With its new release Onepoint Project 10.1 the leading vendor of easy-to-use, IPMA/PMI-compliant project management solutions Onepoint Software integrates two very dynamic project management aspects: agile PM and JIRA. The new software version features two optional modules for the vendor's flagship product Enterprise Server/Cloud that seamlessly integrate agile project management (PM) based on the Scrum framework into an IPMA/PMI-compliant multi-project management environment. Earlier this year the announcement of tightly integrated agile PM motivated Gartner to include Onepoint into their 2010 IT PPM magic quadrant.
The Agile Planning Option (APO) provides a new "Products" area inside Onepoint Project allowing for integrated product and release planning - including support for planning, managing and prioritizing requirements such as new features, improvements and issues. Requirement definitions also support all fields necessary for implementing Scrum product backlogs like story points and importance. Agile planning itself takes place in Onepoint's "Planning" tool where requirements and stories can be used to quickly create agile tasks and to schedule them using sprints. Unlike in pure-play agile PM tools, agile projects in Onepoint not only benefit from a new burndown chart for agile project monitoring, but users can also take advantage of all formal project planning, monitoring and controlling tools whenever they want.
Also the JIRA Connector Option (JCO) can be used in both formal and agile planning. With its Greenhopper plug-in Atlassian's JIRA is one of the most widely used issue tracking and agile task management tools worldwide. Onepoint Project 10.1 synchronizes issues and product backlogs from JIRA to Onepoint in real-time. If combined with agile planning product backlogs can be managed in JIRA, while agile project planning can be done in Onepoint, thus providing many advantages including the possibility for real resource utilization planning. The next version of Onepoint Project due later this year will take the JIRA integration even further and will also support direct aggregation of JIRA projects into Onepoint's reporting architecture.
"Our approach of integrating agile PM seamlessly into a formal multi-project management environment is definitely unique. We are receiving very positive feedback from customers and prospects alike", said Gerald Aquila, founder and CEO of Onepoint. "The real-time data link from JIRA allows us to integrate with the number one agile product and release planning tool."
Interested parties can experience the advantages of integrated agile and formal project management firsthand either by requesting a free 30-day trial version via the Onepoint website (http://www.onepoint-project.com) or by visiting Onepoint at one of two major upcoming PM events in central Europe: pma focus taking place October 13-14 in Vienna, Austria or PM-Summit on November 15 in Munich, Germany. For more information about Onepoint Project 10.1 please visit www.onepoint-project.com or contact the Onepoint team directly via firstname.lastname@example.org or +43 699 17 17 17 22.
Onepoint Software is the first enterprise project management (EPM) software vendor offering both an on demand and an installed Web 2.0-based solution for the extended enterprise. Unlike traditional EPM software, Onepoint Project is known to be integrated, real-time, open, easy-to-use and fast to deploy. Onepoint enables project-oriented companies and departments to increase project and portfolio transparency, shorten project lead-times, automate best practices and reduce project risks. The ROI period of Onepoint Project is usually well below 12 months.
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