Create hybrid agile/process projects
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Most traditional project tools are task-list based (Microsoft Project) or board-based for agile needs (Trello or JIRA). These two have merits, but lack wholesome features for the real world, which is combining process with agile.
Everything that needs to be done from start to finish is part of a story, a story that has ebbs and flows. Some is pre-known, others is identify as we go.
Agile and process should no longer fight each other. Today, with Pie, they can both live together, happily ever after.
Pie is designed to give you the option for a pure process project (your team follows a framework), agile only project (never ending product iterations), or most common, a true hybrid of agile and process mixed together.
Imagine a project with 1) start with a known processes for planning, 2) iterate through feature stories and bug tickets with agile sprints, and 3) close down with known processes that have succeeded in the past.
1) Start with your planning process.
Your project processes that are well defined as your framework, will wrap your sprints. The starting and ending project processes (as shown in Plan and Close in the image) contain your steps that were pre-defined from lessons learned and best practices. Now you have both agile working in tandem with process.
2) Fill with agile sprints.
Your agile team can set up backlog stories in a backlog pie slice and then drive weekly sprints in the Pie board sprint slice (as shown here). Once a sprint is done and deployed, Pie auto moves your stories to the Done Sprints slice to stay cool as reference. Then iterate again, and again.
Meanwhile, your project end-client is getting small bites along the way. Yum!
3) Wrap up with closing process.
Your sweet pie ends with a close out slice with pre-defined how-to steps that finalize delivery happiness.
For example, we know in advance that a process step includes sitting down to review all lessons learned throughout the project, and what to do to improve the next process/agile project kicking off next month. Delicious!
Bonus: Sprints can include repeatable process steps.
Image an agile sprint that automatically pops up reminder tasks, such as “update the end user help center articles”. You can now sprinkle process steps that produce better results in each sprint.