Category Archives: Program Management

Agile Tip: Mapping Use Cases with Portfolio Items, Projects, and Stories

I’m working with a customer who needed to put their “as-is” product use cases into VersionOne Lifecycle. After looking at several options, we decided to use a combination of planning levels, portfolio items, and user stories to create the customer’s complete product use case … Continue reading

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New VersionOne Program Board Supports SAFe Program Increment (PI) Planning

If your organization is implementing Scaled Agile Framework® (SAFe®), then you’ll want to take a look at VersionOne’s new Program Board which is central to Program Increment (PI) planning. The Program Board helps team easily view and track dependent work … Continue reading

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Comprehensive Portfolio Management with VersionOne and CA PPM

The number of organizations that are adopting agile methodologies is increasing each year.  The State of Agile Survey, published annually by VersionOne, indicated that in 2013 the percentage of organizations practicing agile was 88%, an almost 10% increase over the … Continue reading

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When Waterfall and Agile Collide: CA PPM Integration Simplifies Scaling

Today with CA, we announced an exciting new native integration solution between CA PPM and VersionOne that enables tracking of agile and waterfall development projects in a single console. This solution integrates Clarity PPM and VersionOne agile project management to simplify … Continue reading

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“What’s in a Name? That Which We Call a ‘Project’ by Any Other Name Would Smell as Sweet”

With apologies to William Shakespeare – couldn’t resist, Bill ol’ chap… So – what is a Project in VersionOne?  Is it a Product, a Project or a Release?  Is it a Portfolio, a Program or a Group?  The answer is … Continue reading

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All for One, One for All! Approach to Managing Agile Projects with Shared Services

Yours is an organization delivering multiple projects for different customers through your various teams – shared services.  Though your teams practice agile – and enjoy it! – they do not truly have a dedicated backlog; their efforts are helping deliver … Continue reading

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Requests and Ideas - My Polymorphic Backlog in VersionOne

If you are a Product Owner, a Project Manager, or a Business Analyst, you have heard the following before; I’m sure: “It’s not a defect; it’s a feature.” “It’s not an issue; it’s an enhancement.” “It’s not a bug; it … Continue reading

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Fall 2013 Release: I Plan to Re-plan

Some years back, Luke Hohmann introduced me to the phrase, “I plan to re-plan.” It’s a somewhat awkward phrase which caused me to stop and ponder it for a moment. “Is re-planning the ultimate purpose of planning?” No, planning is … Continue reading

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Summer 2013 Release: Reach Out and Touch Someone

The Summer 2013 Release has some interesting value-packaged within. Reach Out and Touch Someone The old telephone adage has taken on a new twist this summer. Where the mighty Ma Bell once featured this jingle as a means to stir emotion and … Continue reading

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Agile Construction Management Using VersionOne

In a post in the Agile Management blog, I outlined the idea that agile development could be applied to Construction Management. There are some terms that have been customized in this VersionOne instance, including Phase instead of Epic, Trade instead … Continue reading

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