Waterfall and Agile

After taking over the software development world by storm, Agile techniques are increasingly finding their way into other types of projects, being particularly suited to projects that present a lot of uncertainty or ambiguity, or where there is a need for experimentation and failing fast.

Unique to Planisware, you can schedule projects using the Waterfall or Agile methodology, or both together in the same program or portfolio - from a single toolset.

Use Waterfall techniques

For Waterfall approaches, Planisware provides one of the most sophisticated Gantt chart engines in the market, as well as traditional tools such as the PERT diagram and means to construct the WBS through a graphical interface.

Bi-directional integration with desktop solutions such as Microsoft Project and Oracle Primavera are options.

Or Agile methodologies

At project level, Agile capabilities are integrated directly within the project management module, and support story and sprint definition, and kanban work organisation, with tools to facilitate the main activities of Agile such as prioritizing the backlog, or managing Work-in-Progress.

Planisware's corporate social network features facilitate communication within teams, and across the project, program or portfolio, ensuring that managers at all levels are informed of key events in real time.

Information is rolled-up within burn-down charts and productivity reports.

At portfolio level, Planisware supports the main components of Scaled Agile methodologies such as SAFe, with in particular the management of epics. You can build business cases, create roadmaps, as well as define top-down budgets. Conversely, you can consolidate data from individual epics, and compare this bottom-up information with their top down targets to monitor business aligment.

Or Combine both Waterfall and Agile in a single program or portfolio


Regardless of the scheduling methodology, Planisware offers tight integration of cost, schedule and resource information and a deliverables management system that will help your organization complete projects on-time and on-budget.