Spira 6.5 is Coming! New Gantt and Pert Views for PMs

As we get ready for the upcoming release of SpiraTest, SpiraTeam, and SpiraPlan, we’d like to introduce some of the new functionality that will be available in this release. Included are two new main features, plus lots of smaller enhancements and bug fixes. The two main marquee features are Portfolio and Program Management Dashboards, and new additional views of the release and task pages, including a Gantt view that will enhance our support for traditional waterfall and hybrid projects.

For Project and Programme Managers, the new Gantt and Pert views are included in response to your requests and we’re looking forward to your feedback on how this improves the way in which you use Spira products.

New Release GANTT and PERT Views

The new version is not just about dashboards. The releases page now includes a new set of columns that let you see the %complete for a release or sprint (by requirement) as well as display the number of requirements and the sum of the total story points estimated for the release or sprint.

For our customers working with more traditional methodologies, we have added a GANTT chart that lets you see the hierarchy of releases and phases in a graphical view, plotted against the dates along the x-axis.

Another useful view that is now available is a hierarchical PERT chart that shows you the decomposition of releases, phases and sprints in a top-down tree diagram:

These new views are available in both SpiraTeam and SpiraPlan, so if you are still using SpiraTest, please contact us and we’d be happy to discuss upgrade options.

New Task GANTT View

The task management module in SpiraTeam and SpiraPlan lets you have both a grid and board view of tasks, and now with v6.5 we have added a GANTT chart option as well:

This view is similar to the GANTT chart available on the releases page, but in this view it can be drilled-down one additional level, from the releases and phases to the individual tasks in each release or phase.

For more information on Release 6.5, take a look at our summary and contact us with any questions or to request a qutotation.