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Breaking News: Atlassian Acquires GreenHopper

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This just in from the Atlassian Summit – Atlassian Acquires GreenHopper!

This is pretty big news for those who like virtual kanban boards tied to an issue tracker. Here is the press release that will be released:

San Francisco (Business Wire) June 1, 2009 — Today Atlassian announced the acquisition of GreenHopper for JIRA from Pyxis Technologies. With over 900 customers globally, GreenHopper for JIRA adds key agile project management capabilities to JIRA, including release planning, task management and burn down charts.

agile @ Atlassian
Atlassian is already well known by agile software development teams for providing tools that complement agile practices, including Continuous Integration (Bamboo), Code Reviews (Crucible) and Code Coverage Analysis (Clover).

According to Mike Cannon-Brookes, Atlassian CEO and co-founder, “We want to give agile developers a seamless approach to project management within JIRA. GreenHopper is hands-down one of the best tools for agile project management and we’re thrilled to bring the product on board.”

In tandem with the acquisition, Atlassian has launched a new minisite called “agile @ Atlassian” to share perspectives on agile software development and explain how Atlassian engineers use agile software techniques themselves. Visit

Pyxis Technologies is a preferred Atlassian agile training partner.

Great Integrations

GreenHopper for JIRA is generally available with three Atlassian product offerings: JIRA, JIRA Enterprise Hosted and JIRA Studio.

“The impact of GreenHopper for JIRA’s customers will be substantial,” according to one customer, Cody Burleson, “GreenHopper vastly improves the ability to prioritize and visualize priorities in JIRA and this is something every JIRA user can appreciate regardless of any particular purpose of use – whether that is bug tracking, trouble ticketing, project management, Agile development or anything else.”

GreenHopper comes fully integrated into JIRA Studio, Atlassian’s agile development suite, at no additional charge. JIRA Studio integrates popular Atlassian products as a hosted integrated service, including JIRA, Confluence, FishEye, Crucible and the Open Source source control manager, Subversion. The entire suite starts at nly $25/user/month.
GreenHopper can be purchased as an add-on for JIRA Enterprise Hosted and JIRA standalone software. Pricing for GreenHopper starts at $350 for a perpetual-use license.

JIRA is used by more than 12,000 organizations for bug tracking and software project management. Customers include Adobe, Accenture, American Express, BBC, Boeing, Deutsche Bank, Lockheed Martin, Nikon, Oracle, Rackspace, Sony, US Navy, and many others.

For more information, a free evaluation, or pricing, visit

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One Response to “Breaking News: Atlassian Acquires GreenHopper”

  1. Jeremy N on June 1st, 2009 5:44 pm

    One word: SWEET.

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