IntelliGantt® can improve the predictions for features and versions delivery dates, for Agile developed projects as well.
Mostly it is followed by an activity to complete the schedule on an earlier date.
When planning an Agile project, the estimates are just that: estimates. They will inevitably change. Some people may over or under-perform.
Some unplanned features will introduce themselves. Someone may become sick. All these factors will affect the short term (e.g. sprint)
and long term (e.g. roadmap) estimates. Therefore, it is essential that the effect of these changes be understood by all relevant parties,
and proper decisions are made accordingly.
In most cases, the developing company needs to know the customer availability dates for its features and versions
Most customers would insist on having committed roadmaps, beyond a few weeks ahead.
In order to meet these commitments, an up to date and visible schedule has to be maintained.
This goal is hard to achieve using only the conservative Agile tools (backlog, burndown chart, and task board) as their reports lack the scheduling aspect
(dependencies, resource usage at a given time and ways to optimize it), and they are hard to understand by people outside the team.
Using Agile's standard tools only, it's hard to understand the long term impact of local decisions and changes, and it's harder to identify problems and
delays ahead of time, in order to prevent them or mitigate them early on. Adding scheduling optimization capabilities can help overcome this deficiency.
incorporates the Gantt's planning and control capabilities with the specific needs of the Agile development methods,
such as frequent and plenty changes in planning, short tasks management, and accurately meeting target dates (such as at the end of a sprint).
It also takes into consideration hurdles that the Agile theory ignores, such as interdependencies between tasks and teams, and the understanding
that not every person is capable of addressing a certain task.
IntelliManage offers assistance to development projects that use Scrum, Kanban or other Agile methodologies. We will help your team leaders
and/or Scrum masters in optimizing the backlog handling of the scheduling aspect, so that features are completed earlier
Changes throughout each sprint will be represented on the timeline, so that their short, mid, and long term effects will be clear, and immediate decisions could be taken.