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									Pegasystems Merges Agile Methodology With Business
Process Management
Tuesday October 27, 2009 - 09:58 AM EDT

Source: Marketwire News Releases
Author: Pegasystems Inc.


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CAMBRIDGE, MA -- (Marketwire) -- 10/27/09 -- Pegasystems Inc., (NASDAQ: PEGA), the leader in
Business Process Management (BPM) software solutions, today announced new enhancements to the
company's Project Management Framework (PMF), which enables users of its SmartBPM® solutions to let
business priorities govern and drive best practices in BPM projects, and facilitate faster time-to-market in
rolling out new BPM deployments.

The Pegasystems PMF also adds out-of-the-box support for organizations that utilize Scrum, agile
development methodology on projects. This capability supports Pegasystems' BPM methodology to bolster
business transformation projects from requirements through deployment, with tools for directly capturing
business objectives, model-driven architecture, project management and testing, localization and accessibility,
and optimization and health management.

The Pegasystems Project Management Framework is currently available. For more information, please visit
www.pega.com/Products/project-management.asp.

Highlights / Key Facts:

      • Manages projects small and large, from individual tasks to project suites -- Handle all the project
        elements for a managed, successful project -- from inception to deployment
      • Project templates provide out-of-the-box support for Scrum and agile methods on SmartBPM and
        other projects -- Use agile methods for faster delivery, feedback and accurate tracking for the entire
        project
      • Provides complete reporting on projects, tasks, and work progress -- Always have an up-to-date view
        of project status with no unpleasant surprises
      • Closes loops with business objectives -- the benefit of using Scrum methodology in a model-driven
        environment is that no one needs to write software code. This also means a seamless environment for
        real-time changes, requirements, testing, and deployment

Supporting Quotes:

David Vidoni, Director of Product Management at Pegasystems:

"Our new Project Management Framework provides effective tools to manage and monitor projects in
real-time. Clients are looking for solutions that match up to the ways in which they work, and our new
framework delivers such capabilities while enabling them to manage all aspects of a project, from its
inception through deployment."

Stephen Zisk, BPM Product Marketing Manager at Pegasystems:

"The Project Management Framework will provide Pegasystems' customers with a better way to manage
SmartBPM and other agile projects for quick turnaround and a higher demonstrated return on investment. We


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have seen a large number of organizations gravitate towards the Scrum methodology, and as a result we have
added support for how clients are working with our solutions."

David Norton, Research Director at Gartner:

"Agile and iterative principles are no longer the reserve of application development. Principles of
collaboration, short cycles, engaged business, and empowered teams are just as applicable to BPM as they are
to cutting code. The next generation of agile methods will have greater emphases on abstraction for process
orchestration and services assembly at an enterprise level."

RSS Feeds for Pegasystems Press Releases, Pegasystems Media Coverage, Pegasystems Webcasts, and
Pegasystems Events

Supporting resources:

      • Features of Pegasystems Project Management Framework Video Interview with David Vidoni
      • Benefits of Pegasystems Project Management Framework Video Interview with Stephen Zisk
      • Pegasystems Project Management Framework Data Sheet

About Pegasystems
Pegasystems, the leader in Business Process Management, provides software to drive revenue growth,
productivity and agility for the world's most sophisticated organizations. Customers use our award-winning
SmartBPM® suite to improve customer service, reach new markets and boost operational effectiveness.

Our patented SmartBPM technology makes enterprise applications easy to build and change by directly
capturing business objectives and eliminating manual programming. SmartBPM unifies business rules and
processes into composite applications that leverage existing systems -- empowering businesspeople and IT
staff to Build for Change, deliver value quickly and outperform their competitors.

Pegasystems' suite is complemented by best-practice frameworks designed for leaders in financial services,
insurance, healthcare, government, life sciences, communications, manufacturing and other industries.

Headquartered in Cambridge, MA, Pegasystems has offices in North America, Europe and Asia. Visit us at
www.pega.com.

All trademarks are the property of their respective owners.

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Media Contacts:
Brian Callahan
Pegasystems
Email Contact
(617) 866-6364
Twitter: @pegasystems

Erica Burns
PAN Communications
Email Contact
(978) 474-1900


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