Product BacklogTrack Feature Requests, Change Requests, and Bugs on one Product Backlog
Ensure your team is always working on the most important features first. The Product Backlog allows the Product Owner to prioritize all features in one place. You also can use the Product Backlog to prioritize different types of stories such as user stories, change requests and bugs.
Take advantage of drag-and-drop ordering and easy paging; tiled cards make it easier to see more stories at once. Create detailed descriptions, add attachments, and capture all of the discussion related to a story.
VelocityKnow your velocity so your team can commit to the right amount of work
Velocity is how quickly your team can work through the items assigned to them. Discover your teams’ average velocity and use it as a benchmark to measure your team’s improvement over time. The Velocity Alert warns you when you add too many stories to a Sprint so you can set realistic goals.
Story and Task Estimation ToolsMake more accurate estimates
Get a feeling for the relative size of user stories on the Backlog by estimating with story points. Story points are a relative measurement which helps the Product Owner understand if something is worth the time required to implement it. SonicAgile offers four ways to do story point estimation: Story Points, Fibonacci Sequence, t-shirt sizes or coffee cup sizes.
After you break a story into tasks, you can estimate the remaining work on each task by time. Know how much work is left before a story is done.
Handle Scope Creepcall attention to the fact when delivering a lot more than was promised (and quoted)
When a Stakeholder evolves a story significantly over time by adding more and more acceptance criterion, identify the point when the story has become “a horse of a different color.” Create a Change Request for the Work Item’s additional acceptance criterion and link it back to the original story.
Knowledge Base Articles and SupportIt is nice to know you can get help
Search our extensive Knowledge Database for detailed advice on how to implement Agile development for your organization and how to get the most out of SonicAgile. We offer customer service through a twenty-four hour support ticket system.
Sprint BacklogDecide what the Team is doing next
Sprints allow you to focus your team’s effort by working for a fixed amount of time and then examining your progress. Set whatever sprint length makes sense for your team and develop a predictable rhythm.
You control which stories are added to a sprint – just drag-and-drop stories from the Product Backlog into your sprint during your planning sessions.
Email IntegrationCapture all story and task discussions in a single place
Your team communicates through email. Don’t risk losing important discussions about stories and tasks by burying these discussions in your inbox. SonicAgile enables you to capture and preserve all emails related to a story or a task automatically without interrupting the normal flow of communication.
Burndown Charts and ReportsSee your progress
Easily email and print reports. SonicAgile supports the following reports:
- Acceptance Criteria– lets you know at a glance which Acceptance Criteria have been met.
Project AssetsMake it easy to share project assets
Store project assets such as powerpoints, diagrams, mock-ups, jpgs and gifs where they matter most and can be linked to real work. Associate assets with either stories or tasks.
VideosLearn by watching
We have a library of videos to get you comfortable with Agile development using SonicAgile.
ScrumboardKnow at a glance what the team is doing
Use the Scrumboard during your daily scrum to know what everyone on your team is doing at a single glance.
Break stories into manageable tasks, enable team members to take ownership of tasks, and track the state of tasks over time. The completely customizable Scrumboard enables you to configure the task states that are meaningful to your team such as ToDo, InProgress, and Done. Find out where any bottlenecks are occurring– allowing you to adapt your process and improve velocity.
Track all communication about tasks in one place, so every developer has access to the same information.
Acceptance CriteriaImprove communication with stakeholders
Ensure everyone fully understands the requirements needed to build a product. Capture critical requirements as acceptance criteria and ensure no story is marked done until the acceptance criteria have been met. This feature refines communication with the Developer Team to improve the accuracy of estimates.
Activity Page and NotificationsSign-up to receive email alerts when events occur
Have up to the minute knowledge of what everyone is doing between meetings. Glance at the Activity Page to know when things are done. Configure email alerts to track specific things that you identify as important to you.
Highly ScalableNo matter how big you grow, SonicAgile can scale with you
Take advantage of cloud computing to enable scaling.
SonicAgile is built on Microsoft Windows Azure, so you can be sure of a robust and responsive infrastructure. With all of our accounts, SonicAgile allows you to have an unlimited number of contributors. With a Gold Account, SonicAgile allows you to have up to fifty projects.