Rosetta Stone is a global language learning and literacy company. With 15 teams in 8 locations around the world, they struggled to combine their long-term planning and agile development. Specifically:
In this Community Showcase, you will learn the steps Rosetta Stone took to attack their problem, harnessing the power of Jira Software, Portfolio for Jira and the scaled agile framework (SAFe) to better promote visibility across all teams and projects.
To start, Rosetta Stone's entire development organization started meeting on a quarterly basis to map out what the next 10 to 12 weeks of work would look like and to discuss overall company strategy. The meetings were broken down into four key components:
1: Context setting for roadmap: Crucial to any type of agile planning, this step helps teams to understand what goal their work would help progress
2: Teams make plans: Key stakeholders review these WIP plans, using their holistic perspectives to flag resource or dependency challenges before they happen
3: Present plans and gauge confidence: Opportunity for groups outside of the team to provide feedback
4: Jira Software and Portfolio for Jira: Teams get a portfolio view without any extra effort.
The outcome of Rosetta Stone's concerted effort to get everyone speaking the same language? An accurate view of work across projects and teams, enabling Rosetta Stone's team to remain on the same page across the portfolio: developers, product owners, managers, and executive stakeholders.
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