The development from traditional staff, line or matrix organisation to agile project organisation is progressing inexorably. The high dynamics require fast decisions based on secure information and thus hybrid project management.
So what should you know about hybrid project management?
Hybrid project management offers solutions that cover the entire spectrum from project work to project controlling, demand and budget management.
For this purpose, Can Do's hybrid project management tools integrate the very frequently used agile tool JIRA. This
So that´s the reason for hybrid project management.
Often, agile project management approaches alone are not sufficient to enable forward-looking planning of projects and resources in the company. For this reason, classic and agile approaches are combined and can be mapped with hybrid project management software such as Can Do.
The classic project management landscape usually consists of
Once projects and tasks have been prioritized, resources are planned. A Gantt chart is often used for detailed planning. This provides project managers in classic project planning with detailed reports, for example on milestones, completion or costs.
In contrast, agile working methods provide the best conditions, especially for software development and other complex environments.
A team is put together that works continuously on versions of a software while it is already being used by users. The team members are familiar with the subject matter and prioritize the work steps individually.
Agile teams often have:
Many companies with hybrid working methods already use the agile tool JIRA in classical project planning.
There is therefore a parallel world that initially appears to be non-transparent in both directions. This circumstance complicates the successful planning and realization of projects and resources in time and budget.
At the same time, it is clear that agile working methods can release creative potential and produce something new. They are therefore very popular with development teams.
Are you a developer and do you work agile with your colleagues?
An outwardly seemingly unstructured approach gives you room for creative work in manageable planning stages and gives you the greatest possible flexibility to implement your tasks.
There is a lot of potential in this method, because Albert Einstein already said: "Nothing can be created without chaos".
You are a project manager? Do you see that the number of projects you manage is constantly increasing and that rescheduling is part of the daily routine?
You have to fulfill a large part of your planning duties under difficult conditions, because you don't know who is working on what for how long in agile projects and you can only plan your resources in an estimated way.
However, you should make binding statements to the customer about the progress of the project and the expected completion date.
You are also responsible for the use of the planned budget and staff. Since many parameters regarding the use of resources are in the dark, this is simply not possible. Einstein also put this in a nutshell: "Nothing can exist without order".
While development departments swear by agile methods such as Scrum, these approaches represent a major blind spot in planning for project and portfolio managers:
As project manager you often do not know if and when the agile teams will implement the work (work packages or stories) for your project. Furthermore, capacity planning does not occur in agile methods, which makes the company-wide resource management of the portfolio manager difficult.
This makes hybrid project management necessary, because the information deficit can only be compensated by a high coordination and communication effort of hybrid project management. This is where we offer tools such as Can Do for hybrid project management and thus create real added value.
In order to connect both worlds in the best possible way, Can Do has developed an interface that allows epics and associated stories of a scheduled sprint in JIRA to be connected to Can Do and visualized as work packages in project planning.
In this way, the strengths of the agile way of working in JIRA are fully preserved. At the same time a comfortable visualization of the project progress in Can Do is possible for a professional management in time and budget. Thus, as a project manager you are always in the picture about the use of resources and budget. You can ensure the information flow relevant to you, link it to any number of Scrum projects and enable agile project management. Nothing changes for the developers. They still benefit from the agile approach.
The integration of Jira in the Can Do solution brings you the following advantages:
If a holistic time planning of the employees is desired, taking into account the base load, absences due to training or holidays as well as the workload caused by the stories, the employees of the JIRA team can report their times via the employee app of Can Do.
This procedure is particularly useful and time-saving when times have to be assigned manually to specific projects and order numbers of a system for recording workload. This can then be done automatically from Can Do via interface.
What is ensured: