubiquitous ability of Mylyn to serve as an integration hub for the leading ALM systems, we want to share some of the technical 'know-how' that we deliver to customers and help IT organizations gain the utmost value from the array of tools they use to build and release software."

Integrating HP Quality Center and IBM Rational Team Concert using Tasktop and Mylyn
Thurs., Jan. 20, 8 a.m. - 9 a.m. PST (UTC-8)

Robert Elves, Tasktop Enterprise integrations architect and Eclipse Mylyn committer will present on how organizations deploying IBM Rational Team Concert (RTC) alongside HP Quality Center (QC) have been lacking a robust mechanism for federating and synchronizing defects and work items between IBM Rational products and HP ALM and Quality Center. Developers often have to enter information regarding their activities into multiple systems, and managers lack the visibility and traceability that is needed to be effective. In this webinar, Elves will show attendees how Tasktop Enterprise can be used to provide IDE integration and synchronization between RTC and QC to improve development team productivity and collaboration between developers and QA professional, and to gain visibility into RTC and QC and HP ALM.

What's New in Eclipse Mylyn 3.5: Agile, ALM and Developer Tools
Thurs., Feb. 24, 9 a.m. - 10 a.m. PST (UTC-8)

Dr. Mik Kersten, Tasktop CEO and founder of Eclipse Mylyn, will outline how Mylyn has morphed from a hot new developer tool to an entrenched top-level Eclipse project that provides the developer integration and ALM vendor federation that’s critical for organizations deploying Agile. In this webinar, Dr. Kersten will review how the new task management, code review, SCM and continuous integration sub-projects of Mylyn are making it dramatically easier for developers to work with Agile, enterprise scale and open source ALM systems. He will present strategies for deploying Mylyn within organizations to get the most out of the collaboration and traceability tools that it provides. The presentation will conclude with an overview of the growing number of Mylyn ALM integrations, and demonstrate the latest productivity features made available as part of Mylyn 3.5 and its ecosystem.

Introducing Tasktop for Visual Studio
Thurs., March 10, 9 a.m. - 10 a.m. PST (UTC-8)

Dr. David Shepherd, senior developer at Tasktop Technologies and author of a task-focused best practices blog series, will unveil how the new Tasktop for Visual Studio tool allows Microsoft .NET and Visual Studio developers to bring HP and open-source ALM solutions into the Visual Studio UI to seamlessly integrate work items alongside coding activities. For developers this results in spending more time inside Microsoft Visual Studio where they are most productive. For managers, this means a much more up-to-date Agile or ALM repository. Dr. Shepherd will demonstrate how Tasktop’s tooling easily scales to thousands of tasks, keeping managers abreast of their team's progress.

About Tasktop Technologies

Tasktop Technologies is the company behind the Eclipse Mylyn ALM integration framework and its revolutionary task-focused interface technology. The task-focused interface is proven to make developers more productive by showing only the relevant information for each task, dramatically reducing search time and facilitating multitasking. Tasktop Enterprise is the company's commercial product based on Mylyn, with task-focused support for web browsing, time tracking, documents, email, calendars and commercial ALM components. Tasktop also provides consulting, connector development services and training to the growing number of companies adopting the task-focused paradigm and tools. For more information please visit http://tasktop.com.

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