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I have some questions on the Jira Align Program Room, Progress section.

I have some questions on the Progress section of the Jira Align program room shown in Figure 6.1, page 237 in Chapter 6 of Scaling Agile with Jira Align.  The progress of the Portfolio Epics shows at 9%.   (The filters are set for Mobile program and PI-5 data only.)

See page 239 for the description of the Progress section. 

“Displays the time left for the PI; the percentage of objectives completed; the number and percentage of accepted stories versus total stories; the percentage of accepted portfolio epics, capabilities, features, and stories; and the number of dependencies completed out of the total number of dependencies.

  1. Are the objectives referenced only the PI specific Program Objectives, or are the Mobile Team PI Objectives also included?
  2. What is the meaning of 9% of Portfolio Epics approved?
    1. Does it mean that of the Portfolio Epics planned to be fully complete and approved by the end of this PI, 9% of them have been fully completed and approved so far?
    2. Or does it mean that 9% of all of the Portfolio Epics with Stories in this PI (some of which may not be expected to be fully completed and approved until a later PI) have all of their PI-related Stories in this PI completed and approved so far?

Thanks for your help.

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Hi @Danny Wright , the progress gadget in the program room (and in the program view configuration - that means, no team is selected) counts all objectives in that PI: Program and Team level objectives.

The Portfolio Epic progress indicates accepted Portfolio Epics from all Portfolio Epics "planned for the PI". Planned for the PI is defined by the "Program Increments" field of an Portfolio Epic. So, for the Portfolio Epic count it is sufficient that the selected PI is defined amongst other PI's - it is not just the final PI. The bar corresponds with the Worktree View ("Top-Down View from Portfolio Epic").


Does that mean you need to accept a Portfolio Epic in each PI that it has Story Points?  Thanks.  

  1. Unless you knew that say 25% of the Portfolio Epics were to complete in a specific PI, why would oh care that say 19% of the Portfolio Spins in a PI were now accepted?
  1. @Christoph Piotrowski _catworkx_ Thanks for your reply.  Please see some follow up commenrs.

Hi @Danny Wright ,

Portfolio Epics are accepted when finally completed.

That meins, you will normally Not reach 100% in one PI here. The mentioned worktree view offers a buttom up view, that can be used to understand planned and completed effort of a Portfolio Epic during a specific PI.

The bar in the program room is consistent to below feature and Story progress Indikators but I understand your Point here. What the bar answers here is how much value on portfolio level was finalized in this PI.

Thanks for your thorough and helpful answer.

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