CA Clarity PPM is an industry leading project and portfolio management (PPM) solution that will help you better align all your IT services, and New Product Development (NPD) investments with corporate strategy; improve the quality of your investment decision making; get better return on investment, speed of innovation and strengthen your organization's ability to deliver on those commitments. CA Clarity PPM offers core project and portfolio management functionality that will help your organization unify and simplify PPM information and processes into a single system of record.
CA Clarity PPM provides a unique depth of fucntionality including:
- Resource Management
- Demand Management
- Project and Portfolio Management
- Project Management
- Cost and Time Management
- Release Management
- Agile Product Vision
- Agile Vision
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NEW in CA Clarity PPM v12
In its new Version 12, CA Clarity PPM v12 has been greatly enhanced and now meets the requirements of its target markets such as IT, product development as well as research and development in a still more in-depth and comprehensive way.
The new licensing model increases the flexibility of organizational use and reduces total cost of ownership.
CA Clarity PPM
Release 12 – New Modules
Clarity PPM Modules including: Demand, Resource, Project, Portfolio, Process, and Financial Management plus Studio and Connect, are now combined in the new basic module, PPM.
Clarity PPM Accelerators for the Project Management Method, Prince2 (Projects in Controlled Environments) and PMO (Project Management Office) have also been integrated.
Clarity PPM for IT Governance (ITG)
All functionality targeted at IT has been merged into the ITG (IT Governance) module: Service Portfolio Management, Asset and Application Management, Business Relationship Management, IT Financial Management, and Requirements Planning.
Clarity PPM for New Product Development (NPD)
All functionality targeted at product development has been pooled in the NPD (New Product Development) module: Requirements Planning, Product Portfolio Management, and Idea-to-Launch Management.
CA Clarity PPM for NPD allows your organization to seamlessly manage its products, projects, people and financials. It gives executives a real-time view into the organization’s products, projects and resources and empowers managers to deliver controlled and predictable product innovation.
CA Clarity PPM for NPD offers your organization all the tools needed to align your NPD investments with your business strategy, bringing you the highest return on the use of your product development resources. It provides you with the structured environment you need to establish portfolio criteria, develop plans and what-if scenarios, and communicate strategic decisions to stakeholders.
Once your portfolio decisions have been made, CA Clarity PPM for NPD provides you with extensive performance analysis and scorecard features to show you the true costs and benefits of your product development projects. This gives you the insight you need to continually improve innovation performance and decision making.
You can access performance information in real-time and drill to the details and answer the really important questions: Are my resources aligned with my business and innovation strategy? Are we succeeding financially? Are we actually achieving the benefits we targeted in the selection process? Are my stakeholders completely engaged in the process?
The ability to establish sophisticated evaluation and selection criteria, create and optimize planning scenarios, communicate decisions and monitor progress in a seamless, integrated system makes CA Clarity PPM for NPD your most critical tool for managing innovation investments.
Clarity PPM Enterprise Visibility Option (EVO)
The Enterprise Visibility Option for CA Clarity PPM allows anyone in the organization that isn't a user with real-time secured access to submit requests, view critical project information and generate reports within CA Clarity PPM, strengthening engagement between the business and IT, while improving collaboration among stakeholders.
With the latest release of CA Clarity PPM v12, stakeholders can view CA Clarity PPM data through a Project Homepage Microsoft SharePoint, one of the most widely used business applications today. This integration puts project information in the location where stakeholders are already working.
The Enterprise Visibility Option for CA Clarity PPM provides business stakeholders with:
- Unlimited idea, request and incident submittals
- Unlimited Business Objects report viewing and distribution
- Unlimited use of PPM data in your organization’s portals
- Microsoft SharePoint integration
This new functional unit allows CA Clarity PPM users to capture business value in the form of requirements, group them into features and releases, to create a roadmap for those releases and then associate releases to projects (or other objects) for execution purposes. The Requirements Planning module also provides insight into how requirements fit into the overall business process and organizational goals and helps align business and development objectives.
How it helps?
Addresses #1 reason projects fail:
- Poor Requirements
- Bridges gap between strategic planning and project execution
How it works?
- Plans and scopes requirements
- Builds requirements into high-level release plans
- Constructs a roadmap describing what will be built and when
Microsoft Sharepoint Integration
This integration provides a “Project Home Page” in SharePoint for collaborative purposes as an extension to a project in CA Clarity PPM. This is a place where team members, stakeholders, and other interested parties go to see and collaborate about scope, status, action items, etc. of a project. The Project Home Page feature improves customers’ ability to manage and coordinate projects for several reasons: It combines CA Clarity PPM information with information from Sharepoint and other sources, it leverages SharePoint’s strong collaboration features, and it reaches the mostly larger community of SharePoint users in the organization. The essential underlying feature of the Microsoft Sharepoint Integration is its ability to have the SharePoint site show real-time CA Clarity PPM data. These may be any or all of lists, graphs, and key metrics. Depending on the version of SharePoint used, SharePoint functionality such as integration of tasks with a group calendar or with Outlook is also available.
Clarity New Product Development (NPD) Accelerator
This accelerator provides automated processes and workflow to assist organizations in implementing their product development methodology of choice. NPD handles product development from conception to launch by moving an idea and later a project through specific stages. At each stage the product or project manager will compile appropriate deliverables and submit to a gating process that employs gatekeepers to rate the idea or project. The average of the ratings is used by product development to make informed decisions about continuing to pursue a project or idea. NPD also supports product portfolio planning and allows creation of portfolios based on brand and product line. Scenarios can then be used to define product strategy. The accelerator is designed around specific roles such as Marketing Manager, Project Manager, and Product Manager and contains over 50 portlets divided into dashboards designed for each of the roles.