Agile Product Management
When development teams adopt Agile practices, product managers need to keep up with faster development cycles and shorter customer feedback loops.
Rally’s solution provides a single system of record for requirements and development artifacts, the necessary feedback loops between product managers and development, and the ability to leverage your organization's Agile development engine instead of getting run over by it.
- Active user engagement
- A focus on market value
- Realistic roadmaps
- Visibility and transparency
Active user engagement
With so many distributed users these days, how do you listen to the “Voice of the Customer”? Stand up a collaborative place for users to engage with you and with each other rather than accumulate out-of-context suggestion box emails. Instead, actively engage in a conversation with users so you can truly understand their needs from which valuable product features can emerge. Let them express themselves with idea votes and comments in Rally Idea Manager.
A focus on market value
There is always too much to do and never enough time. Learn to focus on only the most valuable features. The Rally Portfolio Manager Kanban provides a clear view of feature progress through an idea-to-delivery value stream. From this view, you easily detect impediments in delivering features and as a result, can prioritize features for faster delivery.
Product roadmaps are only worth communicating if they are up to date and reflect realistic timeframes.
The Rally Portfolio Manager timeline communicates roadmap plans to the rest of your organization in an intuitive and reliable way. Since the timeline reflects the actual status of each feature, you no longer need to manually update roadmaps. This powerful view provides you with the empirical evidence you need to make educated decisions and steer your strategic plans when delays put delivery milestones at risk.
No more obsolete PowerPoint roadmaps and looks of disbelief when presenting product roadmaps.
Visibility and transparency
When development scales their Agile practices, you run the risk of swimming in an ocean of user stories and losing track of what exactly will be delivered to customers.
Rally Portfolio Manager provides exceptional visibility into Agile development work. It aggregates development status above the team and user story levels to provide feature status in terms meaningful to those outside development: percent complete, planned start date, estimated completion date, and actual start and completion dates.
Now you can easily answer with confidence:
- Which features are we actively working on?
- Which features are completed?
- Which have already taken too much time?
- Which features may get delayed and why?
No more Excel spreadsheets to manually update.
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