For Agile Development

Clarizen Agile Project Management Software
 

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.

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
 

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Customers

  • LexisNexis
  • Incredible Technologies
  • Atom Group

Before Clarizen, the average development time for a project spanned between four to seven months, depending on the complexity. Today, Clarizen's time-tracking capabilities and instant feedback mechanisms have led to considerable improvements. Plus, improved project tracking and management has also had a positive impact on the company's finances.

Peter van der Vlugt
R&D Manager, Mechatronics: Kverneland Group

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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 App 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.

Full Configurability

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 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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Tap Into The Full Potential of Agile

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Clarizen: The Optimal Solution for R&D Teams

Clarizen: The Optimal Solution for R&D Teams

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Key Product Features for Agile Developers

Resource Management

Get instant insight into how work is distributed across developers, as well as how resources are distributed across iterations of an RBL. Ensure the right resources with the right skillsets are available and assigned to the right tasks, and re-balance as required.

Calculate the capacity and velocity of your team to determine how long each iteration will take based on past performance. Use this insight to accurately set release target dates.

Team Board App

Clarizen's Team Board App provides an elegant drag-and-drop interface to support your daily standups. Decrease the time spent in planning sessions, and increase productivity by providing your team with actionable data.

Change Request & Issues Management

Track and manage all change requests you receive. Requests automatically include relevant details, such as the name of the person who requested the change, description, priority and timeframe, as well as all pertinent email discussions, notes or attachments. Make real-time decisions about priorities, resources and timelines.

Email Collaboration with Clarizen InterAct

Make it super easy for stakeholders to submit tickets. With Clarizen InterAct, employees can submit tickets via email, which are automatically stored and tracked within Clarizen, along with all follow-up communications. No more hunting through emails to find the right conversation.

Social Collaboration

Clarizen introduces revolutionary social collaboration to your work and project management. Your individual news feed displays all the discussion posts concerning your projects, and provides an instant update and visibility into all issues and discussions that affect your work. What's more, you and your colleagues can attach to a post any relevant documents, messages, approvals, expense sheets or any other object, essentially creating 3-D conversations around your tasks and projects. Clarizen is the only online collaboration system that lets you follow and participate in social conversations in context of a specific project.

Internal & External Collaboration

Seamlessly collaborate with all release stakeholders – including the release sponsor, development team, sub-contractor resources, and marketing – in a dedicated workspace. Post questions and ideas to the social news feed, and link any relevant documents, approvals, timesheets and more directly to the post. You can even assign tasks and resources from a discussion post.

You can collaborate in the workspace by signing into it directly or via email using Clarizen InterAct. Keep everyone up to date with a sharable project roadmap widget, which is updated automatically.

Mobile Connectivity

Stay in the loop, respond to issues, participate in discussions, submit timesheets and enter tickets and issues using a tablet or smartphone.

Burndown Chart

Accurately predict when a project will be complete. The burndown chart feature is a graphical representation of remaining effort over time. View by iteration or by release project.

APIs

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.

Reporting & Dashboards

Clarizen's reports and dashboards provides real-time status whenever you want it, and from wherever you are. You can even check status from your smartphone or tablet while you're on the road.

All reports are updated in real time, so you get up-to-the minute status of tasks, iterations, resource loads, deadlines and critical path overviews across all your live and active projects. You're free to configure your reports to meet your organization's needs, as well as your personal preferences.

All Product Features

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