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Danube's ScrumWorks Surpasses 100,000 Registered Users

Company continues to see growth in Scrum adoption

BELLEVUE, Wash., Dec. 17 /PRNewswire/ -- Danube Technologies, Inc., http://www.danube.com, the leader in software and training for the Scrum method of agile software development, today announced the user-base of its ScrumWorks(R) project management tool has exceeded 100,000 registered users. ScrumWorks, the only commercial tool designed exclusively for the Scrum lifecycle, is offered as both downloadable freeware, called ScrumWorks Basic, and an enterprise-ready, commercial tool, called ScrumWorks Pro. Currently, there are more than 105,000 ScrumWorks registered users around the globe.

"Because ScrumWorks closely adheres to the principles of Scrum and provides an extremely practical, easy-to-use and intuitive framework to manage the process, the adoption of both the Basic and Pro versions continues to increase," said Laszlo Szalvay, president and co-founder of Danube. "Reaching the 100,000-user milestone further illustrates how Scrum continues to emerge as the leading agile methodology and how the tool continues to help teams, from tiny start-ups to multi-thousand-seat development organizations, adopt, scale and succeed with Scrum."

ScrumWorks Pro is the only software tool designed from the ground-up to be 100 percent dedicated to Scrum success. Launched in January 2007, it allows teams, product owners and stakeholders to manage every aspect of Scrum at the program, product release and sprint levels. It offers role-based project tracking, reporting and requirements traceability for building successful Scrum projects based on best practices. ScrumWorks Basic provides the "basic" functionality needed to run Scrum projects, including project management, drag-and-drop prioritization of work, sprint tracking and management, basic reporting and data accessibility. The free download is available at http://www.danube.com/scrumworks/basic/download.

In addition to strong growth in ScrumWorks users, Danube's ScrumCORE(TM) training division has experienced a similar increase in demand. Since 2006, thousands of individuals have completed Danube Certified ScrumMaster training, and course enrollment has been exceptionally high in the fourth quarter of 2008, with nearly all courses through the end of the year at or near capacity. To celebrate, Danube is currently offering a discount on its 2009 courses: All enrollments processed prior to January 1, 2009 will receive 2008 course rates. A complete list of upcoming courses can be found here: http://www.danube.com/courses

"We're excited to see Scrum adoption to continue its upward trend, even with the slowing economy," said Katie Playfair, director of Danube client services. "Through our training and coaching services, we have helped many organizations become more effective by increasing employee retention, creating hyperproductive teams with fewer people, and by increasing quality while decreasing time to market. We look forward to continuing this work as the need for efficiency grows throughout many industries."

About Danube Technologies, Inc.

Founded in 2000, Danube Technologies, Inc. provides software and training exclusively focused on the Scrum method of agile software development. The company's ScrumWorks(R) Pro and ScrumWorks Basic products are licensed to more than 105,000 software professionals worldwide, making it the most widely used software in the industry for managing Scrum projects. Danube complements its software offering with a comprehensive schedule of ScrumCORE(TM) training courses, which are taught globally by Danube's five Certified Scrum Trainers. The company's on-site software delivery model makes it the leading choice for enterprises of all types, including large corporate and government organizations, which require the utmost in security, compliance, ease-of-use and customization. Danube's customers include Adobe, Amazon.com, AMD, F5, General Electric, HP, Intel, Intuit, Kofax, LexisNexis, Microsoft, Motorola, Oracle, QVC, Siemens and Sun Microsystems. Danube is self-funded and has achieved steady organic growth as Scrum has emerged as the preferred agile method for developers and executives. The company is headquartered in Bellevue, Wash. and has a sales office in Portland, Ore. Please visit http://www.danube.com or call (503) 248-0800 for more information on Danube.

     Danube Press Contact:
     Christie Denniston
     Catapult PR-IR
     Office: 303-581-7760, ext. 13
     Cell: 303-827-5164
     cdenniston@catapultpr-ir.com

SOURCE Danube Technologies, Inc.

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