Jun 17, 2015, 11:00 ET
BOULDER, Colo., June 17, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Rally (NYSE: RALY), a leading global provider of software and services that drive agility, today announced new capabilities to its enterprise-class SaaS platform. Capacity Planning and Release Tracking — capabilities not available on any other Agile platform — empower enterprise customers to plan and steer the delivery of business value by connecting strategy to Agile team delivery.
"As more companies become increasingly software-driven, it's imperative that they connect their software delivery practices to their business operations with enterprise scale Agile," said Tim Miller, Chairman and CEO, Rally. "Rally's new platform capabilities, combined with its industry-leading Agile consulting services, give customers the tools they need to take Agile to the next level."
New Rally capabilities announced today include:
- Capacity Planning: Rally's unique capacity planning capability allows business and technology leaders to quickly create realistic, high-level plans in support of business initiatives. The visualization of both demand and supply in a single view gets the emotions out of handling too much demand with not enough capacity and strengthens collaboration between business and technology. A "sandbox" for portfolio, product, and engineering leaders helps them create what-if scenarios that optimize business value with team capacity. By moving capacity planning out of spreadsheets and closer to where the work is tracked, users can more confidently build what matters most to the business, improve predictability, and deliver value faster. Capacity Planning is in limited open beta.
- Release Tracking: You've got realistic plans, now what? Release Tracking provides full transparency into the work's progress, risks, and dependencies, at a level of granularity consumable by business and technology leaders, and in real-time as teams progress on their work. This feature lets business and technology leaders see where they need to cut scope, move work, and steer the plan to meet business goals on a predictable cadence. Release Tracking is in open beta for all Rally® Portfolio Manager customers.
"The Elekta management team and I were early believers in Agile and saw opportunities for increased quality and predictability early on." says Todd Powell, Executive Vice President for Elekta Software. "With Rally's capacity planning capability, an unexpected by-product is that we're producing a great deal of data about our work. We can quantify not only the work we're doing, but also the size of the problems we can address. Coupled with a data-driven answer about what our real capacity is at any given time – and what the real demand is – we are better able to predict for other areas of the business, such as marketing and sales, in terms of deliverability and timeframes. This has a tremendous impact on our teams."
Rally is demonstrating its new Enterprise Scale Agile capabilities with customers at the RallyON!™ 2015 conference in Phoenix, Arizona. The conference — featuring keynotes from Dan Pink and Josh Linkner, and customer presentations from a range of industries — brings the best thinking, strategies, and practices to help organizations keep pace with the new speed of business. For more information about the June 15-17 event, visit http://rallydev.com/rallyon.
The updates announced today are available to Rally Unlimited Edition customers at no additional cost. For more information or to request a free trial, please visit http://rallydev.com.
Rally delivers software and services that drive agility. Organizations worldwide use Rally's solutions to navigate evolving market demands, improve performance, and accelerate the pace of innovation to deliver value faster. Rally's enterprise-class SaaS platform transforms the way organizations manage the software development lifecycle by aligning software development with strategic business objectives, facilitating collaboration, and increasing transparency. By applying Agile and Lean approaches, Rally's consulting and training services help companies innovate, lead, adapt, and deliver. Learn more at www.rallydev.com.
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