CA Technologies and VersionOne have unveiled a PPM (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.
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.
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.
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.