A full index of all documentation found in the manuals provided as a reference to you.
10 Step Project Set Up Guide
Quickstart 10 Step Project Set Up Guide is to get you going, using Waypoint straight away. You'll learn the ins and outs later or along the way. Step 1. Adding a Client In the Clients Section, check if the Client for your ...
Adding a Client
start working on a Project in Waypoint, it is essential to have a Project Owner, a Client. This is the person for whom the work is done, it's the one who determines what should be done, how it should be done, when it should be done. In Lean and Agile Project Management, it's always ...Page: Adding a Project
add a project, use the main navigation to go to the Project section. !Acces projects section.png border=1! Get to the form to add a project, by clicking on the green button on the right of the screen. !Add project button.png border=1! !Add project form.png ...Page: Adding a Release
Most projects will do best when split into different releases, to distinguish different stages or phases of your project. In Lean and Agile Project Management, we call these releases. The word release indicates that our final product may always be updated ...Page: Adding a Resource
order to add members to your Team Members Team Member, you'll first need to make sure that they are available as Resources. Only resources can be teammembers. Access the Add Resource form using the Main Navigation to navigate to the Resources Section and then pressing ...Page: Adding a Task
task is a precise and specific job, which is part of a user story and can be concluded by and assigned to one team member. In Lean and Agile Project Management, we win time by only detailing tasks for the upcoming iteration and not for iterations scheduled for later dates ...Page: Adding a Theme
theme is one main area of focus. It normally consists of a set (or swarm) of user stories. Both cients and professionals may tend to think in themes. Some people use themes to describe features. Themes can be usefull, specially if you link ...Page: Adding a User Story
Having the User stories ready, including the theme, the estimated effort, priority and the preferred iteration to schedule it, you can do a proper User story administration, feeding all User stories into Waypoint. 1. Go to the User story form You ...Page: Adding an Iteration
Per release we indicate how many iterations we expect to run, how many days each iteration will last and the velocity, or the amount of story points we expect to burn during each iteration. Although we strongly recommend ...Page: Adding Team Members
Team members are those people who form he core project team: They are the ones who do most of the work: They do the planning poker sessions, iteration meetings with other stakeholders and they attend the daily standup meetings or scrums. Add Team ...Page: Admonitions
Admonitions are counsels or warnings against oversight. Through Waypoint, you may sometimes be required or asked to perform certain tasks. The reasons for this, plus the way to solve your problem, can be found in this section of documentation. Admonitions are all linked to specific pages ...
Backlog is the pile of User Story Cards User Story Card that has not yet been assigned to any specific Iteration yet. In Lean and Agile Project Managment many User Stories User Story may be in the Backlog, since we tend ...Page: Bars
Numerous books on Lean and Agile Project Management are available for further reading, some really valuable. Find our picks in this reading list. The Toyota Way (Jeffrey Liker) http://www.amazon.com/ToyotaWayJeffreyLiker/dp/0071392319 Page: Budget
Budget is the amount of money a Client is prepared to spend on a Release. In Waypoint Budgets are always linked to a Release, not to a Project nor to an Iteration. Note that most clients have a strong preference for a fixed price, they don't like to be surprisedPage: Bug
Lean and Agile Project Management, a Bug is a defect. It refers to something that's not working yet. Bugs need to be solved as soon as they emerge, since in Lean and Agile Project Management we strive to "first time right", to deliver working products onlyPage: Burndown Chart
Burndown Chart shows the speed and pace at which User Stories or Tasks are being completed by the Team. An Iteration Burndown Chart shows the speed and pace at which Tasks are being completed during an Iteration, a Release Burndown Chart shows ...
