Rally Software Enables PPM Leaders to Continuously Adapt to Changing Business Conditions Agile ALM Platform Integrates with Most Comprehensive Set of Project and Portfolio Management Solutions

BOULDER, Colo. and NATIONAL HARBOR, Md., May 20, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Rally® (NYSE: RALY), a leading global provider of cloud-based solutions for managing Agile software development, continues to offer the most comprehensive set of integrations between its Agile Application Lifecycle Management (ALM) platform and leading Project and Portfolio Management (PPM) solutions. By connecting these two powerful platforms, real-time application lifecycle data integrates with business metrics for making better portfolio decisions and providing rapid time to market.

Rally continues to execute on its commitment to integrate with the most Project and Portfolio Management (PPM) application vendors of any Agile ALM platform on the market today. Connecting Agile initiatives with enterprise portfolio dashboards to provide a holistic view of portfolio health, regardless of what methodology is used to execute on the portfolio strategy, Rally integrates with:

  • Planview OpenSuite for Rally Software - Enables Program, Project, Product and resource managers map plans and roadmaps to corporate goals, and drive strategy through to execution across all projects.
  • CA Clarity™ PPM - Integrates Agile development cost information with total project costing and financial planning.
  • Innotas™ - Connects Agile application development to the initiatives and approved projects.
  • Oracle Primavera P6 Enterprise Project Portfolio Management (EPPM) - Analyze critical data from Agile development teams and adjust investment priorities within the organization's portfolio of IT projects.
  • HP PPM - Links tasks to provide up-to-date status of stories and releases.
  • Daptiv™ - Gain executive-level visibility across project portfolios with multi-process Agile support.
  • Planisware™ - Collaborate and improve efficiency between product managers and Agile development teams.

In its 13 May 2013 Magic Quadrant for Cloud-Based IT Project and Portfolio Management Services¹, Gartner states that "...some of the IT PPM providers covered in this Magic Quadrant are emphasizing the importance of providing aggregate application development activity reporting out of the box in their products."

"The integration with Planview Enterprise is currently the most extensive bidirectional third-party integration between Rally and a PPM solution," said Louise K. Allen, Vice President of Product Management and Solutions Marketing at Planview. "We've already had joint customers deploy the integration and for the first time have a clear view into all work across their enterprise including both Agile and waterfall projects."

"As Agile continues to grow as a standard for project management, the pressure is on IT project and portfolio management leaders to support agile development and maintain visibility across the organization's application portfolio," said Rally's Director of Business Development, Keith Boswell. "If your organization currently uses mixed development methodologies, then Rally's PPM integrations provide a way to adopt Agile at your pace while retaining your current portfolio dashboards."

Customers will present their use of the Planview and CA Clarity integrations at RallyON 2013: Leading An Agile Organization, Rally's user conference in Boulder, Colo. (June 3-5).  Rally will also be presenting live demos at Gartner's IT & PPM Governance Summit in the U.S. (May 20-22) and in London (June 3-4).

About the Magic Quadrant
Gartner does not endorse any vendor, product or service depicted in its research publications, and does not advise technology users to select only those vendors with the highest ratings. Gartner research publications consist of the opinions of Gartner's research organization and should not be construed as statements of fact. Gartner disclaims all warranties, expressed or implied, with respect to this research, including any warranties of merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose.

About Rally
Rally Software is a leading global provider of cloud-based solutions for managing Agile software development. The Rally Agile application lifecycle management (ALM) platform transforms the way organizations manage the software development lifecycle by closely aligning software development and strategic business objectives, facilitating collaboration, increasing transparency and automating manual processes. Companies use Rally to accelerate the pace of innovation, improve productivity and more effectively adapt to rapidly changing customer needs and competitive dynamics. Rally supports 168,000 paid users and more than 1,000 customers, including 34 of the Fortune 100 companies.

¹Gartner Magic Quadrant for Cloud-Based IT Project and Portfolio Management Services, 13 May 2013

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CONTACT: Lara Vacante, +1-720-921-8128, lvacante@rallydev.com

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