VersionOne, recognized by agile practitioners as the leader in agile project management tools, today announced the availability of its Spring 2013 release. With the introduction of a new Portfolio Timeline and enhanced Conversations, the new release extends VersionOne's enterprise agile offering to help customers improve organizational visibility and collaboration and simplify coordination of their agile portfolio management (APM) initiatives.
As identified by VersionOne's recently announced State of Agile Development survey, organizations of all sizes are expanding their use of agile, with almost 50 percent now using agile practices across five or more teams. As agile adoption continues to grow and more teams are introduced to agile methods, effective management and tracking to business objectives becomes increasingly difficult.
The new Portfolio Timeline allows Project Management Offices (PMOs) and project leaders to quickly get a high-level view of their portfolio of business initiatives, enabling them to see progress and identify at-risk projects. The Portfolio Timeline also allows program and project managers to drill down into each level of their project hierarchy to obtain more detailed information, driving better decision making.
"This product release extends our enterprise feature set to better support customers practicing agile across their entire organization, giving them the visibility and interactive collaboration capabilities they need to manage cross-project initiatives from inception through delivery," said Robert Holler , president and CEO of VersionOne.
Additional feature updates further strengthen an organization's ability to support enterprise-wide agile initiatives within VersionOne. These include:
* Conversation Groups – enable more effective communication through the ability to target conversations to specific groups and topics.
* "My Conversations" – provide a personalized, consolidated view of conversations each team member is currently engaged in, and current status.
* Ideas improvements – give product managers more granular control over the information that is displayed on both future and previously delivered ideas. Notifications are also included to allow customers and users to engage in timely conversations occurring around new ideas.
* Application Catalog – allows teams to easily identify applications currently in use that can be integrated with VersionOne