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Method and System for Visually Representing Status of a Software Release

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000202201D
Publication Date: 2010-Dec-08
Document File: 1 page(s) / 18K

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Abstract

A method and system is disclosed for visually representing status of a software release based on completion of critical functional requirements of the software.

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Method and System for Visually Representing Status of a Software Release

Disclosed is a method and system for visually representing status of a software release. The status of the software release is presented based on completion of critical functional requirements of the software.

In order to present the status of the software release, critical user stories on the release backlogs are tagged as 'release critical'. The software release may involve multiple component teams. In that case, the tagging is performed across all the component teams. After tagging, release backlog lists of all the component teams are scanned at the initiation of release. Thereafter, the points associated with the 'release critical' entries are detected. The points thus detected are used to create a release burn down chart for all the critical component teams.

The release burn down chart is created by setting the initial "work remaining" value to the total value of the 'release critical' entries on the release backlog lists of all the component teams. Thereafter, the critical user stories which have been completed are identified. After identifying the completion of user stories, the points corresponding to the identified user stories are deducted from the "work remaining" value on the release burn down chart. This may be performed at the end of each iteration.

Thus, the method and system disclosed herein visually represents the status of critical component teams of a software release in...