Clients are legal entities which act as commissioner for a project. Usually it's the Client who is the owner of all products produced during the Project, it's to the Client that invoices may be sent to. Lean and Agile Project Management promotes working with human beings and face to face ...Page: Client Overview Contacts Tab
Client Overview Contacts Tab you'll find all contacts which are linked to a specific Client, in order to see at a glance who your contacts at that client are. What you see You see a table, containing the available contact details What ...Page: Client Overview Profile Tab
Client Overview Profile Tab is set up to provide current information on your Client. If a twitter/ RSS feed have been provided, you will see the latest casts of your Client here, in order to be always up to date as to their current activity ...Page: Clients Section
Welcome to the Clients Section. Clients Client are legal entities which act as commissioner for a project. The Clients Section is where contact information of the Clients is stored. What you see # A table with the Clients who have ever been involved with Projects in your ...Page: Collaborative Planning
Collaborative planning is a lean project planning tool, gathering a full project team to do the entire project planning in two or more collaborative planning sessions, rather than running a cyclic process run by a one super project manager. The goal ...Page: Collaborative Planning and Lean & Agile
Collaborative planning is a Lean and Agile project planning tool, gathering a full project team to do the entire project planning in two or more collaborative planning sessions, – rather than running a cyclic process run by a one super project managerPage: Contacts Details Tab
Contact Details Tab shows all available data on your contacts. What you see # The contacts' name (and role within the current company) # The contact's phone numbers (if available) # The contact's email adresses (if available) # The contact's phyiscal adresses (if available ...Page: Contacts Section
Welcome to the Contacts Section. The Contacts Section is the section in Waypoint where the organization's contacts are stored and managed. Contacts are often but not necessarily linked to Clients. What you see # A table with the Company's Contacts. # The following qualities of Contacts may be seen: Name (with their Company ...Page: Create a Project
you’ve found yourself on this page, we’re assuming you’re brand new to Waypoint. This guide will walk you through the basics and explain a little bit about how everything works along the way. # Go to the Projects Section ...Page: Crumb path
Daily Stand-up Meeting
Daily Standup Meeting is the meeting that Teams have to discuss the progress of their work. During the Daily Standup Meeting Team Members Team Member tell what they've done on the day before and what they intend to pick up on today. This is when they can ...Page: Daily Stand-up Meeting Work Instructions
daily standup meeting lasts an average of 10 minutes (between 5 minutes minimum and 15 minutes maximum). Steps Key Points Reasons for Key Points \\ 1 \\ Fix a daily meeting time Make sure to do this prior ...Page: Data storage
Your data is stored on Amazon's S3 secure server parksPage: Deadline
deadline is the last available moment for delivery of the Project results to the Client. It's not to be confused with the Release Date, which is the moment when the Release is to be delivered. Some projects don't have a deadline at allPage: Define the Scope
you’ve found yourself on this page, we’re assuming you’re brand new to Waypoint. This guide will walk you through the basics and explain a little bit about how everything works along the way. Before we can ...Page: Definitions
Definitions of terms are stored in this section of the Reference GuidePage: Do team members plan their tasks discipline per discipline or time unit per time unit?
Theoretically, your team can prefer to either do the entire project planning discipline per discipline. Or they can choose to use the time unit as a reference: hour per hour for instance. Usually neither way works very well. The easier ...Page: Doc Index
full index of all documentation found in the manuals provided as a reference to youHome page: Documentation Home
Welcome to the Waypoint Documentation Wiki. Waypoint is software to support Lean and Agile Leaders and Teams, along the principles of Lean Project Management and Agile Programming and Planning. The software allows to budget, plan, report, standardize and improve project execution. Waypoint is designed ...
Empty Effort Assignables
Why do I get this message? When doing your project administration, you want to have an estimate of the effort for every assignable (a task, bug, impediment or test case). These are called assignable, because these are things that can be done by and/ or assigned ...Page: Empty Effort Stories
Why do I get this message? Your user stories, or not all of your user stories contain an estimated effort. Without estimated effort it is impossible to check if it is feasible to do all the user stories due for the upcoming iteration. For Waypoint ...
Frequently Asked Questions includes some of the information offered in the User guide and Reference guide, yet edited in a QA formatPage: Features
When getting started with Waypoint, you'll be directed to the main Dashboard, containing all Tasks assigned to you, from all Projects that you work on. The Dashboard also shows your most recent Time Registrations Time Registration, shortcuts to your ...
How is the Percentage of Theme Completion calculated?
