CA Technologies' Clarity Playbook helps align IT activity with corporate goals by linking plans, projects and initiatives, extracting information from Clarity PPM and other portfolio management systems.
Playbook is "a CIO's really best friend," according to CEO Mike Gregoire.
Playbook comprises a SaaS application plus an iPad app that provides the user interface.
General manager, service and portfolio development Lokesh Jindal said Playbook was developed completely in-house, and is built on the CA Platform the company created for its SaaS applications.
The idea behind Playbook is to allow organisations to move from traditional planning cycles to "perpetual planning." Since changes in the market are not annual, why do organisations think they can make annual plans?, he asked.
Playbook allows IT initiatives to be linked to corporate and business unit goals, and its dashboards help track performance against the plans in terms of business outcomes.