CA Technologies and VersionOne Partner on Integrated PPM and Agile Project Management

Date 2014/10/9 9:48:14 | Topic: Product News

CA Technologies and VersionOne today unveiled a Project & Portfolio Management and Agile project management solution integration that gives technology leaders the insight to strategically plan, manage and track both Agile and waterfall project portfolios from concept to completion in a single console – making it easier to scale enterprise agility in lock step with traditional development and align with business objectives.
Available today, native integration between the latest release of CA PPM (formerly CA Clarity™ PPM) and the VersionOne® Agile project management solution helps software organizations extend upstream visibility of Agile projects, presenting them as prioritized strategic investments into their overall portfolio planning, funding and resource management process.

“In the Application Economy, it’s more critical than ever for IT organizations to have a consistent handle on their entire IT investment portfolio,” said Yash Shah, senior vice president, Product Management, IT Business Management, CA Technologies. “We’re pleased to be working together with VersionOne to deliver on that key requirement – giving customers a truly comprehensive view on their portfolio stance, as well as the management capabilities and insight required to ensure IT initiatives stay true to business goals.”

Portfolio leaders can now leverage CA PPM’s top-down portfolio scenario planning, financial management and resource management capabilities with VersionOne’s high-level feature planning, project definition and work item management capabilities. Project plans in CA PPM automatically cascade to VersionOne, and project details, including tracking of effort, flow from VersionOne to CA PPM.

The solution plugs Agile PMOs directly into the enterprise strategies, objectives and financial side of the business – effectively synchronizing planning with funding and execution. By having a complete picture of PPM, businesses can make better investment priority and resource management decisions while accelerating project time-to-market, regardless of development methodologies being used.

Unlike competing third-party integrations that attempt to address the gap between traditional PPM and Agile project management solutions, this is an integrated solution natively built into a PPM application suite to take advantage of and enable visibility into areas within an organization leveraging agile methods and practices



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