Page: How to adjust the dates in iterations
You may want to change the dates for your iterations in your Release Plan. To do so, Step 1. Go to the Release Plan tab and press on the pencil icon on the right as illustrated below. !Change release plan.png border=1! Step ...Page: How to check and add tasks for an iteration
Iteration Plan tab, you'll get an overview of all user stories due for a specific iteration. Possibly, you'll only want to look at the current and upcoming iteration. That's why you're working with lean. So, if you're up to date ...Page: How to check iteration details
Check the list of user stories due per iteration. Select the iteration of your choice, on the button on the upper left side of the screen. !Check iteration.png border=1! Check iteration details, such as duration and days left, in the column on the right. !Iteration details.png ...Page: How to close an iteration
two ways to close an iteration: 1. Going to the iteration tab, choosing a previous iteration: !Iteration plan admin.png border=1! And then changing the iteration state to CLOSED with the menu on the right: !Closing an iteration.png border=1! 2. Or, alternatively ...Page: How to edit an iteration
When no iteration is open today, you will see the reports of the latest iteration worked on. This is the case when you've not added any iterations yet, or when the current date is not included in any of the scheduled iterations. This may have been intentional. In that case, you ...Page: How to induce improvement of lead time and cost during a collaborative planning session?
One great way of inducing change of method is by asking the HOW question. How could we eliminate idle time? How could be organize to do a certain task earlier or later? How could the team facilitate you to conclude this task ...Page: How to open or add a Project?
open a Project, move your cursor to the Project of your choice and click on it. To add a new Project, click on the Add Project Button on the right of the screen to launch the Add Project FormPage: How to read a Burndown Chart
What you see # A barchart with one bar per Iteration or Release. # Bars can be yellow, green, grey or white. # A vertical yaxis displaying User Story Points User Story Point # A red line # A marker to indicate the current Iteration ...Page: How to report a bug
page describes how to report a bug found in the Waypoint application. If you are looking for information about adding bugs to a User Story, please look for the How to add a bug page instead. Youtrack Bugs are reported through Youtrack http://heyunka.myjetbrains.com ...Page: How to review an iteration plan
Iteration Plan gives an overview of all foreseen iterations during a particular release. Iterations are similar to milestones, stages or phases of the project. Iterations are concluded during iteration meetings with the entire team, if possible, including the client or contractor. During the iteration ...Page: How to run a collaborative planning session?
All project team members gather in a single large meeting room (obeya). The project manger or client explains the scope of the project. Then, the team visit the gemba, the actual place where the project will be run, in order to actually see and discuss the circumstances on site ...Page: How to run the second collaborative planning session (or compression)?
All project team members meet again, preferably two to three weeks after the first Collaborative Planning session. During the second session, the participants jointly review the original planning. Then, suggestions for compression are assembled and discussed and postits are redistributed on the grid ...Page: How to set the effort on tasks
During your iteration meeting you will want to set the effort for each task, bug, impediment or test case to be done. These efforts are measured in hours. This setting of efforts will allow you to foresee if it's feasible to do what you plan to do. Do ...Page: How to set the effort on user stories
every User story, you want to set the estimated effort. In Lean & Agile, you will have estimated this effort during a Planning Poker session with the team. Also, you will have a estimated how many user story points can be concluded ...Page: How To's
How To's is a collection of instructions on how to do specific things in Waypoint. Just look up your question at the chapters' index and you'll get to a step by step road map to the answer, with screenshots when appropriatePage: How will I benefit from Lean and Agile Project Management?
Lean Project and Agile Project Management should get you at least some of the following benefits: Improve quality of your products Meet deadlines and budgets Reduce stress and overtime Reduce your leadtimes Reduce your cost, increase your ...
