Rally Software Moves to New Corporate Headquarters to Accommodate Rapid Growth

February 15, 2011

BOULDER, Colo., Feb. 15, 2011 /PRNewswire/ — Rally®, the leader in Agile application lifecycle management (ALM), today announced it has relocated its corporate headquarters to 3333 Walnut Street in Boulder, CO. Occupying the entire 65,545 square-foot building, the space was re-designed to align with Agile software development practices that focus on collaboration across roles and department silos for improved efficiency and productivity. Relocation of the new headquarters marks the achievement of another milestone in the company’s growth. Rally is actively expanding its engineering, sales and management teams, plus extending its reach into international markets by doubling the size of Rally’s London office.

Fueled by the global adoption of Agile development practices, Rally has doubled the size of its team in the United Kingdom. Established in 2009, Rally’s UK-based team also relocated to a new, collaborative office space to accommodate their growth in professional services, sales support, public Agile training courses and on-site product implementation. Karl Scotland recently joined the team as Rally’s first official European coach. Scotland is a well-known thought-leader in the Lean, Kanban and Systems Thinking space who sits on the board of the Lean Systems Consortium.

“We feel lucky that 2010 was a high-growth year for Rally,” said Tim Miller, Rally’s CEO. “We saw the implementation of Agile practices grow at a much larger scale than ever before, allowing us to gain a lot of traction with large enterprise businesses. We will continue hiring talented people, implementing feedback from our customers and improving our award-winning Agile ALM platform as we forecast even more growth in 2011.”

Approval of a $50,000 flexible rebate business incentive by Boulder’s city manager allowed Rally to make several innovative and environmentally friendly decisions about its new headquarters. The 2010 flexible rebate program uses social, community and environmental sustainability guidelines that require companies to meet minimum requirements in order to receive the rebate. The city’s flexible rebate program, developed to help retain local businesses and help them expand in Boulder, is authorized for sales and use taxes, and permit-related fees.

“Rally exceeded the community sustainability guidelines, including committing one percent of the company’s equity to the Entrepreneur’s Foundation of Colorado,” said Jane S. Brautigam, Boulder’s City Manager. “We’re glad that Rally found a new home in the innovative Boulder tech community where the company was founded.”

As part of Rally’s corporate social responsibility mission, the company adhered to sustainable design principles in making its new headquarters energy efficient, less demanding of resources and recycling-friendly. In addition to using low-impact materials, including recycled carpet and beetle-kill pine, Rally installed motion sensors and Energy Star appliances throughout the new building to conserve energy and reduce environmental impact. Rally’s Corporate Social Responsibility team distributed a list of tips for being “Green” to each employee, along with a reusable pint glass to replace the use of disposable cups.

Employing over 240 people worldwide, Rally’s active hiring pace will remain steady throughout the first half of 2011. Rally currently has over 15 positions open in Engineering, IT, Professional Services, Sales, Support, Marketing and Administration. Last year, Rally was named the #6 best place to work in the U.S. by Outside Magazine, and the #1 best place to work in Colorado. To view and apply for open positions, visit Rally’s Career Page.

About Rally

Rally is the recognized leader in Agile application lifecycle management (ALM). We are dedicated to helping organizations embrace Agile and Lean development practices that increase the pace of innovation and improve product quality. According to a study by QSM Associates, software-driven companies that rely on Rally’s Agile ALM products and services are 50% faster to market and 25% more productive than industry averages. The company’s experienced services group, including training through Agile University, guides companies through the organizational change required to become innovative, Agile businesses. Rally currently supports more than 2,500 corporate customers, 82,000 projects and 154,000 users in 60 countries. For more information, visit www.rallydev.com.

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