What do you like best?
I like simplicity and clarity, with Yodiz boards. Especially Epic and Release board. For my team, it is really helpful to break down and assign work items on any board. We plan releases where a release work is divided into multiple sprints. Teams use Sprint Board to plan and work according to their sprint backlog but as a release manager, I can visualize the most important release items on the top without harming items product backlog priority.
I also like Calendar feature to plan and look at interdependent user stories and due date.We had a little learning curve to start working with Yodiz, but we asked for the demo for easy on-boarding and that worked well in our case.
What do you dislike?
Sometimes, we deliver one complete epic in a release. In this case, it would be nice to create epic on release board. As a workaround, we create epic from epics board and then use “Epic User Story” swimlane to track epic user stories using this grouping. User stories that are not associated with any epic comes under No Epic category.
Recommendations to others considering the product
We have been using Yodiz for last 2 years now, and learnt agile practices along with this tool. It has all those features that an agile team needs for running sprint and tracking. You may have a little learning curve to start working with Yodiz, but you can ask for the demo for easy on-boarding.
What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?
We have been using Yodiz for last 2 years now, and learnt agile practices along with this tool. For me, a good tool should support your team and not restrict its users. With Yodiz customised workflows, we are using Yodiz for multiple projects and each project team is using it their way. It helped us in being more productive and deliver releases within defined timeline.