8. Agile Dashboard

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The Tuleap Agile Dashboard is a new service provided by Tuleap on top of trackers (see trackers-and-real-time-reports). It is highly configurable and adapts to almost any agile team.

8.1. Features

The Tuleap Agile Dashboard has many features including a cardwall, a burndown and a backlog planner.

The cardwall allows for the visual monitoring of an artifact’s progress, the individuals who are working on it or the remaining effort.

Interactive actions currently include on the fly assigning, edition of the remaining effort and the drag’n’drop within a workflow.

8.2. Creating an Agile Dashboard

8.2.1. Creating from Tuleap’s template

You can create one from scratch but, given the sheer number of configurations, it is easier to import and tweak it. Before anything, you need to ensure that the trackers and Agile Dashboard services are installed and activated for your project.

There is currently only one way to import an Agile Dashboard and that is via the command line. To do this, you must have access and permissions on the directory in which Tuleap is installed. You can download an xml Agile Dashboard template (https://tuleap.net/plugins/docman/?group_id=101&action=show&id=438) from the Tuleap website.

Let’s assume you have an empty project with group_id = 123 in which you wish to create an Agile Dashboard.

First, shell into the box and navigate to the Tuleap directory- this is normally

$> cd /usr/share/codendi/

Then feed your template to the Agile Dashboard importer like so:

$> src/utils/php-launcher.sh src/utils/import_project_xml.php 123 admin /path/to/agiledashboard_template.xml

please note that "admin" correspond to a valid site admin user name.

This should create new trackers and an Agile Dashboard on top of them.

8.2.2. Duplicating an existing one

You can duplicate an Agile Dashboard from one project to another. To do this, you need to export the one you want to duplicate. This is done in a very similar way to the import (above).

Let’s assume the Agile Dashboard you wish to export is in the project has group_id = 456.

First, shell into the box and navigate to the Tuleap directory- this is normally

$> cd /usr/share/codendi/

Then export your Agile Dashboard as an xml template:

$> src/utils/php-launcher.sh src/utils/export_project_xml.php 456 > my_agiledashboard_template.xml

This should create a new xml file that contains all the necessary data. Now use this file in the step above.

8.2.3. Creating your Agile Dashboard from scratch

You will have to create your own trackers and link them within the Agile Dashboard administration.

Note that some field names are important to respect:

  • Remaining Effort: the field representing the remaining effort (mainly used in user stories or tasks) must have « remaining_effort » as field name
  • Impediment: the field representing an impediment must have « impediment » as field in order to be displayed on the cards of the cardwall
  • Start Date of a sprint: the field representing the start date must have « start_date » as field name
  • Capacity of a sprint: the field representing the capacity must have « capacity » as field name
  • Duration of a sprint: the field representing the duration must have « duration » as field name
  • Type of a task: the field representing the type must have « type » as field name in order to display the color representing the type of the task on the cards of the cardwall.

Note also that the burndown field can be configured for including or not the week-ends (Saturday and Sundays can be excluded from burndown graph)

8.3. Using an Agile Dashboard

To enter the Agile Dashboard service of a given project, first go to the Project Dashboard (see accessing-a-project-dashboard) and click on the « Agile Dashboard » item in the Project Main Menu located in the upper part of the page.

You will be directed to the agile dashboard homepage of your project (see Agile Dashboard Homepage).

The homepage lists and links to all the milestones in your project. they are sorted according to status and date.

  • In the « Done » tab, you have all the milestones whose status is closed.
  • In the « What’s hot » tab, you have all the milestones whose status is open and whose start date and duration make them ongoing.
  • In the « What’s next » tab, you have all the milestones whose status is open and whose start date and duration either places them in the future or are not set.

If start_date and duration are not defined in the tracker, but status is open, you will have the milestones both in « What’s hot » and « Next ». If start_date and duration are defined but empty, you will have the milestones in the three tabs.

If configured, it provides links to cardwalls, so that the team can directly makes its daily stand up changes.

Agile Dashboard Homepage

Agile Dashboard Homepage

8.3.1. Plan releases and sprints

Tuleap Agile Dashboard lets you plan easily your releases.

Plan a release

Agile Dashboard: Plan your releases

From this view, you can drag’n’drop elements from top backlog to one of the planned releases on the right, or add a new releases.

Plan a sprint is as simple as the release plan. Simply go to a release planning to fill your sprint or create a new sprint.

Moreover, a red indicator is automatically displayed when the capacity exceeds of the team capacity for the sprint, or release (if you have one).

8.3.2. Populate backlog

A product owner can populate a backlog either going directly to the « Top Backlog planning » or to the release or sprint content.

Populate the Backlog

Agile Dashboard: Populate the backlog

The agile dashboard also provides the possibility to prioritize the backlog, by drag’n’dropping elements from top to bottom.

8.3.3. Monitor project progress

By any moment of the sprint, the development team can monitor and update the progress of the sprint by going to the cardwall and the burndown.

The cardwalls and burndowns are directly from the agile dashboard homepage.

The cardwall (see Cardwall) lets the development team manipulates the cards with drag’n drop to change their status, or assign the tasks and change the remaining effort on the fly, that is to say staying on the same page.

The team can configure the display of the assignement by choosing between the display of the username or the avatar.

This configuration will be the same for all the sprints, but can be changed at any moment thanks to the « Settings » select box on the right.

Finally, it offers the possibility to filter the cards thanks to the search at the top right of the cardwall. You will be able to filter by assignee for instance, or by the type of tracker (display only the tasks or only the user stories).

Cardwall

Agile Dashboard: Cardwall