03 Apr 2019

We are back with another release packed with new features and enhancements to help you succeed on your agile transformation journey. Now you can easily co-relate how scope change has impacted your sprint’s progress in the Burndown Chart itself. On the quality front, visualize your test automation suite to know if it has the right proportion of test units across categories with the new Test Pyramid chart. And now with the power of Swiftly, you can get key insights using Lean analytics about the release execution in your Agile projects. Along with these, we have made several enhancements so that you get a better experience on the web and the Mobile App.

Here is the webinar which covers all the new features:


Sprint Burndown Chart

Keep Sprint Scope in Sight on the Sprint Burndown Chart

Once the scope of work for the sprint gets chalked out during the sprint planning activity, the team works towards completing the committed items during the sprint. However, there are times when the scope of work changes. The team then analyzes and decides to accept the change after weighing all factors. For this scope change event to be apparent while tracking sprint progress, we have provided an option to view the Workitem Count on the secondary axis of the burndown chart. So, any spike or drop in the remaining effort can be easily correlated with the scope change.

Sprint Burndown Chart

New Test Pyramid Chart

Visualize Your Test Automation Suite with Test Pyramid

The Test Pyramid conceptualized by Mike Cohn is a great way of visualizing a well-balanced automation test suite for running your agile projects effectively. In a glimpse, it helps you know whether you are developing more automated unit tests to get faster feedback. We have brought this concept alive with the new Test Pyramid widget in Agile projects. Ideal test pyramid has a broader base with larger number of unit tests and decreasing number of service and functional/UI tests. Whereas, a cone-shaped pyramid gets developed when UI tests are higher than unit tests. This typically happens when there is little focus on unit testing thus causing long lead times, low value and unpredictable results due to large number of UI tests.

Test Pyramid Chart

For all practical purposes, we have given the ability to select the test categorization so that you can define the test unit granularity on the basis of automation tools used for different levels of testing.

Releases & Sprints View

Releases & Sprints View in Agile Projects

The new Releases & Sprints page, helps you view all workitems tagged to various releases and sprints in a single window. The same page also offers key statistics like Estimated Points, % Scope Completed, Workitems Added, Team Size so that you have a better understanding of what happened during the sprint execution.

Releases and Sprints

NOTE: We have now replaced the Planning Board with the refreshing Backlog Refinement Board. With the Backlog Refinement Board, viewing the backlog items, grooming them, assigning them to Sprints with the guidance of remaining capacity & sprint velocity has become much more intuitive and user-friendly.

Lean Analytics

Lean Analytics for your Agile projects using Swiftly

When you move cards in the value stream as work progresses, a whole lot of data gets generated. This data can unlock great insights using flow metrics like Cycle Time, Flow Efficiency, Cumulative Flow Diagram, and answer questions related to Demand, Capacity, Throughput Forecast and many more actionable metrics.

Lean Analytics

Swiftly is a powerful value-stream analytics tool that analyzes your current value-stream data and offers key insights through intuitive actionable metrics. Now, you can leverage these analytics for your Agile projects by exporting required data and uploading it to your Swiftly account to view the analytics.

New Bug eForm for Agile Projects

  • To help you groom, prioritize, plan and execute defects as part of Releases & Sprints getting executed in Agile projects, we have introduced the Bug eForm. This is an alternative to the Defect eForm which has workflow based tracking.
  • We recommend you use the new Bug eForm to get an all-round experience like other Agile workitems instead of the Defect eForm. It will be the default eForm for further updates for tracking bugs in Agile projects.

Mobile App

For workitem based widgets like Item Status and Pivot Widget, you can now drill-down to the last level to view the item list on your Mobile App’s dashboard widget.

SwiftEnterprise Mobile App

  • Change chart level for your Pivot widgets built with ECR.
  • Toggle between Pivot and Summary view for your Pivot widgets built with ECR.

Other Enhancements

  • Filter cards on Execution Board using ToDo Owner criteria.
  • Back button on Execution Board to navigate to Sprint Planning View.

 

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