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Team and Sprint Visibility

It is possible to view the progress on work items of different teams spanning across different sprints from the ‘Team Room’. This is restricted to individuals either being part of that team or having administrator permissions. To view progress of other teams, follow the below steps

  1. Click on the drop down option against the ‘Work Items’ filter.
  2. Select the team/team’s whose progress you want to view and then apply the filter.


  3. Sprint selection can be made in the top most right hand corner drop down box.

ARCHITECTURE & PROCESS DIAGRAMMING

Collaborative Architecture Diagramming:

Prakya’s platform includes the ability to plan, design and draw out product/system architecture. The ability to connect a diagram to; a Portfolio (product or business line); an Epic (Project); a Feature; or a Process truly eliminates the inefficiencies of multiple versions of Diagrams, outdated Architecture or inconsistent Diagram user-access.

  1. To view your product’s all-encompassing architecture diagram, select ‘Epics’ from the left menu.
  2. Select ‘3ee6ty View’. Each box/component represents a different area of work, which together comprises your entire product/process.
  3. By hovering over any box, you can drill down by selecting the ‘blue arrow’ that appears to the right of the box in question.
  4. Generally, each box at the top of a Diagram represents an Epic or a Project. As you drill further down, you will be able to access specific Features/work items that comprise a given Epic or Project.

Connecting Epics/Projects to Drawings:

Each Epic/Project inside the Prakya system is a defined set of related work. As your team(s) will generally be working on multiple Epics/Projects concurrently, it is important that each project team fully understands how their work items/tasks (Features and User Stories) roll up to a Project’s objective(s).

  1. To connect a specific Architecture Diagram to an Epic/Project, please first go to the Architecture Diagram in question.
  2. At the top of the specific Architecture Diagram window, select ‘Prakya Mode’.
  3. Navigate to the Diagram itself, and hover over it. Select the ‘P’ icon that appears at the bottom right of the drawing in question.
  4. A window will appear on the right. Halfway down on the left, select ‘Epic’.
  5. Search  the name of the Epic/Project that you’d like to connect to the drawing.
  6. Press ‘Select’ on the right, and then press ‘Assign’. Now the Epic is officially connected to the Architecture Diagram in question. Nicely done!

Connecting Features to Drawings:

Much like with Epics/Projects, Prakya also is able to connect specific Features to Architecture Diagrams as well. As your users drill down deeper into Epic/Project Architecture Diagrams, they will be able to see all the Features (work items) that comprise the Epic/Project. It is crucial that Feature-specific Diagrams are also connected to their corresponding Features within an Epic.

  1. To connect a specific Architecture Diagram to a Feature, please first go to the Architecture Diagram in question.
  2. At the top of the specific Architecture Diagram window, select ‘Prakya Mode’.
  3. Navigate to the Diagram itself, and drill down to the Feature in question. Select the ‘P’ icon that appears at the bottom right of the drawing in question.
  4. A window will appear on the right. Halfway down on the left, select ‘Feature’.
  5. Search the name of the Feature that you’d like to connect to the drawing.
  6. Press ‘Select’ on the right, and then press ‘Assign’. Now the Epic is officially connected to the Architecture Drawing in question. Great job!

Organization-wide Visibility:

‘Prakya’ is a Sanskrit word that means ‘visibility’. Providing visibility of work across teams, departments, product/business lines, projects and geographic locations is what we do best. This is best realized through visual representations of work being done.

  1. By selecting ‘Epics’ on the left of any screen, and then pressing ‘3ee6ty View’, every Prakya user is provided access to an organization-wide Diagram of the work their team(s) are doing.
  2. They can drill down into the Diagrams to find their specific area of work (Epic or Project). They can also get visibility into other areas of work that are outside of their scope (e.g. a backend developer getting a better understanding of how the frontend of their product interacts with the work they are doing in the backend).
  3. This is crucial to each employee’s understanding of ‘why’ they are doing the work they are doing, and ‘how’ it ties into the grander product/process vision.

TEAM COLLABORATION

Messaging & Communication Channels:

Prakya provides in-house Enterprise Team Messaging and Chat functionality. Gone are the days of managing work in one system and keeping work-related communications in a separate system.

  1. To access Messaging in Prakya, look to the top right of any screen.
  2. Click on the Messaging/Collaboration icon 
  3. The Messaging feature is split into two categories:
  4. Channels – Communication Channels on a per Team, per Epic or per Program basis. Channel access is determined by which Team(s), Epic(s) or Program(s) you are a part of.
  5. Direct Messages – 1-to-1 messaging between anyone using the same instance of Prakya.

Video Conferencing:

Prakya provides in-house Enterprise Video Conferencing functionality. Native to the Prakya user interface, Video Conferencing is fully embedded into the collaboration components of the platform.

  1. To access Video Conferencing, look to the top right of any screen.
  2. Click on the Messaging/Collaboration icon 
  3. The Video Conferencing capability can be accessed within any of the communication channels or direct messages that are visible. 
  4. Simply open a Direct Message – or a Channel for a Team, Epic or Program – and press the Video button at the top right of the chat box. All members of the communication channel will be automatically called to join the Video Conference.

Calendar Syncing:

Prakya provides in-house Calendar Syncing functionality. This feature was created to eliminate the tedious work of coordinating meeting availability across multiple internal and external stakeholder groups, which often are using different Calendar/Scheduling tools. Seamlessly integrate stakeholder calendars in one place across iCal, Outlook. Google Calendar, etc.

  1. To access the Calendar and related functionality, look to the top right of any screen.
  2. Click on the Calendar icon.
  3. To sync Calendars, press the gear/settings icon to the top right of the Calendar.
  4. Select ‘Add Calendar Account’ to view calendar providers of interest to sync (e.g. Google Calendar)
  5. Select ‘Connect’ to the calendar provider of your choosing, and then follow their simple instructions to complete the sync/integration.
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