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The Truth About
Dragonboat Alternatives

Looking for a way to manage your product and portfolio? Here’s what you
should know when evaluating Dragonboat and the alternatives.

Product Roadmapping tools cover the what and the why.

Product Management tools
cover the how and the when.

Product Portfolio Management tools cover the why, what, who, when and what-if.

Responsive Product
Portfolio Management

If you have to juggle competing goals, align multiple stakeholders, manage dependencies, track progress, and plan outcome-focused product roadmaps–and want to do that in ONE place–you need an integrated product portfolio tool like Dragonboat, that covers the complete workflow of building outcome-driven products.

Dragonboat vs. the Alternatives

Product Portfolio Management ToolsDragonboat Product Portfolio ToolsProduct Management ToolsRoadmap Visualization ToolsJira Plugin ToolsProject Management Tools
Insight, Request, & Feedback Management
Centralize feedback and insightsAvailableAvailablelimitedNot AvailableNot Available
Link requests and product ideas in a flexible structureAvailablelimitedlimitedNot AvailableNot Available
Organize requests multi-dimensionallyAvailableNot AvailableNot AvailableNot AvailableNot Available
Close the loop on product roadmapsAvailablelimitedNot AvailableNot AvailableNot Available
Outcome-Based Roadmapping
Define and track multi-level OKRs across teams and levelsAvailableNot AvailableNot AvailableNot AvailableNot Available
Multi-dimensional prioritization against OKRs, themes, and customer needsAvailablelimitedlimitedNot AvailableNot Available
Set and track resource allocation by goals, team, or themesAvailableNot AvailableNot AvailableNot AvailableNot Available
Cross-team initiative prioritizationAvailableNot AvailableNot AvailableNot AvailableNot Available
Portfolio Planning, Allocation & Scenarios
Multiple portfolio dimensions and dynamic hierarchyAvailableNot AvailableNot AvailableNot AvailableNot Available
Real time visibility on allocationAvailableNot AvailableNot AvailableNot AvailableNot Available
Compare roadmap scenarios and trade-off analysisAvailableNot AvailableNot AvailableNot AvailableNot Available
Allocate across initiatives and adjust responsivelyAvailableNot AvailableNot AvailableNot AvailableNot Available
Portfolio Insights
Planned vs. actual allocation by any dimensionAvailableNot AvailableNot AvailableNot AvailableNot Available
Portfolio dashboardsAvailableNot AvailableNot AvailableNot AvailableNot Available
Re-allocate resources based on resultsAvailableNot AvailableNot AvailableNot AvailableNot Available
Stakeholder Engagement & Visibility
Source-of-truth for OKR, plans, progress, allocation and healthAvailableNot AvailableNot AvailableNot AvailableNot Available
Portfolio, roadmap, and delivery reports in gantt, slide, and dashboard formatsAvailableNot AvailableNot AvailableNot AvailableNot Available
Enable portfolio consistency while maintaining teams' work/tooling preferenceAvailableNot AvailableNot AvailableNot AvailableNot Available
Share roadmaps automatically with stakeholdersAvailableAvailablelimitedlimitedNot Available
Delivery Planning
Plan cross-team resource/schedule/scope dependenciesAvailableNot AvailableNot AvailableNot AvailableNot Available
Forecast resourcesAvailableNot AvailableNot AvailableAvailableNot Available
Release planningAvailablelimitedNot AvailableAvailableNot Available
Plan activities outside of Jira/Engineering toolingAvailableAvailableAvailableAvailableAvailable
Delivery Tracking & Risk Management
Report on schedule risks and delaysAvailableNot AvailableNot AvailableAvailableNot Available
Keep current team workflow unchangedAvailableNot AvailableNot AvailableNot AvailableNot Available
Automatic tracking and smart health alertsAvailableNot AvailableNot AvailableNot AvailableNot Available
Automatic roll up by any dimension - goals, teams, releasesAvailableNot AvailableNot AvailableNot AvailableNot Available
Portfolio progress burn up by OKR, team, and releasesAvailableNot AvailableNot AvailableNot AvailableNot Available
2-way integration with agile execution toolsAvailableAvailablelimitedAvailableNot Available
Customizable mapping and velocity trackingAvailableNot AvailableNot AvailableNot AvailableNot Available
Slack integration for easy collaborationAvailableAvailablelimitedNot AvailableAvailable

Why outcome-driven
teams choose Dragonboat

anton zhvakin
"We are growing fast and need the right solution for portfolio management to connect roadmaps with OKRs and run our quarterly planning and tracking.

After I evaluated 25 tools, I finally found Dragonboat - the only tool that suits all our use cases and is flexible to fit our ways of working, not forcing us to follow the predefined framework.

Finally, we can get rid of tons of tools and formats to keep all our product portfolio data transparent and up-to-date."
Anton Zhvakin
Senior Manager of Product Dev Ops
"When we set out to look for a PPM tool, the key problem we were aiming to solve was finding a way to connect the dots between our tactical execution management solutions and our company level goals to resource/time investments, that would provide data and insights for driving smarter decisions and ultimately lead to better ROI. After spending months looking into potential vendors I came across an article titled “How to Choose Between a Roadmap vs. Product Portfolio (PPM) Tool”. As I read, it was as if all the problems that I was tasked to solve for were being articulated perfectly with the proposed solution being this tool, Dragonboat.

After evaluating one other tool, typically referred to as the “gold standard” Product tool, there was no doubt in my mind that Dragonboat was the way to go for us. While other solutions focus just on the idea intake side, Dragonboat provides outcome based, multifaceted organization combined with the most robust, 2 way Jira Integration I’ve ever seen providing us full autonomy without needing to ask our engineering partners to change a single thing about how they work. Our Product Team can not only plan, evaluate and sequence work, but they are able to tie all their ideas directly to the target Company and Product Objectives, connect them to Jira, and get seamless and dynamic health and predicted end dates, all in one place. They can also easily manage up using the dashboard and allocation reporting features.

In the end, I chose Dragonboat because they are the only vendor out there who really understood my problems as a Product Operations leader and spent the time building what almost feels like a custom solution just for me."
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Jackie Orlando
Director of Product Operations at Tealium
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