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Stage-Gate International Certifies Planview for Innovation Team Agility

AUSTIN, Texas, March 2, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Stage-Gate International has named Planview Enterprise one of the first software products to be certified Stage-Gate® Ready for Innovation Team Agility, a new criteria category designed to give product development teams more agility, flexibility and speed. Planview Enterprise gives organizations the ability to capture ideas, prioritize products, visualize roadmaps, optimize resource capacity, manage the gated commercialization process, and monitor product performance.

With smart cars driving themselves and home appliances talking behind our backs, the Internet of Things has connected our world in ways we never imagined. As a result, new product development teams quickly adapt to market dynamics to get the best products to consumers. The Innovation Team Agility category from Stage-Gate enables new product development teams to use a hybrid innovation model to incorporate best-in-class project management methodologies into a Stage-Gate Idea-to-Launch process.

"Products will only become more connected, integrated, and complex as the 'Internet of Things' continues to expand," said Patrick Tickle, Planview chief product officer. "With a long history in IT and a culture of customer commitment, Planview is better positioned than any other company to help organizations innovate and align their product portfolios from concept to end of life."

As part of Planview's product innovation solution, Planview Enterprise automates the entire product innovation lifecycle – from concept to end of life. In addition, out of the box portfolio dashboards provide an interactive, multi-dimensional perspective into portfolio management scenarios supporting strategic planning, new product development, and portfolio performance.

In order to achieve certification in the new Stage-Gate Ready category, Innovation Team Agility, a software solution provider must first demonstrate functionality in the foundational Idea-to-Launch Management certification category. Only software that achieves both categories can demonstrate the ability to automate a hybrid process that enables innovation teams with agility, flexibility, and speed. Planview's solution has successfully demonstrated this and also is fully certified in all additional optional categories: Portfolio Management, Idea Management, and Innovation Strategy. 

"Software that has achieved Stage-Gate Ready certification for Innovation Team Agility has the necessary features and functionality to address the gap that innovation teams face in enabling flexibility, agility, and speed when commercializing new products," said Michelle Jones, chief innovation officer, Stage-Gate International.

About Planview
As the global leader in work and resource management, Planview makes it easier for all organizations to achieve their business goals. We provide the industry's most comprehensive solutions designed for strategic planning, portfolio and resource management, product innovation, enterprise architecture, and collaborative work management. Our solutions span every class of work, resource, and organization to address the varying needs of diverse and distributed teams, departments, and enterprises. Headquartered in Austin, Texas, Planview's 700 employees serve more than 3,000 customers worldwide through a culture of innovative technology leadership, deep market expertise, and highly engaged communities. For more information, visit http://www.planview.com.

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