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Plan for maximum value in your portfolio
The 1990s proved that innovation for its own sake is folly. What counts in today's economy is that the products you develop are ones that not only meet or exceed market expectations, but that they help your company hit organizational and revenue goals. You must therefore carefully analyze into which products you invest scarce resources. Planview Enterprise delivers, with the capabilities to help you:
Align products to corporate strategy
The products you bring to market are the often the most visible extension of your company's brand and greatest drivers of revenue. So it's critical that, before assigning people and money to a project, you ensure that products to which you commit are ones that further company goals for growth and revenue. Planview Enterprise uniquely provides a central platform for codifying strategic plans and rolling up product plans to that strategy, to make sure that your plans and resources are in lockstep with company goals.
Plan and analyze product financials
Go into your development projects with the knowledge your plans are financially sound. The financial management capabilities embedded in Planview Enterprise give you the integrated tools for portfolio management planning and execution, with robust capabilities for forecasting, budgeting, and tracking costs and benefits. Examine multiple diverse plans to determine the optimal mix that will drive maximum revenue at the best cost, then track costs and benefits in real-time of strategies, products, and projects.
Plan organizational capacity
A product idea is only as good as the developer resources available to build it. That's why managing resource capacity is a vital skill in the product manager's repertoire; Planview Enterprise offers the capabilities you need to ensure that when the time comes, you'll be able to get the right people on the right jobs. Lower labor costs and improve resource utilization with the industry's best resource planning tools such as dynamic skills inventories, role-based planning and forecasting, and resource dashboards.
Prioritize with What-if and Efficient Frontier analyses
Your product plan isn't something you set in stone. It must adapt to the realities of your organization and market. Know before you make a change what its impact will be on delivery windows, resource allocations, and product line budgets. Planview Enterprise offers powerful What-if Scenario analysis capabilities that let you plug in a change and see its effects across your entire portfolio. And the Efficient Frontier capability lets you analyze all the possible combinations and values of products and lines, using the resources you have to hand, to ensure you are selecting the right products, that you're getting the best value from your product portfolio, and that you're not over- or under-investing in any one area.
With your plans laid out, it's time to marshal the troops to bring innovative products to life.
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