Portland, OR (PRWEB) April 21, 2014
Jama Software today releases new features in its SaaS Product Delivery Platform to help companies bring innovation to market and address their challenges of compressed cycle times, growing complexity and organizational misalignment. Jama’s innovative solution for modern product delivery relies on collaboration, better decision-making and traceability to connect everyone across the organization vested in the outcome into what is being built and why.
Make Better Decisions, Get to Market Faster
The new features in Jama promise to significantly speed product development processes by compressing cycles wasted on waiting for decisions. According to research from Forrester Consulting and Jama, delayed decision-making is the No. 2 cause of product delays, behind issues with requirements. Delayed decision-making stems from common situations such as meeting-intensive processes, loss of intelligence from one project to the next and general lack of context into upstream and downstream impacts of decisions themselves.
“Using Jama, our agile product team captures 350-400 product decisions per release — conversations that would otherwise be lost in meetings, in email or buried in documents somewhere,” says Derwyn Harris, Jama co-founder and Product Manager. “Now imagine you’re a 20,000-employee enterprise with a product portfolio of more than 100 products and a workforce that’s 40 percent remote. Thousands of decisions get lost in the shuffle if not captured in context to the work.”
Visualization Features New in Jama Spring 2014 Release:
“Complexity can be an innovation killer,” says Eric Winquist, Jama Software CEO. “Complexity is not going away. In fact, it’s growing across all areas: the number of products, product variants, the number of user stories, test cases and so on. As product complexity grows, particularly as the lines between hardware and software blur, companies that don’t grasp the opportunity to transform the way they think about their product delivery process are at enormous risk.”
From concept to launch, the Jama product delivery platform helps companies bring complex products to market. Visionary organizations worldwide, including SpaceX, The Department of Defense, VW, Time Warner, GE, United Healthcare and Amazon.com use Jama to accelerate their R&D returns, out-innovate their competition and deliver business value. Jama is one of the fastest-growing enterprise software companies in the United States and is used by 25 percent of the Fortune 100. For more information please visit jamasoftware.com.