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Jile 3.0 Launching soon...

It only gets more exciting! Jile 3.0 will unleash the true power of Jile in not more than a month from now!

In this digital world, the challenge is for organizations having multiple structures, methodologies and practices to scale and adopt Agile, that too in a consistent and repeatable manner.

Jile 3.0 will provide a powerful and flexible platform for organizations of any size and scale to adopt agile in a consistent and repeatable manner, along with light-weight governance.

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Here are some of the key capabilities that you can look forward to:

  1. Configurable Organizational Hierarchy - You can model your current organizational structure in Jile, representing the various business units, portfolios and products groups.
  2. Configurable Process Templates - Jile will provide out-of-the box 'Templates' with pre-configured hierarchy levels, supporting various enterprise scaling frameworks like SAFe® and LeSS
  3. Enterprise Reporting - With Jile, you can roll-up data across all levels in your organizational hierarchy, all the way to your enterprise
  4. Synchronized Planning and Tracking - Ability to plan and deliver synchronized release and iteration schedules across all levels in your organization
  5. Enterprise Set-up - Ability to set-up and manage all the product configurations from anywhere, enabling standardization.

In addition, you can look forward to a refreshed look for User Interfaces of all the boards.

For more information contact us at support@jile.io

Jile speaks Spanish now! As we strive to expand our global footprint, this month we are happy to announce our support for multiple languages. Introducing Jile's multi-lingual support, starting with Spanish. Watch out for many more in the coming releases.

Here are quick highlights and other updates of this roll out that will help you improve your ways of working on Jile. Please share your feedback at support@jile.io!

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Highlights:

Multi-lingual Support

Jile is architected to support multiple languages. Currently, Jile supports English and Spanish.
[ To choose your language -
Navigate to Language Icon, and select your language settings ]

Cycle time and Through-put metrics for Kanban Teams

Kanban teams can view their 'Cycle Time' and 'Through-put' on a weekly basis. The 'Cycle Time' is the average time taken for stories to get done, and 'Through-put' is the number of stories done per week.
[ Navigate to Team Level of a Kanban Team and click on 'WORK' and the 'Track' icon ]

Detailed Synchronized Planning for Kanban Teams

The detailed planning screen for a Release, which is used in the big room synchronized planning, can now be used by Kanban Teams. These teams can:

  • Break features into stories
  • Classify the priority
  • Validate if the stories taken up in the release are in line with their average through-put
[ Navigate to Release Schedule Plan Iteration Plan ]

Component Versioning

You can mention the versions of the components being moved as part of a Release Schedule and tag the respective features and defects to this version.
[ Navigate to Release Schedule Plan Iteration Plan ]

GitHub Code Commits traceability to Stories

GitHub Code commits against stories will now show the list of modified files with a direct link to the change history in GitHub. [ In a domain with GitHub Integration configured, navigate to Story single page view, go to 'Code Commits' Tab ]


Other Updates:

  • Product Backlog will only have those features that are not planned in any Releases. Prior to this, features as part of the ongoing releases, along with their statuses were also present in the Product Backlog.
  • Role based permission is applicable for moving the Initiatives, Features and Stories to the 'Done' or the baseline state.
  • Reports Module is enhanced such that Tables and Charts can include 'Custom Fields'.
  • GitHub code commits against stories will now show the list of modified files with a direct link to the change history in GitHub.
  • The notion of 'Kanban support team', which was present to support the Production support scenario, will be discontinued. Teams could be either of type 'Scrum' or 'Kanban' that represent cross-functional agile teams, delivering software incrementally.
  • For Domain Administrators, under the Usage Analytics, you can download the list of Active or Inactive users in your domain.

It is New Year folks! And this New Year, Jile brings to you the bundle of joy with its brand new capabilities!

Out of the many capabilities rolled out for this release, the “Kanban for Development Teams” is the most exciting one. Scaling Agile is about 'Team of Agile Teams', synchronously planning and delivering value incrementally. On the ground, agile teams can follow either 'Scrum' or 'Kanban'. In Kanban, cross-functional 'Feature teams' can choose to operate through a continuous flow of features and stories, thereby constantly aiming to improve the overall cycle time and through-put.

Here are quick highlights and other updates of this roll out that will help you improve your ways of working on Jile. Please share your feedback at support@jile.io!

Jile wishes you all a very Happy New Year 2019! Stay connected!

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Highlights:

Kanban for Development Teams

An Agile team that is part of a large product of 'Team of Teams' can choose to follow a Kanban methodology. The team works on a continuous flow of Features and Stories within a common release scope that is shared by many agile teams.
[ Navigate to Manage Teams New Team (of type Kanban – Dev) ]

Work board of Kanban Development Teams

Kanban teams will have a board to view the flow of Features and Stories. They can associate a Standard, Urgent or Fixed Date priority to stories, track their cycle time and through-put. The teams can also manage their 'Work in Process (WIP)' limits and pull work based on these limits. [Navigate to Team Level of a Kanban Team and click on 'WORK']

Integration with Git Hub

The out-of-box integration with Git Hub will now enable users to install the Jile GitHub app, and connect the GitHub repository to a Jile Workspace. Once the connection is established, developers can tag a user story and its status to a commit. Hence, every commit will be tagged and shown against the user story in Jile.

Notifications for Feature and Story Owners

When owners are assigned to features and stories, the respective owners are notified in the 'Notifications' section.

License consumption and Usage Tracking

Domain administrators can track the license consumption and adoption by users on-boarded. The trend of adoption can be visualized on a line graph.


Other Updates:

  • Introducing 'Status - Backlog | Sub-Status – Ready' as default status for Features and Stories. All the created features and stories will have the Status as 'Backlog' and Sub-status as 'Ready' by default, until they are planned into a Release or an Iteration respectively. Once these features or stories are planned into a release or iteration, the status gets updated to 'To Do'.
  • Move to 'Next Release' option for Feature cards in 'Release Backlog', such that any feature can be moved to the Next Release or the Product Backlog.
  • Feature, Story and Defect 'Completion Date' is shown in the single page view. This specifies the date on which the entity was moved to 'Done' [the Baseline status]. Users can also update this date through the 'Edit' option.
  • In addition to the existing grid view, a visual representation of dependencies of stories in the Story single page view is shown.
  • Objectives also have a rank, and users can prioritize the objectives through drag and drop.
  • Product and Area 'Delete' Option is now available.
  • The Enterprise Administration, through which Domain Administrators define enterprise settings like the enterprise name, tagline, adding workspaces and so on, is moved to a separate area called the 'Enterprise Setup'. It can be accessed from a new 'Setup icon' on the Product Navigator.
  • Domain Administrator can configure specific email subdomains, which will be allowed for registration by users. This is to prevent unauthorized email IDs of users in Jile.
  • Custom Fields for 'User Entity' is available now.