SEATTLE, April 21, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- CA WORLD, Tasktop Technologies, the industry leader for ALM integration, today announced Tasktop Sync Connector for CA Clarity PPM at the CA World 2013 conference. The new connector extends Tasktop integration capabilities to CA Technologies portfolio and project management product, CA Clarity™ PPM, to connect portfolio and project management disciplines to software development. The integration of CA Clarity PPM with the software delivery tool chain will help IT organizations synchronize business priorities with development activities and progress. The result is reduced project completion times by ensuring efforts are allocated to the highest priority activities, elimination of costly and error-prone manual processes, and comprehensive cross-discipline reporting that will facilitate better collaboration between the PMO and development teams. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20130315/LA78208LOGO) "The adoption of Lean approaches to software delivery has dramatically increased the iteration speed of software projects and introduced a new set of developer-centric task management tools," said Mik Kersten, co-founder and CEO of Tasktop. "To ensure that software delivery is connected to strategy, it is key to integrate the tools used by the PMO to those used for software development. Tasktop Sync Connector for CA Clarity PPM provides real-time integration between these two tool chains, ensuring the software delivery process meets business goals and objectives, and becomes the basis for competitive advantage." Tasktop Sync provides real-time, bi-directional and fully automated synchronization between ALM tools. It is already included with CA Clarity Agile and CA Clarity Requirements. With the new Tasktop Sync Connector for CA Clarity PPM, organizations have the ability to extend the overall Clarity integration capabilities to connect CA Clarity PPM with third-party tools used throughout the software lifecycle. The technology will help development organizations become better connected with business activities that were previously separated by process, tooling and culture gaps. Business stakeholders will benefit by having a more meaningful role in the development process due to improved visibility and timely status updates.