Inflectra Enterprise Agile Planning Briefing 2016

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A presentation given by to Gartner Group in October, 2016 illustrating the challenges and opportunities in the evolving Enterprise Agile Planning marketplace. The presentation specifically provides guidance on how to use Inflectra's SpiraTeam and Rapise tools for different types of project including scaled large-scale agile, outsourced development, continuous delivery and regulated industries.

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Inflectra Enterprise Agile Planning Briefing 2016

  1. 1. © Copyright 2006-2016, Inflectra Corporation Page: 1 Enterprise Agile Planning Tools MQ Vendor Briefing
  2. 2. © Copyright 2006-2016, Inflectra Corporation Page: 2 Agenda  Company Overview  Marketing & Positioning  Key Message  Differentiators  Use Cases  Large Scale Agile  Digital Business  Outsourced Development  Regulated Business  Product Development  Future Direction & Vision  Questions
  3. 3. © Copyright 2006-2016, Inflectra Corporation Company Overview Page: 3
  4. 4. © Copyright 2006-2016, Inflectra Corporation Company Overview  Founded 10 years ago to address the lack of comprehensive tooling across the lifecycle  Initial focus on the QA domain  Broadened to include project management, development, IT service management  Currently 10,000+ customers using our products in over 100 countries  Mix of direct sales and channel partners (70:30)  Maintain both Cloud and On-Premise options  Privately held, no VC funding to date Page: 4
  5. 5. © Copyright 2006-2016, Inflectra Corporation Product Highlights 2015 / 2016  SpiraTeam 5.0 ®  Enhanced estimation and planning  Support for Kanban and additional agile methodologies  Complete UI overhaul with 100% mobile responsive design  TaraVault™  Enterprise Git & Subversion SCM hosting & integration  Rapise ®  Support for testing mobile devices  Load / performance testing support  API Testing Capabilities – SOAP & REST  Pre-defined support for ERP (Dynamics AX & CRM) Page: 5
  6. 6. © Copyright 2006-2016, Inflectra Corporation Market Positioning Page: 6
  7. 7. © Copyright 2006-2016, Inflectra Corporation Issues in the Market  Development is everywhere, hardware and software is being increasingly blurred  Need for system of systems support  PLM/ALM feature sets are becoming integrated  Agile has gone mainstream and enterprise  Large-scale, distributed agile is the norm  Cloud delivery and rapid deployment meets regulation and process.  There is no typical project and customer  Tools need to be flexible to handle different classes of project with ‘just enough process’  Usability and process need to be optimized  Every industry is unique yet the same Page: 7
  8. 8. © Copyright 2006-2016, Inflectra Corporation Enterprise Lifecycle Management?  Software is the engine of companies; what we thought of as ALM is now being baked into their operations. The new “ERP”  Software is the product  Information is the inventory  Traditional PLM needs to include software Page: 8
  9. 9. © Copyright 2006-2016, Inflectra Corporation Go To Market Strategy  Continue to create a strong core Enterprise-grade program and project management solution  Technology and industry agnostic  Mobile-first and deployment agnostic  Integrated into all functions in an organization  Partnerships to extend core product to provide industry- specific solutions as appropriate  Support for different use cases  Address local restrictions and cultural norms  Extend solutions to enable business operations  Project, Product & Program Financials  Human Resource Functions Page: 9
  10. 10. © Copyright 2006-2016, Inflectra Corporation Product Solution Portfolio  Inflectra solutions cover the following: Brainstorming & Idea Discovery Software Testing & Quality Assurance Software Development IT Operations Support & Maintenance Project Management Requirements Management Program & Portfolio Management Collaboration and Communication Page: 10
  11. 11. © Copyright 2006-2016, Inflectra Corporation Product Roadmap for 2016 / 2017  SpiraTeam®  Business operations and financials  Program management extensions  Enhanced UI visualizations  Rapise ®  Support for additional ERP products (SAP, etc.)  Scriptless, keyword based testing  Enhanced support for mobile devices  KronoDesk ®  Complete UI overhaul with 100% mobile responsive design  Enhanced workflows, custom reporting & SLA management Page: 11
  12. 12. © Copyright 2006-2016, Inflectra Corporation Partner Strategy Page: 12
  13. 13. © Copyright 2006-2016, Inflectra Corporation Partner Strategy  Solution partners provide services (training, consulting) and act as local sales channel.  Technology partners provide complimentary software that augments our core technology platform  Hosting partners provide alternate cloud hosting options to augment our own cloud platform  Industry partners provide unique solutions based on our products to handle specific use cases Page: 13
