CA Technologies Releases Updates to Agile Management Platform

Posted 6/15/2016 4:02:12 PM by RICHARD HARRIS, Executive Editor

CA Technologies Releases Updates to Agile Management Platform
CA Technologies has released new functionality to its Agile Management portfolio that includes integrations between CA Project & Portfolio Management (CA PPM) and CA Agile Central (formerly Rally), a new persona-based approaches to PPM and IT Service Management (ITSM) with CA PPM and CA Service Management, and new features in CA Agile Central. 

The integrated solution of CA PPM and CA Agile Central helps companies balance agility and governance by connecting the work of agile teams to the enterprise portfolio. New integrations between CA Agile Central and CA PPM allow the work development teams are undertaking in CA Agile Central to be visible to project managers in CA PPM, so resource allocations, funding, and progress of business deliverables are more transparent.  

The new CA PPM solution gives project managers a way to connect with their teams through a new user experience. time entry and real-time support provide insights into how teams are executing against strategy, and enable project managers to keep team members motivated and drive better project performance.

CA Agile Central now offers enhanced capacity planning, team planning and release tracking. Key features include:

- Enhanced capacity planning enables businesses and engineering personnel to match business priorities to available team capacity so they can balance work allocation during planning.

- Team planning gives visibility into the prioritized set of features that teams will build. By providing context and empowering teams to plan their work, users create reliable release plans together.

- Release tracking provides visuals in real time for executing the work and release tracking progress.

CA Service Management allows service desk analysts to react and respond to high-priority work more quickly by providing them a way to prioritize work, and the context to make decisions which allows analysts to increase their first-call resolution rates. Updates to CA Service Management help address productivity demands, giving analysts a contextual understanding of the work that needs to get done and why.

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About the author: RICHARD HARRIS, Executive Editor

As the Publisher and Editor for App Developer Magazine, Richard has several industry recognitions and endorsements from tech companies such as Microsoft, Apple and Google for accomplishments in the mobile market. He was part of the early Google AFMA program, and also involved in the foundation of Google TV. He has been developing for mobile since 2003 and serves as CEO of Moonbeam Development, a mobile app company with 200 published titles in various markets throughout the world. Richard is also the founder of LunarAds, a mobile cross-promotion and self-serv mediation network for developers. He has been a featured presenter at trade-shows and conferences, and stays active with new projects relating to mobile development.

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