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Meet AgileCraft

The future of scaled agility.

After two decades of learning how to build software using agile methods, the way we do agile in large enterprises still feels pretty painful. Tools and processes are still too disparate. Insights still arrive too slowly. Collaboration is still inefficient.

That is, until now.

AgileCraft puts the right information, at the right time, into the hands of the people that actually use it to collaborate and make decisions. AgileCraft is transforming the way people scale agility on their own terms in the enterprise.

This is the most impressive application I have seen in 30 years.

- Head of quality at a major financial services firm -

First, connect to all of your data.

Think about all of the data you rely on for development decisions. Now think about where it comes from. What if data from all those sources was automatically pulled into one location, in real-time? AgileCraft makes that a reality. With AgileCraft, you can quickly and easily connect to any team, quality, strategy or dev-ops tool no matter where it lives.

Second, sync data from team tools to enable rolled-up analytics.

AgileCraft makes it easy to see the information you want, how and when you want it. Anyone from the CEO to a tester has the ability to discover, roll-up, visualize, and present data from multiple sources. Whether you're an executive weighing one investment versus another or a program manager looking to optimize development capacity, the information you need is at your fingertips.

Finally, Empower everyone to make
better decisions.


In many enterprises, critical data often becomes available too late to be acted upon. Retrospectives are good, but getting risk and performance data after the fact simply isn't good enough. AgileCraft was specifically designed to empower decision makers to take action.

AgileCraft is the first solution designed to empower everyone in the organization, from non-technical business leaders to deeply technical engineers, to make better decisions during the development cycle. We enable the CEO, CIO, CFO, CTO, Portfolio Managers, PMO, Program Managers, Product Management Leaders, Engineering Leaders, Developers, Testers, Architects, Designers, Analysts and all other stakeholders to get on the same page and stay there.

Good pitch but can your technology really deliver that? Yes, here's why.

First meet T-Rex, short for Team Reconciliation and Extraction engine. Are you tired of pulling data together from different systems then trying to get it to all make sense? With T-Rex, everything rolls up so everyone has the same data. Our technology uses a bi-directional integration hub that enables enterprises to scale agile initiatives using AgileCraft without disrupting team-level work. T-Rex also enables organizations with heavy governance requirements (like federal agencies or companies in the financial or pharmaceutical industries) to confidently trace and audit all work being done regardless of team-level tool. From high-level strategic objectives down to the most detailed engineering task. T-Rex connects the dots to provide a single source of truth.

A Platform Built To Scale.

Next meet SAM, short for Scaled Agile Management platform. SAM is a flexible, secure platform that leverages the data retrieved by T-Rex to empower a software ecosystem that makes it possible to visualize, manage and execute your work at all four layers of scale.

SAM's cloud architecture scales on demand, providing consistent performance and reliability. We manage all system maintenance and upgrades, ensuring you receive the latest updates as soon as they're available. For organizations with specific security and compliance requirements, private cloud and on premise options are also available. Our data centers utilize the latest industry standards to implement the highest levels of physical, network, server, and application security. We provide data redundancy measures and stringent information security policies to ensure the integrity of your data. Our infrastructure and certified data centers have all passed the same stringent security audits applied at top financial service institutions around the world.

Let T-Rex securely do the ongoing data retrieval / reconciliation and then let SAM do the math to empower rapid collaboration and highly informed decisions across your enterprise.

What about Game Changing Features?

We thought you would never ask. We enable you to continuously Plan, Deliver, Measure and Learn at all four layers of scale.


ENTERPRISE

where strategy gets set and governed

Organizational strategy is defined and governed at the enterprise level. Executives set strategy and vision, ensure the principles that define effective governance, performance management, and process optimization are in place, and validate that the final work-products delivered back to the business provide value and are correctly aligned with the defined strategy.

Strategy and Vision

Define the enterprise strategy and vision, to which all portfolios, programs, and ultimately teams must align.

Budget Allocation

Allocate budget across portfolios, business units, and departments.

Enterprise Governance

Monitor the health, risk level, allocations, status, budget, region and funding of each portfolio.

Portfolio Value-to-Spend

Roll-up total CapEx and OpEx spend levels for each portfolio

Executive Dashboards

Manage and consolidate vital metrics, measures and scorecards across your releases, sprints, teams and individuals.

