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 […]
During my time on the VersionOne Services team, one of the features I always tried to highlight with larger customers was subscriptions. Such a simple feature can provide a huge impact in larger enterprises. Team members can use subscriptions to alert them when they have been assigned to a task or test. A product owner can subscribe to be notified when a story is set to the done status for approval. And now with the Spring 2016 Release VersionOne can also support subscriptions for Portfolio Items. There are several good uses for Portfolio Item Subscriptions. First, it will be quite useful for users involved […]
If your organization is implementing Scaled Agile Framework® (SAFe®), then you’ll want to take a look at VersionOne’s new Program Board which is central to Program Increment (PI) planning. The Program Board helps team easily view and track dependent work across their PI’s. This board shows dependencies that have been assigned to work and planned into iterations providing transparency and visibility for program and delivery teams to visualize the work done, the work in progress, and to clearly identify potential blockers in the way. The Story is the Hub The easiest way to visualize how to manage the items on […]