Product Info

VersionOne is an all-in-one agile project management tool built from the ground up to support agile software development methodologies such as Scrum, Kanban, Lean, XP, SAFe and hybrid. From small teams to distributed enterprises, VersionOne’s suite of right-sized product editions help companies scale agile faster, easier and smarter.

Platform

Take advantage of more than 45 pre-built integration connectors to extend VersionOne and create a single, synchronized agile software development environment. Connectors are available for all VersionOne product editions, or you can build your own using VersionOne’s open, web-service API and SDKs (Java & .NET).

Training & Services

We offer world class agile and product training to help you quickly get started with agile and easily scale VersionOne across your organization. Whether you’re looking for basic training or dedicated on-site coaching you’ll find what you need to make your transition to agile faster and easier.

Customers

VersionOne has been selected and successfully deployed by over 50,000 teams in over 170 countries around the world and more than 35 Fortune 100 companies using agile software development and scrum development practices. Our customers include many of the leading technology organizations in the world.

Partners

We realize that the agile expertise that our partners offer is a critical part of a customer’s success in adopting, transitioning and scaling their agile initiatives. By leveraging the unique expertise of our global partner network, VersionOne is able to offer superior agile training, coaching and consulting services based on our customers’ specific needs

About Us

VersionOne helped pioneer the agile management tool in 2002 - way before it was the cool thing to do in the software development market. Today we remain the only enterprise software company that has been 100% dedicated to agile life cycle management since day one.

Agile Project Management Agile Project Management Done Right

Agile Project Management Storyboard

Whether you’ve just wondered about agile project management, or actually dipped one toe in, you’d probably agree: the role of the Project Manager can seem impossible. Customers expect quality software on time and on budget. But wait! The requirements just changed. Again.

Sound familiar? We get it. Many of today’s smart software organizations have ditched unforgiving waterfall project management for an agile approach. Agile project management allows Project Managers to hit key milestones and provide executives with fast, accurate project status even when the deliverable is a moving target. By having greater visibility and continuous feedback, agile PMOs can react very quickly to change and bottlenecks in the development process, delivering better software, faster. Think you might want to try agile? Or tried it but didn’t see value? We can help.

What is Agile Project Management?

What is Agile Project Management?What is Agile Project Management?

"But, we do daily stand-ups. We’re agile."

Not so fast. Before you can say your team is agile, it’s important to have a good understanding of “What is agile?” and “What are some of the agile roles?” Agile project management is a value-driven approach that allows Project Managers to deliver high-priority, high-quality work – and look like rock stars to their stakeholders. It’s nothing like the plodding, costly and error-prone approach to project management, which has delivered inconsistent results for years.

Software projects change constantly. When customers are expected to finalize requirements before they can test-drive the prototypes, overhead and long delays often cripple the project. Agile Project Management is about embracing change, even late in the development stage. It’s about delivering the features with the greatest business value first, and having the real-time information to tightly manage cost, time and scope.

Agile Project Management reduces complexity by breaking down the many-months-long cycle of building requirements for the whole project, building the entire product and then testing to find hundreds of product flaws. Instead small, usable segments of the software product are specified, developed and tested in manageable, two- to four-week cycles.

In traditional waterfall project management, the Project Manager is burdened with balancing project scope, cost, quality, personnel, reporting, risk, and adapting as requirements change. Agile project management divides these overwhelming responsibilities among three agile roles:

  • The Product Owner handles setting project goals, handling the tradeoff of schedule versus scope, adapting to changing project requirements and setting priorities for product features.
  • The ScrumMaster guides the team to prioritize their tasks and removes impediments to handling their tasks.
  • The Team Members directly handle most of the task assignment, daily detail management, progress reporting and quality control for the product.

Why Should You Care?Why Should You Care?

If you’ve already started implementing agile with your team and it seems overly complicated, you may be missing one major component: inspect and adapt. If you’re doing agile the right way, your product delivery process should just keep getting better and better, improving your team’s value to stakeholders and your personal value to the company.

Agile project management continuously evaluates time and cost as primary constraints. Rapid feedback, continuous adaptation and QA best practices are built in to the team’s committed schedules, ensuring top-quality output and proven processes. Agile Project Managers look at proactive, real-time delivery metrics – such as Velocity, Burndown and Cumulative Flow – versus frequently out-of-date Gantt Charts, spreadsheets and irrelevant or impossible project milestones. The net result? You have fewer costly end-of-project surprises, and the working product is delivered in weeks rather than months.

Related: Deliver Working Products with More Business Value: The Benefits of Agile Project Management

Scaling Agile Across Teams and ProjectsScaling Agile Across Teams and Projects

The mistake some teams make is they have success with one agile team and then add more projects and teams without preparing for the growth. Before they know it, they have a hodgepodge of teams using their own “modular” agile tools to manage their work. These tools do not speak the same language or roll up to a clear software portfolio vision.

If you’ve already encountered this, you know scaling agile is not easy. But there are ways to make it easier. One of the critical job functions of a Project Manager is to meet project objectives while creating a consistent formula for least-cost, best-ROI processes. Agile project management tools make this easy and repeatable for multiple projects and teams, even when they are in different physical locations. By centrally managing all requirements, requests, tasks, tests and defects into a real-time tool, Agile Project Managers can streamline cross-team collaboration and decision making while eliminating waste and giving executives and auditors the numbers they need. Exactly when they need them.

 	Is Agile Project Management Right for You?Is Agile Project Management Right for You?

Not sure how to get started? Or you’ve already begun but not sure you’re doing it right? Let’s talk. Take a small step toward big value; have a no-pressure conversation with one of our coaches. You’ll learn how to get started with agile project management to create high-impact development teams with minimal business disruption.

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