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Corporate bio Hansoft AB
» Develops and sells one product;
» Tool for managing large-scale, agile software development.
» Based in Uppsala, Sweden
» 40 min from Stockholm and 20 min from main airport Arlanda.
» Sales-office opened in San Francisco 2012.
» Customers in North America, Europe, Australia, and Asia pacific.
» No VC, self financed and profitable since day one.
» 35 employees and recruiting.
» The solution emerged in the game development industry to solve problems
with rapidly growing teams using agile development methods.
» Hansoft has been in use since 2002.
» Localized in Japanese and Chinese to meet the growing demand from Asian
» Has over the last couple of years grown strongly in industries such as
IT, telecom, space and aerospace.
» Best of breed tool for managing large-scale, agile software
» Features spanning over Agile ALM, PPM, and Social Collaboration.
» Going from start-up to leader in the game development industry
worldwide with customers like Electronic Arts, Sony, Ubisoft, Konami
Japan, Capcom, Tencent China.
» In last years rapidly gained popularity within other industries with
customers like Dolby, Ericsson, Boeing, CAE, Bang & Olufsen, Western
Digital, OHB Space and the Swedish Space Corporation.
» Specifically designed for the challenges in large software product
development (NPD) programs (team of teams) using agile and/or lean
Get the most out of your talented teams
Developing truly great software requires teamwork,
involving many people during weeks, months and
sometimes years. You spent all that time finding the
sharpest brains and now you need to make the creativity
flourish while keeping the product tight and goals clear.
» Is fast and easy to use and actually liked by the teams.
» Empowers your teams to take ownership of their part
of the work, while keeping the big picture clear and
» Enables running different methods side by side so
that the entire organization can communicate in real
time, regardless of their preferred ways of working.
A prioritized to do-list for
every team member keeps
track of all assigned tasks
The live news feed keeps
everyone up to date with
what's going on.
The built in chat enables
within and across teams.
3 features that make life easier and more
efficient for team members
All teams can choose their own ways of
working, but still collaborate in the same tool
Work in various agile and lean flavors and
measure progress with burndown charts…
… or in traditional Gantt scheduling.
Superior ability to innovate
Frequent innovation is key to stay cutting edge
and competitive in a rapidly moving world.
Enabling an innovative culture while under
productivity and cost pressure is not easy, but
Hansoft enables an inspiring workspace that
will allow creative processes to evolve.
» Hansoft enables visionaries and product
owners to collaborate to realize and
execute their visions.
» Your empowered teams get a chance to
self-organize and actively enhance the
» Constant redefinition of the project plan is
easy in Hansoft and helps you respond to
new ideas and market changes.
Manage huge backlogs of backlogs
Drag and drop, batch
update, and groom backlog
items just as easy as it
Delegate parts of the
backlog to a team or team
(hierarchy, priority, board)
and columns depending on
Customize your Kanban workflow the way you want
Increased capability for successful decision
Strategic challenges require strategic vision.
Reliable information is key when fast decisions
have to be made to navigate your organization
towards the top position in the market.
Hansoft has what you need to reduce risk and
» Real-time, transparent data from all parts of
the organization. No more soft estimates of
the teams’ progresses, in Hansoft you have
the actual status in one simple view.
» Tools for communicating your visions, targets
and current status to teams and divisions
enable everyone to work towards the same
Get real-time, transparent progress reporting
and release prediction
Track progress across
multiple teams using
Get early-on prediction of
release dates based on
Track progress on
level without limitations
Create and share reports
No coding or complex
logic, just define what you
want to see in a few clicks.
See the results of the
query immediately as you
build your report.
Easy one-click access to
your favorite reports.
See how your resources are allocated in the
entire portfolio to discover bottle necks early
Drill down from project
level to teams, groups or
Identify the bottle-necks
Direct link to the tasks that
need to be assigned to
IT ♥ Hansoft
IT-professionals empowering their organizations
with Hansoft for Agile ALM, PPM, and Social
Collaboration, often tell us how positively
surprised they are with the experience. They
value the low maintenance and cost, as well as
the high security and fast implementation.
Very little work simply speaking.
