VersionOne, developer of agile management tools, recently announced their Summer ‘09 release introducing a new Storyboard, support for Lean / Kanban and significant performance improvements throughout the application. Organizations that have a mix of Scrum and Kanban teams can now manage agile projects in the same system. Teams practicing "Scrumban", or Lean methods within iterations, can also leverage the Storyboard to support their process. Other workflow enhancements to simplify planning and tracking activities are the result of direct customer input from VersionOne’s IdeaSpace, the company’s product feedback forum.
Learn more at http://www.VersionOne.com/latestrelease
Kanban in VersionOne
As agile teams adopt Lean principles, Kanban is a common practice used to help drive even higher levels of visibility and efficiency. The new Storyboard in V1: Agile Enterprise supports these goals through visual drag and drop tracking of story cards. Teams can customize Work in Process (WIP) limits to warn them when optimal capacity levels are being exceeded, helping them to address inefficiencies. Additionally, cycle time reporting shows teams how long it takes to deliver a story and helps teams focus on optimizing the delivery process.