Initiatives layout to function like Features Layout

New Idea –Initiatives layout to function like Features layout. Current initiatives are not providing value to our business partners. They would like this view. The current view (2X2) grid is not useful for the team. Can it appear like the features layout as a standard view?

  • Marina Reyna
  • Mar 22 2018
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    Austin Merritt commented
    March 28, 2018 14:33

    Thank you for your idea. One way to accomplish this now would be to use a custom pivot table to organize your initiatives into rows and columns. I am curious about how you would use a view like this. The features board is laid out in columns that represent releases which does not seem right for initiatives (since they would typically span many releases.) What would you see as the right column grouping based on the way you are using initiatives?

  • Julia Doyle commented
    March 28, 2018 15:16

    Austin, I'm not sure what OP thinks, but my team would like to have timeframe as the columns. I agree that we can use pivot reports (and we do), but I also agree that the default view of the initiatives is not useful. We would also like to see which sub-initiatives are linked to the initiative. 

    An alternative way to do this would be to allow us to make a report that would show up on the initiatives layout. That way companies could customize the view.   

  • Guest commented
    March 29, 2018 15:51

    Hopefully, my explanation will show how Product Owners would like to switch the Initiatives view from the A) Chart in the center of the screen to a B) Detail View of  the Initiative in the center of the screen.

    Issue: Product Owners currently see the stacked cards on the left side of the 'Initiatives' screen and the [Value/Effort] Chart in the center of the screen. Clicking a single card from the left results in the Initiative window sliding in from the right side of the screen.

    Ask: Product Owners would like the option to switch the view in the center of the screen where they see the Initiative *'Details" [versus the 2X2 chart].

    *This would be the same as the 'Features - Details Menu' screen which shows a list of Feature cards in the left navigation bar and the details of the selected card in the center of the screen.