Rhythm (formerly StarTeam® Agile) is the enterprise-class planning and tracking solution for Agile software projects. Created for Agile software development teams, Rhythm easily integrates with other issue tracking, version control and requirements management tools.
Standalone Agile tools cannot deliver the control project success demands. Highly effective Agile change management happens when Rhythm is integrated with StarTeam or AccuRev to align source changes with plans and tasks.
To succeed, Agile delivery teams need an accurate product backlog that truly represents the project scope and priorities. Product owners using Rhythm backlog tools can easily capture, organize and prioritize backlog items, even from disparate tools and sources.
A well-groomed backlog includes organized, estimated and prioritized user stories measured against the criteria required to establish the scope of the next sprint. Rhythm sprint planning tools make it easy to scope, plan and deliver the next iteration.
Daily standups establish a good understanding of the work completed, what is left to be done and highlights any issues blocking team progress. Use Rhythm Team Rooms to put this important information in a single view and provide a real-time status on any story and across any sprint.
Releases are created when business stakeholders are driven by a ‘limited scope’ deadline, or by a given set of features with a flexible deadline. With Rhythm, users access release tracking tools that offer an easy way to communicate current release status and progress.
User stories in a product backlog may have dependencies with other items, such as bugs, requirements and support tickets. Rhythm traceability tools visually represent these dependencies, and track changes across the different assets and tools to clarify their impact on development progress.