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Nureva™ Span™ Workspace adds key functionality to support scaling agile frameworks and remote PI Planning

Posted by Shari-Lynn Sare on May 13, 2020 1:00:00 AM

Note connectors show dependencies and link ideas and concepts

Calgary, Alberta --- May 13, 2020 --- Nureva Inc., an award-winning collaboration-solutions company, announces the addition of connectors in Span Workspace to allow users to show dependencies between notes with red lines, as would be done during analog brainstorming sessions and structured activities like PI Planning. Companies that have implemented frameworks such as Scaled Agile Framework (SAFe®) and Scrum@Scale need digital alternatives as the changed work environment has forced them to collaborate remotely. These frameworks help larger organizations adopt agile methodologies and deliver products and services faster, and connectors are a key part of the process. When a note is selected in Span Workspace, connector points appear on each side of the note. Users can simply click on a point and drag the connector to any other note on a canvas. The red lines that connect the notes will adjust as the notes are moved. Every change that is made on the canvas will be seen in real time by all other team members working in the same canvas, no matter where they are.

Connectors easily spot which features or stories will not be delivered until multiple teams complete their dependencies. Because everyone can interact with the canvas at the same time, key details aren’t left out and risks are easier to identify and assess. Connectors also make it possible to spot at a glance the projects that have no dependencies at all – and can be completed independently. Connectors and other recently added features in Span Workspace, such as agile templates, starter canvases for agile activities and integration with Jira® Software, help agile teams keep their ceremonies focused and collaborative. Because Span Workspace is a cloud-based platform designed for real-time teamwork, it also allows distributed agile teams to work together in a shared digital space. Distributed participants can quickly contribute to every sprint planning session, stand-up meeting and retrospective as if they were together in the same room, without compromising teamwork or the agile process. This greatly accelerates agile processes and overcomes many of the challenges associated with distributed agile teams.

“A growing number of Span Workspace users are SAFe practitioners, and they’ve highlighted the need for this feature,” said Nancy Knowlton, Nureva’s CEO. “With so many of our customers working remotely, connectors make it simpler to virtually map out the work ahead and get products to market faster.”

Free 30-day team trial

Teams up to five people can have full access to Span Workspace with a 30-day trial at no cost. Visit Nureva’s website for more information.


Download an image of connectors in Span Workspace.

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About Span Workspace

Span Workspace is designed to support geographically dispersed teams engaged in highly collaborative activities that benefit from visualizing and interacting with information in real time, including structured processes such as agile and Scrum. It provides an expansive cloud-based digital canvas that can be tailored to suit virtually any collaborative process and draws upon familiar, simple and flexible tools including sticky notes, sketches, images, templates and screen sharing. Participants contribute and interact with the content using their personal devices, whether a computer, tablet or smartphone, or directly on the Nureva Wall or other interactive display. For more information, visit the Span Workspace page on Nureva’s website.

About Nureva

Nureva Inc. is a technology-rich, multiple award-winning private company that imagines and builds solutions that make it easy to unlock the collaborative potential of diverse teams around the globe. For businesses, that means enabling the group creative processes that are used to solve problems and develop breakthrough ideas that drive organizational advantage. In higher education, it means enabling collaborative activities that deepen learning and equip students with the skills required for future success. A passion for deep customer understanding and a commitment to innovation drive the company’s product roadmap. For more information, visit Nureva’s website and follow @NurevaInc.


For more information, please contact

Shari-Lynn Sare
Marketing Communications Manager
Nureva Inc.
Phone 587.774.6636
Email sharilynnsare@nureva.com

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