Agile teams are meant to be self-managing and independent. But as the size of an organization grows or the scope of the product being developed becomes complex, many teams have to work together. Thus dependencies can start existing between these different agile teams. These dependencies can become a serious problem if they are not recognized, identified and acknowledged. Correctly mapping them and having real transparency becomes all the more important.
Kendis now introduces a more aesthetically pleasing and extremely useful view into tracking your dependencies. We introduce to you, the Dependency Wheel.
In this article, we will talk about the features…
There is nothing better than having everyone in the same room for PI planning. But it’s not easy, it’s expensive and not everyone can participate.
Kendis offers a solution, which enables teams to plan together from different locations. It will help you manage digital program boards with dependencies, set smart objectives and track risks in a simple, visual, and painless manner. With Kendis you can seamlessly integrate Azure DevOps and stay absolutely stress-free as everything created or updated is instantly synced to Azure DevOps saving valuable time and reducing any errors. …
In the post-Covid-19 world, a marked shift of circumstances has impacted the Program Increment (PI) Planning Agenda harsher than ever. With remote facilitation becoming the new norm, there are now new problems demanding newer solutions.
The entire definition of PI Planning is undergoing a revamp, rendering the earlier scheme of a 2-day face-to-face PI Planning event no longer an applicable standard. As Release Train members — spread across different regions and varied time zones — arrive at the stage of PI Planning, they are looking for solutions that are more in line with their different needs under the layered complexity…
One interesting development born out of the post-pandemic global situation is a renewed appreciation for innovative approaches to problem-solving. This puts an emphasis on the application of tools that smartly facilitate business agility, without taking your mechanism hostage to the tool’s limitations.
Here we discuss the scenario where your goal is to maximize the Value, by means of Inspect and Adapt (I&A) ceremony as an effective and valuable natural progression of an iterative process.
This is where Kendis comes into the picture.
In an earlier post we shared a brief on Inspect and Adapt strategy and procedure. In this post…
Implementing the Scaled Agile Framework can be an exciting and thrilling experience once the transformation results start to show. But arriving at this stage could take a while. SAFe implementation is interlaced with concepts, processes and a lot of information that can be overwhelming and complex to master without proper guidance.
One of the quintessential aspects of the Scaled Agile Framework is the Value Stream which is truly a revolutionary step-up from the traditional project management. In this article we aim to provide you with a no-nonsense simplified and objective rundown of the Value Stream. You will learn what a…
Confidence Vote is an activity done in the Program Increment (PI) Planning session that aims to assess how confident the teams are in delivering progress during the PI. It is done after the objectives of the Program Increment, that need to be achieved during the PI, are addressed along with having all features and user stories prioritized and estimated.
When this session begins, all of the team members of the agile release train raise their hand and with their fingers, vote their level of confidence on the PI Objectives being completed.
Kendis now brilliantly simulates this activity with the new…
“Those who master large scale software delivery will define the economic landscape of the 21st century” — Mik Kerste
In today’s day and age, agility is the only way that guarantees continuous progress by allowing you to have awareness of what really is desired by the end user.
Some relevant facts:
Undoubtedly, becoming agile is the only way forward.
Adopting agile is done through…
SAFe presents a very organized and disciplined approach for organizations to accomplish their goals in order to produce the highest quality product in the shortest sustainable amount of time. But implementing this framework can be very time taking and difficult. Especially the Solution Level which is slowly being incorporated by organizations.
It is definitely not an easy feat. A lot of hardships have to be dealt with when creating a large-scale solution. In this article, we shall shed light on the troubles and challenges that organizations have to go through in order to fully implement the Solution Level.
“Any fool can know. The point is to understand.”
― Albert Einstein
Agile aligns development with business needs. According to the 14th Annual State of Agile Report, 54% of organizations consider business value as the top success metric for measuring Agile transformation.
This is why organizations working with SAFe understand the need for Iteration objectives to anchor the Value Stream to the business mission. Employing OKRs in SAFe adds more specificity to the connection between enterprise strategy and portfolio vision.
We have already talked about OKRs in depth here.
The scope of this post is to help you arrive at the…
Visibility and transparency are important when it comes to planning or tracking your work items in the Program Increment. All of the work items have stories, dependencies, risks and objectives and failing to correctly recognize or acknowledge them can lead to disrupting a transparent flow of information. To ensure that there is enhanced collaboration and visibility, having a single view that expresses the present state of the work item is extremely crucial. Kendis now introduces a more useful view into gaining insight into knowing your selected work item’s dependencies, risks and objectives. We introduce to you, the Feature Detail View.