Category Archives: Program Manager

Agile Tip: Mapping Use Cases with Portfolio Items, Projects, and Stories

I’m working with a customer who needed to put their “as-is” product use cases into VersionOne Lifecycle. After looking at several options, we decided to use a combination of planning levels, portfolio items, and user stories to create the customer’s complete product use case … Continue reading

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Release Planning Steps Forward

Planning out a set of work across multiple teams during Release Planning or Program Increment (PI) Planning can raise many questions which don’t always have straight forward answers: How much work can the group take on? Should we include a … Continue reading

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Manage Your Mission-Critical ALM Integrations with ALM Connect

With the introduction of ALM Connect™, VersionOne is providing a one stop shop for the integration needs of larger organizations.  With previous integration options, you would have to manage multiple integration installations.  With ALM Connect, you can manage all your integrations … Continue reading

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New Portfolio Item Subscriptions

During my time on the VersionOne Services team, one of the features I always tried to highlight with larger customers was subscriptions. Such a simple feature can provide a huge impact in larger enterprises. Team members can use subscriptions to alert them  … Continue reading

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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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Scorecards and Other Executive Visibility Options in VersionOne

For executives, whose days are primarily consumed with business-focused activities, summary metrics about a given initiative, project, or feature are usually sufficient.  For them, there is more to running the business than building the software.  And with limited time, it … Continue reading

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Guardrails for Backlog Items-7 Things Every Story Needs

People ask us all the time – “What are the must use fields that every team should use?” While this is the ultimate “It Depends” answer, I have found that setting a few key guardrails for team across the enterprise … Continue reading

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View from the Enterprise

Introduction Software development still has a number of stages, steps, tools, platforms and just stuff that needs to be done. This is not getting simpler. In fact as the world of software progresses these things become more complicated through size … Continue reading

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Budgeting in an Agile World

              Agile budgeting can be a blasphemous term. It’s not uncommon when the subject of budgeting is brought up to hear “We’re agile. We don’t need budgets.” While it may be true that an … Continue reading

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