The team at Luna has been hard at work using Hansoft to build their Top Secret Device.
They started out iterating with scrum within the R&D organization.
But now they want to expand agility across more teams in the company, and improve long-term planning. So, they’re taking advantage of Hansoft’s ability to mix delivery methods.
While the development team is still running scrum sprints, Rikard, the product owner, is using Gantt charts to manage deadlines and dependencies with an off-site hardware team and their project manager.
And, since their customer support team is collaborating with development, they’ve added a Kanban board to manage their work.
Now let’s cover how you can easily combine all these teams, their work, and their methods in Hansoft, to get the big picture and the details all in one view.
Scrum is one of the most popular Agile ways of working.
Use the dedicated product backlog section to create and manage your plan. In the product backlog, you can view items by hierarchy or priority. In the Agile scheduling view, you can watch progress with real-time status updates and built-in burndown charts. Team members use the To-Do list. If they prefer boards? They don’t need another tool, Kanban boards are a click away.
With Hansoft, teams can improve workflows using the built-in Kanban board tool—all in the same project.
Unlike scrum, teams using Kanban in Hansoft do not work in iterations. So, extend the sprint bar for this team to the duration of the project.
To activate boards, make sure you’re in Agile schedule view.
Locate your sprint. Click “Add board.” Then go to your board view. Set up your board by customizing your columns, and assigning statuses. Manage the flow of value by setting Work in Progress limits. Have more than one team or workflow? Create custom lanes for different teams. Everything syncs up to your sprint & backlog views.
Take advantage of Hansoft’s Gantt scheduling interface if you have hard dependencies, if you’re teams prefer working in different ways, or if your stakeholders want to see a more traditional project plan.
Here’s how to get started.
Switch to Gantt Scheduling interface. To add items, click “New scheduled task” or use the Command + n shortcut. Drag the item’s timebar to change start and finish dates. Link dependent items by clicking on one item’s timebar and dragging the cursor to another item. You can also use the “Predecessor” and “Successor” columns. Now, changes made to one item are distributed across the entire system of connected items. You can also connect dependencies among teams. Linking outputs of a sprint to a hardware team is one example.
Why commit to one delivery method, when you can use them all? With Hansoft, you have freedom to combine scrum, Kanban, and Gantt scheduling in the same project, for flexibility and productivity.
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