Over a million users employ Tasktop’s ALM integration technology to transform the productivity of software delivery, by connecting the development, testing, Agile planning, PMO and operations functions into a unified software development and delivery team.
Organizations have worked hard to create a tool infrastructure that will make all members of the software development and delivery team more productive. They’ve invested in Application Lifecycle Management (ALM) tools such as Requirements Management, Test Management, Agile Project Management, Project and Portfolio Management (PPM) and Service Desk products.
But when it comes to sharing the artifacts they create, business analysts, product managers, product owners, developers, architects, testers, system administrators, project managers, scrum masters and help desk professionals all find their work stuck within their tool silos. ALM integration allows these software development artifacts, such as user stories, requirements, test plans, defects, and incidents - just about everything but the code - that are created in one ALM system to flow to the others.
Our flagship product, Tasktop Sync is an integration server that provides fully automated, enterprise-scale synchronization among the artifacts created and managed within the disparate tools used in software development and delivery organizations. Tasktop Sync works in the background, keeping the flow of information among the practitioners and their tools, constant. Everyone works in their tool of choice, but has real-time access to the changes other team members are making in their tools. Practitioners are better informed and save time. Management has greater visibility across the entire project team, providing information for better decision making and planning.
Tasktop Dev is our enterprise version of the popular Eclipse Mylyn open source project. Our founder, Dr. Mik Kersten invented the notion of a task-focused IDE when doing his PhD research in developer productivity. He created and leads the Mylyn project as a result of that work. He founded Tasktop to create a more enterprise-scale, fully supported version of Mylyn: Tasktop Dev. Dev provides users of Eclipse and Microsoft Visual Studio IDE seamless access to their ALM tools without having to leave their IDE of choice. Our experience with this client-side integration gave rise to Tasktop Sync, a server-side integration solution.
Through this work, we’ve developed exceptional experience with all the leading ALM tools and, given our independent nature (we don’t compete with any ALM tools or their vendors), we’ve established ourselves as the neutral go-between all of these adjoining and competing tool vendors, home-grown solutions, and open source projects. We’ve learned to connect legacy tools with the latest SaaS tool offerings, connecting the past with the present. We’re pleased to be in a unique position to be well-regarded as ALM experts by our customers, partners and the industry at large. Our thought-leaders are often sought out to speak at conferences and to contribute published works.
All this experience has led us to define a new category of software practice, Software Lifecycle Integration (SLI), to fulfill our mission to “connect the world of software delivery.”
Tasktop is headquartered in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, with offices in Austin, Texas and Cambridge, Massachusetts; and additional support, development and sales staff across Europe. Our management team and board have deep experience in software development tools, software development practice and enterprise IT.
Our partners, including CA, HP, IBM and Serena, have displayed their trust in our independence and technology, by providing OEM versions of our products, to their customers.
IBM worked closely with Tasktop to define the OSLC standard for ALM, leveraging Tasktop's extensive community feedback. Tasktop is a member of the W3C working with IBM, Oracle and EMC on defining the standard for Linked Data.
Tasktop customers include the global leaders in financial services, insurance, government and manufacturing.