PPM Solutions: April 2011


A wide variety of technology solutions and services are available to help organizations implement, customize and improve their project portfolio management processes. Here is our April roundup of recent announcements from Daptiv, HP, Oracle, Planview and PowerSteering.

Given the widespread adoption of agile practices, project management leaders are struggling to redefine their roles to focus less on planning and controlling and more on providing an environment that allows agile projects to succeed. However, even with this willingness to adopt agile, integrating agile projects into a project portfolio management framework is often fraught with difficulty and PMOs are faced with reconciling different (and often conflicting) methodologies, metrics and controls. Furthermore, the rise of ‘best-of-breed’ agile development tools has led to islands of information being created outside of PPM tools used for executive decision-making.

To help address those challenges, Daptiv has released a new agile PPM solution with the ability to integrate real-time project data from ‘best-of-breed’ agile development tools. Customers that are using both traditional and agile methodologies can now create a “single source of truth” for executive reporting and decision-making, without disrupting the culture and work practices of an agile team. Rally Software is …

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