Englewood, CO (PRWEB) July 22, 2006
Pragmatic Software Company (http://www.pragmaticsw.com) announced major enhancements to Software Planner (http://www.SoftwarePlanner.com), its configurable software development lifecycle (SDLC) tool. Software Planner release 7.6 offers configurable workflow, feature linkages, and enhanced project management reporting.
Chief among the updates, according to Steve Miller, President/CEO of Pragmatic Software, are the workflow features. “From a single interface, clients now have the ability to define enforceable processes or workflows from requirements all the way through to defect management. For example, when defining requirements for a software project, the IT department may want to implement rules that define the various states of each requirement. Imagine a scenario where a requirement must move from a status of New to Estimating, then to Costing and finally to Approval or Rejection. This is now possible and a resource can automatically be assigned when a specific status is embarked upon,” says Miller.
A key to the workflow configuration is that it works with what ever project management methodology the IT department embraces (Waterfall, Agile, Spiral, etc). This allows the IT department to fit the tool around their established process rather than melding their process to fit the tool.
In addition to workflow management, Pragmatic Software implemented the ability to link areas of the software with other areas of the software. Most notable for the SDLC is the ability to link defects to test cases, test cases to customer requirements and customer requirements to project tasks. According to Miller, “The new linkage features quicken the ability to provide traceability between separate areas of the software. For example, you can quickly determine if the quality team has adequate test case coverage for each requirement.”
From a project management perspective, Software Planner also includes a plethora of new project management reports. Most of these reports revolve around variance reporting, allowing the IT department to determine what projects are being delivered on-time and on-budget, and those that are not.
Software Planner has a loyal client base. Terry Mack, Quality Assurance Manager of Fortress Technologies states “I’ve been managing Quality Assurance for over 10 years, and during which time I’ve used many types of Test Case/Defect management tools. Software Planner is by far the best approach to development workflow and total process management from start to finish.”
About Pragmatic Software
Founded in 1992, Pragmatic Software Company, Inc. based in Denver, Colorado is a software development company that provides web-based project management and team collaboration software to over 60,000 subscribers in over 24 countries. For more information on Pragmatic Software, go to http://www.PragmaticSW.com or contact Lynn Miller at PR@PragmaticSW.com or (800) 773-7785.
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