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.

What is Kanban? Kanban Software Tools

Kanban is a method for managing the creation of products with an emphasis on continual delivery while not overburdening the development team. Like scrum, Kanban is a process designed to help teams work together more effectively.

Kanban is based on 3 basic principles:

  • Visualize what you do today (workflow): seeing all the items in context of each other can be very informative
  • Limit the amount of work in progress (WIP): this helps balance the flow-based approach so teams don’t start and commit to too much work at once
  • Enhance flow: when something is finished, the next highest thing from the backlog is pulled into play

Kanban promotes continuous collaboration and encourages active, ongoing learning and improving by defining the best possible team workflow.

Kanban Project Management Storyboard

How is Kanban different from Scrum?How is Kanban different from Scrum?

Both Kanban and Scrum focus on releasing software early and often. Both require highly-collaborative and self-managed teams. There are, however, differences between the approaches:

Kanban Scrum
No prescribed roles Pre-defined roles of Scrum master, Product owner and team member
Continuous Delivery Timeboxed sprints
Work is ‘pulled’ through the system (single piece flow) Work is ‘pulled’ through the system in batches (the sprint backlog)
Changes can be made at any time No changes allowed mid-sprint
Cycle time Velocity
More appropriate in operational environments with a high degree of variability in priority More appropriate in situations where work can be prioritized in batches that can be left alone

Organization, culture and team dynamics often determine which method is the best fit.

Kanban for Agile Teams Whitepapers
Kanban vs Scrum Blog Post

Benefits of Kanban:Benefits of Kanban:

Kanban and Scrum at their core are summarized by the premise: Stop Starting, Start Finishing. The entire team’s focus is on ‘getting to done’ for the tasks in progress.

Benefits:

  • Shorter cycle times can deliver features faster.
  • Responsiveness to Change:
    • When priorities change very frequently, Kanban is ideal.
  • Balancing demand against throughput guarantees that most the customer-centric features are always being worked.
  • Requires fewer organization / room set-up changes to get started
  • Reducing waste and removing activities that don’t add value to the team/department/organization
  • Rapid feedback loops improve the chances of more motivated, empowered and higher-performing team members

Team Kanban in a Waterfall Environment Webinar

Kanban and VersionOne:Kanban and VersionOne:

VersionOne supports multiple teams using multiple agile methodologies. Teams use VersionOne to track the status of their items, setting WIP limits for each process stage to help them identify, manage, and mitigate constraints with the goal of optimizing the team’s flow.

Teams interested in Kanban benefit from VersionOne’s customizable Kanban board and collaboration capabilities.

If your Kanban teams are:

  • distributed
  • using multiple development methodologies across the entire ‘larger’ team (Scrum, XP, DSDM)
  • seeking to automate tracking your projects
  • gaining insight from roll-up reporting via multiple teams and projects
  • searching to improve delivery performance.

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