Stakeholders such as Project Managers, Product Managers, Release Managers, IT Managers and Senior Management are interested in knowing when the release will be completed. These individuals must have confidence in the development team's ability to deliver on time and be made aware immediately of any impending or potential issues that might cause delay in the release. This knowledge and foresight helps them prioritize their own focus and workload.
AgileWrap lets you plan and track releases, and gain visibility into and confidence with the release process.
Improve release management, timeline prediction and delivery
Your team and the customers depend on your ability to deliver effectively on new releases. Their own workloads and project focus is very much dependent upon forthcoming release dates. They plan their sales and marketing campaigns around these dates and so on. The more accurate and speedily you can predict and deliver final releases the better the entire organization can meet the needs of the end user with quality products.
AgileWrap helps you precisely define the scope of a release and use team size and software product development velocity to forecast the number of iterations and the projected release date. You can assign iterations to a release as well as high priority features and defects from product backlog. You can effectively manage releases with a single list of all requirements and defects and accurately understand the progress status on individual release items so that you can proactively monitor and adjust the release date, scope or resources as needed.
AgileWrap also gives you the insight you need from earlier releases by sharing metrics from previous software development projects so you can learn from them and leverage that knowledge to better deliver on the current release.
AgileWrap has a built-in feature for collecting and managing Retrospective notes to improve release management. After a release ends, the team speculates and performs a post-mortem analysis. The outcome is retrospective notes that are captured in the software development life cycle tool and enable the team to learn from its mistakes and prevent such issues from arising in the future.