AccuRev on Tuesday is introducing a suite of tools offering application lifecycle management for development teams using agile methodologies, featuring software from AccuRev, Rally Software, and Urbancode.

AccuRev AgileCycle features AccuRev Enterprise edition, for software configuration management and for tracking issues and defects; Rally Software's Rally Enterprise agile project and lifecycle management tool; and Urbancode Anthill Pro, for build and release management. AccuRev offers ancillary services such as training and maintenance.

Agile is becoming popular as a software development process methodology; multiple variants are in use such as Scrum and Extreme Programming.

"Essentially, agile is a methodology and a process for software development that focuses on eliminating unnecessary steps in the process, [incorporating] shorter iterations, continuous integration refactoring code," said Cliff Utsein, vice president of marketing and business development at AccuRev.

Agile produces higher quality software at a faster time to market, AccuRev said. AgileCycle is platform-neutral; developers can use programming platforms such as Java or .Net, as well as IDEs, including Visual Studio and Eclipse.

The list price for AgileCycle is $2,695 per person for a perpetual licence, including the first year of maintenance and support. The product is available this week.