Category Archives: Sprint Planning & Tracking

New VersionOne Program Board Supports SAFe Program Increment (PI) Planning

If your organization is implementing Scaled Agile Framework® (SAFe®), then you’ll want to take a look at VersionOne’s new Program Board which is central to Program Increment (PI) planning. The Program Board helps team easily view and track dependent work … Continue reading

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Agile Tip: SAFe Team Program Increment Objectives in Community Topics

Using the VersionOne Communities and Topics to present team objectives is a fast and efficient way clearly display your Scaled Agile Framework® (SAFe®) Team Program Increment (PI) objectives.  Integrated into the TeamRoom™ via the Topics panel, the VersionOne TeamRoom topic conversations also allow your suppliers and customers … Continue reading

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Estimation Accuracy It’s Not Just a Report

Estimation Accuracy – Effort (Done and/or To Do) vs. Detail Estimate by Iteration Have you ever wondered how accurate your sprint detailed planning estimates are, and if there may be room for improvement?  Would it be helpful if you had … Continue reading

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Tracking Actual Effort and To-Do (Remaining) Hours

Are you tracking your to-do and effort hours the most efficient way in VersionOne? You don’t need to edit your tasks or stories to update these values. By using the Track capability, members can apply actual hours and remaining hours by using the … Continue reading

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Next Sprint Cut Line in the VersionOne TeamRoom Backlog Panel

What does that line in the backlog list in your VersionOne TeamRoom™ represent? It’s the next sprint cut line based on your team’s average velocity and the prioritized backlog for your team.  It’s also a great reason to make sure your backlog … Continue reading

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Go Above and Beyond Post-its and Notecards: 5 Tricks (or Treats?)

VersionOne lets you go above and beyond manual post-its and notecards. Here are 5 tricks in VersionOne (or maybe they are really “treats”?) that you can use to quickly enter time tracking, assess the health of your sprint, and evaluate … Continue reading

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Inside Our Dev Team: The Birth Story of Estimably for Agile Estimation

We seem to reach consensus much faster… In case you missed our Summer 2014 release announcement, Estimably™ is a free, poker-style agile estimation tool (game) within VersionOne TeamRoom™ that allows a team to easily participate in story estimation exercises no matter where they … Continue reading

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4 Things Your Sprint Planning Needs To Set Yourself Up For Success

It’s incredibly valuable to be able to raise flags or fire flare guns as soon as something is at risk. VersionOne helps teams assess if their sprint is at risk before they’ve even committed.  Below are 4 steps to follow … Continue reading

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The Clarity of Description

The User Story, by intent, is meant to be a short definition – an introduction to a discussion. As a… I can… So that … Simple, short and powerful. We’re all familiar with some variation of this structure and I … Continue reading

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Using VersionOne to Track Testing

OK, so now that we get the agile approach to capturing engineering challenges (Read part 1 and part 2 for a refresher), it’s important to see how this is done in VersionOne.  This is a pretty easy thing; let’s take a look. … Continue reading

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