SILICON SLOPES, UT — June 1, 2016 — Workfront, the leading provider of cloud-based Enterprise Work Management solutions, today announced that its new Agile capabilities allow project managers to step away from the decades-old Gantt chart as their sole visualization tool when planning projects. The new Agile view allows project managers the ability to see projects in real time, giving them even more confidence to set expectations of project teams to deliver higher quality content faster than before.
In addition to taking projects out of Gantt-only view, the next-generation Workfront Agile capabilities provides an alternative to the traditional project management processes by offering an Agile methodology that can be easily adopted by enterprise teams at their own pace.
“Workfront’s flexible user interface allows teams to toggle between traditional top-down project plans and Agile views that feature epics, storyboards, swim lanes, and burndown charts,” said Steven ZoBell, chief product and technology officer at Workfront. “With this new view, teams that want to have the agile experience without having to set up and adhere to stringent processes like managing a backlog, estimating stories, and creating iterations along with the other common scrum practices, can simply have the experience by changing the view of the work already provided by their project managers. Workfront helps companies reap the benefits of an Agile structure where they are able to quickly adjust iterations based on stakeholder feedback so the final deliverables are more closely aligned with the expected project scope.”
The new Workfront Agile capabilities for IT and marketing teams include:
New burndown charts dynamically shift to account for quick progress updates, both at the team and project level
Interactive workboards allow users to see work move from “in planning” to “in progress” to “complete”, while displaying the number of stories and points completed as those tasks progress and ultimately reporting the productivity of the team
Dropdown navigation menus provide complete visibility and transparency at the team and project level, across multiple teams, breaking previous silos of information
Dropdown menus allow users to toggle between Agile and traditional views so teams can easily adapt and transition to Agile practices
To learn more about the Workfront Agile capabilities, visit www.workfront.com/enterprise/features/plan-success/agile-project-management.
Workfront is a cloud-based Enterprise Work Management solution that helps marketing, IT, and other enterprise teams conquer the chaos of excessive email, redundant status meetings, and disconnected tools. Unlike other tools, Workfront Enterprise Work Cloud is a centralized, easy-to-adopt solution for managing and collaborating on all types of work through the entire work lifecycle, which improves team productivity and executive visibility. Workfront is trusted by thousands of global enterprises, like Cars.com, Cisco Systems, Comcast, iProspect, Schneider Electric and Trek. To learn more, visit www.workfront.com or follow us on Twitter @Workfront_Inc.