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SpiraPlan Product Features - Agile Project Management Tool

Look at some of the features that make SpiraPlan® your best choice for agile project management:


  • Develop high-level requirements with initial estimates
  • Create notional project schedule with major releases
  • Prioritize and schedule requirements for each release
  • Determine resourcing levels to deliver required features
  • Assign requirements, tasks and incidents using Agile planning board
  • Refine project schedule to include release iterations
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Complete Feature List

SpiraPlan has a powerful range of agile project management features:

(Compare features with those in SpiraTest or SpiraTeam) SpiraPlan®
General Features
Free upgrades and support for 1 year from date of purchase Checked
Unlimited requirements, releases, test cases and incidents Checked
Support mobile devices including iOS, Android and Windows Phone. Checked
Support for SQL Server 2005 or newer Checked
Clean and powerful user interface Checked
Supports major agile methodologies such as Scrum, Agile Unified Process (AUP), Extreme Programming (XP) and Dynamic Systems Development Method (DSDM). Checked
Built-in screenshot capture capability Checked
Full Unicode Extended Character Support Checked
Support for Multiple Languages. Language Files Available for English, French, German, Spanish, Czech, Hungarian, Polish, Chinese and Finnish. Checked
WYSIWYG Rich Text Editing Checked
Web Services SOAP and REST APIs to enable integration with other tools/applications Checked
Data import wizard that allows easy migration of existing data via Microsoft Excel, Word or Project Checked
Requirements Management
Create, edit and delete requirements in a hierarchical 'scope matrix' organization Checked
Assign importance levels to requirements based on business priority Checked
Assign owners and track requirement completion status Checked
Assign a high-level effort estimate to each requirement and perform high-level planning by scheduling against a specific project release. Checked
Categorize requirements into different types with the ability to customize workflows to match the requirements management processes in your organization. Checked
Support for use-case requirements with associated scenarios and use case steps. Checked
Decompose each requirement into a detailed task list together with low-level estimates that can be validated against the high-level requirement estimate Checked
View the aggregate status and progress of the tasks attached to a requirement in the requirements matrix to see at glance which features have the most schedule risk and/or estimate inflation. Checked
Ability to filter the list of requirements by any of the built-in or custom fields/properties. Checked
Move and copy functionality - This allows you to easily move/copy a requirement or set of requirements in the requirements matrix. Checked
Ability to attach documents and other files to requirements. Checked
Ability to define custom requirements fields/properties, both free-text and list-based. Checked
Audit log of all changes made to requirements in the system. Ability to rollback to prior versions. Checked
Ability to link requirements to each other as well as to other artifacts. Checked
Data import wizard that allows easy import of Requirements and Use Cases from IBM Rational Requisite Pro software. Checked
Release (Backlog) Planning
Organize releases hierarchically, with unlimited levels of granularity Checked
Specify the number of notional project resources available per release and determine the available effort for assigned requirements and tasks. Checked
View the aggregate estimated vs. actual progress of tasks scheduled for the release or iterations contained within the release. Checked
The resolution of an Incident and its subsequent verification can be tracked to a specific release during the Incident resolution cycle. Checked
Drill down capability to list the incidents detected, resolved and verified for each release Checked
Ability to filter the list of releases by any of the built-in or custom fields/properties. Checked
Move and copy functionality - This allows you to easily move/copy a release or set of releases in the releases list. Checked
Ability to attach documents and other files to releases. Checked
Ability to define custom release fields/properties, both free-text and list-based. Checked
Audit log of all changes made to releases in the system. Ability to rollback to prior versions. Checked
Iteration (Sprint) Planning
Create list of iterations within each major release to break down the requested functionality into manageable blocks that can be tracked. Checked
Specify iteration length, number of working days and project resources to determine the available effort for each iteration. Checked
Schedule requirements and tasks against iterations using the iteration planning wizard. This will help you best optimize the iteration plan to deliver the required features within the allotted time. Checked
Compare estimates to actuals for continuous process improvement. Checked
Quickly adjust scope to respond to changing priorities. Checked
Scrum/Kanban Planning Board
Planning Board that allows you to easily visualize the requirements (stories), tasks and incidents in each iteration. Checked
Displays the iteration plan graphically so that Scrum stand-up meetings can leverage the real-time status of the project. Checked
Drill-down capability to view the allocation of requirements (stories), tasks and incidents across the members of the development team. Checked
Drag-and-drop editing allows project managers to quickly reschedule backlog items and load-balance tasks between resources. Checked
Task Tracking
Create, edit, assign, track, manage and complete project tasks tasks Checked
Assign an owner, business priority and completion status to each task Checked
Categorize tasks into different types with the ability to customize workflows to match the software development lifecycle used in your organization. Checked
Centralized Timecard for entering the daily effort expended on tasks and incidents. Checked
Email notifications - You can specify when notifications should be sent and to whom. Checked
Comprehensive searching and sorting of all tasks stored in the system, by name, progress, status, owner, start date, end date, completion percentage and business priority. Checked
Ability to attach documents and other files to tasks. Checked
Ability to define custom incident fields/properties, both free-text and list-based. Checked
Ability to filter and/or sort the list of tasks by any of the built-in or custom fields/properties. Checked
Audit log of all changes made to tasks in the system. Ability to rollback to prior versions. Checked
Bug/Defect/Issue Management
Create, edit, assign, track, manage and close incidents (defects) Checked
Automatically create new incidents (defects) during the execution of test scripts, with the ability to trace incidents to the failing test. Checked
