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4 weeks ago

Targetprocess Named a Visionary by Gartner!

Targetprocess is a Visionary on Gartner's 2018 Magic Quadrant for Enterprise Agile Planning Tools.

Our approach to Agile has always been forward-thinking. We imagine a world where Agile unifies both IT and non-IT teams across the enterprise and provides transparent views for every part of the organization. It’s a vision that we bet our company on, and we’re proud to share that Gartner has recognized our Agile work management solution with our placement as a Visionary in their Enterprise Agile Planning Tools Magic Quadrant for 2018!

Gartner MQ 2018

In a highly competitive and growing industry, our ability to support each team’s unique Agile, SAFe, Kanban, or custom approach differentiates us. We believe in a flexible and customizable approach, making solutions applicable for the entire enterprise – from a single project team, to a portfolio with multiple release trains running in parallel.

“We’re proud to be named a Visionary in Gartner’s Magic Quadrant for Enterprise Agile Planning Tools. We focus on the visual aspect of managing an Agile enterprise, which we believe is important to identify blocks and keep work moving forward. We pivot fast and remain nimble and quick in a highly consolidated market,” shares Andrey Mihailenko, co-founder.

The visual aspect of our software aligns with the rising need of businesses to empower the teams and individuals who get work done while also keeping a keen eye on the delivery pipeline. Traditional enterprise tools are often shunned by such users, deemed too complex or too detached from reality. Targetprocess was designed with this in mind, by software developers who experienced these problems. It combines visibility with a user-focused interface that enables better business decisions on prioritization and investments.

Targetprocess is a tool dedicated to more than systems like Scrum, Lean, and Kanban: it’s a visual Agile platform that helps businesses get back to what’s most important: serving their clients, getting the most important work done, and celebrating their successes.

We are honored to receive a Visionary designation from Gartner in the Magic Quadrant for Enterprise Agile Planning Tools. For us, it further solidifies that we are on the same page as our customers who want one solution that provides both technical and business-level visibility.

Get your copy of the Gartner Magic Quadrant for Enterprise Agile Planning Tools.

  1. Gartner [Magic Quadrant for Enterprise Agile Planning Tools], [Keith James Mann, Thomas E. Murphy, Nathan Wilson, Mike West], [23 April 2018]
  2. Gartner does not endorse any vendor, product or service depicted in its research publications, and does not advise technology users to select only those vendors with the highest ratings or other designation. Gartner research publications consist of the opinions of Gartner's research organization and should not be construed as statements of fact. Gartner disclaims all warranties, expressed or implied, with respect to this research, including any warranties of merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose.
2 months ago

2018 Customer Summit Recap: End-to-End Business Agility

Energized, inspired, and motivated. These were the words used by attendees of Targetprocess’ first-ever customer conference. 40 companies were represented as Targetprocess customers, partners, and work management experts gathered in Berlin, Germany on May 16 - 18, 2018.

This unique event was “Powered by You”, and shared what our customers wanted to see most:

  • Discussions on the future of Agile portfolio management
  • Work management best practices
  • Hands-on product tutorials and workshops
  • One-on-one time with peers and Targetprocess team members

It was jam-packed with learning and inspiration, from thought-provoking messages on the future of work management to tactical, hands-on training for customization and reporting in Targetprocess.

TargetConf2018 attendees

Keeping Up With Agile

In recent years, the need to shift from team level visibility to portfolio transparency has risen across organizations. Companies of all sizes are demanding clear reporting that rolls up to business level epics with clear views into cost, timing, and results.

Michael Dubakov, co-founder of Targetprocess, shared that project and program managers, devops, and heads of IT are more sophisticated in terms of knowledge, abilities, and expectations. Companies are outgrowing their team level tools and stacking them on top of one another to support change and growth. They need a holistic solution. Michael shared his vision for a comprehensive work management platform. It enables end-to-end business agility including support of variability and change, enables integrations and builds in the ability to scale. You can view his presentation here.

Michael's presentation slide

Inspiring IT and Non-IT Teams Alike

It’s no surprise that Agile practices and methods have spread through organizations, resulting in many non-IT use cases. These examples were some of the most well-received at the conference.

For example, Agora Roermond and the Fieldlabs Qeske team in the Netherlands have changed the way students learn by bringing Agile practices and tools into non-traditional schools. Guido van Dijk (education researcher) and his team developed an innovative way for students to control their own curriculum and be autonomous learners. Students use Targetprocess and Agile methods to visualize their learning.  

While the current focus on technical and IT use cases is certainly not going anywhere, these non-IT uses demonstrate that end-to-end business agility is quickly taking hold. It’s clear that marketing, operations, and other departments can transform their practices to deliver more business value and increase customer happiness.

Guido's presentation

Connecting with Like-Minded People

The importance of bringing people together was not lost on our team or conference attendees.

“We, both our team and customers have a lot of successes and challenges to share with each other. Organizing face-to-face experiences and virtual get-togethers on a regular basis helps us brainstorm and better guide our collective organizations.” - Kate Makarevich, Product Specialist at Targetprocess

“I am so excited to learn from everyone at the conference. Making connections with peers who are ‘in my shoes’ at their own organizations gives me confidence that I have the ability to continue to drive change. And, it’s easy to justify attending when I can knock out technical questions with a Targetprocess expert in person.” - Conference Attendee

Nothing beats face-to-face interactions

Nothing beats face-to-face interactions

 

Wrap Up

You can see more conference activities captured in our photo album on Facebook. Feel free to let us know if you have any questions about the event, and don't forget to subscribe to our blog for more details on Agile, work management practices, and our future planned events!

2 months ago

Accelerating Growth with $5M Funding for our Agile Management Platform

Today, it’s good to be Targetprocess. After 14 years of stable, natural growth, we are excited to dive into acceleration mode with $5M Series A financing led by the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) and Zubr Capital. Read the announcement.

“The goal of taking on this funding is to get bigger. We see the opportunity right now because more companies understand the value of agile to provide faster response and quicker delivery… It’s the perfect time because Agile is moving beyond IT into other parts of the organization", shares Andrey Mihailenko, co-founder, in this TechCrunch article.

What does it mean for you?

Overall, we remain the same Targetprocess that our 51,000 users across 80 countries know and love. Through thoughtful growth, we will continue to deliver the best platform for visualizing work across the enterprise. And with additional capital, we will further invest in our development teams to provide new features even faster, and enable customers to make better, more informed decisions.

With planned growth of our sales, marketing and customer support teams, you can expect that we will maintain our live, 24/7 customer support channels and provide even more great resources and opportunities to connect with your peers, Agile experts and our team. Our R&D teams will expand to ensure that you remain on the cutting-edge of project management.

Learn more with the following resources, or email us with your questions. We look forward to what’s to come!

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