An ideal ServiceNow application for organizations transitioning from an individual team approach to a structured and scaled Agile way of working. Jump-start your Agile transition, enhance user adoption and significantly lower implementation costs.
Organizations are realizing that IT could be a (disruptive) competitive advantage, if done correctly. For example, Netflix is changing the TV industry. In today’s fast-paced business environment, companies are constantly pressured to adapt to changing market conditions. Organizations that want to keep up with this pace need to become Agile. Because Agile processes are highly collaborative, iterative and focused on rapid and repeatable software delivery.
Maybe your organization is already working Agile in individual teams. However, small scale Scrum in large organizations could lead to silos in your organization. As a result, they lose track of company goals. Agile at Scale can solve this problem. But, it only works when a unified data model and consistent way of working are in place. That’s exactly what ServiceNow offers.
Standalone tools provide flexibility to teams, but it is impossible to coordinate efforts between teams or roll up data to enterprise level. ServiceNow offers dependency management and clear breakdowns for relating individual Scrum tasks team members to the strategic goals of the company.
Agile4U specifically supports working Agile at Scale in ServiceNow. The application combines custom (Store) Apps and functionality with already existing ServiceNow modules, in order to manage the whole value stream from identification of company goals to realization. As a result, you gain efficiencies and cost savings when you deliver software that directly contribute to business goals.
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Agile4U is a suite which supports the whole Agile process; you no longer need additional tools which are possibly not aligned properly or are missing elements within the Agile process.
With the Agile4U suite you make smart use of the already existing ecosystem within ServiceNow. We have developed additional applications to fill the gaps which ServiceNow has with an Agile way of working. Work Agile from the business (organizational goals) to the developers (releases) and jumpstart your agile transition with Agile4U.
Our implementation approach ensures that the right components of Agile at Scale are implemented in the correct order to ensure benefits can be reaped each step of the way. Besides a faster time to market, the applications provide an excellent User Experience that helps to overcome barriers to change. In addition, our Agile Assets (Way-of-Working, Workshop materials, Training materials, Testing materials, and more) ensure time and costs are saved.
To stay competitive in the market you need to have ideas which will eventually be executed in order to achieve the business goals. Agile4U helps you in every step of the way.
With Agile4U you can insert these ideas and give them a score (of expected importance). Subsequently, the business can do the actual prioritization based on required, value, risk and size. Then the application StoryMap (part of the Agile4U suite) allows you to decompose the project. For example, which part of the project is a must have and which ones are nice to have. Next, an overall plan of the project is made in the application PortfolioWall using Epics. After that, the technical employees will break up the Epics into Stories in order for them to find out what their activities are; refining backlog. They will plan these into Sprints with the use of the Scrumboard4U, based on capacity, resources, and more. The earlier Epics are managed during execution based on Status, Stories and Assignments with the help of the ServiceNow’s StoryBoard. Last but not least, Stories of 1 or more Sprints are put into production on the basis of a release. After release continuous improvement takes place like defects and enhancements are the basis of new Stories.
Agile4U provides 3 specific dashboards, StoryMap, PortfolioWall and Scrumboard4U that support the Agile way of working from defining your change initiatives until execution.
With StoryMap you can break down projects in Agile phases and define the Epics per Agile Phase. The board contains record watchers, meaning that if others change the cards, the cards are also real-time updated in all browsers (without needed to refresh).
Within the PortfolioWall the Epics can be planned in one or multiple sprints in time. The backlog is structures per Project and Agile Phase. With filtering the relevant information can be shown on screen. This board also contains record watchers.
Scrumboard4U is a drag-and-drop task board for the product owner to plan the Stories in sprints between the different teams. Move stories between backlogs and teams. This drastically simplifies the job of assembling a sprint and tracking the effort to complete the stories in the sprint.