Product Info

VersionOne is an all-in-one agile project management tool built from the ground up to support agile software development methodologies such as Scrum, Kanban, Lean, XP, SAFe and hybrid. From small teams to distributed enterprises, VersionOne’s suite of right-sized product editions help companies scale agile faster, easier and smarter.

Platform

Take advantage of more than 45 pre-built integration connectors to extend VersionOne and create a single, synchronized agile software development environment. Connectors are available for all VersionOne product editions, or you can build your own using VersionOne’s open, web-service API and SDKs (Java & .NET).

Training & Services

We offer world class agile and product training to help you quickly get started with agile and easily scale VersionOne across your organization. Whether you’re looking for basic training or dedicated on-site coaching you’ll find what you need to make your transition to agile faster and easier.

Customers

VersionOne has been selected and successfully deployed by over 50,000 teams in over 170 countries around the world and more than 35 Fortune 100 companies using agile software development and scrum development practices. Our customers include many of the leading technology organizations in the world.

Partners

We realize that the agile expertise that our partners offer is a critical part of a customer’s success in adopting, transitioning and scaling their agile initiatives. By leveraging the unique expertise of our global partner network, VersionOne is able to offer superior agile training, coaching and consulting services based on our customers’ specific needs

About Us

VersionOne helped pioneer the agile management tool in 2002 - way before it was the cool thing to do in the software development market. Today we remain the only enterprise software company that has been 100% dedicated to agile life cycle management since day one.

In This Issue

  • Estimating The Unknown
    Read Johanna Rothman's five-part Blog Post
  • How To Build An Agile UX Team: The Culture
    Read Jeff Gothelf's Article
  • Stories, Epics and Themes
    Read Mike Cohn's Blog Post
  • PECK, PECK, PECK
    Read Esther Derby's Blog Post
  • T-Shaped Agile
    Read Lee Cunningham's Blog Post

Estimating The Unknown

Almost every manager wants to know when a project will be done. And some managers want you to estimate the budget as well. Johanna Rothman provides a modern, pragmatic guide to project management, reminding us there is no crystal ball to tell you how to determine the unknown. The main takeaway? If you don't have a ranked backlog you are up the proverbial creek.

Read Johanna Rothman's 5-part Blog Post.


How To Build An Agile UX Team: The Culture

If you're struggling to build and grow a successful agile user experience team, then this article is for you. Understand the importance of creating an environment that values design, promotes its benefits and spreads this gospel through the allocation of UX resources across individual teams. In doing so you'll lay the foundation for successful team-building and adoption of the agile process down the road.

Read Jeff Gothelf's Article.


Stories, Epics and Themes

Do you get confused about the difference between “user story”, “epic” and “theme”? Whether you're new to agile or a seasoned practitioner, rest assured you're not alone. Mike Cohn provides a back-to-basics reminder, clearing up the uncertainty over what term we should be using when.

Read Mike Cohn's Blog Post.


PECK, PECK, PECK

No naming names, but do you have a self-proclaimed genius on your team? Or maybe a star performer who outshines the rest? Oh, and there's bound to be someone who isn't pulling their weight. STOP! Find out how stack ranking can cause real harm by detracting from how well the team is doing as a goal oriented social unit. Esther Derby recommends that instead of trying to line the team up in rank order we focus on helping the team perform to its full capability.

Read Esther Derby's Blog Post.


T-Shaped Agile

Is agile breeding a new generation of process bigots? Lee Cunningham warns against becoming too zealously committed to one particular agile approach, urging us not to split hairs over the pros and cons of each to the detriment of the community as a whole. He reminds us that all agile approaches are more alike than they are different with a common focus on working together to build good stuff that our customers love.

Read Lee Cunningham's Blog Post.




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