It has been requested that RESOLVED child work items shall be ignored in the cross-hatch evaluation.
Since this makes absolutely sense we have released v1.2.6
You are welcome the download the latest version
Thanks for using the free Jazz extension widgets sponsored by Siemens and made possible by our outstanding students
We have found a minor bug in Program Board v1.2.4
In case your query hits more than 100 work items, the Widget freezes at 20%
The new version 1.2.5 solves this issue
new option in order to visualize depending or blocking Work Items automatically (aka external Dependencies) without providing them within the Query
auto-refresh, suitable for Big Room/PI Planning sessions
cross-hatch indicates to planning mismatches (works the same way as in the world famous Timebox Planning Widget)
Merge Cross-PA Iterations
improved indication (!) to inaccessible Work Items due to insufficient user rights
better scroll bar experience and improved minimized view
As announced in a previous post we are working on a new RTC Widget called “SAFe Program Board”.
The goal is to visualize something similar as suggested by the SAFe Program Board shown here http://www.scaledagileframework.com/pi-planning
The initial version 1.0.0 is now available Siemens internally and will be made available to public as soon as possible.
Please compare the two pictures and let me know if you miss something
instead of working with horizontal swim lanes for teams we are using the proven concept of colors for the teams (as known from the world famous Timebox Planning Widget). This approach seems to be much more space efficient. The Work Item Type is reflected with an icon.
This is the visualization of the brand new SAFe Program Board Widget
This is given by SAFe http://www.scaledagileframework.com/pi-planning
This new IBM Rational Team Concert (RTC) Widget will provide a brand new SAFe Program Board View as proposed by http://www.scaledagileframework.com/pi-planning/
i.e. based on the sophisticated functionality of the Timebox Planning Widget 3.11.5 this new Widget provides an additional View presenting all artifacts of the SAFe PI Planning Workshop.
As always, this new SAFe Program Board Widget will be provided to the community for free and can be downloaded – starting from January 2018 – from our Jazz community site at
while the Timebox Planning / SAFe Dependency Board Widget V3.11.3 is currently in hardening phase and will be released soon you might be interested in how you can use the widget with a touchscreen
- Is Scrum and/or SAFe the Framework you want to go for?
- Are you in Systems Engineering with HW, FW and SW Teams and need to maintain a rolling lookahead plan with lots of dependencies?
- Are your Teams distributed all over the world?
If you can answer some of the questions with YES I highly recommend you to give the brand new Timebox Planning Widget V2.8.7 with SAFe support a chance.
It fully supports SAFe on the Levels Value Stream, Program and Team
Of course we contribute this Plugin to the community for free.
Moreover, Rational Team Concert (RTC) is free for up to 10 Team Members
the Timebox Planning Widget is ready to download
HowTos are available on Youtube
Your feedback is very welcome