Project Funding and Status:

View the current funnel of projects as each one moves from inception to business plan to approved status.

Ideation & Innovation

Enable enterprise-wide and customer / partner collaboration and ideation.

Metrics and Scorecards

Manage and consolidate vital metrics, measures and scorecards across your Program Increments, Sprints and teams.

Performance Management

Set goals, measure progress, and manage overall performance of teams and individuals.

PORTFOLIO

where strategy gets mapped to execution

Portfolios are where the strategy gets interpreted, resourced, and mapped to specific programs to help businesses realize their return on investment. Portfolios ensure initiatives get assigned to programs for execution are in alignment with strategic themes and investment decisions.

Strategic and Financial Alignment

Allocate investment to strategic themes and epics needed by the business to deliver financial results.

Investment vs. Actuals

Prove to the CFO that programs the teams are delivering against map back to strategic investment themes. Breakdown planned versus actual allocation for each program, team and team member within a portfolio.

Portfolio Vision

Articulate the portfolio-level vision, align that vision with stakeholders at all levels, and define success criteria.

Portfolio Agile Metrics

Drive relentless improvement through the use of agile portfolio-level metrics to optimize software delivery over time

Value Stream Optimization

Ensure that programs and teams in their purview are adhering to optimal lean-agile principles including things like managing work in progress and delivering continuous value.

Lean-Agile Governance

Govern the implementation of lean agile principles throughout the organization and ensure auditable workflow exists if ever required.

Quarterly Progress

View a two dimension burn-down of the entire release with a summary of epics by state as well as velocity trends and earned value.

Trend Analytics

Longer term trending of investment areas, estimation accuracy and more.

SAFe® Portfolio Features

Use AgileCraft for portfolio team alignment, value stream management, WSJF epic prioritization, enterprise forecasting, epic success criteria tracking, built in WIP reporting and more.

PROGRAM

where work gets organized and planned

Programs are where work gets organized, planned, and coordinated among the various agile teams chartered with building software. Programs ensure all teams stay aligned to a common direction, create a longstanding core of individuals and teams that optimize their collaboration and productivity over time, and help mitigate the risks of unforeseen delays.

Program Board

Coordinate and allocate work across teams within the program at the sprint and release (program increment) level

Forecasting and Simulation

Forecast the probability of a successful release using bottoms-up projections and Monte Carlo simulation

Dependency Management

Manage complex dependencies across programs and teams to ensure smooth handoff and integrations

Kanban Boards

Visualize the flow of features and epics through program increments using program-level kanbans

Objective Management

Highlight and track anticipated delivery and achievement milestones aggregated from the team objectives

Visual Roadmaps

Build compelling, highly visualized roadmaps that lay out the value programs intend to deliver over time

Risk Management

Manage delivery risk with up to the minute forecasts, roadmaps, and drill through reports that allow them to instantly get to the bottom of any flagged issue.

Rolled Up Progress

Get a full picture of everything being developed from the Epic level all the way down to the task level.

SAFe® Program Features

Use AgileCraft for WSJF estimation, synchronized release trains, risk ROAMing, program team alignment meetings, architecture and enablement features and more.

TEAM

where work gets done

Teams are the foundation of the agile development world. AgileCraft allows teams to plan, execute, and track work at the most granular level with the full confidence that the work they're doing maps directly to the most important strategic initiatives of the company.

Team Meetings

Run and track agile meetings such as the daily stand-up, release planning, and retrospectives

Team and Sprint Analysis

Analyze detailed metrics such as velocity, story splits, team emotion, sprint goals and more

Quality Management

Manage and enforce quality standards through visual snapshots including metrics such as defect and failed test case counts

Sprint Progress Tracking

Track the progress of sprints at the most granular level including status of acceptance criteria, task breakdowns, and bug counts

Retrospectives

Periodic progress review and reflection by the team to derive ideas to improve the process.

Stories, Tasks, and Acceptance Criteria

Document stories, tasks, dependencies, risks, acceptance criteria and all other relevant information required to execute agile development

Strategic Alignment

Inspire team members by reminding them every day why the work they do is important - and to visually tying every story back to the feature, epic, theme and ultimately corporate strategy it is derived from.

Estimation Games

Plan estimation games like Planning Poker to make agile more fun

Visual Story Mapping

Create, organize, and integrate story mapping "sticky notes" directly into the backlog


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