New Hansoft Kanban Boards Improve Ease of Use of Enterprise-Grade Agile Planning Tool

Hansoft 10 delivers team autonomy without losing cross-team efficiencies or management visibility

Minneapolis, MN, August 6, 2018 – Perforce Software, a provider of solutions to development teams requiring scale, visibility, and security along the development lifecycle, announced the latest release of Hansoft, its Agile planning tool. The release, called Hansoft 10, includes a new Kanban board feature. The boards can be used in combination with Hansoft’s enterprise-level project, product, and portfolio planning capabilities.

Hansoft has, in part, become popular among leading development organizations for its ability to combine Agile and Waterfall management methods side by side in the same project. With the new Kanban board experience, Hansoft 10 continues to deliver on that flexibility. It's easy to use and gives team autonomy — without losing visibility for management.

“Kanban is becoming popular for its ability to visualize bottlenecks and enhance workflows,” said Rikard Nilsson, Hansoft Product Owner. “But it can create a challenge for organizations that want collaboration and transparency at scale. Hansoft 10 was designed to alleviate that.”

The new, customizable boards in Hansoft 10 let teams pull work forward. At the same time, managers and stakeholders get the insights they need to evaluate progress. Updates in the board view are synchronized to planning views and dashboards.

The result of extensive user feedback, Hansoft 10 also allows for better cross-team collaboration.

“We spoke with our users to understand how they wanted to actually use a board view for product development,” said Rikard Nilsson, Hansoft Product Owner. “What we created from those discussions is a solution that gives users the ability to create as many separate, customizable boards as they need — all on one screen.”

The solution allows more than one team, or one unique workflow, to be visualized at once. In particular, it enhances collaboration whenever more than one team is contributing to a release. It provides a single view for planners and managers to understand progress.

Hansoft 10 also includes numerous other updates and features, including a new API for building custom integrations.

To learn more about the latest updates to Hansoft, or to view a video tour of the new Kanban board solution, visit the Hansoft What’s New page.

About Perforce

Perforce is a leading provider of enterprise-scale software solutions to technology developers and development operations (“DevOps”) teams requiring productivity, visibility, and scale during all phases of the development lifecycle. Enterprises across the globe rely on its Agile planning and ALM tools, developer collaboration, static code analysis, version control, and repository management solutions as the foundation for successful DevOps at scale. Perforce is trusted by the world's most innovative brands, including NVIDIA, Pixar, Scania, Ubisoft, and VMware. Perforce has offices in Minneapolis, MN, Alameda, CA, Mason, OH, Boston, MA, the United Kingdom, Finland, Sweden, Germany, India, and Australia, and sales partners around the globe. For more information, please visit www.perforce.com.