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IndustrySoftware, DevOps, ALM, Cloud computing
FounderTim O'Reilly, Brian Behlendorf and Bill Portelli
HeadquartersSouth San Francisco, California, United States
Key people
Flint Brenton (CEO)
  • TeamForge
  • DevOps Lifecycle Manager
  • Clarive by CollabNet
  • Subversion

CollabNet is a software development and delivery solutions provider headquartered in South San Francisco, California. All of CollabNet’s solutions and services are used to improve the ways and means of software development. They fit in the industry categories covered by DevOps, application lifecycle management (ALM), and application release automation (ARA).[1][2][3]


CollabNet TeamForge is an ALM platform used to organize complex, distributed teams and projects from a single platform. CollabNet DevOps Lifecycle Manager (CollabNet DLM) is an enterprise DevOps product used to help organizations integrate DevOps toolchains for tracking and reporting of the entire software development lifecycle.[4] The company also partners closely with Clarive Software, which provides a release management solution to automate software deployment and releases.[5] CollabNet offers Clarive solutions directly to customers. CollabNet also has a long history in the Agile space and is one of the industries’ largest Scrum trainers. It also provides Agile consulting and training services to supplement its product offerings.[6]

CollabNet customers span finance, healthcare, government, high-tech, and other industries in 100 countries. CollabNet partners with technology providers such as HP and Microsoft, solutions providers and systems integrators including UNICOM and Hitachi Solutions, and resellers such as Carahsoft and Code Experts.[7][8] The company also partners with #YesWeCode, a Dream Corps initiative designed to bring free technology training and industry connections to 100,000 young people in communities of color and increase local talent for the technology industry.[9]


CollabNet was founded in 1999 by Tim O’Reilly, Brian Behlendorf, and Bill Portelli, who also served as the company’s chief executive officer.[10][11][12] The company was founded with a mission to create software that helps organizations manage and improve software development processes and make them more efficient while producing higher quality software.In May 2015, Flint Brenton became president and chief executive officer with Portelli remaining on the board of directors.[13][14] The company remains privately owned.[15] Strategic acquisitions[16] that support the company’s objectives and current standing include its 2010 acquisition of Danube Technologies, a company specializing in Agile/Scrum management software tools (including ScrumWorks Pro) and consulting and training services for organizations implementing Agile.[17][18][19] CollabNet also acquired Codesion in 2010.[20][21][22] Codesion specialized in cloud development.[23][24][25]


Two major enterprise products the company offers are TeamForge and DevOps Lifecyle Manager.

TeamForge -- TeamForge was adopted by the Department of Defense and used to power, a program of the Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA).[26][27] Since 2012, CollabNet continues to evolve and release new versions of the TeamForge ALM platform.[28][29][30] [31]

DLM -- DevOps Lifecycle Manager is a platform for DevOps organizations to gain visibility and traceability for every person, process, and task in the software development lifecycle. Introduced in 2016, this product represents innovation in the DevOps category with significant advances in process improvements and key performance indicator tracking.[32]

Clarive by CollabNet – Clarive by CollabNet offers enterprises an end-to-end release management solution that automates release and deploy. Offered on-premise and as a hosted service, the solution is designed for both Agile and traditional development methods to support DevOps at any organization.[33]

Subversion -- The company is known for pioneering version-control management with its Subversion product. In 2000, CollabNet developed Subversion as an open-source version-control system.[34] The product is now known as Apache Subversion, the result of a partnership with the Apache Software Foundation.[35] [36]


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Training Services[edit]

CollabNet is a Scrum Alliance Registered Education Provider.


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