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Collaborative Planning in Favro

How to use Favro for collaborative planning between teams

Jon Leslie, Broadcove Insights, is an Agile Expert and Favro Agile Partner, who has worked with titans of the gaming industry such as EA Games, Microsoft, Epic Games, and many more.

Watch this demo for a more in depth overview of how collaborative planning works in Favro.

Above, he shows you how you can plan in your teams more efficiently than ever before, or read about the unique Favro features Jon mentions below:

Collections

Collections are where your team boards live and work. With collections, you can organize by separate teams, projects, or even clients, allowing for an efficient and precise overview of different teams and their projects.

Kanban boards and workflows

In Favro, you can create kanban views that are essential to an agile workflow. Within kanban boards, you can set up your own workflows, editing the columns to reflect the steps individual teams take to complete cards. This enables teams to create and set up many different workflows on their boards.

Backlogs

Backlogs are incredibly useful for team planning and coordination, and with Favro you can have multiple backlogs in every collection. Within backlogs, you can create hierarchies, and plan cards, subtasks, stories and epics, all in one convenient place.

Multiple boards in the same collection

Favro is unique in the ability to have multiple boards in the same collection. This allows teams to have backlogs, work boards and roadmaps all in one easy to view place.

Same cards and boards in multiple collections

The ability to have cards and boards in multiple places in the organization is another unique Favro feature. It allows for specialized collections such as team dashboards, where executives can get an overview of all teams' work, or when multiple teams are collaborating on a project, they can collaborate in their own collections, but in the same synced card.

Relations

With teams being able to have cards in multiple places, they need a place to keep track of where their cards are in other boards' workflows. This is where the relations column comes in, providing teams with an overview of where the cards are in the organization, and allowing quick and easy access for changing the status of these cards in other boards.

Automations

Automations can be used in team boards in Favro to efficiently move cards down the workflow and notify other teams to when cards are ready to be worked on. We have a wide range of automations, from automatically assigning team members to cards, to moving and adding cards from board to board.

Board views

Board views are incredibly useful for teams' collaborative planning, providing different visual overviews of a teams' work. Teams can view cards in a Kanban, Sheet, or a Timeline view, depending on what their preferences are. With board views, teams can also save specific filtered views, for example with different team members, to the board.

Charts

Charts are great for agile teams who need to analyze the way they work. With Favro, teams can view burndown, cumulative flow, or control charts, and see how they can improve their workflows.

Want more insights into industry leaders' collaborative planning practices? Head to our Customer Stories page to watch how leaders of their industries plan and organize while giving great Favro tips and tricks.