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Critical Capabilities for Enterprise Agile Planning Tools

Published: 25 April 2022


Application and software engineering leaders seek enterprise agile planning tools that support both the work of their teams and portfolio management. This research evaluates and compares enterprise agile planning tools from 17 vendors across three use cases.

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Key Findings
  • Team-level agile work-tracking tools lack capabilities for managing value creation at the portfolio and product level and across the value stream. This significantly limits the benefits that these tools can deliver when scaling agile delivery.

  • The functionality needed to support a product portfolio differs greatly from what is needed for a traditional project and program portfolio. Selecting a tool for the latter will not enable effective product management. Portfolio management requires both digital and hybrid project/product capability.

  • Not all agile planning tools provide sufficient capability to support enterprise agile frameworks (EAFs). This is more evident when scaling with the processes

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  • Apptio
  • Atlassian
  • Bee360
  • Broadcom
  • Digité
  • Enalean
  • Favro
  • GitLab
  • IBM
  • Inflectra
  • Micro Focus
  • Planisware
  • Planview
  • ServiceNow
  • Siemens
  • TCS
  • Product Roadmapping
  • Backlog Management
  • Scrum Team Support
  • Kanban Team Support
  • EAF Support, Including SAFe
  • Program/Portfolio-Level Planning
  • Collaboration
  • Integration With Third-Party Tools
  • SW Engineering Financial Management
  • Strategic Alignment and Tracking
  • E2E Visibility to the Value Stream
  • Delivery Forecasting
  • Digital Product Portfolio
  • Hybrid Project, Program and Product Portfolio
  • Scaled Agile Framework (SAFe)

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Critical Capabilities: A deeper look into provider offerings

How does a Critical Capabilities report work?

As a companion to the Magic Quadrant™, a Critical Capabilities report scores competing products and services against a set of meaningful differentiators. It reveals which options are the best fit in various use cases to help you focus on the vendors best suited to your needs.

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