BY| January 16, 2012
Silicon Valley based Lean/ Agile ALM vendor Digité announced v1.4 of its Swift-Kanban tool which introduces SwiftSync for Atlassian JIRA that provides out-of-the-box integration with Swift-Kanban, and Card Hierarchy an early feature for users to explore Kanban for Portfolio Management.
Making the announcement, Digite Sr. VP – Product, Mahesh Singh, said, “Kanban is gaining extensive traction with IT/ Dev organizations for visually managing issues, helpdesk tickets and a variety of other Dev and Ops activity. SwiftSync for Swift-Kanban furthers that capability with integration to JIRA from Atlassian which already a leading issue/ ticket management software. The other trend we see quite clearly is teams and organizations exploring electronic Kanban tools for a variety of cross-functional and enterprise applications to manage a hierarchy of teams, projects and functions. Swift-Kanban’s Card Hierarchy feature represents our initial support for Kanban in portfolio management and enterprise Kanban usage.”
Elaborating further, Swift-Kanban product owner Nitin Ramrakhyani said, “Swift-Kanban, integrated with JIRA brings together social collaboration on the Cloud while managing Issues or tickets and dramatically boosts visibility of work being done by IT and Dev organizations and helps management make faster decisions about crucial resources and customers.”
Swift-Kanban is a leading Lean/ Agile Project Management software that uses the Kanban method to enable teams and projects manage their work in a highly visual and effective manner. The new SwiftSync for Atlassian JIRA™ provides out-of-the-box integration between Swift-Kanban and Atlassian JIRA to bring all of the issues management and helpdesk operations to the Kanban board! At a time, when resources are scarce and revenue of paramount importance, the new integration adaptor from Digité for Atlassian JIRA helps management with visibility on customer issues, customer satisfaction, resource availability and lead time; and thus helps make critical resource allocation decisions, removing bottlenecks and accepting new business.
Providing details on the Card Hierarchy feature, Nitin added, “Swift-Kanban allows defining of a parent-child relationship between User Stories. This is useful in situations where a larger (or parent) user story needs to be broken down into several smaller (or child) user stories for better planning and execution. This entire user story hierarchy approach in Swift-Kanban is through a highly visual interface that enables creation of child stories as well as linking existing stories to parent user stories. Child stories can go on the Kanban board for execution and current status/progress of the stories is shown using visual indicators in a visual map view. The User Story Hierarchy feature is currently in the private beta stage. If a customer wants to use this feature, we can make it available to them and will be glad to get their feedback in developing it further.”
Besides these significant enhancements, Swift-Kanban 1.4 provides various other new enhancements.
Digite, Inc. is a leading provider of Lean/ Agile Application Lifecycle Management (Agile ALM) products and solutions for the Global Delivery Model. Digité Enterprise and Swift-Kanban are Digite’s flagship products that enable technology and project organizations successfully manage technology and other projects, products and applications through effective collaboration between globally distributed teams. Available in both SaaS and on-premise models, Digite provides all critical functions needed by distributed software teams in a collaborative, integrated, web-based platform.
Digite is headquartered in Mountain View, CA.