As you are well aware, all 12 of agile principles break down into a simple concept: be flexible, be quick, be regular. So, by definition agile project planning means that each project is broken into small tasks, each task is assigned to a specific individual, and task status updates are regular (daily, weekly or monthly). Therefore, over 90% of agile plans use Kanban templates. If you are new to Kanban, see this agile plan example where all tasks are arranged on a board according to their deadlines. As you can see, in Bitrix24 deadlines and task status will update automatically when moved from one column to another.
Sometimes projects have tasks that are dependent on each other. That is to say is that one task cannot be started before another has finished successfully (there are four dependency types, and they are all supported in Bitrix24). While you can use Kanban boards, it’s easier to switch to a Gantt view for such projects. If you are new to Gantt charts and project timeline view, here’s a free sample agile project plan that you can use.
Agile team leads need extra project management tools, because they need to understand who’s doing what and what’s the status of each task assigned to the team members. Here are a few of those supervisor-specific tools that are available to Bitrix24 users – workload planning, supervisor view and team task involvement. In addition to that, task efficiency reports show what percentage of tasks were completed on time by team members. Plus, there are other goodies available 100% free to Bitrix24 users to manage sprints, backlogs or see project burndown/burnup charts.
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