An Impediment is something that puts the "ontime and within budget" delivery of a Project at risk. It may refer to anything that could cause delays or excessive, unforeseen expenditure and needs to be resolved as soon as possible. In Waypoint, Impediments are linked to User Stories User StoryPage: Impediments Management
Lean and Agile Practitioners don't like to walk too far ahead of the troops. Issues are only picked up when they occur: Release Plans Release Plan are made just before the the next Release, Iteration Plans Iteration Plan are made ...Page: Introduction
10 years since we first started promoting Lean and Agile Project Management as business consultants and IT professionals, we're proud to say that it has made a significant impact upon individual project leaders, teams, organizations and most of all: their clients ...Page: Iteration
An Iteration is a, preferably fixed time interval within a Release. During an iteration, the project team must be capable of concluding and delivering one or more complete User stories User StoryPage: Iteration Meeting
An Iteration Meeting is a meeting with the entire Team to deliver the User Stories User Story done during the previous Iteration. All Stakeholders Stakeholder are invited to attend the Iteration Meeting. The power of Lean and Agile Project Management is that Iteration Meetings are just ...Page: Iteration Meeting Work Instructions
Another time winner in Lean Project Management is that we only make a detailed plan for the upcoming iteration. We don't bother about future iterations yet. The reason for this is that in Lean Project Management we know that priorities, exigencies and requirements will change ...Page: Iteration Plan Overview Tab
Iteration Plan Tab is the portal to information related to a specific selected Iteration. The purpose of this Tab is to give you a quick Overview of the work to be done during the selected Iteration, and to easily select other Iterations. By default, you'll see the current Iteration. What ...Page: Iteration Plan Report Tab
Iteration Plan Report Tab shows Reports Report for Iteration Meetings Iteration Meeting. The key Report is the Burndown Chart. Its' purpose is to provide a rapid overview of the Iteration Progress. How to read a Burndown ChartPage: Iteration Plan Tab
Lean & Agile
Waypoint is based on Lean and Agile Project Management. In this Chapter, we guide you through the background of Lean and Agile, as well as the principles and the methodologyPage: Lean and Agile Project Management Jobs
Lean and Agile Project Management splits work or jobs into small, comprehensive units of work. Themes Themes or features are attributes of a service or a product, easily recognizable by a client. Normally, themes consist of several user stories. User stories User stories ...Page: Lean and Agile Project Management Process
Lean and Agile Project Management Process has a number of standardized steps, which you'll have to perform, prior or parallel to doing your Waypoint project administration. You can learn them swiftly through this overview. In this chapter we'll lead ...Page: Lean Factor
Lean Factor is the most important measurement or Key Performance Indcator for the Lean and Agile Practitioner. The Lean Factor measures which percentage of working time your company has been adding value for the Client's Project. The Lean and Agile ideal is to be 100 ...Page: Lean Management
Lean management is the philosophy developed over the last 50 years within the Toyota Motor Corporation. Lean is the management philosophy which allowed the company to develop from a small family business, making automatic looms, to the most important manufacturing company ...Page: Lean Principles
Lean Project Management and Agile Programming are based upon a number of principles. !Lean principles.png border=1! Value The single goal of the organization is to produce and deliver the best product for the client, to the lowest operational cost and as fast as possible. To define value, we ...Page: Lean Project Management
Lean project management is a common sense long term philosophy toolkit allowing project teams to get better every day. Lean Project Management is the methodology for running projects in a lean way. It is applied in construction, new product development, (preventive ...Page: Location bar
Page: Login & Account
Questions and answers regarding your account and login. I forgot my password how can I retrieve it? You cannot retrieve your password, but you can ask for a new password using the password renewal feature. On the login page ...
Main Navigation Bar
Main Navigation Bar is the bar on top of the screen which leads to Waypoints different sections: Projects Time Sheets Resources Clients Contacts SettingsPage: Manifesto for Agile Software Development
Agile Manifesto itself which reads as follows We are uncovering better ways of developing software by doing it and helping others do it. Through this work we have come to value: Individuals and interactions over processes and tools Working software over ...
No Current Iteration
Why do I get this message? Possibly, all iterations in your Release Plan have been either concluded, or the next Iteration has not started yet. Make sure to include all dates that you actually intend to work and / or do ...Page: No Iteration Exists
Why do I get this message? To start administering or reviewing your project, you need to have a Release Plan, with at least one iteration. A Release Plan tells you when the project starts, when the (first) delivery is to be completed. And it tells ...
