Hi there -
New to Wrike here. From what I have seen so far - Wrike does a good job at project planning from a waterfall perspective. I am seeing most of the features we need to plan project timelines and track tasks, and there appears to be some BETA resource allocation features. I am looking forward to seeing more improvements in the ability to report on those new features.
What I am not seeing is a solution for agile sprint planning - or the ability to estimate effort using a point system that is based on team consensus - not estimated hours. Since there is no concept of sprint cycles or story points for the estimation of effort - there is subsequently no reporting for sprint burndown or cumulative flow.
While these features are necessary for our software development process - I also realize that these features may not be in alignment with the product vision for Wrike. I have seen some replys to posts indicating that Wrike is thinking about these features - but no information on plans to actually implement them.
I would like to know if there are any known workarounds to achieve this functionality in Wrike - and/or if there are actual plans to implement features like this in the future. I would rather understand the broader future vision for Wrike so we can plan accordingly. Right now - I suspect that it may make more sense to use Wrike for project timelines and resource allocation - and to use JIRA for ongoing development efforts as these features are at the core of their product.
On that note - some thought about the existing JIRA integration:
- Is it possible to link a single project or subfolder in wrike with a release version in JIRA using the existing JIRA integration?
- Or possibly link a folder to a sprint in JIRA - so that as the sprint is completed - the tasks within it can be auto-synced to Wrike - and the agile workflow is maintained in JIRA.
- If say a certain set of tasks could not be completed in the current sprint and they roll over to the next one - the JIRA sync could create/move those tasks to the next sprint folder in Wrike.
- If new sprints are created in JIRA - it would create a new sprint folder in Wrike on an ongoing basis - allowing the development team to stay within JIRA and for the PMO to receive the project status in a format that they are using for other areas of the business through Wrike.
Thanks in advance for your reply.