As we mentioned in last week’s blog about our 2012.1 release, since our December 2011 Agile Portfolio Management launch events we have continued to make great progress on Rally Portfolio Manager. We have gathered a ton of feedback from early adopters on what key items you need to take your planning to the next level. Based on your input, we are happy to share with you a key enhancement to the Portfolio Timeline.

You told us that the Timeline needs to allow you to view the portfolio on a weekly, monthly, or quarterly time frame. We heard you, and are happy to announce the release of a “zoom” option on the Portfolio Timeline:


We’ve already seen some great comments in Rally Ideas around Timeline Zoom: “Saw the zoom feature in the portfolio timeline… you nailed it! Thank you!”  We’re excited to share this with you, and think Timeline Zoom will make it even easier to view and share your portfolio timeline across your organization. Any user in your subscription can look at the Portfolio Timeline, select their zoom level, and instantly see what has started, what has completed, what is currently in progress, and when work is expected to complete. If you want to share with a non-Rally user, it’s easy to take a screenshot to share your roadmap via email, embed in your corporate wiki, or distribute however you like.

Have you checked out Rally Dashboards? This is the place to personalize and customize your Rally world. You can also add the Portfolio Item Timeline dashboard panel to any dashboard page. And if you’re a Rally administrator, for example, you can easily add the Timeline panel to a custom dashboard filled with Portfolio-related data, and then share the dashboard to your entire workspace. Keep everyone on the same page with Portfolio Items, Dashboards, and sharing.

Timeline enhancements are perfectly aligned with the primary focus of Rally Portfolio Manager – bringing better visibility into agile development work. More timeline enhancements are in the works, and we want to hear from you in the Portfolio Management category of Rally Ideas.

We are also actively working on step two of your Agile Portfolio Management adoption: limiting the number of projects and initiatives going into development. Stay tuned for the upcoming Portfolio Kanban!

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