What tools do you use for tracking project progress to management?
I am looking for a tool (preferably a plugin for Jira but definitely not tied to that) that would give us the following visibility into various projects across our organization:
- Track the percentage of completion of an initiative
- Track the percentage of a sprint is spent on different task types (story vs spike vs incident vs bug)
- Sprints executed vs sprints remaining (estimate)
Traditional PM tools won’t work because we are constantly adding new stories and breaking down existing stories, and we only estimate stories a couple sprints out.
This is a difficult problem, as management wants something to go off of for resource planning on future projects, but we as a team want remain as agile as possible.
I know we aren’t the first company to go through this. I also know that our management is reasonably accepting of the agile vs long term planning problem, but there must be a tool out there that gives us reasonable estimates?
What do your agile organizations use for tracking initiative progress when there are constant changes to the backlog?