With our latest release, Fall 12, one of the new features we introduced was Visualization. Visualization allows you to observe at a very high level how your asset is tied to other assets within the application. There are many scenarios where visualization provides value.
For example, a team member is working on a story and quickly wants to understand any relationship this story has throughout the application. This team member would simply click on the story to open up the light-box and then select visualize to get the visualization below:
Another example would be of a Portfolio Manager who wants to understand how the business initiatives for his organization are being broken down. This Portfolio Manager would be able to get this visibility by looking at the visualization directly tied to his initiative.
Now don’t get me wrong, there have always been many ways within VersionOne to understand how assets are related to each other (viewing the lightbox, customizing the grids, etc). That visibility has been and always will remain. The introduction of visualization just adds on to that transparency for agile teams and it’s of this writer’s opinion that:
“A picture is worth a thousand words.”