Multiple Scaled Agile apps, one solution
Agile teams are becoming common in many organisations. But, when the number of agile teams rises, the need for coordination between these teams quickly arises.
Fortes Change Cloud delivers dedicated support to expanding agile organizations with intuitive apps that support popular Scaled Agile frameworks such as SAFe and LeSS. In addition, plug-and-play connectivity is available to easily embed teams that use JIRA or Azure DevOps.
Respond to change faster with Agile portfolio management. Make choices using a lightweight decision-making process based on strategic goals and financial criteria. See how projects are connected and to what extent they contribute to the strategic goals. Determine what will be picked up first by prioritizing and communicate this transparently with the underlying Agile programs and teams.
The Agile program is also called release train. Within the program, the coordination and distribution of work between the various teams is arranged. Create and prioritize the items (often called features or epics) in the program kanban. These program items can then be picked up by the various teams via a ‘pull process’ and further elaborated in user stories. Link the program to a parent portfolio for strategic alignment.
As an Agile team, pick up program items from the parent program (pull process). Work this out into user stories and then prioritize the work. Realize the work based on Scrum in sprints or kanban.
Team Capacity Planning
Get a quick insight into the feasibility of a portfolio by comparing the total availability of teams and / or skills with the estimated need per portfolio item (epic). Shortages in capacity are immediately and clearly visible with a red color on the team concerned. Bottlenecks can be easily resolved by shifting the schedule of a portfolio item or by adjusting the estimate of the number of hours required.
Support a scaled agile way of working by delegating the execution of a portfolio, agile program or project in Fortes Change Cloud to one or more teams working in Jira. The smart, bi-directional link ensures that outsourced items (epics, features, user stories, tasks) are always in sync for an up-to-date status overview. It is also possible to link with existing items in Jira so that you can start right away. The administrator of Jira can realize a reliable link with Fortes Change Cloud in a simple and secure manner (API tokens).
Azure DevOps Connectivity
The built-in link with Azure Boards offers the possibility to outsource the realization of a portfolio, agile program or project in Fortes Change Cloud to one or more teams that work in Azure Boards. The integration is bi-directional. This means that corresponding items (epics, features, user stories, tasks) are always synchronized in real time. This ensures an always up-to-date overview and control of progress. Because API tokens are used, the connection with Fortes Change Cloud is safe and easy to set up by the Azure Boards administrator. Existing items in Azure Boards can also be linked with Fortes Change Cloud for a quick start.