Author Archives: David Astor

A Transition Exposition

We are often asked about updating a story status when a task or test begins its progress.  While VersionOne chooses to empower the agile team to make these adjustments as opposed to doing it automatically, we do have a feature … Continue reading

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Your Backlog Management: Filtered or Unfiltered?

The VersionOne Backlog is a powerful piece of the application that allows Product Owners to prioritize their work.  With many projects being worked on, multiple teams contributing and requirements that change, a backlog may start to contain hundreds of items. … Continue reading

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“You Want it When?” Tips for Release Forecasting

Release forecasting helps Product Owners get a good prediction of the amount of work that can be done on a project during a particular timeframe. The data entered into the fields in VersionOne allows you to play out various “what-if” scenarios for your project. Continue reading

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The Missing Link

When viewing the details page of a Backlog Item within VersionOne, have you ever wanted to share that information with another user? Here’s how. Continue reading

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Let’s Get Retro!

Retrospectives allow the team to come together to discuss the iteration and answer the important questions of “what went right?”, “what went wrong?” and “how can we get better?” In this blog I offer tips on how to get the most value and continuous improvement out of your retrospectives within VersionOne. Continue reading

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We Don’t Need No Water, Let the Story Points Burn!

How does your organization create stories? If you break down stories into tasks and tests but only to serve as reminders, then the Project-level burndown chart is your friend. Continue reading

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