Category Archives: Backlog Management

Spring 2014 Release: Planning the Right Amount

A new bank account holder who was surprised to find out his account was overdrawn. “I can’t be out of money,” he exclaims. “I still have checks left!” Sometimes a development organization can forget that they, too, have their limits. … Continue reading

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Organizing and Associating Work to an Epic

We have many teams within VersionOne using the Epic functionality heavily to organize their work.  I often get asked questions like: “What if I decide later on that my work is tied to an existing Epic?” “What if I decide that my … Continue reading

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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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“What’s in a Name? That Which We Call a ‘Project’ by Any Other Name Would Smell as Sweet”

With apologies to William Shakespeare – couldn’t resist, Bill ol’ chap… So – what is a Project in VersionOne?  Is it a Product, a Project or a Release?  Is it a Portfolio, a Program or a Group?  The answer is … 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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All for One, One for All! Approach to Managing Agile Projects with Shared Services

Yours is an organization delivering multiple projects for different customers through your various teams – shared services.  Though your teams practice agile – and enjoy it! – they do not truly have a dedicated backlog; their efforts are helping deliver … Continue reading

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Requests and Ideas - My Polymorphic Backlog in VersionOne

If you are a Product Owner, a Project Manager, or a Business Analyst, you have heard the following before; I’m sure: “It’s not a defect; it’s a feature.” “It’s not an issue; it’s an enhancement.” “It’s not a bug; it … Continue reading

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What Fields Do You Require?

Our Epic Bubble Chart is very helpful in visualizing the SWAG, value and complexity of your initiatives but in order to use the chart, certain fields must be captured. This short video shows how to do that. Continue reading

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What to Expect in our Bi-Weekly Live Product Demonstrations! Part 2 of 3

Continued from Part 1… In the first part of this series we looked at the Product Owner activities that take place in VersionOne (Product Planning and Release Planning).  The second part of this series will outline the Team activities that … Continue reading

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What to Expect in our Bi-Weekly Live Product Demonstrations! Part 1 of 3

Twice a week we stream an hour long live product demo that provides a high level overview of the application.  We encourage and want all the demos to be highly interactive so feel free to ask any questions you may … Continue reading

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