Pegasystems Merges Agile Methodology with Business Process Management

CAMBRIDGE, MA – October
27, 2009 –
Pegasystems Inc., (NASDAQ: PEGA), the
leader in Business Process Management (BPM) software solutions, today announced new enhancements to the company’s Project Management
Framework

(PMF), which enables users of its SmartBPM® solutions to let
business priorities govern and drive best practices in BPM projects, and facilitate
faster time-to-market in rolling out new BPM deployments. 

The Pegasystems PMF
also adds out-of-the-box support for organizations that utilize Scrum, agile development methodology
on projects. This capability supports Pegasystems’ BPM methodology to bolster business
transformation projects from requirements through deployment, with tools for
directly capturing business objectives, model-driven architecture, project
management and testing, localization and accessibility, and optimization and
health management.       

The Pegasystems
Project Management Framework is currently available. For more information,
please visit www.pega.com/Products/project-management.asp

Highlights
/ Key Facts:

  • Manages projects small and large, from
    individual tasks to project suites –
    Handle all the project elements
    for a managed, successful project – from inception to deployment
  • Project templates provide out-of-the-box
    support for Scrum and agile methods on SmartBPM and other projects –
    Use agile
    methods for faster delivery, feedback and accurate tracking for the entire
    project
  • Provides complete reporting on projects,
    tasks, and work progress

    Always have an up-to-date view of project status with no unpleasant surprises
  • Closes loops with business objectives – the benefit of
    using Scrum methodology in a model-driven environment is that no one needs
    to write software code. This also means a seamless environment for real-time
    changes, requirements, testing, and deployment

Supporting
Quotes:

David Vidoni,
Director of Product Management at Pegasystems:

“Our new Project
Management Framework provides effective tools to manage and monitor projects in
real-time.  Clients are looking for
solutions that match up to the ways in which they work, and our new framework
delivers such capabilities while enabling them to manage all aspects of a
project, from its inception through deployment.”

Stephen Zisk, BPM Product
Marketing Manager at Pegasystems:

“The Project
Management Framework will provide Pegasystems’ customers with a better way to
manage SmartBPM and other agile projects for quick turnaround and a higher demonstrated
return on investment.  We have seen a
large number of organizations gravitate towards the Scrum methodology, and as a
result we have added support for how clients are working with our solutions.”

David Norton, Research
Director at Gartner:

“Agile and iterative
principles are no longer the reserve of application development. Principles of
collaboration, short cycles, engaged business, and empowered teams are just as
applicable to BPM as they are to cutting code.  The next generation of
agile methods will have greater emphases on abstraction for process
orchestration and services assembly at an enterprise level.”

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About Pegasystems

Pegasystems (NASDAQ: PEGA) develops strategic applications for marketing, sales, service, and operations. Pega’s applications streamline critical business operations, connect enterprises to their customers seamlessly in real-time across channels, and adapt to meet rapidly changing requirements. Pega’s Global 3000 customers include many of the world’s most sophisticated and successful enterprises. Pega’s applications, available in the cloud or on-premises, are built on its unified Pega 7 platform, which uses visual tools to easily extend and change applications to meet clients’ strategic business needs. Pega’s clients report that Pega gives them the fastest time to value, extremely rapid deployment, efficient re-use, and global scale. For more information, please visit us at www.pega.com.

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