Last week, Andre with Pyxis demonstrated their GreenPepper software for myself and Brendan (the only Atlassians in California brave—or stupid—enough for an 8am WebEx). Over several years of consulting and systems integration for Agile developers, Pyxis, an Atlassian partner, concluded that many Agile development applications contain more features than required, i.e., features developers never touch. As a result, they developed GreenPepper Software, which they describe as a Agile Requirements Definition and Management (RDM) tool.
The package has two main components: their GreenPepper Server that connects with JIRA and Confluence (as well as Eclipse and Maven), and GreenPepper Open, which consists of several open sourced plugins. Test scripts can be authored and executed from within the knowledge base, Confluence, using almost natural language. These tests can be associated with JIRA issues and can be displayed within Confluence. Tests can also be run in JIRA and results can be displayed in either JIRA or Confluence.
Seamless is one of those marketing terms that gets used a lot—everyone says their software provides seamless integration with this or that—but I can say from watching the demonstration that this really was a beautifully seamless experience moving between JIRA and Confluence. (you can also see a live instance of Confluence and JIRA running the software, but it won’t be entirely self-explanatory; they will be developing a video for the website shortly that will run visitors through a demonstration)
Without having to train themselves on completely new tools, Agile developers can use Greenpepper to speed up testing, bug tracking, and knowledge sharing, or as they say on their website “to assist businesses in their software development projects in order to optimize their operations, communications and business processes”. If that sounds like you, check it out.

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