Getting started

with Agile Hive Cloud EAP


Important Information

This is an early access (EAP) version of Agile Hive for Jira Cloud. In this release, not all features and functionalities intended for the Atlassian Marketplace version of Agile Hive have yet been implemented. Any data that is created using this EAP cannot be later transferred to the production version of Agile Hive when it's made available in the Atlassian Marketplace.

Please note that Seibert Media can update this EAP to a newer development version at any time without advanced notice. In this case, a loss of application data may occur. During your use of the EAP version, you may experience bugs and other errors which will be resolved for the production version when listed on the Marketplace.


Prerequisites



You need a Jira Cloud instance in order to install and test Agile Hive EAP version. We highly recommend creating a dedicated test instance and not installing this EAP on any production environment.  




Recommended first steps in Agile Hive EAP


Step 1

Configure Agile Hive Administrator permission

Agile Hive Administrators can be defined based on Atlassian Cloud user groups. Jira and site administrators can configure permissions by navigating to ‘Jira administration’ > ‘Apps’ > ‘Agile Hive Cloud Administration (EAP)’.

Agile Hive Administrator permission allows users to configure and manage several app settings:

  • Configure the Jira issue link type used by Agile Hive to visualize issue dependencies
  • Edit the SAFe® hierarchy in the Hive Manager
  • Manage PIs for Large Solution and ART projects


Step 2

Configure your company’s SAFe® hierarchy in the Hive Manager

Add projects to the Hive Manager in order to reflect your company’s SAFe® configuration. Each SAFe® entity (e.g., Agile Release Train, Team) is being represented by a Jira project.

Currently, Agile Hive only supports Company-managed projects. While you can still add Team-managed projects to the Hive Manager, do not expect all functionality to work with this project type.

We recommend using Kanban projects for Portfolio, Large Solution and Agile Release Train (Essential) level. Scrum projects should only be used on Team level.

Of course, you can make use of projects already existing for your teams in Jira. See this page for more information.


Step 3

Get familiar with issue hierarchy

Based on your SAFe® configuration in the Hive Manager, you can now add issues to your Jira projects and configure hierarchical links between them.

Each issue can have only a maximum of one parent issue at any time. There is no limit on how many children each issue can have.

You can either set an issue’s parent from the issue detail view (add the ‘SAFe® Hierarchy’ panel in the toolbar first) or via inline editing in the Table View.



Features available in our Early Access Program


As of the EAP version includes the following use cases and features:




Help & Support

In case you need support setting up the Agile Hive EAP version, you can reach out via https://seibert.biz/ahc-feedback.

If you have feature requests or any other kind of feedback, you can also leave a comment over at https://seibert.biz/ahc-feedback. Thank you!


Roadmap

We’re currently developing Planning and Roadmap Boards for Agile Hive Cloud which will be one of the core product features. Teams use those boards during PI Planning for their team breakouts, Product Management plans and prioritizes Features on the Roadmap Board, and on the Portfolio layer everybody has an overview of the current and upcoming Strategic Themes.

Also, we’re working on a dedicated Issue Type Scheme for Agile Hive that contains the most important issue types for projects on all SAFe® layers.

In addition, we’re currently finishing implementation of PI Management for Large Solution and ART projects, which is still missing some functionality, especially when it comes to iterations on the Team level.


Hive Manager

Dependency Issue Link

Hierarchy Issue Link

Sidebar Navigation

PI Management

Table View

Roadmap Board

Breakout Boards

Issue Type Schemes

Risks & Objectives


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