Orcanos AGILE SCRUM

ABSTRACT

Orcanos Agile Scrum support provides the ability to manage Epics, Sprints, and User stories. The advantage of implementing Orcanos Agile Scrum is, again, in traceability. The user stories can be easily linked to requirements, or any other work item, and ANY work item in Orcanos can be linked to a print, whether it is a task, user story, bug or service call.

HOW TO IMPLEMENT

We will describe a use case of how to implement the Agile, but, as Orcanos platform is so flexible, you can deploy it according to your needs So, in our case, we have added a new project called Agile Scrum, in which we are going to manage sprints, epics, etc. We have created 2 folders, one for Epics, and one for Sprints, jsut for the sake of convenience

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SPRINT/ EPIC

Now you can add sprint and epic under these folders orcanos Both Epic and Sprint contain the following fields

  • Name – you can give Epic/Sprint a name
  • Assign to – assignee
  • Status – You can setup a status flow for each
  • Start Date – Sprint/Epic start date
  • End Date – Sprint/Epic end date

Statistics Section

  • Total Active Points – Total Sprint/Epic active (still in work) points/effort estimation of related items/user stories
  • Total Completed Points – Total Sprint/Epic completed points/effort estimation of related items/user stories
  • Total Points – Total Sprint/Epic points/effort estimation of related items/user stories
  • Total Items – Total Sprint/Epic items of related items/user stories

Note: Each Epic or Sprint added – is also added to a system table called Epic/Sprint correspondingly, and can be used later to attach user stories/other work items to the sprint.

Next, we will add user stories, and again, any work item can be linked to a sprint. For the convenience of this article, we will add the user stories under the sprint, however this is not mandatory

USER STORIES

So select the sprint and Add New User Story under the sprint:

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User Story contains the following fields:

  • Name – you can give Epic/Sprint a name
  • Assign to – assignee
  • Status – You can setup your own status flow
  • Points – total days/hours (also marked as Efforts Estimation in other work items)
  • Epic – Select relevant Epic form Epic list
  • Sprint – select the relevant sprint from the list
  • Category – user story category (custom list)
  • Priority – from system table, priority

Now you can build filters assign user stories to people, and manage user stories, sprints, epics the same as any other work item. To track user stories, open the Work items Menu and select User Story work item

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You can create a filter for “Sprint 1” user stories, by selecting the relevant sprint when you build the filter

BACKLOG MANAGEMENT

By adding user stories while inside the work items menu, items are added automatically to the backlog

You rank all of the user stories on a scale of 1 to 10, or 1 to 100 if you need finer differentiation, and then sort them in order from highest to lowest priority.

To do that, use the “Numeric Priority” field

To track items that are in pool, simply build a filter and add criteria In Pool = Yes

AGILE SCRUM DASHBOARD

We recommend to build a specific dashboard for Agile Scrum You can add the following panels to the dashboard: First, naturally, we want to see the burndown chart. Clicking “Add new panel” red button and select “Burndown” Just select the project and sprint/epic System will draw the burndown chart.

Sprint 1 Burndown

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Note: The Agile SCRUM Burndown chart considers tasks as done when they are in status that is marked completed. Means, when user changes the status, if status is marked in admin as “Completed” – the completion date is updated. You can manage several completed tasks, such as Done, Deferred, Reject, etc. To learn more about setting up the status Active/Complete – read about System Tables to understand more about status modes

User stories per assignee and status

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User stories per status and sprint

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User stories per status and epics

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All user stories/ Specific sprint user stories per status per Epic

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All Sprints

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All Epics

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