Swiftkanban’s Roadmap module gives your Lean/ Agile teams a way to visualize, plan, coordinate, and deliver your organization’s biggest initiatives quickly & effectively. Traditionally, Program Management has been about managing the scope, schedule, cost & quality of the projects that are working towards a common goal.
While these continue to be the core dimensions to keep track of even for the new-age/ Agile Software Development, there is a significant shift in the way work gets done. Work is distributed across teams (not necessarily in different projects as that may create silios) to encourage greater transparency, and collaboration as they work towards the same objective. With different teams, different working styles & work types come into play.
Whether you are assessing a Theme or a Release, each workitem is distinctly represented by Planned Duration and Actual Progress bars on the timeline visualization. The red bars will quickly help you assess if there is any slippage happening based on the progress being made so far.
You can also expand the Theme or Release for an in-depth understanding of the progress being made at each level. The mini view of the Timeline Progress widget helps you get a quick snapshot of the progress for the selected parent workitem or the delivery cadence.
If you have determined the workitems that are at risk of slipping the committed timeline, this widget helps you understand further how the scope addition and scope completion are contributing to slippage. While the graph clearly indicates the scope slippage and the timeline slippage for easy interpretation, the key metrics are visible on top always. The Current Velocity, Required Velocity, Slippage and Predicted End Date are shown alongwith the change since the past day.
SwiftKanban’s Roadmap module enables powerful visual Program Management based on a configurable multi-board hierarchy of programs and projects. It helps you to define and build your own custom hierarchy, visualize it elegantly, and then automatically computes % progress information at the Program level based on the logic you choose. You can model your strategic initiatives and business-critical programs using a hierarchy of cards that reflect the way you define and manage them in your organization.
Themes to Epics, Epics to User/ Technical Stories hierarchy within a project can be limiting, especially when you are working on large requirements and have teams working on them across projects. To address this need, we have a visual hierarchy view that allows you to build your own workitem hierarchy across projects seamlessly. You can add new or existing workitems as parent or child workitems to visualize the work hierarchy as per your business need.
The Work Type Distribution widget gives you high level visualization on what kind of work needs to be completed for the chosen Theme or Release through a donut chart.
While the Workitem Size Distribution widget helps you understand the work distribution based on its estimated Points in a nested treemap visualization. With the help of these widgets one can decide to de-prioritize or re-plan work to avoid spillover.
The globe and map visualization quickly help you understand how your team is distributed across various locations. You can then decide if more team members need to be working together in the same time zone for better synergy and streamlined delivery of work. We have this visualization as standalone widgets at project and organization level dashboard as well.