When software product development resources are spread thin by managing defects and new features, it is critical to maintain a single prioritized list of all these activities. AgileWrap grants you this ability by having requirements and defects stored in a single backlog. A manager wants rapid turnaround time on high priority defects while also knowing when particular defects can be effectively dealt with and released. He must also be empowered with information on which features are having the most defects and where the team is spending most of its time coping with defects and/or building new features. AgileWrap can help with all of this.
Gain visibility into all defects and their status
AgileWrap makes it easy for you and your team to cope with and address all defects that arise during the software development process. This includes the ability to define defects and accurately associate them with features, maintain a single prioritized view of all defects and new features in backlog, and track the progress of defects from reporting to resolution so no reported defects fall through the cracks, thereby jeopardizing the outcome of the project.
Optimize team utilization
AgileWrap helps you understand how your resources are being utilized coping with defects. You will know how much time the team is spending on fixing defects, versus building new features. You can then reallocate your team appropriately, dramatically improve turnaround time fixing high priority defects. With easy to use prioritization tools you can prioritize defects and features so that your team focuses primarily on the highest priority work items first so the most critical issues are dealt with in short order before the secondary problems are addressed.
Integration of defect management tools
Jira and AgileWrap integration is coming in Feb 2011. Stay tuned.