The Fortes Change Cloud provides support for SAFe. This has been expanded to include the ability to plan a roadmap. This new functionality comes on top of the already existing PI (Planning Interval) scheduling. This allows planning at all the usual SAFe levels:

  • Roadmap: planning Epics and associated Features across Planning Intervals. This includes dependencies between Features. It also takes into account the charging capacity (velocity) per team.
  • PI planning: detailed planning of a Planning Interval. The features to be realized are planned in the sprints of the Planning Interval. Again including dependencies and taking into account the charging capacity (velocity) per team.

Capacity planning capabilities have also been added. Per team, the charging capacity (velocity) can be entered. When planning the work (features), it is understood whether it fits within the available loop capacity.

In addition, there is the ability to convert requested capacity from Story Points to hours. This makes the capacity requested in an Agile program per Epic per Team per Planning interval visible on the Portfolio. There it can be analyzed integrally with all Portfolio items and contributes to Strategic Capacity Planning.