Planview Delivers Industry-First Convergence of Portfolio Management, Agile Planning, and Value Stream Management

AUSTIN, Texas–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Planview, the leading platform for digital connected work from portfolio planning to delivery, today announced a first-to-market offering–Digital Product Insights–that combines portfolio management and agile planning with delivery insights from value stream management (VSM) and objectives & key results (OKRs). Planview is the first and only company in the market to provide organizations with connected, data-driven visibility across the lifecycle of a strategy, effectively connecting software delivery to the business with a comprehensive view of impact and objective performance. This announcement delivers on Planview’s digital connected work mission by giving companies a concrete way to break down organizational silos with a single view of shared metrics and business outcome insights.

“For far too long, a black box has existed between business strategies and how software is delivered against them,” said Razat Gaurav, CEO of Planview. “To thrive in today’s fast-paced environment, the entire C-Suite, from CEO to CFO to CTO, need shared, real-time, actionable data regarding the health of their entire organization’s business and digital transformation initiatives. Planview delivers an innovative way to leverage predictive delivery insights and sentiment details and put them back into portfolio, value stream, and team plans, helping organizations create faster feedback loops that yield better decisions and deliver better outcomes—ultimately shining a light on that black box.”

One of the key data inputs into the new Digital Product Insights is AI powered sentiment analysis, which crawls comments for positive, negative or neutral language to provide a holistic view of plan performance, to further support proactive, data-driven decision making and confident delivery predictability. Connected, multi-level objectives and key results are another critical data source, providing end-to-end organizational goal alignment embedded inside the solution for context to the strategy, planning and work happening within the organization.

“The combination of strategy, planning, and delivery insights in a single view is instrumental to driving digital transformation success and customer value,” said Mik Kersten, CTO, Planview and author of the bestselling book Project to Product: How to Survive and Thrive in the Age of Digital Disruption with the Flow Framework. “With this offering we are providing a better way to connect portfolio management and agile planning to the delivery engine, giving organizations a powerful, data-rich consolidated view into how their delivery teams are impacting business outcomes. The typical reporting within a software organization is retroactive, reactive, and disjointed. To truly pivot and make capacity planning and funding decisions, organizations need to be able to continuously feed delivery and process insights into the portfolios, value streams, and teams as work is happening.”

“This new capability gives us a way to do that, using delivery feedback to pivot plans, processes, and capacity to yield more value and efficiency, while also ensuring organizational alignment with shared objectives and key results. These are things you just can’t do when your systems, teams, and tools are disconnected and out of alignment,” he added.

Complementing this functionality, Planview is announcing two additional innovations focused on delivering data-driven visibility to further strengthen the connection between software delivery and business outcomes.

  • Planview Universal Connector, available through select Planview partners, extends connectivity across the enterprise toolchain, allowing organizations to continue their use of in-house or industry specific applications as part of their value delivery, while seamlessly connecting into the entire Planview ecosystem. This addition promotes efficiency and value continuity, further enhancing Planview’s ability to provide holistic, data-driven visibility across the software delivery lifecycle.
  • Roadmaps for Teams help organizations translate plans into visual timelines for achieving their business outcomes and completing deliverables. Used in conjunction with Digital Product Insights, interactive roadmaps aid in driving and aligning product direction and expectations throughout delivery.

Planview is a Leader in the 2023 Gartner® Magic QuadrantTM for Strategic Portfolio Management. The company was also named a leader in The Forrester Wave™: Value Stream Management, Q4 2022.

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