Open Previous Iterations
Why do I get this message? You get this message because your Waypoint for the project you're working on seems not te be uptodate. You have not closed one or more of your previous iterations. Closing iterations is important. It forces you ...Page: Owner
Owner of a Project is the single one person who is responsible for the project. This responsibility includes responsibility for the Waypoint administration and for the generation of reports Report for the client
How does Waypoint’s free trial work? Waypoint has a free trial for teams of up to 3 team members. So, you can simply register for a licence and test Waypoint with a team. When you activate your fourth resource ...Page: Payment Settings Tab
Page: Payment Statement Emails
You will receive a statement by email each time that we successfully charge your credit card for your Waypoint Subscription. This statement contains 4 main sections. The first is you #Account Information and consists of the basic information we know about ...Page: Planning Poker Exercise
Planning Poker Exercise is a meeting with all Team Members Team Member to estimate the relative amount of work per User Story or Theme. read more on Planning Poker Exercises Planning Poker Exercise Work InstructionsPage: Planning Poker Exercise Work Instructions
Planning poker may be the place where Lean Project Management wins most of its time. Planning poker allows to do a very fast estimate of the time needed to conclude a project. How? By making use of collaborative intuition, rather than ...Page: Planning tasks during Collaborative Planning
Tuning of activities together with the entire team is the heart and soul of Collaborative Planning, so it is always needed to do that. However, sometimes you may want to first do a round of individual planning. This is recommended when team members need to reflect on their particular ...Page: Principles behind the Agile Manifesto
software community at one point found that development processes were way to complex. Some found out that Lean Principles could easily be applied to the Project Management context. They sat together and defined some principles for a Manifesto: # Our highest priority ...Page: Priorities Meeting
Priorities Meeting is a meeting with the Client to decide on the distribution of User Stories with High, Medium and Low Priority. read more on the Priorities Meeting Setting Priorities Work InstructionsPage: Progress Monitoring
So why would you take all that effort to administrate your Themes Theme, User Stories User Story and Tasks Task in Waypoint? After all, you're not a bureaucrat! One of the main reasons is to monitor the progress of your work, to remain ...Page: Project
Projects are temporary collaborative endeavors, frequently involving research or design, undertaken to create a unique product, service or result for a Client and with a clear Start Date and End DatePage: Project Settings Tab
Project Settings Tab is available to customize your Project Settings. You can add your own unique Project Categories to distinguish one project from another. You may also define your own Project States, in accordance ...Page: Projects Section
Projects Section is the core section in Waypoint where the organizations' projects are stored and managed. The main tabs in the Project Section are: Todo tab Iteration Plan Iteration Plan Overview Tab Release Plan Release Plan Overview Tab Stories Overview ...
aim of these Waypoint Quick Start Guides is to get you up and running with Waypoint and give you a brief overview of the most important concepts and techniques. It covers the most common tasks you need to manage a project. For more advanced features see ...
Reference guide, find a detailed description of Waypoint, including functionality, definitions and practical stuff like explanations on menu's and tables. And also the conceptual ideasPage: Release
release is a complete version of a Project, product or delivery. Complete means that the project, product or delivery may already be used by the Client or the Client's clients or endusers. We accept that future releases can always be added to add more functionality and juice. Distributing ...Page: Release & Iteration Planning
Setting up a project properly in Waypoint, we normally have already gone through the standard steps of Lean and Agile Project Management Lean and Agile Project Management Process. We'll have done a User Story Meeting, Planning Poker ...Page: Release Meeting
Release Meeting is a meeting set up in order to deliver a finished product or service to the Client. Lean and Agile Project Management Practitioners make sure that finished is completely finished: No need for repairs, additional Tasks Task or Bugs Bug. The work has ...Page: Release Plan Overview Tab
Release Plan Tab is the general overview of the entire (current) Release. The Tab is meant to get a feel for the distribution of different Releases and to check the foreseen Iterations for the current Release. Also, you can navigate to the Reports tab to find Burn Down Charts ...Page: Release Plan Report Tab
Release Plan Report Tab shows Reports Report for Release Meetings Release Meeting. The key Report is the Release Burndown Chart. Its' purpose is to provide a rapid overview of the Projects' Project Progress. Other valuable reports for the Release meeting are the Hour ...Page: Release Plan Tab
Page: Releases Tab
service was designed for 99.99% availability, and carries a service level agreement providing service credits if a customer’s availability falls below 99.9Page: Report
Waypoint, a report is a piece of information for the Client on the Project's Project progress. Reports are generated per Iteration and per ReleasePage: Report tab
Resources are individuals who are on the company's payroll and/ or can be included in projects WP:Project as team membersPage: Resource Availability Tab
Coming soonPage: Resource Management
Resource Management functionality has not been implemented yet and is due for an upcoming release. Who is overloaded? Allocation ReportPage: Resources Section
Welcome to the Resources Section. The Resources Section is the Section in Waypoint where contact information of the company's Resources Resource is stored. Resources are all people who may be included in Teams Team. Resources may be from within the company, or from suppliers and other ...Page: Resources Time Sheet Tab
Coming soonPage: Run your Project
you’ve found yourself on this page, we’re assuming you’re brand new to Waypoint. This guide will walk you through the basics and explain a little bit about how everything works along the way. Our project is now ...
