Rejoice product owners – the days of dual entry for your roadmaps are gone! No longer will you need to remember to update the roadmap when the ‘real’ plan changes. No longer will you be called out in meetings when your roadmap is out of date. No longer will stakeholders silently wonder if what they are seeing is current and you erode confidence. We’ve heard about the pains you’ve shared with us and have responded.
I’m working with a customer who needed to put their “as-is” product use cases into VersionOne Lifecycle. After looking at several options, we decided to use a combination of planning levels, portfolio items, and user stories to create the customer’s complete product use case repository.
How does your organization decide what features to work on for the next release? Do you let the clients vote and then order the portfolio by those results? Does the loudest sales person get their items prioritized to the top of the list? Or is it more of a “gut feel” by the product owner?
Planning out a set of work across multiple teams during Release Planning or Program Increment (PI) Planning can raise many questions which don’t always have straight forward answers: How much work can the group take on? Should we include a buffer? How should the work be divided among the teams? How do we get everyone on the same page? Will we be able to recognize the necessary adjustments when reality begins? Terminology Evolves, The Practice Holds Firm Release Planning is an age-old agile practice of defining the work for an upcoming release. Over time as organizations have become more agile, […]
With the introduction of ALM Connect™, VersionOne is providing a one stop shop for the integration needs of larger organizations. With previous integration options, you would have to manage multiple integration installations. With ALM Connect, you can manage all your integrations from a single platform, and there are several other features that make ALM Connect an integration powerhouse. With previous integrations it didn’t take long before a customer would ask “well this is great and all but can we have other fields?” The answer is yes, but it would require your team or the services team to write that code. Both of […]