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Introduction

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.


Usage

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. These colors can also be seen in the context tab of your Story.
The illustration shows a full SAFe configuration with four levels. To access a team drill down to the Team Level and select the desired team.


Team PI Reports

Introduction

The Agile Hive Team Reports show an automated view of all relevant information about a team in a specific PI.


Usage

You can access the reports in the following ways:

  1. Select the desired team in the Agile Hive Menu
  2. Within a team project, click on the Agile Hive icon in the project sidebar

The Agile Hive Team Reports consist of a PI Selection dropdown and the following five tiles which are described in more detail below:

  1. Team Members
  2. Overall Team PI Progress
  3. PI Sprints
  4. Team PI Objectives
  5. Team Risks

PI Selection

The information within the tiles is based on your PI selection. You can access PIs 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 Team Members and Team Risks tiles remain unaffected. You can also filter for PIs using the search field.

The current PI is always displayed automatically.

Team Members

The Team Members tile introduces all team 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 team 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 Team PI Progress

This tile shows you five easy-to-read metrics and their progress (except velocity).


Velocity

The velocity of the last five sprints is shown here. It doesn't matter whether a sprint is in a past PI.

SP Burned (Story Points burned)

Comparison between planned and completed story points. The progress is also shown in percent.

Days Passed

Shows how many days the PI has in total and how many have already passed

Business Value

The generation of the business value is calculated on the basis of the planned and the actual business value of the Team PI Objectives.

Load vs. Cap (Load vs. Capacity)

Comparison between scheduled story points and team capacity

PI Sprints Overview

Display of all sprints within a PI. Each sprint is represented as a single tile.

The status of a sprint can be recognized by the color at the top:

  • Green: Completed
  • Blue: In progress
  • Gray: Future Sprint

Issues planned by the team are shown indented (for example HONEY-15, 19 or 24). The respective higher-level issue (for example, a feature of the Agile Release Train named "PRO-5") is shown above.

If issues do not belong to a higher-level issue, they are shown under the "Independent Issue" group.

Completed issues are crossed out and the story point value is colored green.

The overall progress is shown in the footer as a green bar. The values for capacity, planned and burned story points are shown below

Team PI Objectives

Issues of the type "Objective (Team)" that have been scheduled in the selected PI are shown here.

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.


Stories can be linked to a Team PI Objective using the "Belongs to Objective" link. The "Story Points" column shows how many story points an objective consists of and how many have already been completed.

Team Risks

Regardless of the PI selected, all identified and open team risks are shown here.

In the following, we will show you the four specific risk dropdowns with their options:

  • #1 Impact / #2 Residual impact
    1. Unspecified
    2. Catastrophic
    3. Major
    4. Moderate
    5. Minor
    6. Insignificant

  • #3 Probability / #4 Residual Probability
    1. Unspecified
    2. Almost certain
    3. Very likely
    4. Likely
    5. Unlikely
    6. 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.

Team Scrum Boards

Introduction

With the help of a team's Scrum board, the respective team is able to plan, start and close their sprints as well as hierarchically link stories with a feature of their Agile Release Train.

The sprints are created automatically and no longer have to be created manually on team boards (manually created sprints are not supported by Agile Hive).

Kanban teams with Kanban boards are supported by Agile Hive. In the PI Planning view, they can plan their tasks just like scrum teams in sprints / iterations to clarify dependencies and delivery times.


Navigation

A team's Scrum / Kanban board can be easily accessed via the Agile Hive menu in the top navigation bar. First click on the respective team in the Agile Hive Menu. This opens the Agile Hive Reports. Next, click on the Backlog icon in the left project sidebar.

Scrum Teams: You can view the active sprint using the "Active sprints" icon below

Kanban Teams. You can view the Kanban board using the "Kanban board" icon below


Link Stories to Features

In the backlog view of a team board, you can hierarchically link stories with features from the corresponding ART using drag and drop.

To do this, click on "PROGRAM" in the panel column to open the program panel. This panel shows the features and all other configured issue types of the ART. Now you can drag and drop your stories onto a feature to set the hierarchical link.

Then the relation is shown in the story (AVO-30) as Lozenge (Refresh gentle Ceph...):



If you have linked to the wrong feature, you can simply drag the story again to the correct feature.

Of course, you can still link issues using the standard link button.

