Rally's Software Helps 2010 Census
Thursday, October 21, 2010
Rally's software helps 2010 Census
By Michael Davidson, Boulder County Business Report
October 20, 2010
BOULDER -Software developed with technology from Boulder-based Rally Software Development Corp. helped the U.S. government get software vital to the 2010 Census in half the time it took in past censuses, the company announced Wednesday.
Rally Unlimited Edition was used by software developers working with the Census Bureau to create its paper-based operations control system. ICS-Nett Inc., the company developing the control system software, used Rally Unlimited Edition to monitor the development of the software.
ICS-Nett was able to deliver the software to the Census Bureau in half the time it took to develop similar software for the 1990 and 2000 Census. It also required one-third of the staff.
The ICS-Nett software was used by census workers to help track down and record information about citizens who did not respond to the first round of questionnaires, Census Bureau Director Dr. Robert Groves said in a presentation at the National Press Club that was quoted by a statement issued by Rally.
Rally and ICS-Nett are touting their success as part of Rally's "Agile Success Tour." The latest meeting, in Bedford, Massachusetts, focuses on using agile software development methods for government software projects.
ICS-Nett is headquartered in Vienna, Virginia.