Manage Both Scrum and Kanban Projects
With some teams practicing Scrum and others choosing Kanban, it can be challenging for managers to get a clear, integrated view of status across all their projects. VersionOne solves this challenge by consolidating project data from both Scrum and Kanban teams to provide cross-project visibility to help teams manage and track their work independent of their chosen agile process.
Visualize Your Workflow with Custom Kanban Boards
Create custom Kanban boards using named columns to illustrate each stage of your workflow process. Story cards – representing individual work items – can be pulled from your prioritized queue and moved through the workflow via drag-and-drop. Designate swim lanes with the “Class of Service” attribute or use the “group by” choice to create swim lanes by priority, status, functional area, initiative, epic, or any custom field.
Real-Time Visibility for the Entire Team
Managing your Kanban board in VersionOne provides real-time visibility for the entire team with full accessibility for remote members. See at a glance what work items are in progress and where they are in your development process. Visual cues within the Kanban board identify items that are blocked, held up in wait queue, or have exceeded their aging threshold, providing an early indicator of potential problems.
Limit Your Team’s Work in Process (WIP)
VersionOne Kanban board software helps you maximize your flow of work by setting explicit WIP limits across single or multiple contiguous columns to determine how many items can be worked on at each stage of your process. Visual cues within the Kanban board let you know when WIP limits are exceeded to trigger conversations and refocus the agile teams efforts on the right work to ensure a continuous flow.
Measure and Improve Cycle Time
Track and measure the average time to complete a work item using Cycle Time reporting capabilities. Group your Cycle Time reports by Class of Service, priority, work item type or custom dropdown fields. The ability to track cycle time metrics gives visibility into past performance to help you increase the predictability of your delivery and drive continuous process improvement.
Discover and Resolve Bottlenecks
Identify and resolve bottlenecks using Cumulative Flow to see how well items are flowing through your process. Determine where work is stalled and where you should focus improvement efforts.