It’s one thing to know that a project will be late; it’s another to be able to quickly identify bottlenecks and take action to unblock the work. 

Until now, engineering and product leaders have painstakingly created visualizations manually with spreadsheets, powerpoints, and project management tools to help tell the story of how work is getting done and what is standing in the way. Including forecasting information and recent activity indicators in these visualizations is rarely feasible due to the effort and expertise. They start drifting out of sync with reality as soon as they’re created. 

The new Portfolio Timeline View in Allstacks changes the game. It leverages our automated, intelligent forecasting to visualize the gap between your target dates and the forecasted dates and the alignment of dependencies. With one click, you can visualize your portfolio as a Gantt chart to: 

  • See in sharp relief which items are most off-track from your target dates or most question-raising
  • Click through to find the root problems and more quickly triage the bottlenecks

The new timeline view for the Allstacks Portfolio Report

To see these updates and more, schedule a demo with the team. Already a customer? Log in and toggle to the Timeline View now. 

This is only the beginning. Check out the Portfolio Report Roadmap 

This release marks the beginning of a new way to visualize and manage your milestones. Here is a look at our roadmap for the enhancements coming to the Portfolio Report

Parent/Parent/Child Nesting
Easily move from parent-level milestone reporting to investigating children such as sub-initiatives, components, or epics to quickly see what dependencies impact the overall delivery forecast and progress on your key initiatives.

Activity Visualization
Currently, the Table View gives you key activity pulses and trend indicators. We're bringing this data and more to the timeline view incorporating coding and project management activity to help you quickly visualize what actions are being taken against your key milestones, whether they match expectations, and how it matches progress being made.

Table View Enhancements
Upgrading the Table View UI to deliver better data inquiry, incorporate child nesting, coding activity, and sorting by column.

Visualize Dependency Linking
Our evergreen Gantt chart helps you understand the cascading effects of changes or delays in your initiatives and the corresponding impacts on downstream work, teams, and stakeholders without any of the tedious, manual upkeep.

A mockup of the future state of the Allstacks Portfolio Report

Building software is complex and highly sensitive to changes that make committing to dates difficult. The earlier you can detect misalignments, the more likely you can course-correct and avoid missed deadlines. The new Timeline view solves two challenges that product and software leaders have long struggled with — spotting misalignment early and demonstrating the status of roadmap commitments to the rest of the business. 

We would love your feedback and to show you your strategic initiatives in our new Timeline View. Schedule a demo to see it in action and start your free 30-day trial.


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