Rally Software and Planview Announce Integrated ALM/PPM Platform

Combined Solution Connects Application Development to the Bottom Line of the Business

Nov 12, 2013, 16:44 ET from Rally Software

BOULDER, Colo., Nov. 12, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Rally (NYSE: RALY) and Planview today presents a solution that connects top-down strategic planning and project execution to provide the critical, real-time information needed for organizations to make decisions that will help them outpace their competition.

"Combining Planview's strong strategic planning capabilities with Rally's leading solutions for managing Agile software development creates real-time feedback loops throughout organizations so they can pivot as business conditions change," said Rally's CTO Ryan Martens. "This solution integrates and provides a holistic view of work at all levels - from team to program to portfolio - so priorities can be actively adjusted to steer the organization in the most profitable, innovative direction."

Effectively linking strategic planning work focused on value, risks and benefits with work focused on executing with speed and flexibility is critical in today's fast-paced, fiercely competitive world of new product development. Rally and Planview provide this critical link with an integrated, end-to-end portfolio management solution that aligns people across global organizations so everyone knows at any moment where projects stand and what teams need.

Physicians Mutual, a leading health and life insurance provider, identified challenges around a project-based approach to software development and their use of multiple and diverse application development and portfolio management solutions. Beginning in January 2013, they implemented Agile methods to achieve a vision to improve efficiency and collaboration among 250+ IT and business employees and create increased transparency and accountability around their processes. Their transition to Agile development included using a much smaller, completely integrated tool suite consisting of Planview, Rally and test automation and source code management solutions.

"Using Planview Enterprise and Rally's integrated solution, we successfully transitioned to Agile-based project and portfolio planning and execution in less than three months," said Physicians Mutual's Project Manager of PMO Operations, Joan Bohannon. "We've achieved incredible results in such a short period of time. The improved transparency and visibility helps everyone - from the executive team to the delivery teams - stay informed and easily identify cross-team dependencies, which has allowed us to deliver higher quality products to our customers more quickly."

"Together, Planview and Rally are forging new ground by offering a flexible solution that handles the day-to-day work for both traditional and Agile projects and conveys the aggregated strategic planning information," said Planview's executive vice president of products, Patrick Tickle. "Customers have always had huge portfolios of projects and now they have increasingly large portfolios of Agile work. We are delivering a solution for customers to have visibility into all that work so they can make better decisions and drive agility throughout their businesses."

Rally and Planview will showcase their integrated solution at the PMO Symposium this week. Check out these blog posts, articles and videos for more information on the benefits of this integration:

Customers and prospects can contact their Rally or Planview account representatives to learn more about the integration and capabilities of these solutions.

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.

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