Lately, we added additional tools to help you to troubleshoot ALM connectivity issues. This allows you to narrow down the problem with your stuck Jira or ADO sync faster than ever before. We highlight connection issues for each PI Planning session and provide a detailed log for each ALM connection.
Sticky notes can have different functions in PI Planning. Therefore, in piplanning.io they have properties corresponding to the function. From now on, sticky notes with a work item function can also indicate the status of the task, which can be: to do, in progress, or done. In the case of those with note functions, we can make simple notes without unnecessary functions.
The built-in timer helps you with timeboxing. You can configure it for the whole ART that will be visible on all boards. Or you can also set an individual timer for a specific Team Board. You can always see what time is still left. Pause or reset if it's needed. When the time is up, the alarm will sound for those to whom it is addressed.
piplanning.io now allows you to force login via SSO only and prevent the usage of username and password for your users. This allows for secure, centralized and easy user access management. To do so you can check the box 'Prevent credential login / SSO only' on the IDP setup page.
In this newly available report, you can get feedback on the load of the iterations to see the status of your planning. The color of the bar helps you get a quick overview: blue indicates that the load is fine, orange is a warning and red is an overload. To do this, click on the pie chart in the upper right corner of any iteration and select the Load vs. Capacity tab.
You can now see on the Program Board and Team Board the risky links where the dependency is planned to be delivered in the same iteration or a later one than the feature. A notification will appear in the bottom right corner and disappears as soon as the risky link is resolved.
The color palette of sticky notes appears when you click the "Add new" button on the bar and hides when you click it again. Drag and drop the sticky note to the board. Pressing the color pops up the sticky note in the center of the board. The last chosen color won’t be set up as default anymore.
To search on the board for stickers use control + F as a shortcut on your keyboard. For filtering the boards for teams use control + T. If you want to filter for a specific sticky type press control + Y. Be aware: Depending on your system instead of “control” the shortcuts might only work with “option” or “command”.
You can now set your own preferred order for the teams on the Program Board. Just arrange them the way you want. This can help you to optimize the dependency visualization as you can place teams that have many dependencies to other teams in the center of the board.
There is a new PI Objective Overview. Here you can see at a glance all the objectives written by the teams. From this view you can even edit them. You can access the PI Objective Overview by clicking on the small arrow on the Team Board or on the Program Board on "Program Objectives".
Previously, the XLSX excerpt only listed teams that had defined objectives. This meant that there was no overview of which teams had not defined any objectives during PI Planning. This is different now. Now you also see the teams without defined objectives.
We have now officially released the synchronization between Microsoft Azure DevOps. It is a real-time synchronization with your piplanning app boards. What does this mean? For example, if you create a user story with a summary on the Team Board and enter a Story Point value, this is also reflected in Azure DevOps. Conversely, if you change the iteration in Azure DevOps, for example, it will also be updated in the piplanning app. Find out more and click on "Lean more".
For a long time we collected feedback and worked on it. Now they are finally here. We call them Collaboration Canvases. As the name suggests, these are interfaces that are flexible for all kinds of collaboration, be it retros, problem solving sessions, Scrum of Scrums, you name it. We already offer a wide range of backgrounds. If you are still missing one, let us know.