The PI Status chart helps you monitor the status of Feature and Enabler Features during PI execution. It indicates which Feature cards are on track or behind the schedule at any point in time so that you get an early visibility of the bottlenecks and translate that insight into the preventive actions.

Chart Layout

The PI Status chart is designed in a clustered bar format.

The Filters above the chart lets you refine the chart scope based on a particular PI and particular team. So, you can view this chart if you select any of the following options from the Filter option:

  • Particular ART, All Teams, Particular PI
  • Particular ART, Particular Teams, Particular PI

The Y-axis of PI Status chart lists the Feature cards and the X-axis plots the number range of immediate child cards of those Feature cards.

On the X-axis, the value represents the number of immediate child cards that belong to a Feature card. The Feature card bar (in pink color in the above image) expands up to that number and gives you a visual indication of how many child cards the Feature has.

On the Y-axis, each Feature or Enabler Feature card is represented in two horizontal bars. The first bar represents the Feature card type (Feature, Enabler Feature or any custom card) that you create for your Program level Work Board. The Feature card bar renders the same color that is selected while creating that card type. In the image below, the Feature Card color is pink.

If you want to know how to create a card type or tag it with a unique color, see this topic.

The second horizontal bar (the green bar in the image below) measures the status of the progress of the Feature card based on the completion of its child cards (when they move to Done column type) and also shows the predictability of the Feature card getting completed in the selected PI. The predictability is shown in various colors, each defining either positive, neutral or negative.

So, the color of the status bar will change to:

  • Green if the Feature card is On Schedule and predicted be completed in the same PI.
  • Red if the Feature card is Behind Schedule and predicted to be missing the PI deadline.
  • Grey if there is no way to calculate the predictability or the PI is already over and closed.

Hovering over the horizontal bar of any Feature card will show the count of child cards planned, on schedule, behind schedule and actual.

Now, let us understand the calculation behind such predictability.

Interpreting the Chart

We will use a scenario to understand the calculation. Note t

The ART, Eastern Conference has three teams – Team A, Team B, Team C. All the teams are working on various features across various PIs.

The following table illustrates the velocity of these teams of completing the child cards on daily basis for last 3 PIs. The table also calculates the capability of each team in completing number of cards in the future PIs based on its past performance. The formula behind the calculation is:

Total no. child cards completed on a daily basis across PIs / Number of PIs when work was assigned to the team ***

*** Note that we consider last 3 PIs for calculation. In case 3 PI are not yet completed, the number can drop down to 2 or 1.

So, the Team A has the capability of completing 2 cards on a daily basis, whereas Team B and C both can complete 1 card. So, based on this capability, we have the following scenario in PI4:

  • There is only 1 day remaining in PI4.
  • Team A still has to complete 2 cards on the final day, whereas Team B needs to complete 3 and Team C needs to complete 1.

So, under the above scenario, if you look at the PI Status chart, the status color bar for a Feature card assigned to Team A will be in Green (On Schedule) as the team has the capability of completing the reaming 2 cards on the final day as per their capability.

The status color bar for a Feature card assigned to Team B will be in Red (Behind Schedule) as they have the capability of completing only 1 card on the final day.

the status color bar for a Feature card assigned to Team C will be in Green (On Schedule) as the team has the capability of completing the reaming 1 card on the final day as per their capability.

Key  Points to Remember

  • You can view the on-schedule or behind -schedule status of a Feature card for a current PI only.
  • if you expand the chart, you can view more Feature cards on the Y-axis. Otherwise, it will show the status for only 4 Feature cards.
  • Any card that moves to the Done column type or been archived will be considered complete and will be part of the calculation.
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