Incidents can be categorized into bugs, enhancements, issues, training items, limitations, change requests, and risks Checked
Assign an owner, business priority and completion status to each incident Checked
Incident fields can be customized to fit your business needs. Add and/or modify the list of statuses, priorities, defect types and severities. Checked
Fully customizable workflows - You can tailor an incident's lifecycle to match the business processes in your organization by incident type and/or project. Checked
Email notifications - You can specify when notifications should be sent and to whom. Each workflow allows its transitions to be linked to email notification by role. Checked
Comprehensive searching and sorting of all incidents stored in the system, by name, type, status, owner, detector, creation date, closed date and business priority. Checked
Ability to attach documents and other files to incidents. Checked
Ability to define custom incident fields/properties, both free-text and list-based. Checked
Ability to filter and/or sort the list of incidents by any of the built-in or custom fields/properties. Checked
Audit log of all changes made to incidents in the system. Ability to rollback to prior versions. Checked
Ability to link incidents to each other as well as to other artifacts. Checked
Ability to export incidents from SpiraPlan® into the popular JIRA® issue tracking system, and have status changes made in JIRA® be reflected back in SpiraPlan®. Checked
Ability to export incidents from SpiraPlan® into the popular Bugzilla issue tracking system, and have status changes made in Bugzilla be reflected back in SpiraPlan®. Checked
Ability to export incidents from SpiraPlan® into the Microsoft® Team Foundation Server® issue tracking system, and have status changes made in Team Foundation Server be reflected back in SpiraPlan®. Checked
Ability to report bugs and issues through email and add comments to existing items by replying by email to the system generation notifications. Checked
Source Code Traceability
Ability to browse linked source code repositories, including files and revisions. Checked
Ability to view the revisions associated with each file in the repository Checked
Ability to view the details of each revision, and link SpiraPlan artifacts to the revision for full traceability Checked
Ability to view the revisions associated with each Requirement, Incident and Task in SpiraPlan Checked
Support for multiple Version Control / Software Configuration Management (SCM) providers Checked
Providers available for Subversion, CVS, Visual SourceSafe and Microsoft Team System. Additional providers planned for Perforce, Rational ClearCase, GIT and Mercurial. Checked
Document Management and Collaboration
Ability to upload documents and web links to a central knowledge sharing repository. Checked
Customizable document categorization with support for folders, document types and linked meta-tags. Checked
Version control of documents and web links uploaded into the system, providing an audit trail of document revisions. Checked
Document management fully integrated into project requirements, releases, incidents and tasks, with all assets uploaded in other parts of the system being available in the central knowledge repository. Checked
Ability to search, sort and filter the documents in the repository, with meta-tags providing references to related documents and resources. Checked
Integrated instant messenger (IM) that lets users communicate in real-time. Checked
Ability to tag artifacts in the system (requirements, tasks, incidents, etc.) with instant messenger conversations. Checked
Build Management
Ability to integrate with continuous integration build servers and display build status. Checked
Link source code revisions to specific builds. Checked
Link bugs and defects to the specific build they were fixed in. Checked
Dashboards and Reporting
Personalized dashboard summary of everything a user needs to know, across all projects, covering requirements, tests and incidents. Checked
Project summary dashboard that displays the health of a project in a single screen, with summary graphs to highlight key information Checked
Customizable dashboards that can be configured by the users of the system to be responsive to their needs. Checked
Summary listing of project issues and risks, color-coded by importance Checked
Summary graphs that outline release/iteration and task progress Checked
Library of graphical graphs including project velocity, task burndown, task burnup, incident progress and incident aging. Checked
Library of printable testing reports including: Requirements, Releases, Tasks and Incidents narrative and tabular reports. Checked
Ability to customize the reports to include different types of information Checked
Ability to filter the reports by date ranges Checked
Ability to filter the reports by artifact parameters (e.g. display only high-priority, completed requirements) Checked
Multi-format reporting, including HTML, MS-Word, MS-Excel, and MS-Project format reports. Checked
Summary tables that breakdown the project's requirements and incidents by status and business importance. Checked
Custom report writer that lets you build custom reports with user-defined headers, footers and templates. Checked
Custom reporting engine that lets you define custom queries against the reportable entities in the system and generate custom templates that lets you refine how the data is presented. Checked
Project Management
Create and edit project workspaces, each with associated requirements, releases, tasks and incidents Checked
Support for unlimited number of projects Checked
Role-based, configurable access control Checked
Unlimited number of customizable project roles Checked
Create new projects based on existing project templates. Checked
Easy to use web-based project administration screens Checked
Administration and User Management
Create and edit user profiles, each with their own set of access permissions Checked
Import users from existing LDAP / ActiveDirectory server, with integrated authentication. Reuse existing passwords Checked
Email notification for new account creation, lost passwords and account requests Checked
Secure forms-based web authentication that optionally allows users to save credentials on trusted machines Checked
Easy to use web-based system administration screens Checked
Easy install (server side only) using Windows Installer and minimal ongoing maintenance needed Checked
Integrated Development Environment (IDE) Integration
Work on your assigned requirements, tasks and incidents directly inside Microsoft Visual Studio 2005, 2008 or 2010. Checked
Work on your assigned requirements, tasks and incidents directly inside Eclipse using the Mylyn task-based interface that is part of Eclipse. Checked

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Testimonials

"...The product does an outstanding job on collecting the information needed to manage projects both large and small. The application has a good road map for future enhancements and helps me manage my projects without the normal amount of effort."

- Bill Owens of Affiliated Resource Group