Context

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.

Print Stories & other Jira issues

Every Jira issue can be printed out with Agile Hive - either individually, in sprints or based on a JQL.

This function is used both during PI planning for the analog program board and in teams that generally want to work with analog boards.


Print individual story

Open the desired story and click on the InstaPrinta button on the right.

In the InstaPrinta Print Wizard, select "Agile Hive Story" as the template and either click "Save as PDF" or, if set, click Print.

Print the active sprint

Open the "Active sprints" view of the desired team and click on the InstaPrinta button on the right.

In the InstaPrinta Print Wizard, select "Agile Hive Story" as the template.

In the selection field you also have the option to print only issues that are in a certain status.

Finally, either click "Save as PDF" or, if set, click Print.

Print multiple sprints

Open the "Backlog" view of the desired team and click on the InstaPrinta button on the right.

In the InstaPrinta Print Wizard, select "Agile Hive Story" as the template.

In the selection field you also have the option to select which sprints you want to print.

Finally, either click "Save as PDF" or, if set, click Print.

Print issues based on a JQL

Open the Jira search, insert your JQL and click on the InstaPrinta button on the right.

In the InstaPrinta Print Wizard, select "Agile Hive Story" as the template and either click "Save as PDF" or, if set, click Print.

Story Creation

Introduction

The following Jira issue types for teams are delivered as standard with Agile Hive (of course, jira administrators can edit the standard configuration.):

  • Story
  • Enabler
  • Bug
  • Objective
  • Risk
  • Improvement
  • Impediment


Creation

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 team 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 team's backlog view.

Team Planning (PI Planning)

Introduction

To open the Team Planning view, select a team from the Agile Hive menu in the top navigation bar and then click on the "Programs" icon in the project side bar.

This view is designed to facilitate a conversation between two or more teams, working out how best to schedule work based on the desire to fulfil the Feature outcomes of the Increment.

This also includes the planning of the sprint capacity and the possibility to schedule existing work from the backlog as well as to create new stories.

The upper section "Increment Roadmap" represents the desired planning of the product management. All features and enablers are shown here in a chronological order.

The lower section shows all sprints, their load vs capacity, scheduled stories and dependencies to other teams.

Setting Sprint Capacity on the Team Planning Board

The planned and set capacity can be found beneath each Sprint's name. 

To set the capacity for each Sprint, click on the ( - ) bubble and type your capacity for the Sprint. 

Adding estimates to stories planned in a Sprint will roll the total number of Story Points planned to the top of the Sprint.

Scheduling Existing Work from the Backlog onto the Team Planning Board

Each Team has access to the issues scheduled in their Backlog on their Agile Board. Click on the blue Backlog button to see a list of all the Team's issues that are currently in their Backlog.

Add those issues via drag and drop into the desired Sprint.

Clicking on a Feature on the Increment Roadmap, will filter down the issues scheduled in Sprints, as well as the issues on the Backlog, to only show linked issues to that Feature.

All work scheduled on the Team Planning Board will appear on the Agile Board's backlog in its associated Sprint. Likewise, if any work is scheduled into the synced Sprints on the Team's Backlog, it will automatically appear on the Team Planning Board.

Creating new Stories on the Team Planning Board

To create a new issue and link it to a Feature, first select the Feature you want to link your issue to on the Increment Roadmap. 

Now that a Feature has been selected, hover over any blank space under a Sprint and click "New Issue".

Enter the summary for your new issue and if needed select the desired issue type from the dropdown and hit Enter or click on the Tick button.


Estimation

Click on the ( - ) and type in the desired value to set the issue's estimate and hit Enter.


Add additional details

Click on the issue key to open the edit issue modal. Here you can add information to the issue such as Status, Components, Description, Fix Versions and Assignee.

To exit the edit issue modal click on the XS in the top right corner.


Dependency Management

The dependencies shown in the Team Planning Boards represent inter-team dependencies.

To create a dependency, simply drag and drop an issue from one team, on-top of an issue from another team.

To delete a dependency, click on the dependency once.


Understanding Dependency Health

  • red line indicates the dependant issue is scheduled in a sprint after the dependancy (blocker)
  • An orange line indicates the dependant and dependency are scheduled in the same sprint (a risk)
  • green line indicates the dependant issue is scheduled in a sprint before its dependency

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