Schedule the Work
you’ve found yourself on this page, we’re assuming you’re brand new to Waypoint. This guide will walk you through the basics and explain a little bit about how everything works along the way. Now that we have ...Page: Scope
scope of a project WP:Project is the total amount of work that is part of that project. In Waypoint this is described by the Stories WP:User Story and their Tasks WP:Task. The term scope can also be used in other contexts like: release WP:Release, iteration ...Page: Search bar
Find a detailed description of all Sections in Waypoint and the Tabs on any one of those. Waypoint sports the following sections: Projects WP:Projects Section: your lean and agile project management tool Time sheets Time Sheets Section: keeping ...Page: Security
communication with Waypoint safe? The connection with Waypoint is encrypted with 256bit encryption. The connection uses TLS 1.0. Waypoint is set to always use SSL to keep your information private and secure. SSL is an acronym for “Secure Socket Layer”, a security protocol ...Page: Setting Priorities Work Instructions
Step \\ Key points \\ Reason for key points \\ 1 Schedule meeting Make sure to invite all stakeholders and specially the client or commissioner \\ Schedule way ahead \\ You may want to combine this with a Release planning meeting \\ Use calendar invitations ...Page: Settings
Before you can enjoy the benefits of Waypoint and let your Teams Team enjoy it too, it helps to get some Settings right. Only the Administrator may do that and get access to the Settings Section. Specially because settings will be valid for the entire ...Page: Skin
Stakeholders are individuals who are involved in a project, not being part of the project's core team. They may act as information providers, or contribute incidentally in other ways to the projectPage: Standard Work Instructions
Standard Work Instructions are a basic tool in Lean and Agile companies and processes. Standard Work Instructions describe the best possible way to perform a job, be it a Theme, a User Story, or a Task, as known and shared among colleagues until now. Standard Work ...Page: State
State is a condition. In Waypoint, the State is used in several ways: In things to be done A Theme, User Story, Task, Bug, Testcase, Impediment can have an OPEN State or a DONE State. If the State is OPEN, it still needs doing, if its DONE ...Page: Stories Overview Tab
Stories Overview Tab may be seen as the core of your Project. It's main purpose is to display its' full scope. A number of Stories User Story may be in the Backlog, others may be preliminarily assigned to a specific Iterations Iteration. What you see ...Page: Stories Tab
Understanding the structure of Waypoint: the tables, the forms, the navigation bars and buttons to move around
Waypoint all tables are similar. \\ \\ There's a navigation button bar on top of the table. \\ \\ Brings you to the first entry in the table. \\ \\ Brings you to the previous entry in the table. \\ \\ Brings you to the next entry in the table. \\ \\ Brings you to the last entry in the table. \\ \\ Allows ...Page: Task
Task is a job, which can be done by one single Team Member, during a single Production Day. The amount of time needed by the assigned Resource to complete the Task, can reasonably be estimated in hoursPage: Team
Team is a group of Resources Resource and Stakeholders Stakeholder who at any point during the Project may be involved in the execution of one or more Tasks TaskPage: Team Member
Team members are those Resources Resource who are included in the Project's core team. They have access to all project information in Waypoint, including confidential information such as budgets and contactsPage: Technology
Testcase defines the conditions and criteria for the User Story to be accepted by the client. During a User Story Meeting they may be written down on the back of the User Story Card. In Waypoint they may be added to the User Story, either at the Todo Current Iteration Tab or at the User ...Page: Theme
theme is a major subject, element or feature in a Project. A theme is easily recognized by the Client and/ or the Team Members Team Member. It consists of a series or collection of user stories. Themes must be completed during a Release, whereas User stories must be completed during ...Page: Themes Overview Tab
Themes Overview Tab shows the major products to be created during this Project. Through this Tab you'll get to both an Overview and a Report on Theme Completion throughout the entire Project. What you see # All Themes for the Project are stored here ...Page: Themes Report Tab