Other Tools vs. Hansoft
Attribute Other Tools Hansoft
Speed • Slow and clunky to use.
• It is difficult to administrate large agile projects with a
form based web interface.
• True real time.
• Easy to use.
• Intuitive interface.
• Batch updating.
Methodology • Teams with different methodologies are using different
tools causing isolation.
• The tool dictates process.
• One tool for all teams no matter what process.
• Allows processes and methodologies to evolve.
• The manager plans everything leading to micro
management that kills creativity.
• Difficult to see how your work fits into the bigger picture.
• Empowers teams to take ownership of their work which
encourages innovation and boosts productivity.
• Delegate part of the backlog to the team.
• Role-based and transparent.
• Team members can break down user stories into tasks in
Cost • High total cost of ownership.
• Hidden costs for support, upgrades, implementation,
customization and more.
• Billed month to month.
• Upgrades included.
• Support included.
Scalability • Limited ability to handle large programs makes planning
and administration time consuming.
• Organize, plan, analyze, prioritize and manage thousands
of sprints and backlog items in real time.
• Performance and usability enables you to spend less time
in the tool and more time getting things done.
Data Quality • Difficult to get team members to use the tool which gives
low quality data coming out of the tool resulting in poor
• High quality, real time, data for better decision making.
• Bottle necks are visualized with resource allocation
Hansoft 7 – A tool for agile software development with features
spanning over ALM, PPM, and Social collaboration:
» Project and program planning and tracking (and portfolio plan in large cases)
» Project and program product backlog management (and portfolio backlog in
» Agile project management methods like Scrum, XP or any tailored Agile
» Lean development, including extensive support for Kanban
» Collaborative Gantt scheduling
» Defect Tracking / QA
» Portfolio resource management
» Portfolio reporting
» Document versioning and management
» Social collaboration
What does the tool do?
Easy to use for everyone
Hansoft runs smoothly, looks great and feels
comfortable to use. Team members, managers
and executives all use the same clear and
intuitive interface that makes it painless to
plan, update, and collaborate on your work.
» Prioritized to-do list for all team members
» Intuitive interface and unique, highly visual
» Localized in Japanese and mainland Chinese
10 – 100x faster than a web tool
Hansoft utilizes all the performance of your
desktop, laptop or tablet PC, giving you a smooth,
responsive and lightning-fast experience — almost
like playing a video game. Hansoft is developed
using cutting-edge performing technologies
capable of delivering a highly optimized
» OS native client for optimum performance
» 10 – 100x faster than a web tool
» Live connection keeps all information up-to-
date in real time
Agile that scales
Hansoft is used in super-large agile programs with 1000s of users
collaborating on the same product. Massive backlogs, complex
processes and multiple teams are easily managed in Hansoft, leaving
no excuses for implementing agile across your organization.
» Prioritize backlogs fast and easy, and use customizable columns
to address risk, estimated effort, categorization, status,
complexity points and more.
» Structure large backlogs by branching them into unlimited
numbers of levels.
» Delegate management rights to keep the backlog intact when
scaling agile to large and complex programs.
» Limited visibility allows you to involve outsourcing partners and
» Custom columns let you tailor you project information to fit your
way of working.
» View your backlogs as virtual scrum boards, with columns with
swim lanes and ability to stack cards.
» Sprint burndown charts with support for points, ideal days and
graphical comparisons. Release burndowns display ideal days or
points directly in the project view .
All methods side by side
Hansoft doesn’t dictate processes. All your
teams can choose their own ways of
working, but still collaborate in the same tool:
work towards the same milestone and pull
features from the same backlog.
» Agile, Lean and Gantt-scheduling side by side
in one view
» Tasks can be converted between scheduled
and agile planning
» Flexible to suit any method but includes
templates for Scrum and Extreme
» Supports customized workflows and
» Kanban support including takt and cycle
Seriously social collaboration
Hansoft takes collaborative development to new
levels. Teams, managers, executives, partners and
clients are always synchronized and share the same
information in real-time and the chat and live
newsfeed keep everyone in the loop.
» Notifications, both in the application and via e-
mail, when relevant work is updated.
