Model all your SAFe® levels with the visual Work Boards for each level. Define the Value Stream specific to each level – with WIP limits on columns where needed/ possible. Set up all work items at each level using Cards. Define links between boards using the Card Hierarchy links. Use the multi-level Zoom feature for higher levels of abstraction to assist in Visual Management. Highlight issues with cards using Flags, Risks, Alerts, etc. on your cards.
Use the powerful Dependency Boards to allow teams to track dependencies across any number of teams and highlights potential conflicts. Visualize your dependencies for one or more cards at a time. For complex dependencies, use the alternate DAG view to gain a full understanding of the dependencies.
Create configurable work decomposition hierarchies that can span multiple Boards using the flexible Card Hierarchy feature. Create your own configurable work item types and define ‘valid’ parent-child relationships to suit their needs. Use these relationships to define the parent-child links between cards on one or multiple Work Boards. Get status update roll-up from child cards to parent cards at each level, all the way to the top. Easily track the status of the hierarchy using multiple visual cues on each parent level card.
ARTs and Teams
Easily define ARTs and the teams that make up an ART using a visual drag-and-drop interface. Use the SwiftEASe feature of “shared resources” within teams that gives you flexibility in resource planning and allows people to be part of multiple teams/ ARTs should the need arise.
PI, PI Planning and Sprints
Define Program Increments and Sprints within each SAFe® instance. Perform PI planning related activities, identify features for each ART/ PI, track Confidence Score and define Business Value (BV) and Risks.
Lean Metrics for Continuous Improvement
Lean Analytics such as the Cumulative Flow Diagram (CFD), Cycle Time charts, Flow Efficiency and Throughput/ Velocity charts provide each team great insight into their delivery capability and their process bottlenecks and enables them to focus on making necessary changes to their process to improve Flow, Throughput and overall Predictability.
Kanban or Scrum? Yes!
Whether you use Scrum or Kanban (or Scrum and Kanban), SwiftEASe is there for you! SwiftEASe provides full support for the Scrum methodology and the Kanban Method. You can use Scrum or you can use Scrum with Kanban! Define your PIs and Sprints. Generate burndowns for Scrum/ Scrumban team or CFD and Cycle Time plots for Kanban teams. Define WIP limits at Value Stream or User levels to encourage and support Flow.
SwiftEASe presents most of the dashboards as recommended by the SAFe® Body of Knowledge. In addition, SwiftEASe has several metrics that facilitate Lean/ Flow based execution. Combined, the two sets of analytics make sure you stay on top of your operational execution while also being able to look at medium and long term improvements, especially in terms of your team’s and system’s predictability and productivity.
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