I’m working together with teams from multiple locations and creating our quarterly roadmap has been a drag for years. We’ve used Google Sheets which is great for creating tables but is very bad for effectively plan and visualize our roadmap.
For Q3 I had the chance to participate in a beta version testing of Scrumile’s new Advanced PI planner. As we’ve been already using Scrumile for our standups, retrospecives, story refinement and team NPS tracking, so we gave it a try.
The planning when pretty smoothly for all our teams. Here is the process we’ve been following for the this part of the quarter:
Scrumile’s PI planner supported our planning days pretty greatly with online real-time editing of a roadmap. We’ve added epics, size and description and dependencies between them.
As we all know a plan always sounds good but then reality hits in. Thankfully Scrumile’s PI planner has a nice integration with JIRA where we could track our progress against our plan.
It shows if we’ve finished early with an epic or we’re delayed with one.
With this visual aid we were able to make those hard decisions way faster than we did in the past.
We’ve loved the Advanced PI planner by Scrumile and we’ll definitely use it in our upcoming quarters.