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  • Latest Post - ‏2010-10-13T14:43:17Z by SystemAdmin
BPAG,LLC
BPAG,LLC
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Pinned topic Agile and Scrum Artifacts/Templates

‏2010-09-18T01:29:37Z |
We have a couple small/midsize projects that we would like to use the Agile and Scrum methodlogies for. We have instructions for how to execute the methodlogies but can't seem to find the templates for (Product backlog, Sprint backlog ,Burn down (Release Burn-down Chart, Alternative Release Burn-down Chart ) Agile:UseCase Template( all used for agile)
Does anyone know where these can be found as templates - structured so that we just fill in the pertient information

thanks
Updated on 2010-10-13T14:43:17Z at 2010-10-13T14:43:17Z by SystemAdmin
  • BruceMacIsaac
    BruceMacIsaac
    19 Posts

    Re: Agile and Scrum Artifacts/Templates

    ‏2010-09-20T21:29:14Z  
    Ideally the backlogs and charts are lists supported by a tool. You put your work items into the tool, and specify whether it is planned for the iteration or if it goes on the product backlog. Then as you complete work items, you update the status of your work item and generate burndown charts from the database of work items.
    Rational Team Concert is IBM's solution for this, and you can download and use it on projects up to 10 people for free.
    You can get it here:
    http://www.jazz.net

    That said, in addition to having a backlog, it's useful to have some text that outlines goals, defines dates, documents risks, identifies general responsibilities, etc. IBM's practices for iterative development and release planning cover these topics, and include relevant templates and metrics. These are included as part of the trial download of Rational Method Composer
    http://www.ibm.com/developerworks/downloads/r/rup/
    Lighter versions of these practices are available as open source from http://www.eclipse.org/epf

    Bruce MacIsaac
    Manager, IBM Practices/RUP/OpenUP Content
  • BobPalank
    BobPalank
    6 Posts

    Re: Agile and Scrum Artifacts/Templates

    ‏2010-09-21T13:07:14Z  
    You might consider Open UP.
    Try http://epf.eclipse.org/wikis/openup/
    In the OpenUP Root, Click Guidance, Click Templates and you should see links to 11 templates.
    Please report back.
    Bob
  • BPAG,LLC
    BPAG,LLC
    6 Posts

    Re: Agile and Scrum Artifacts/Templates

    ‏2010-09-21T16:15:27Z  
    • BobPalank
    • ‏2010-09-21T13:07:14Z
    You might consider Open UP.
    Try http://epf.eclipse.org/wikis/openup/
    In the OpenUP Root, Click Guidance, Click Templates and you should see links to 11 templates.
    Please report back.
    Bob
    Thank you for the source - this was direct and to the point an met the specific need.
    EXCELLENT!!!!!
  • BPAG,LLC
    BPAG,LLC
    6 Posts

    Re: Agile and Scrum Artifacts/Templates

    ‏2010-09-21T16:23:39Z  
    Ideally the backlogs and charts are lists supported by a tool. You put your work items into the tool, and specify whether it is planned for the iteration or if it goes on the product backlog. Then as you complete work items, you update the status of your work item and generate burndown charts from the database of work items.
    Rational Team Concert is IBM's solution for this, and you can download and use it on projects up to 10 people for free.
    You can get it here:
    http://www.jazz.net

    That said, in addition to having a backlog, it's useful to have some text that outlines goals, defines dates, documents risks, identifies general responsibilities, etc. IBM's practices for iterative development and release planning cover these topics, and include relevant templates and metrics. These are included as part of the trial download of Rational Method Composer
    http://www.ibm.com/developerworks/downloads/r/rup/
    Lighter versions of these practices are available as open source from http://www.eclipse.org/epf

    Bruce MacIsaac
    Manager, IBM Practices/RUP/OpenUP Content
    Is there any support for the Rational Team Concert. I downloaded the FREE version to access the examples to give a demo. I think we will want to purchase the Enterprise version (concluded this just from reading) We can't seem to get the product to startup correctly so that we can demo the examples. Any directions/suggestions?
    Also do we have to contact IBM and get a sales rep. to take us through the purchase process?
    thank you
  • filozima
    filozima
    1 Post

    Re: Agile and Scrum Artifacts/Templates

    ‏2010-10-09T05:29:47Z  
    • BPAG,LLC
    • ‏2010-09-21T16:15:27Z
    Thank you for the source - this was direct and to the point an met the specific need.
    EXCELLENT!!!!!
    Really its a nice source thanks

    Scrum Process
  • SystemAdmin
    SystemAdmin
    3545 Posts

    Re: Agile and Scrum Artifacts/Templates

    ‏2010-10-13T14:43:17Z  
    • BPAG,LLC
    • ‏2010-09-21T16:23:39Z
    Is there any support for the Rational Team Concert. I downloaded the FREE version to access the examples to give a demo. I think we will want to purchase the Enterprise version (concluded this just from reading) We can't seem to get the product to startup correctly so that we can demo the examples. Any directions/suggestions?
    Also do we have to contact IBM and get a sales rep. to take us through the purchase process?
    thank you
    Rational Method Composers (EPF Composer's commercial "big brother") includes the ability to export RTC Work Item templates based on a Work Breakdown Structure (or part of a WBS). These templates can then be instantiated in RTC to create Release Plans, Iteration Plans or ad-hoc tasks. Each task has links back to the published RMC process/practice guidance thus providing in context (when and where you need it) guidance.

    This RMC capability is currently available as an addin on Jazz.net (scroll down to the Incubators Section of this page: https://jazz.net/downloads/rational-team-concert/releases/2.0.0.2?p=allDownloads). This capability will be included as part of the next release of RMC scheduled for later this quarter.

    There is also a video (http://jazz.net/library/article/410) and blog (http://jazzpractices.wordpress.com/2010/08/25/enacting-processes-with-method-composer-and-team-concert/) that demonstrate and discuss the RMC-RTC interoperability scenarios for process enactment of RMC content within RTC.

    Cheers,
    Chris