Software tool for multi-project dependency management?
in my new company we develop software similar to the Scrum method. It
works fine for quite a long time now. But...
Our problem is to manage and prioritise the backlogs of up to 15
projects at the same time which so far has been done - believe it or
not - in one man's head. That's why we documented a lot in Excel,
tried Visio and others of these standard tools but they all can't
really help when it comes down to manage the dependencies, i.e.
feature 1 for product A requires feature 4 for product B but this
can't be done because the team is working on product C which has a
deadline to meet.
So there are n-dimensional inter-dependencies (mostly technical) plus
external dependencies (deadlines, resources, etc.) plus some fuzzy
kind of strategic influence.
Do you know any kind of tool which might be helpful?
Thanks in advance
> Do you know any kind of tool which might be helpful?Is it a tool issue, or senior management? In other words, shouldn't a
single product owner to make those trade offs?
> > Do you know any kind of tool which might be helpful?The issue is not the process, the issue is the extensive amount of
> Is it a tool issue, or senior management? In other words,
> shouldn't a single product owner to make those trade offs?
dependencies. It has simply grown to a size which can't be managed
anymore, neither by one nor by many persons. So we believe a tool for
documenting and managing, if such exists, could possibly help.