Too many organizations or enterprises, striking the right balance between agile terms whilst scaling is a mammoth task. People are specially employed simply to gather information and display this in a format that is easy for the entire company to understand.
Although for an organization with defined processes and a refined organizational structure, this is not a trivial task. But for the ones that struggle with coordinating across multiple agile teams, different sprints, locations, agile methods, work cultures, interpretation of terminologies, tools and work ethics, this task can become cumbersome.
To efficiently manage these problems, we present a very simple solution with the “Review Mode” feature.
This feature of Kendis now offers 3 types of view on the Boards that provide with a “Bird’s Eye View” of all the progress that is done. It presents the same information obtained from the teams, but in different views to enhance the transparency of all the tasks done. These views are named after Mythical Birds which are listed as follows:
Originated from Chilean mythology, Alicanto is a bird known for having its wings shine at night with beautiful metallic colors. Legend has it that the Alicanto fed on silver and gold, making them glow like the sun if they ate gold and shine like the moon when they had silver. It is known to be a good luck for the miners. Once seeing the Alicanto, the miners would often follow them to their food source.
The Alicanto view in Kendis stems from the Planning of multiple teams and their Sprints. Whether it is for SAFe PI Planning or planning for 3 or 4 Sprints, this view will allow you to see Sprint by Sprint, which Features are being worked on by the teams as well as viewing their dependencies.
This view enables Product Owners, Scrum Masters, Teams, Delivery Managers, and Release Train Engineers to seamlessly view the entire board.
Griffin is a more popularly known creature of the Greek Mythology, that has the body and a face of a lion and the wings of an eagle. This bird was known for its power and the guardian of treasure.
The Griffin view in Kendis is a level higher than the Alicanto. It will display the end state of the Features that are being worked on by the teams. So when a particular team will finish their part of the Features or Epics, the Board will display all of the Team stories as well as maintaining a view of the dependencies.
This view allows Product Owners, Product Managers, Delivery Managers, Release Management and Release Train Engineers to have visibility of all the activities on the board.
The Phoenix, in Greek mythology, is considered a symbol of resurrection. It is born again from the ashes of the passing away of its predecessor. It represents renewal of time and life in general.
The Phoenix view is the highest board view of the rest. This will display the very end state of the Feature or Epic. If the Feature or Epic is being completed by multiple teams, this will show you the final sprint and team that has been assigned that specific feature. With this view, dependencies remain and it is possible to plan your Releases of the Feature.
This is helpful for Solution Managers, Business Owners, Program Managers, Project Managers, Product Managers, Delivery Managers, Release Management and Release Train Engineers to view the board.