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All views and information are immediately accessible via the Agile Hive menu in the Top Navigation Bar.
The Agile Hive menu updates itself automatically based on the settings made in the project hierarchies, which are maintained by Jira administrators.
Click on the Agile Hive menu so that the fly out appears.
Here you can directly access the views provided for each SAFe level. The layers use different colors for better differentiation.
The illustration shows a full SAFe configuration with four levels. To access a Solution Train drill down to the Large Solution Level and select the desired Solution Train.
The Agile Hive Solution Reports show an automated view of all relevant information about a Solution Train in a specific PI / time span.
You can access the reports in the following ways:
- Select the desired Solution Train in the Agile Hive Menu
- Within a Solution Train project, click on the Agile Hive icon in the project sidebar
The Agile Hive Solution Reports consist of a Time Span Selection dropdown and the following five tiles which are described in more detail below:
- Solution Train Members
- Overall PI Solution Statistics
- Solution PI Progress Overview
- Solution PI Objectives
- Solution Risks
PI / Time Span Selection
The information within the tiles is based on your PI / Time Span selection. You can access those via the dropdown at the top right.
As soon as you select a different PI, all information within the tiles is updated based on your PI selection.
The Solution Members and Risks tiles remain unaffected. You can also filter for PIs using the search field.
The current PI is always displayed automatically.
Solution Train Members
The Solution Train Members tile introduces all Solution Train members with avatar, name and role.
Clicking on the respective avatar takes you to the Jira profile view of a team member.
You can add new Solution Train members by hovering over the tile and clicking the pen that appears in the upper right corner.
This opens the editing dialog. Here you can add new members using the "+ Add team member" button.
Of course you can also edit oder remove existing members.
Overall Solution Train PI Progress
This tile shows you five easy-to-read metrics and their progress (except velocity).
The velocity of the last five sprints of the entire Solution Train is shown here.
SP Burned (Story Points burned)
Comparison between planned and completed story points of the entire Solution Train. The progress is also shown in percent.
Shows how many days the PI has in total and how many have already passed.
The generation of the business value is calculated on the basis of the planned and the actual business value of each Team's PI Objectives.
Load vs. Cap (Load vs. Capacity)
Comparison between all scheduled story points and Solution Train capacity.
Solution Train PI Overview
This section lists all planned Solution Train issues. The parent issue is also shown and can be collapsed. Without parent, issues are categorized under "Independent Issues".
The progress (in percent) as well as the planned, open and completed story points are visible line by line. The overall progress is shown in the last total line.
In the ART columns you can see which ARTs are working on which Capabilities based on the story points.
To change an ART's icon, open the "Details" view in the project settings and upload the desired image.
Solution PI Objectives
Issues of the type "Objective" that have been linked to a scheduled issue in the selected PI are shown here. Furthermore all ART's Teams and their Team PI Objectives are directly accessible via tabs.
In each of those tabs, a distinction is made between Planned and Uncommitted Team PI Objectives. This is important because only the "Plan Business Value" of Planned Objectives is summed up.
This information as well as the plan and actual business value are set directly in the objective issue.
Capabilities can be linked to a Solution PI Objective using the "Belongs to Objective" link.
Regardless of the PI selected, all identified and open Solution risks are shown here.
In the following, we will show you the four specific risk dropdowns with their options:
- #1 Impact / #2 Residual impact
- #3 Probability / #4 Residual Probability
- Almost certain
- Very likely
- Very unlikely
Impact and probability are combined as exposure for better readability. Same goes for residual impact and residual probability which are combined as residual exposure.
With the help of a Solution's Kanban board, the respective Solution Train is able to collect, analyse, review & prioritize Capabilities and other issues as well as hierarchically link Capabilities with issues from a higher level like Portfolio Epics.
A Solution Train Kanban board can be easily accessed via the Agile Hive menu in the top navigation bar. First click on the respective Solution Train in the Agile Hive Menu. This opens the Agile Hive Reports. Next, click on the Backlog icon or the Kanban icon in the left project sidebar.
Link Capabilities to Portfolio Epics
In the backlog view of a Solution Kanban board, you can hierarchically link Capabilities with higher level issues using drag and drop.
To do this, click on "PORTFOLIO" in the panel column to open the panel. This panel shows the higher level issues. Now you can drag and drop your Capabilities onto a higher level issues to set the hierarchical link.
Then the relation is shown in the Capabilities (PRO-3) as Lozenge (Compatible with An...):
If you have linked to the wrong issue, you can simply drag the Capabilities again to the correct issue.
If issues have been linked hierarchically, this can be seen in the respective issues via the context tab.
All parents are shown and at hover also the SAFe levels.
The following Jira issue types for teams are delivered as standard with Agile Hive (of course, jira administrators can edit the standard configuration.):
To create one of the above issues, click on the "Create" button in the top navigation bar. Make sure in the "Create Issue" dialog that the desired Solution Train project is selected.
Based on the issue type selection in the dropdown "Issue Type", the fields displayed in the form below may vary.
Example: Only risks contain typical risk fields such as impact or probability.
After the issue has been created, it can be found in the Funnel (Backlog view) of the Solution Train's Kanban Board.
This page was last edited on 12/23/2020.