Theme Report Tab shows all Themes with some key data (number of User Stories linked to this Theme, total amount of Story Points linked to this Theme) and a Progress BarPage: Themes Tab
Page: Time Registration
Time registration is the act of assuming responsibility for the completion of a Task, Bug, Impediment or Test Case and to register the time used to do so. Time registrations may be used to invoice the Client, to verify the speed at which the Budget is being spent, or as a learning tool ...Page: Time Sheet Overview Tab
Time Sheet Overview Tab shows all available time registrations in your company. You can search for specific Tasks Task and find details. What you see # By default Tab contains a Table showing Date (when was the Task ...Page: Time Sheets Section
Time Sheets Section is where Team Members Team Member can do their Time Registration and review it through the Weekly overview or the Time Sheet overview. In Lean and Agile Project Management, time registration is done on Tasks Task as assigned to and completed ...Page: Time Tracking
Most organizations do Projects Project for a Client and like at some point to send an invoice for the work that has been done. And even if they don't, they may like to understand how much work an endeavor has taken. To do so ...Page: Todo - Bugs Tab
Todo Bugs is similar to the Todo Today and Todo Yesterday and Todo Impediments Tabs, the main difference being that on this page you see Bugs Bug only. What do you see? 1. The bugs which are emerging during the current iteration ...Page: Todo - Current Iteration Tab
Todo Current Iteration Tab shows all User Stories due for the current Iteration. The page is similar to the User Story Tab, except that it shows the Stories for the current Iteration only and that it proves extremely useful in Iteration Meetings Iteration Meeting. What ...Page: Todo - Impediments Tab
Todo Impediments is similar to the Todo Today and Todo Yesterday and Todo Bugs Tabs, the main difference being that on this page you see Impediments Impediment only. What do you see? 1. The Impediments which are emerging during the current Iteration ...Page: Todo - Today Tab
Todo Today is the default landing page in Waypoint. What do you see? 1. The tasks, bugs, test cases and impediments assigned to you during the current iteration, plus all unassigned tasks to be picked up by any one of the Team ...Page: Todo - Yesterday Tab
Todo Yesterday is quite similar to the Todo Today tab, except that it shows all tasks that have been completed. This page proves extremely useful in Daily Standup Meetings Daily Standup Meeting Work Instructions. What do you see ...Page: Todo tab
Welcome to the User Guide Learn how to use Waypoint in the User Guide, through a 10 Step Project Set Up Guide. Since Waypoint is intended to work in conjunction with all sorts of physical meetings and real life project work, the User ...Page: User Story
key element of Lean Project Management is the User Story, or simply Story. User stories describe the benefits of products delivered by the project in a simple format: As a user I want functionality in order to goal This format highlights the role of the specific end user ...Page: User Story Card
User Story Card is a card on paper or fine paperboard, on which we write all relevant information related to a User Story: the details and Testcases Testcase to verify if the User Story has been completed, the estimated Effort in User Story Points ...Page: User Story Meeting
User Story Meeting is the meeting at the start of a Project, when the Team Members Team Member, and Stakeholders Stakeholder meet to discuss the project and specifically to define what the Project shall produce. During a User Story Meeting all results are defined in the User ...Page: User Story Meeting Work Instructions
User story meetings are the most efficient way known today to get a maximum of shared insight into all different requirements for the project. User stories are meetings set up with the sole purpose of generating and sharing User Stories User Story. User ...Page: User Story Point
User Story Point is a relative weight or value given to a User Story by the Team. In Lean and Agile Project Management we don't loose time on meticulously calculating the amount of working days, hours and minutes to complete a job. Rather, we intuitively ...Page: Using Waypoint for collaborative planning
Collaborative Planning adds detail to the Waypoint planning. One way to use both systems together, is by printing the tasks from your user stories in Waypoint on a postit format and then stick these to the planning wall. Probably, you will want to do this during an ...
