The Team Room Kanban Workflow
Selecting and Adding User Stories from Team Backlog to Sprint Backlog
The User stories that appear in the Team Backlog are prioritized at the time of their creation. The stories can be selected and dragged from the Team backlog to the Sprint Backlog. To select the User story from the Team Backlog to Sprint Backlog, click on the user story as shown below:
User Story Journey
Once the user story is added to the sprint backlog, the user story begins its journey there after. For example, if a story is added to the sprint backlog on 28-10-2021, then it’s considered that the user story is under development from that moment onwards.
Depending on the number of story points allotted, the user story either completes its journey or spills over to the next sprint of the program increment.
In this process, the user story which is in the sprint backlog travels through many different stages from ‘Analyze’ through ‘Accepted’.
This stage displays those stories that are currently being analyzed before they are implemented. In order to get the user story to the Analyze stage, click and drop the story from the sprint backlog to the Analyze lane. This stage consists of two sub lanes:
Step 1: In Progress lane – This lane consists of all the stories that are under analysis and are not ready yet
Step 2: Ready lane – Consists of those stories that are done with the analysis and ready for Review
Post completion of analysis, user stories are dragged and dropped into the Review lane from the Analyze lane to decide if they can be taken forward to the implementation stage.
This stage displays the stories that are under implementation. To get the user story to the implementation stage, drag and drop the story from the Review lane to the implementation lane. This stage consists of two sub lanes
Step 1: In Progress lane
The stories that are in progress and under implementation are displayed in this lane
Step 2: Ready lane
The stories that are implemented and are ready to move to the next stage to be tested and integrated appear in this lane.
Integrate and Test
This lane indicates the stage to integrate and test the user story. We can integrate or add all the user stories of a feature that are ‘Implementation Ready’ under a single release bundle or different release bundles. Release bundles are tied to deployment tickets. Deployment tickets are present under Program Releases for a given program. The steps below need to be followed to create a Release Bundle.
Step 1: Click on the ‘+’ icon that is under the ‘Integrate and Test” tab in Team Room Kanban
Step 2: Fill in the details and select the Items that will be pushed/shipped as part of this bundle. By default, the status of the bundle is ‘In-planning’
Step 3: Once the form is filled, The Release bundle will have a nomenclature and this will be added under the ‘Integrate and Test’ Lane
Step 4: The Release Bundle can be seen under Program.
Step 5: To Navigate to the Release Bundle, click on ‘Releases’ tab under Program
Step 6: The status of the bundle keeps changing depending on the status as shown below
Step 7: Once the bundle is changed to ‘Closed’ state, the bundle in Team Room will move from ‘Integrate and Test’ to ‘Accepted’ state