SDLC integration with Project Portfolio Suite The SDLC integration with Project Portfolio Suite provides a solution for IT application development by integrating the SDLC application with project-based IT development. IT organizations typically work on multiple projects with shorter time schedules. The project planning and tracking is done using Waterfall but the group prefers Agile or Scrum methodologies to carry out their work. It then becomes a challenge to track project status when there is an Agile development phase. This integration facilitates a combination of Waterfall and Agile methods for project management and development. The SDLC integration with Project Portfolio Suite provides the following process flow: Create a group and add group members Create sprints Assign groups to projects from the project workbench Maintain group and project backlogs Perform group sprint planning Create stories, including one-off stories that are not related to projects Track progress in stories, phases, and projects Multiple projects can be under development and groups can be assigned to multiple projects. Each project and each group has its own backlog. The project backlog includes all stories related to a project. The group backlog includes stories from multiple projects that have been assigned to the group. The group grooms this combined backlog, ranks the stories and assigns points, and adds stories to sprints based on priority. To use the SDLC integration with Project Portfolio Suite, activate the Project Portfolio Suite plugin. Create an agile groupCreate a group from the Groups list. The group is Agile Team type and has the scrum_user role assigned to it.Create a sprintCreate a sprint from the Sprints related list on the Group form. Create multiple sprintsCreate multiple sprints from the Create Sprints related link on the Team form. Assign a group to a projectYou can assign a group to a project in the project workbench. Create storiesCreate stories associated with a project and one-off stories, which are not associated to either a product or a project. Manage storiesUse the Manage Stories form to manage the stories for a group. Plan sprintsUse the Sprint Planning page to view and manage the backlog for a group across multiple projects, for individual projects, and for sprints within a project. Rank stories in the backlog and assign or remove stories from projects and sprints.Track progressTrack sprint progress using the project workbench timeline.SDLC integration with Project Portfolio SuiteThe SDLC application can be activated and used as part of the Project Portfolio Suite (PPS).