Driving out waste is the goal of all continuous improvement effort. We distinguish the following examples of waste: Handovers and startup time, planning administration Managing inventory and workload, searching Movement: excessive walking, moving from one office to the other ...Page: Waypoint Home
Page: Weekly Overview Tab
Weekly Overview Tab shows all available time registrations in your company for the current week. You can browse back and forward through the weeks of the year, making use of the arrows left and right. What you see # You see ...Page: Weeknumber
week number is a number from 1 through 53, indicating the number of the week. Note that according to international ISO Standards, weeks begin with a Monday and end with Sunday. The first week of the year (Week 01) is: the week with the year's first Thursday in it (the formal ...Page: What are Waypoint's Key Benefits?
Stay in touch with your projects on a daily basis Get clear reports to be used in daily standup and iteration meetings Reduce project administration and documentationPage: What benefits does collaborative planning bring you?
Collaborative planning leads to a shared vision of detailed project execution between all team members: Early understanding of dependencies, possible problems, conflicts and risks Detailed knowledge of Just In Time requirements for materials and resources Clear view of planned slack ...Page: What is the goal of collaborative planning?
goal of the Collaborative Planning effort is to quickly get a shared understanding of the upcoming project and all the interdependencies between all professionals / skills involved. This mutual understanding is useful to elicitate possible bottlenecks and problems at an early stage – and to find practical solutions ...Page: What scale to use in collaborative planning?
scale depends on the duration of a job. For a maintenance job of 20 minutes you may want to use one postit per minute – or even per 15 seconds. For a maintenance job of 4 weeks, you may want to use one postit ...Page: What tools are needed to do a collaborative planning session?
activity planning is done in an obeya, a large room with a long wall, covered with Collaborative Planning paper (with postit sized cells), as close to the project site as possible. The columns of the planning paper are used for the timeline (minutes, hours, days or weeks). The rows ...Page: What's the difference between Waypoint and other software
Waypoint is based on lean project management and agile programming. Waypoint is designed to manage several projects at a time, including overall resource planning. Waypoint is scalable on a daytoto basisPage: When to schedule a collaborative planning session?
scheduling of a Collaborative Planning session depends on the lead time for delivery of the main materials (and the booking notice of key resources). The first Collaborative Planning session needs to be scheduled a couple of weeks before the deadline for ordering the main materials and booking the key resources ...Page: When to use collaborative planning?
Collaborative planning is useful when your project team has many different external suppliers, whose work is interdependent (one shouldn't start before the other have finished their job) and when your resources are extremely specialized. In these cases, it's often ...Page: Who should attend a collaborative planning session?
Collaborative Planning session should be attended by the teammembers or their supervisors – as long as they have deep and detailed understanding of the work to be done. Supervisors who are not familiar with the actual work to be done, are of no or little use in a Collaborative Planning session. If you can't gather the entire team ...Page: Why does Waypoint allow to work on several projects at a time?
Lean and Agile Project Management, we argue that it's best to work in single piece flow on one project at a time. To finish one Project, before starting work on a second one, or third. That's all true. Yet many professionals are simply not needed ...Page: Why doesn't Waypoint sport integration with bug ticketing & version control repository?
Waypoint it is possible to add Bugs Bug to a User Story. However, this feature is not to be compared with bug ticketing packages. You won't be able to easily add specific values on versions, platforms, and/ or printscreens. The reason for this is that adding bugs to the workload of a User Story or Iteration ...