Integration Keeps Agile Development Teams Aligned with Strategic Project Portfolio Management Decisions
SAN DIEGO, June 20, 2011 — (PRNewswire) — Rally®, a leader in Agile application lifecycle management (ALM) and a Gold-level member of Oracle PartnerNetwork, today announced that Rally Enterprise Edition 2011.2 has achieved Oracle Validated Integration with Oracle's Primavera P6 Enterprise Project Portfolio Management ( http://www.rallydev.com/agile_products/integrations/portfolio_management) (EPPM) 8. The integration allows project managers to easily view and analyze critical data from Agile development teams, enabling them to adjust investment priorities in the organization's portfolio of IT projects.
The rise of Agile development practices creates a culture of continuous feedback and a focus on early delivery of high-quality software that meets important customer needs. The integration of Rally Enterprise Edition and Oracle's Primavera P6 EPPM connects the accurate, real-time feature progress produced with Agile software development practices with innovative enterprise PPM methods, providing a unified solution for executive reporting, analysis and decision-making on project portfolios.
"With the adoption of Agile practices accelerating across organizations and industries, sharing the status, progress and quality of Agile projects without disrupting the culture and work practices of Agile teams is critical," said Todd Olson, vice president of Products at Rally. "The integration of Rally Enterprise Edition and Oracle's Primavera P6 EPPM gives our joint customers visibility and alignment across the entire idea-to-delivery value stream. This enables everyone to better predict when features will be available and helps keep project investments aligned with the biggest opportunities."
"Organizations need an enterprise-class solution that provides visibility to their enterprise project portfolio while enabling teams to work with the tools and methodologies that make them the most productive," said Mike Sicilia, senior vice president and general manager, Oracle's Primavera Global Business Unit. "The integration between Oracle Primavera and Rally Enterprise Edition offers this flexibility to our customers by linking Agile development projects in Rally Enterprise Edition with enterprise projects and portfolios in Oracle's Primavera P6 EPPM. This integration enables alignment and decision making across the entire portfolio, while helping to maximize workforce productivity."
The Rally Connector for Oracle Primavera is immediately available as a proof of concept. To learn more about how this connector helps you gain enterprise visibility over all portfolio and Agile projects, visit http://www.rallydev.com/agile_products/integrations/portfolio_management to download the datasheet, view a demo or request more information. The Connector will be showcased this week in Oracle's booth at the Gartner PPM & IT Governance Summit in San Diego.
About Oracle Validated Integration
Oracle Validated Integration through the Oracle PartnerNetwork gives customers confidence that the integration of complementary partner software products with Oracle Applications and Oracle Technology (including Oracle Enterprise Manager, Oracle Content Management, and Oracle Identity Management) have been validated and the products work together as designed. This can help reduce risk, improve system implementation cycles, and provide for smoother upgrades and simpler maintenance. Oracle Validated Integration applies a rigorous technical process to review the integrations of third-party software to Oracle Applications and Technology products, including productized repeatable integrations from system integrators. Oracle provides access to Oracle Applications and Technology software, tools, technical resources and training to assist partners in developing integrations based on Oracle standards and best practices. Partners who have successfully validated their integrations are authorized to use the "Oracle Validated Integration" logo. For more information, please visit Oracle.com at http://www.oracle.com/us/partnerships/solutions/index.html.
About Oracle PartnerNetwork
Oracle PartnerNetwork (OPN) Specialized is the latest version of Oracle's partner program that provides partners with tools to better develop, sell and implement Oracle solutions. OPN Specialized offers resources to train and support specialized knowledge of Oracle products and solutions and has evolved to recognize Oracle's growing product portfolio, partner base and business opportunity. Key to the latest enhancements to OPN is the ability for partners to differentiate through Specializations. Specializations are achieved through competency development, business results, expertise and proven success. To find out more, visit http://www.oracle.com/partners.
Rally is the recognized leader in Agile application lifecycle management (ALM). We are dedicated to helping organizations embrace Agile and Lean development practices that increase the pace of innovation and improve product quality. According to a study by QSM Associates, software-driven companies that rely on Rally's Agile ALM products and services are 50% faster to market and 25% more productive than industry averages. The company's experienced services group, including training through Agile University, guides companies through the organizational change required to become innovative, Agile businesses. Together, Rally's Agile ALM platform and its leading Kanban-based project collaboration tool, AgileZen, support more than 9,700 corporate customers, 126,000 projects and 112,000 users in 101 countries. For more information, visit www.rallydev.com.
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