Agile requirements and project management in virtual teams

microTOOL has released version 7.0 of objectiF RPM and version 8.0 of objectiF RM. Both tools now offer fully integrated functions for chat, video conferencing and screen sharing. This simplifies and secures team collaboration from various home offices. Teams can collaborate without the use of external web conferencing software. That reduces data protection risks and saves money. If work results are to be viewed together, files can be linked directly via drag & drop in the chat. The software manufacturer is reacting to the requirements of remote collaboration caused by the pandemic and offers support for agile teams in virtual meetings such as daily scrums, sprint planning, reviews and retrospectives.

objectiF RM is a software tool for requirements management, requirements analysis and modeling and is included in the more comprehensive objectiF RPM solution. objectiF RPM offers functions for requirements engineering plus project (portfolio) management as well as templates for the Scaled Agile Framework®, SAFe®, digital transformation and agile-hybrid project management. In addition to the collaboration features, the new release of objectiF RPM brings reporting in PowerPoint, cross-project queries for artifacts including traceability, baseline comparisons as well as versioning of entire projects and project templates.

Both solutions are highly customizable, integratable and can be run in the cloud as well as on-premise. They provide full traceability from strategy to solution as all deliverables and changes are safely stored in one database with version control. Dependencies, structures and architectures can be visualized and documented with UML (Unified Modeling Language) or SysML (Systems Modeling Language) diagrams. With objectiF RPM, users can define workflows that are triggered on state changes. Features such as Gantt charts, roadmaps, Kanban boards and dashboards with a variety of key performance indicators facilitate planning, executing and controlling processes. With the constantly growing range of functions and the new virtual collaboration features the solution has become a platform for the entire lifecycle of projects.

The free 30-day trial of objectiF RPM 7.0 with full functionality can be downloaded here: https://www.microtool.de/en/products/objectif-rpm/download-now/

Version 7.0 of objectiF RPM is now available in German and English. A changelog with all changes can be found here: https://www.microtool.de/en/support/#objectifrpm

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Figure 1: A virtual team meeting on objectiF RPM 7.0