Agile ALM-focused software company VersionOne has updated its core software product with the aim of helping software application development teams streamline multi-team release planning and improve cross-team collaboration.
To help programming teams optimize their planning "within and across" releases, the new release features Release Capacity Planning functions to help predict bottlenecks and commit only to attainable work. This is here to help improve the release plan and balance business demand with development's workload.
An Activity Stream function works to produce a constant feed of project activity such as closed defects, reestimated stories, and changed relationships in an ordered, continuous flow — which is especially helpful for distributed teams.
Agile Earned Value Reporting tools are here to attempt to bridge the gap between earned value management and Agile development by more managing and communicating project status and progress to completion.
VersionOne has enhanced support for Microsoft Visual Studio TFS 2013 for teams to adapt to the latest TFS 2013 updates integrated within the platform.
"As Agile continues to spread across organizations, it's becoming increasingly difficult — albeit critical — for strategic planners and agile teams to coordinate and optimize their shared planning efforts at the release level as well as the sprint level," said VersionOne president and CEO Robert Holler. "This release simplifies this process tremendously, allowing customers to streamline and improve the predictability of their high-level release planning."