Speedbird9.com is an free open online agile and Kanban board, that allows you to monitor the progress in your projects – whether they are IT projects or not. Speedbird9.com is built by the SpeedBird9 Core Team and is made available by Capgemini.
Visit it at www.speedbird9.com.
SpeedBird9 is Capgemini’s free online project monitoring dashboard. SpeedBird9 targets at collaboration and visibility in organizations, projects and teams. Especially for projects that have distributed teams.
SpeedBird9 is work item centric. It allows you to easily track the status of the work items in your projects. SpeedBird9 is process agnostic. We do not favor Scrum, nor Smart, nor Kanban, nor traditional approaches. You may use SpeedBird9 to define the process and the statuses you prefer. Create your projects, set up your statuses, your estimation scale, invite people to your team, and monitor the progress of the work items in your projects.
SpeedBird9 is easy to use, and easy to customize.
SpeedBird9 is a free service Capgemini initiative that runs on Windows Azure Websites. Its further development is executed by the ADP Core Team.
You can register for an account at SpeedBird9 at any time, based on your email address. It is always free, but as we support organizations and projects, we do not allow you to create accounts using your general email accounts, such as outlook.com and gmail.com.
After you have created (and confirmed) your account you can create projects, and join teams for other projects, even from outside your own organization.
We do not to use your data for commercial purposes.
With SpeedBird9 is it very easy to set up a new project. When you do, SpeedBird9 will automatically set up an assignment for you in your project. To give you a quick start, we pre-define projects statuses, estimation scale, work item types. Customize these to your needs. You can also add a priority scale and work item labels.
Next, invite your co-workers to your project and add your first work items.
SpeedBird9 is team oriented. Every project is executed by a project team. Once you have created a project, it is easy to invite other people to the team, from your own organization, but also from other organizations you collaborate with. As soon as people login to their account, they will see your invite on their account overview. Everybody on the team basically can use the same features of SpeedBird9. As said, we aim at collaboration.
Please remember that we do not support creating accounts from more general email providers, such as outlook.com and gmail.com. Thus, when inviting people to your team, do not use these more general addresses.
Work items or backlog items
It is very easy to create new work items in your project. You can immediately set the priority, work item type, status of your new work item, add labels and assign your work item to any member of the team.
You can add notes and change the status of work items at any time, or move them on the project dashboard. Changing the status of course immediately effects the burn up of your project. SpeedBird9 keeps the full history of your work items for you to look back.
Point-based estimation is key to successfully measuring your projects progress. By default, when you create a new project, the smart use case scale is added, but of course SpeedBird9 allows you to define your own points scale, which is used for estimating the size and complexity of individual work items. The complexity is also used in calculating the burn up for your projects, and is displayed in a number of other useful graphs.
With every project, you can define your own set of statuses. From the moment they’re created, work items will have a status, usually starting with the default status. These statuses are used (in display order) to populate the project dashboard. Work items show per status, ordered based on their priority.
Statuses have types, such as Initial, In Progress or Finished. As soon as a work item reaches a Finished state, it’s points will add to your project’s burn-up.
With every project, you can define your own set of priorities. For a quick start you can use the MoSCoW rule set with one simple click. Priorities are used (using their weights) to sort the order in which work items are represented on the project dashboard. On defining priorities you can set a code and colors to easily spot priorities on the dashboard.
SpeedBird9 hosts a status oriented dashboard that is ideal to assist in daily stand-up meetings. A single overview of all your work items, grouped by their statuses and ordered by their priorities. Work items types are displayed using their color codes. Drag and drop supplies easy moving of work items to new statuses. Extensive filtering allows for viewing user defined subsets of work items.
We are working on adding new dashboards to SpeedBird9 to target estimation and prioritization.
Import and export
SpeedBird9 allows you to import and export your projects work items from and to other sources. We support importing use cases from a UML model export (in XMI). And we support importing and exporting work items to CSV. All imports match the items to import to existing items, and update them where necessary.
SpeedBird9’s burn up chart is the perfect tool for monitoring your projects’ progress. Our burn up shows you the number of points in scope of the project, compared to the number of finished points. Moreover, the burn up also extrapolates your progress to predict your likely iteration, release or project end date.
Every time a work item changes status, the burn up is automatically recalibrated.
SpeedBird9 offers a number of very useful graphs and statistics about your project. Express the status of your project in a pie chart, with points per status or items per status. View you team’s velocity, per day, per week, per two weeks or per month. Show the overview of your project’s estimates.
We are adding new graphs and stats based on your feedback. Please let us know what charts you would like to see on SpeedBird9.
Visit at www.speedbird9.com.