Tag Archives: agile project management

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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Budgeting Your Strategic Themes to Help Teams Deliver Value 

stra·te·gic – strəˈtējik/ adjective relating to the identification of long-term or overall aims and interests and the means of achieving them.(Source: Google) Taking a strategic approach to your annual spending is a sound and fiscally responsible thing to do. Portfolio level strategic themes … Continue reading

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Backlog Item Roll-ups to the Portfolio Item

roll-up (noun) – denoting something that can be rolled up. “roll-up panels” If backlog items are the gears that make agile software delivery work, then portfolio items can be looked at as the gear box, holding the delivery work in just the … 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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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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How Much Ceremony Do We Need?

The agile world has a number of myths that tend to be perpetuated, often for private agendas. One of them is that agile means no documentation or formality in its approach. A counter to this are the conversations about professional … Continue reading

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There’s an API for That… How to Get Lots of Information in a Few Moments

A few days ago, I was using my smartphone and wanted to get some more information about the weather besides just the basics of temperature and local conditions i.e. sunny, cloudy and such.  I was reminded of the contemporary colloquialism “There’s … Continue reading

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TeamSync: Building a Bridge Between Dev & Product Management

                In today’s face-paced environment where time-to-market is critical, portfolio and program managers recognize that they need to evolve – that they need better visibility, greater strategic alignment, and improved high-level planning and … 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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Drive Better Version Control Practices with CommitStream™

We’re very excited to announce the general release of CommitStream™. Initially released in limited beta in our Winter 2015 release, CommitStream is now available in Catalyst, Enterprise, and Ultimate editions. At launch we will be supporting GitHub and GitHub Enterprise. … Continue reading

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