  14. 14. © Copyright 2006-2016, Inflectra Corporation Solution / Service Partners  We have an extensive worldwide partner network that is used to provide global consulting and training services: North America Asia Australia South America & Mexico Europe Middle East & Africa Page: 14
  15. 15. © Copyright 2006-2016, Inflectra Corporation Technology Partnerships  Inflectra has been pursuing strategic technology partnerships to support our vision  Exgence Artificial Intelligence (AI) technology developed by Univ. of Manchester, UK  Neotys Leader in performance and load testing Seamless integration of SpiraTest & Rapise with NeoLoad platform  Qualitia Leader in scriptless test automation. Extending partnership in 2016/2017 Page: 15
  16. 16. © Copyright 2006-2016, Inflectra Corporation- - Hosting Partners  In addition to our own cloud service for our products, we have partnered with companies for alternate hosting:  DATIS GmbH German hosting for DACH region, for customers where EU-US privacy shield agreement insufficient.  InfluenceIT & NextDC Australian government and medical certified hosting for sensitive data.  Amazon Web Services (AWS) Global alternate hosting and cloud option for Rapise automation solution. Page: 16
  17. 17. © Copyright 2006-2016, Inflectra Corporation Industry Partners  Industry partners provide unique solutions based on our products to handle specific use cases:  ValidationMaster by OnShore Tech Extension of SpiraTeam and Rapise platforms to handle unique needs of system validation in regulated life sciences industry.  SmarteSoft Provides medical testing solutions based on Inflectra platform  Core Banking Group Financial Services & Banking Solutions based on SpiraTeam Page: 17
  18. 18. © Copyright 2006-2016, Inflectra Corporation Use Cases Page: 18
  19. 19. © Copyright 2006-2016, Inflectra Corporation Goal / Objectives Concept Challenges Capabilities Large Scale Agile (Waterfall Replacement) Page: 19  Traditional Organization  Transitioning to agile/hybrid  Reporting & Traceability  Process-heavy  Blending iterative approach with upfront activities  Reporting across phases  Customizable processes  Explicit milestones and quality gates  Multi-level releases, phases & iterations  Support for stories, use cases and traditional requirements  Dependent artifacts and cross project visibility & linking
  20. 20. © Copyright 2006-2016, Inflectra Corporation Goal / Objectives Concept Challenges Capabilities Digital Business (Continuous Delivery) Page: 20  Using continuous delivery & DevOps principles  Evolutionary agile with MVP  High degree of automation  Evolving requirements  Minimize process “friction”  Integration with other business functions  Time to market, infrastructure “light”  Ability to streamline processes  Integration w/ CI, test automation  REST & SOAP APIs  Data integration architecture  Complete cloud environment
  21. 21. © Copyright 2006-2016, Inflectra Corporation Goal / Objectives Concept Challenges Capabilities Outsourced Development Page: 21  Distributed resources  Collaboration & shared goals  Real-time reporting  Complete visibility  Lack of common culture  Miscommunications and mis- aligned expectations  Blocking issues & tasks  Diverse IT environments  Enterprise instant messaging  Global source code hosting  Multi-language, timezones  Cross-project reporting  Scheduling & notifications/alerts
  22. 22. © Copyright 2006-2016, Inflectra Corporation Goal / Objectives Concept Challenges Capabilities Regulated Business Page: 22  Processes legally mandated  Change control highly disciplined  Traceability & Reporting  Complete Auditability  Complex, laborious process  Data retained forever  Data integrity legal mandate  Security and privacy rules  End to end traceability  Digital Signatures & workflows  Auditing & change history  Automated regression testing  Flexible hosting/deployment  Validation partner & certification
  23. 23. © Copyright 2006-2016, Inflectra Corporation Goal / Objectives Concept Challenges Capabilities Product Development Page: 23  Hardware & software components  Coordination across supply chain and lifecycle  System of systems approach  Hierarchy of components, assemblies & parts  Serial-number level tracking  Integration with PLM tools  Cross-project aggregations  Cross-project components  Customizable workflows  Parameterized data  Robust, versioned APIs  Multi-level release scheduling
  24. 24. © Copyright 2006-2016, Inflectra Corporation Questions? Page: 24

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