Azure DevOps – Agile Portfolio Management

Maintain Visibility and Decision-Making While Empowering Teams to Use Azure DevOps to Manage Work 

Translate strategy into delivery on an organization-wide, cross-functional scale with roadmaps that connect the investments, outcomes business capabilities, milestones, technology and financials required to realize strategies.

Key Features

Keep your agile teams working in Azure DevOps, the tool they are accustomed to, while providing portfolio and program leaders a broad view of the project portfolio with OnePlan.  A unified Azure DevOps Portfolio Management solution bridges gaps that are impacting productivity and the bottom line.  Connecting OnePlan with Azure DevOps drives enhanced visibility & alignment – making sure the projects that the teams are working so hard on – are the right projects and deliver value to the organization. 

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AGILE PORTFOLIO MANAGEMENT

Reduce reliance on spreadsheets or manual processes and improve management of portfolios and initiatives. 

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BUDGET & RESOURCE PLANNING

Measure financials, budgets, and ROI to stay on track with accurate key performance metrics. Provide visibility into a centralized organization-wide view of portfolio financials. 

STRATEGIC ALIGNMENT

Determine how your project and product portfolios are performing in relation to company goals. Visualize projects against specific objectives and understand what it is costing to achieve them; drill in to identify issues. 

Ideation and Project Intake 

Don’t miss out on the next big idea. Innovation can come from anywhere. To foster innovation teams must be able to collect, vote and prioritize every new idea. In many cases, it’s consolidation of multiple ideas that generates winning products. Engage your teams and empower out of the box thinking to drive innovation across the Enterprise. 

Azure DevOps Agile Portfolio Management

Keep your Agile teams aligned to strategy by connecting epics, features and to business objectives. Prioritize portfolio against objectives and key results. Identify the initiatives that bring the most value. Make decisions instantly by analyzing the impact of new ideas against the current portfolio. 

 

  • Powerful reporting – Data-driven decisioning to approve, manage and status the right work. 
  • Ideation – Track all requests centrally and keep a backlog of ideas to foster innovation and competitive advantage 
  • Scoring and ranking – Prioritize the initiatives that brings the most value to the business 
  • Streamline work – Manage the flow of value to move work through process step 
OnePlan Roadmap with Azure DevOps

Azure DevOps Portfolio Visibility and Insights

Keep all stakeholders informed of real-time status and portfolio/program performance. Stay ahead of potential risks and know when action is needed to mitigate impact. Easily create and configure dashboards and reports that are appropriate for every level of delivery. Identify change impact immediately and keep your portfolio on course. 

 

  • Roadmap visibility – always keep an eye on future releases to keep stakeholders updated and prepared for the next iteration 
  • Remove barriers – identify potential issues before they become team blockers 
  • Budget alignment – understand portfolio budgets and ensure alignment across teams to prevent overruns 

Azure DevOps Resource Management

Identify resource needs early on to ensure you have the right resources to fulfill your strategic objectives. Have the tools you need to manage unexpected change and new demand. Ensure you have the right skillsets and roles in your teams to optimize performance and delivery with speed. Powerful resource analytic tools such as what-if modeling can help you stay on top of changing needs and make decisions to keep your portfolio on track with new work on deck. 

 

  • View labor cost in a consumable fashion by project, product, work type or epic. Determine where your money is spent – innovation or ongoing maintenance 
  • View all your resource assignments with reports organized in a way that works best for you – via role, team, project, or product 
  • Get a look into all your resource capacity risks and make changes to assignments to maximize utilization 
  • Identify resource gaps from future work that could impact your team’s ability to deliver 

Azure DevOps Financial Planning

Forecast and track costs from start to finish with OnePlan’s financial management capabilities at the strategy, portfolio, and program levels. Understand the cost of future initiatives and track actuals against all portfolios and programs to plan more accurately with every initiative. Create reports that drive decision making and keep your work in line with forecasts and planned cost.

Azure DevOps Project Management

You’ve got a mix of both agile and waterfall methodologies? Don’t worry, you’re not alone. Often the Project Management Office (PMO) is using OnePlan to help them manage organizational initiatives and investments in their project portfolio. Yet, the teams tasked with executing against these high-level business themes manage their work in Agile planning tools including Azure DevOps. 

Azure DevOps Time Tracking

OnePlan can bring in all timesheets across all work into one central location for simplified timesheet management and collaboration. Regardless of the origin – now you can see all time in one place. 

Azure DevOps Reporting and Analytics

Making decisions is nearly impossible without a complete view into all the work that is currently in play. In today’s world, leaders must be able to shift quickly and with confidence to stay ahead of the competition. OnePlan provides real-time visibility into every aspect of work so you can make proactive decisions that will protect your investments and help you deliver on time, on budget and within the quality standards your customer’s deserve. Create quick and easy to use reports and dashboards to gain insights into the data that means the most to you.

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