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Danube's ScrumWorks Pro Named Finalist for 19th Annual Jolt Product Excellence Award

Leading software tool for Scrum project management recognized by panel of industry experts

BELLEVUE, Wash., Jan. 6 /PRNewswire/ -- Danube Technologies, Inc.,, the leader in software and training for the Scrum method of agile software development, today announced that its ScrumWorks(R) Pro tool has been selected as a finalist for Dr. Dobb's 19th Annual Jolt Product Excellence Awards in the Project Management category. ScrumWorks is used by leading software-driven organizations world-wide.

"Having ScrumWorks Pro recognized as a finalist for the Jolt Awards is a credit to all of the hard work and ingenuity that went into making this product, from our development team and coaches to our loyal customer base that provide outstanding input for continuous product improvement," said Victor Szalvay, co-founder and CTO for Danube. "Our 100 percent commitment to the Scrum process has resulted in a very practical and easy-to-use project management tool that helps development teams of all sizes stay focused on developing high-value software."

For the past 19 years, Dr. Dobb's Jolt Awards have been presented annually to products that have "jolted" the industry through innovation and for making the task of creating software faster, easier and more efficient. The Jolt judges are recognized as forward-looking industry leaders, who provide insight into the latest and most promising trends. They define which software development products are ahead of the curve and honor products that are universally useful, simple to use and rich in functionality. The Jolt Awards ceremony will take place on March 11 at SD West 2009 Conference & Expo at the Santa Clara Convention Center. Free Expo passes that include access to the Jolt Awards and other special events are available at

"The Jolt judges look for the most innovative and useful products used by software developers and Danube's ScrumWorks meets that criterion within the Project Management category," said Jolt Awards Manager Amber Ankerholz. "I applaud Danube and its team for being selected by our panel of experts as a Jolt finalist."

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

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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,, 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 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

SOURCE Danube Technologies, Inc.

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