Data-based, actionable insight

SenseAdapt helps teams embed some fundamental Agile principles; real-time, visual, empirical feedback. Help them sense what is going on in their work and adapt their efforts accordingly.
The 14 pre-built, ‘Agile-centric’ charts work on JIRA and TFS, both on-premise and in the cloud.
We developed SenseAdapt to support teams. The simple visuals raise the team’s awareness of their complex, un-see-able work, helping them focus on what matters.
The empirical feedback reduces stress by aligning stakeholders’ expectations with what is possible, based on the actual throughput of the team.


SenseAdapt brings fundamental Agile principles to life;

  • Manage complex knowledge work with real-time feedback
  • Visualise to create a shared understanding and enable self-organisation
  • Go beyond RAG statuses to the underlying truth, use data to better inform decisions
  • Optimise at a system-level, see real-time bottlenecks and work-in-progress
  • Investigate trends to show the results of ‘improvement experiments’

SenseAdapt may not provide the answers – but it does get people asking better questions.


SenseAdapt™ brings fundamental Agile principles to life;

These simple representations of progress actively engage business stakeholders in the projects. This addresses a key challenge – the meaningful, ongoing engagement of stakeholders. Many clients use the charts below as their primary means of communication to stakeholders.


undefined   This chart uses historical throughput and scope data to then forecast a range of likely end dates.
The green shaded area is the ‘landing zone’ where this project is likely to end up. The ‘business’ who hold the ‘scope lever’ and the team with the ‘throughput lever’ will jointly ‘land’ the project.
 undefined    It also helps to be able to draw the business’ attention to the range of scope that they may or may not get. The team is likely to deliver scope in the band between ‘Probable’ and ‘Possible’.


The 14 SenseAdapt charts

Below is a summary of the existing charts, all of which work on JIRA (on-premise or cloud**) on TFS 2013, ‘15 and ’17 and in VSTS (VisualStudioTeamServices). 

  • There are another 10 charts in the pipeline… clients help us to prioritise and scope the list.
  • Five charts are currently (Feb ’17) available from the Atlassian Marketplace – though we are adding one a month.


undefinedEffectively engage stakeholders with simple representation of likely completion dates and the options to vary scope and throughput.

undefinedA more informative and understandable backlog, showing areas of focus and current state.


Shows item cycle time and key trends. Useful input to retrospectives.

undefinedDraw attention to work items that may have been overlooked on the board.  


Limiting Work in Progress (WIP) significantly improves throughput and responsiveness of a team – and is an ever-present challenge.

undefinedHighlight items that have not been touched for a while.


Use data or Monte Carlo simulation to calculate scope that is likely to be delivered for a specified budget or time.

undefinedSee strength of correlation between item size and time to go across the board. Useful for retrospectives. 


Show stakeholders the relative progress of Features in their solution. 

undefinedSimple summary of current state of work in an interactive tree map, showing relative size of work and state.

undefinedThe CFD indicates behaviour of the system over time. Shows trends in the demand and completion rate of work. Highlights bottlenecks in the end-to-end value stream.


Teams should care about both the story burndown and the task burndown. So we show them both in this visual.

undefinedFocuses the team’s attention on the relative size, state and business area of work they need to plan and deliver. 

undefinedEnable team to see which items in the backlog need their attention and refinement.


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