With the release of the new ActivityTimeline v7.6, we open to the public long-awaited feature – Team Panel.
Its main objective is to help users to plan on different levels within the short- and long-term periods. The team panel provides complete planning & scheduling flexibility as well as a high-quality visualization of all processes at all stages.
The team panel’s hierarchy is built in the following way:
Teams with Users
Let’s look at each of them in more detail below.
This option allows to plan and get visibility on the high level for teams, rather than individual resources. It’s a perfect choice when you need to plan the workflow for multiple teams at a time. Long – term planning is simple and fast, choose different scopes, months, and quarters at your taste.
A multi-functional workload indicator shows particular data about teams’ available capacity and their current workload. Workload indicator is available in Hours, Days & Percentages (By default this feature is turned off).
The Team mode is just an excellent option for upscale planning for the department or for the whole company, as it allows to schedule a large amount of workload, like Epics or Program Increments to the whole team. In this way manager does not need to allocate it to individual resources, it is possible in other modes.
As for now, you can schedule any Jira issue type to Team Panel as well as use ‘Note’ event types that are local to ActivityTimeline.
The next mode allows receiving a better understanding of the future workflow for a single team. Here user can see a comprehensive plan and tasks for the specific team. It shows a Team Panel of the selected team and the working schedule for all of the team members.
This mode is very opportune for combining the long term plans with actual performance. Users can observe actual Epics or Features assigned to the team and schedule related issues.
This one is pretty familiar, as it is a classic ActivityTimeline overview which gives a possibility to plan & track the work of the individuals by simple drag’n’drop:
The use case for this option remains the same as it was with classic ActivityTimeline when it was all about resource planning and appropriate visibility of the users’ activity. With a help of this mode, you can effortlessly identify the workload of every team member his/her availability for future periods.
Enjoy new features as well as simple planning on different levels.
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