» Full chat system for instant communication with
individual team members or groups.
» Comment on and discuss individual items, tasks or
» Attached images can be edited and updated in the
» Live newsfeed keeps everyone in the loop.
» Document management with full version and
Defect tracking close to development
Hansoft integrates QA close with development,
keeping everything in one place available for
» Easy customization of QA workflow and fields.
Map bug statuses, transitions, flows and
individually the properties for these in a fast and
» Commit bugs to the project schedule. Assign
resources and work remaining to bugs and
commit them to sprints.
» Attach screenshots and documents to bugs. Take
screenshots directly from the clipboard, edit
them in Hansoft and attach it to items directly.
» Link bugs/issues to tasks, items, requirements,
test cases and milestones.
» Floating activity details window to easily work
with multiple tasks or bugs at the same time.
» Free QA-accounts allow all your testers to use
Hansoft at no extra cost!
Powerful portfolio analysis
Hansoft gives you a real time overview of your program
portfolio, and resource allocations can be analyzed and
managed across multiple projects, teams and functions.
» Dynamic reports can be created and shared directly in
Hansoft or exported to xml for use in other solutions,
web pages, intranets or spreadsheets.
» Create trend graphs swiftly for different kind of data
related to scheduling, Agile and QA – global, per
project, per resource group or per individual
resources. You can for example study feature creep by
creating a feature build up graph, and then compare
this to a project burndown.
» Resource and allocation management across the
portfolio, groups, teams or programs. Avoid bottle
necks due to over allocation, optimize resources and
view average allocation in real time.
Easy to install and maintain
» Optimized for the “private cloud”, meaning low
maintenance and top performance in cloud-like virtualized
» One-month contract with no lock-in period.
» Top grade security with support for X.509 certificates, and
AES-256 encryption on all communication.
» Readymade LDAP integration
» Modest demands on infrastructure: Low demands on CPU,
RAM and disk space.
» All access SDK supporting C, C++, Java or .NET.
» Installation in a fraction of a minute – updates only a click
away. Regardless of the size of the installation, you only
need to update in one place.
» No other software needed, only an operating system is
» Implementation in a day – productivity gains in a week.
Easy to get started with our help manual and renowned
» Integration SDK with C, C++, .NET, and Java layers, can access all data
and functionality on the Hansoft server.
» Can be used to synchronize with data in other systems, integrate with
executive dashboards, business intelligence, automated testing, build
» Ready-made integrations with LDAP, JIRA and Perforce.
"Hansoft's integration offers an intelligent agile solution that supports the
workflow Perforce users are accustomed to. This integration once again
demonstrates that Perforce's flexible architecture can support best of breed
technologies like Hansoft".
John Walker, manager of Perforce's Partner
and Integration Program
SDK and Integrations
» Hansoft is priced at € 25 per user per month, support and upgrades included.
» One month contract with no lock-in period.
» There is an additional small flat € 33 per month per server (instance) of Hansoft.
» There is an optional time reporting module that is priced at an additional € 3 per user per
» The optional integration SDK is priced at a flat € 270 per month per server. An unlimited
amount of integrations can be created (“SDK users”) .
» The license enables a capacity of how many users that can be created on the Hansoft server.
» The license can be increased or decreased at any time. Billing is done monthly in accordance
with current license capacity.
» The Hansoft tool have continuously improved since 2002. The price has stayed the same.
» Unlimited QA accounts for testers (limited to the defect tracking functionality) can be created
free of charge.
» Free “Start-Up License” for small teams up to 9 people.
» Free “Educational License” for universities and other educational institutions.
» Standard support is included in the license fee.
» All our support managers are certified scrum masters (CSM) and
knowledgeable about the challenges of software development.
» Program management best practice support by our Senior Productivity
» SDK support by our SDK developers (dev to dev)
» Training and production management consulting available remotely
» Hansoft Certified Trainers: Independent consultants with expert
knowledge about Hansoft available for additional services.
Benefit from the dedication of the Hansoft
Hungry for more?
» Website: www.hansoft.com
» Forum: http://forum.hansoft.com