For Agile Development
When managing Agile development, you answer to many people: Product managers, internal departments and, most of all, customers. Your job is to deliver timely and reliable software releases that will greatly affect your customers' businesses as well as your colleagues' day-to-day activities.
Peter van der Vlugt
Chief Technical Officer, Kverneland Group
Clarizen's Agile project management software helps your entire department work more efficiently and effectively, with better results – and lower costs.
It centralizes all of your release plans, release backlog (RBL) data and user stories, task updates, bugs, documents and communications into one developer workflow tool, helping you to:
- Deliver releases of all sizes, from new products and major enhancements to quick bug fixes, efficiently and with unprecedented speed
- Track and prioritize incoming tickets from internal and external customers, and schedule them for iterations based on urgency
- Manage reports and content requests from product managers, so you can deliver on your company's vision and your customer's requests with a cost-optimized process
With Clarizen, you get:
Support for all methodologies
Clarizen's open and flexible architecture can interface with all project management methodologies within your organization, enabling employees to collaborate on items even if they're using different methodologies, such as waterfall and SCRUM project management.
Agile project management software users simply install the appropriate app from the Clarizen Apps Marketplace and continue to work in their familiar methodology. Then, when they need input from other people, Clarizen automatically translates it into the recipient's methodology. The result is seamless collaboration across your company.
Real-time visibility into release backlogs
Clarizen provides release managers with real-time visibility into the release's readiness, including up-to-the-minute status on all of the milestones (i.e. iterations and user stories), as well as track activities of the development team. Clarizen centralizes all of the data and activities entered by developers, and automatically correlates it back to the complete feature list of the release.
Clarizen also integrates with Source Control systems such as Microsoft Team Foundation Server (TFS) through its open API, enabling developers to push new tasks via Clarizen to TFS. As the developer updates progress in the source control system, it's pushed back to Clarizen.
Clarizen agile project management is designed to work the way you do, not the other way around. It offers fully configurable workflows, business rules and approval processes, as well as custom actions and fields. We don't force you and your colleagues to reinvent the way you work, so the user adoption rate is high.
Accurate target release dates
Clarizen offers a full suite of planning, resource load, task updates, scheduling conflicts and milestone progress tools. It also automates work capacity and work velocity calculations, enabling release managers to assess how long each iteration in a RBL will take, and to accurately set a target release date for the overall RBL.
More time to code!
Agile recommends that its developers host a daily meeting, typically in the morning, to help its users check in with one another. In many organizations, these new Agile meetings are added without eliminating any of the traditional status meetings. As a result, teams spend more time updating release stakeholders, not less.
With Clarizen, progress is reported in real time, so developers spend less time updating stakeholders, and more time making decisions based on status.
Anytime, anywhere access
With Clarizen's patented InterAct email collaboration tool, the social news feed and mobile applications, you can create new tasks and assign resources, update status, participate in social conversations, open new tickets and generate a host of activities, no matter where you are.
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Key product features for Agile Developers
Designed for Agile developers, the online project management burndown chart helps you accurately predict the success of a project and displays the planned versus actual progress. The burndown chart feature is a graphical representation of remaining effort over time that can be viewed by iteration or by release project.
Gain real-time insight into your available resources and their current workloads. See at a glance the projects and tasks each team member is working on, and shuffle things around as appropriate with a few mouse clicks. Review the impact to your teams’ resource load by including or excluding projects, thereby allowing you to plan the impact of future projects. Team members get automatic updates whenever changes are made that affect them, and, with centralized communications, they won't have any trouble getting a clear picture of what's going on and where things stand.
Team Board App
Designed for Agile developers, Clarizen's Team Board App provides an elegant drag-and-drop interface to support your daily standups. Downloadable from our Apps Marketplace, this free feature decreases the time spent in planning sessions, and increases productivity by providing your team with actionable data and a one-stop shop for collaboration.
Change Request & Case Management
Track and manage all change requests or cases you receive. With Clarizen’s work management solution, requests automatically include relevant details, such as the name of the person or customer who requested the change, description, priority and timeframe, as well as all pertinent discussion posts and attachments. Make informed decisions about priorities, resources and timelines, all thanks to Clarizen’s real-time social collaboration platform. This gives you full transparency into the complete lifecycle and all conversations, approvals, files and related work to that change request or case.
Manage all your files in one central location with links to relevant tasks, discussions, projects, and more. Collaborate with team members and external users and annotate documents – all within a single tool. Clarizen’s work management solution also integrates with tools like Box, Google Docs and ProofHQ to support your organization's document management and workflow strategies. Using our patented InterAct engine, collaborate with team members reviewing files, and even download the files directly from emails.
