IBM Rational Portfolio Manager:
Software to Help Organizations Manage Risk and Govern Software Delivery
As organizations increasingly move toward globally distributed development teams
and adopt service-oriented architectures, companies need real-time IT governance
processes in place to control risk and ensure projects are being carried out efficiently
The newest version of IBM’s end-to-end project and portfolio management solution,
IBM Rational Portfolio Manager, helps customers better meet IT governance
regulations and improve visibility across the entire IT organization.
New features include:
Easy to navigate Web browser interface increases efficiency for team
members across development projects. Team members can easily submit
expense and time reports and timesheets, and also view work assignments
and update scope elements and view and update documents.
An analytical component to IBM Rational Portfolio Manager automates
decision and approval cycles for software development teams and enables
teams to uncover trends and overlaps in projects using their own third party
Automatic generation of compliance reports can provide specific
documentation of change requests and proper authorization.
Combination of top-down portfolio analysis with bottom-up process-driven
project management, used with application lifecycle management solutions,
facilitates a 360-degree view into IT projects and enables decisions to be
made based on accurate, objective data.
Tighter Integration with IBM Rational Software Delivery Platform:
The need to better align IT projects with operational goals is forcing companies to
evaluate their software development processes. These organizations are increasing
visibility across project portfolios in order to make better decisions, faster.
Managing project requirements will help improve the transparency of software
development projects, reduce project risk and keep software development projects
running smoothly. Tight integration between IBM Rational Portfolio Manager and
IBM Rational RequistePro eases integration of requirements capabilities into IT
Additionally, IBM Rational Portfolio Manager’s enhanced integration with IBM Rational
ClearQuest strengthens process automation, reporting, defect and change tracking,
and lifecycle traceability for better insight, predictability and control of the software
IBM Rational Portfolio Manager 7.1 is available on June 29, 2007. For more
information on IBM Rational software, visit http://www.ibm.com/software/rational.
IBM Rational Portfolio Manager encompasses the defined elements from the Project
Management Institute (PMI) Body of Knowledge.
Contact: Karen Lilla, IBM Communications, 1-617-693-8115, firstname.lastname@example.org