Latest product improvements and updates
We want to ensure you and the work of your teams is easily visualised to support you staying on track in delivering value.
This release introduces new functionality for you to clearly identify when scheduled work doesn't align with the timings of your epics/features scheduled on the roadmap, putting them at risk.
If an issue relating to an epic/feature is scheduled after that feature's deadline, a warning sign will appear on the Program Board:
You can just as easily mitigate the risk by:
Edit sprint count (19 customer votes)
Need to shorten the current PI just in time for the Christmas period? You can now adjust the sprint count to accommodate. This is in addition to our previous release where you were able to edit the sprint start date and sprint length.
+ Ability to edit sprints from Team Planning Board
Teams using team managed sprints can now edit sprints directly from the Team Planning Board, including the option to select a closed sprint.
Add your team to multiple programs (16 customer votes)
Teams that work across more than one ART, such as a shared services team, can now be added to multiple Programs.
Filter the Program Board by Feature
Want to see the issues linked to a feature across multiple teams with a simple click?
You can now select a feature/epic and only the issues linked to that epic will appear in the team swimlanes beneath, to make it easier than before to see who is working on what.
Edit increment and sprint length
Need to change when the increment starts to accommodate a holiday period? Want to adjust the sprint length to accommodate your team's unique cadence?
The latest release of Easy Agile Programs allows you to do just that. Additionally sprint length and sprint count properties are storied at the increment level rather than the Program level to allow for a change of cadence during the length of the program.
Assignee is now visible on issue cards from the Team Planning Board to see which team member is working on which issues in a given sprint or increment.
SAFe practitioners rejoice! The features you value most in Easy Agile Programs have been brought together in the one view and enhanced to deliver the full SAFe Program Board experience.
The Program Board is a key output of SAFe PI Planning. Now you have a holistic view of the PI in one screen with the ability to filter details as needed, as well as all the cues needed for a successful PI Planning session.
Additionally a more focused view of the Program Board means that Release Train Engineers, Scrum Masters, Product Managers and Product Owners can easily identify features the teams are working on, and associated dependencies, for more productive and collaborative Scrum of Scrums or ART syncs.
➕ FEATURE LEVEL DEPENDENCIES
Previously customers could only see dependencies between stories, now you can see feature to feature and feature to user story dependencies - all full screen.
Create, view and edit milestones in context of the work. Keep relevant events, milestones and deliverables visible on the Program Board - or collapse them from view to reduce distraction.
➕ FILTER BY PORTFOLIO EPIC
Roadmap quick filters have been added to the filters menu for programs using a dedicated roadmap board. Focus conversations on high level work planned for the PI by filtering features by portfolio epic, initiative, business owner or any parameter important to your team.
There are more options to customise what you see on the Program Board to reduce the visual noise.
✔️ FEATURE ONLY VIEW
You now have the option to switch team level issues on/off using the View Setting Menu.
✔️ CHOOSE WHICH DEPENDENCIES YOU WANT TO SEE
Only want to at risk dependencies? Toggle healthy, at risk or blocked dependencies on/off at your choosing.
✔️ CLEANER UI, NAVIGATION AND PERFORMANCE IMPROVEMENTS
Up until now, quick filters could only be applied to the backlog. This meant that the Team Planning Board and Increment Roadmap had more detail than what you may have needed to see during pre-planning and team breakout sessions.
With this release, teams will be able to use Quick Filters to filter both the backlog and issues scheduled on their Team Planning Board. For those Programs using a dedicated feature/epic board you can also use Quick Filters to filter both the backlog and issues scheduled on the Increment Roadmap 🔎
What's more - you won't lose these active filters when you refresh or return to the Program!
Want to share that filtered view with another team member or stakeholder to make sure you're on the same page?
You can now do this by simply copying the URL of your current view 👌 Easy!
We are excited to share that Native Jira issue view is now available for Cloud customers, so you don't have to leave the app to access:
As the most voted issue on our backlog, we're excited to announce that Program and Program Increment custom fields are now visible on all Jira issues in your Program for greater visibility and transparency 👏
Want to track which features and stories are scheduled in a Program or Program Increment?
All customers across Server, Data Center and Cloud, including both Scrum and Kanban teams, can now track what's being scheduled without manual work arounds.
For Server and Data Center customers, it's also easy to navigate to the Program or PI from the issue - simply click on the custom field value:
Like Server and Data Center, Cloud customers are also now able to see the history of where an issue has been scheduled in your Program.
🎉 We're excited to share this release to our customers to reap these benefits:
✅ Greater visibility of work scheduled in PI and Program
✅ Improved and easier reporting capability
✅ Improved navigation to the PI and Program from an individual issue
Reporting just got a whole lot easier. Issues and Features will now be pulled into eazyBI with the name of the Program and Program Increment not just the object ID. Say hello to more accurate and less-time consuming reporting!
✅ Reorder team swimlanes for quicker reference
Scrolling through team swimlanes to find ones of interest? In this release you can reorder the team swimlanes to prioritise your view. This order will be reflected on all views across Easy Agile Programs.
✅ See your sprints with calendar dates
The Increment Overview and Team Planning Board now show dates beneath your sprints so you don't need to leave the app for real-time reference.
✅ Migrate from Server to Cloud with ease
Easy Agile Programs is now compatible with Jira Cloud Migration Assistant so you can move your Programs from Server to Cloud. Find out how.
🐛 Minor Bugfixes.
At risk work and dependencies between teams is now easier to see with new and improved filtering capability on the Increment Overview.
Visual noise can be stripped back by:
With the combination of filters applied, noisy Increment Overviews are distilled so Release Train Engineers and Product Owners can more clearly see dependencies between teams ahead of ART or PO syncs, or scrum of scrums.
✅ Quickly provide an update on completed work
✅ Easily focus syncs on what the team will accomplish
✅ Proactively discuss problems or opportunities during feature development
We are continually improving our products' performance and features. If you are unable to view the features we've detailed here, it means you aren't on the latest version of Easy Agile Programs. Only a Jira administrator can update this for you.
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I've recently learnt that the version of Easy Agile Programs we have installed is outdated. We're missing out on critical updates, performance improvements and new features to help me do my job more effectively and to get the most value out of the product.
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You can read all about the releases here.
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