Clarizen online project management integrates with the tools your organization uses most, including Salesforce.com, Box, Intacct, QuickBooks, Jira, SharePoint, Google Docs, ProofHQ and more. Additionally, Clarizen offers a host of applications you can install from the Apps Marketplace with just one click. Clarizen also offers a full suite of APIs, so you can integrate it with any solution you use.
Email Collaboration with Clarizen InterAct
No more digging through email to find relevant information! The powerful, patented InterAct tool makes it super easy for team members to tie email communications directly to tasks and projects, so they can keep up with issues and discussions wherever they are. With Clarizen InterAct, team members can create issues, update status and participate in discussions, all within their email.
Clarizen redefines collaboration for the enterprise by connecting unstructured conversations to structured work. This eliminates silos of information in personal email boxes, Word documents of meeting minutes, offline phone calls and notes, and ties those conversations to the work. Clarizen enables employees to collaboratively innovate and get the information they need to get work done. As a result, people learn, they generate and act on new ideas, and they are better equipped for success. Team members can use discussions to link relevant items to each other, essentially creating 3-D conversations around projects, tasks, files, and all work objects.
Clarizen cloud-based project management helps employees stay on top of their tasks, prioritize them and collaborate to gain the context they need to get them done right the first time. The system centralizes all project- and non-project-related tasks in the users' workspaces, preventing important tasks from falling through the cracks.
Project managers can monitor the status of all tasks and work items for their projects, and re-assign or add resources as appropriate to ensure due dates are met.
Ticket & Case Management
Track, assign and manage all cases you receive such as help desk tickets, marketing change requests and more. All tickets automatically contain the user's name, description, priority and timeframe, along with all relevant discussions and attachments that are part of the resolution process. Automatic notifications inform the user on progress, questions and completion status. Tickets can be created by anyone internal or external to your organization via email or HTML forms.
Track all billable and non-billable hours your team members and outside consultants spend on each project or change request. Clarizen online project management automatically associates the hours to the appropriate work item or project, and populates them with the correct billing rates for the resource level, task and work item.
Internal & External Collaboration
Clarizen supports you from idea creation to execution by fostering seamless collaboration between team members, customers and third-party consultants. Clarizen provides context around your work through rich discussion groups at every level – files, tasks, projects and more. You can even have independent discussion groups for brainstorming and updates, reducing the need for tedious status meetings.
You can collaborate directly in Clarizen or via email, and give everyone real-time updates with easily shareable widgets, like roadmaps, graphs and projects.
Clarizen’s mobile platform mirrors the full functionality of the company’s award-winning web application, creating a seamless, consistent user experience between devices. Clarizen connects mobile functionality – like the camera and phone – with enterprise work collaboration, so team members can get their work done, whether they're in the office, at the airport or just about anywhere.
For example, they can start a project in the desktop app and complete it on an iPhone and vice versa, photograph receipts and submit expenses, and even call or text colleagues. Enable your team to respond to client questions and project issues, participate in discussions, enter tickets and update anything in the system, including any attachments they might need to get the job done.
Clarizen offers a full suite of APIs, letting you integrate it with any solution you use, including your source control systems, as well as desktop and custom tools. Integrations include TFS, TestStuff and Jira.
Additionally, Clarizen offers APIs for a wide range of other applications your company may use, enabling you to expand the functionality of those systems quickly and easily. For instance, using our API for Salesforce.com, Clarizen offers full Salesforce integration project management.
Reports & Dashboards
The Reports and Dashboards module enables you to quickly make accurate business decisions and rapidly take action by delivering enterprise-grade performance insights. From project managers to executives, anyone can review real-time data online, as well as share dashboards with any internal or external stakeholders using the live link.
Report on any Clarizen object, from projects, tasks, timesheets, discussion posts and more. Gain a 360° view of your business, by pivoting data in multiple ways, displaying it in a multitude of charts including advanced cluster and stacking options, and highlighting key business metrics and questions. Like every other item in Clarizen, collaborate around the reports and dashboards, so that all reviewers and interested parties can share insights about the report or dashboard in context, and immediately take action.
Visualize any data – via panel or page – whether internal or external to Clarizen. Create any Clarizen view or Custom Page at an organizational level, similar to any other module in Clarizen. As a platform from which you can access all mission-critical work, Clarizen allows you to create panels that show KPIs for portfolios and projects or access external charting tools to create and share project-related charts.