Change of pricing of ScrumDesk Start!

 Looking back into history of Start! It is October 2013 7:00PM. There it is. The first commit into our git with the newest web application we started to develop. From scratch. But it is not the first one. We even had two other working web applications which were unfortunately not designed as we envisioned for the [...]

By |October 31st, 2016|Blog|0 Comments

Our beloved ScrumDesk for Windows is dead!

What happen? ScrumDesk Professional for Windows has been available since 2007. It was fifth tool on the market at that time delivered globally. More than 98% of computers had Windows installed at that time. Internet has been growing up. ASP.NET applications were modern and JavaScript started to be trendy for simple animations. Internet Explorer was the [...]

By |October 30th, 2016|Blog|0 Comments

Start! v4.19.2 – Link Google Drive or DropBox files

Attach files stored in Google Drive Are your files shared in Google Drive? No need to download them and upload to ScrumDesk Start! again. Just paste the link  into Attachments section in side view.  As the first get shareable link from Google Drive.   Do you prefer DropBox? In case of DropBox, you can get [...]

Start v.4.19.1 – Another set of changes

Hey Start users! Thank you for your feedback you sent us this summer. We could only say that is the real motivation for us! As summer has ended already, we are back in the game. This time we published few minor changes. We work on new more complex staffs as well, but you know, it takes [...]

Start! 4.18.10 – usability improvements

Since 2007 we are used to slow down our development during the summer. Simply to stop sprinting and rather to fill-up our energy tank. That, however, doesn't mean that nothing is created! This summer we concentrated on usability improvements which you, our users, proposed. Release backlog items Until now, in PLAN, it was only possible to [...]

Start! v.4.17.2 – business value and complexity charts

Tasks in burn down chart Experienced agile teams don't estimate tasks and therefore they need just to track how tasks are solved. If this is your situation, choose TASKS in burn down chart legend and there you are. Cumulative Flow Chart for tasks Cumulative flow chart displayed backlog items so far. Tasks are however important in case [...]

Start! v4.16.3 – Use what you need and check if story is ready

Use what you need! Some of our clients are keen to use retrospectives, while they do not use Scrum because they prefer physical boards. Some other prefer simple backlog and not the story map. So now account administrator can activate selected modules which will makes theirs functionality available to all organization team members. To activate, or deactivate [...]

Start! v4.16.2 – workflow customization

How to deal with complex world of tasks In Agile there are multiple approaches how to deal with complexity of software development. Some companies prefer to break down user story into subtasks. Such companies are more focused on creative work where Scrum is very helpful. The type of subtasks is even predefined in some Definition of Done [...]

Start! 4.16.1 – Export! Exportishen!

Export backlog items Did you ever need to do deep analysis of your sprint, or product backlog for management and stakeholders? Didn't Start! support such analysis? Showstopper? NOT ANYMORE! You can thanks to Rick. Just two steps.... Export currently displayed backlog items to CSV by click on Export menu item displayed at the top of views. take a breath, [...]

Start! v.4.15.2 – bulk edit

This week's version of ScrumDesk Start! brings to you only few changes, but you will highly probably welcome. Bulk editing If you ever needed to change more attributes of the backlog item at once, now it is good time to start. Start just with selection of multiple cards either in STORY MAP or PLAN view and then change necessary attributes. Not [...]

Start! v3.15.1 – project changes, story map experience, company account

Auto-assignment Are your team members lazy to update the board? Are you poor scrum master who updates cards of team members? Start! auto-assigns task cards on drag and drop intentionally. However, there is still some however. However, some scrum masters who supports not-so-agile teams needed to update the board without auto-assigning theirs name. Now you [...]

Start! v3.14.2 – Performance, security, usability

ScrumDesk Start! v3.14.2 brings major changes we think you will like. Our aim for this version was to speedup the tool, increase security and usability. Changes are not so visible for the first sight as most of them were internal. Context menu For easier planning we have added context menu for backlog items with possibility to move, or [...]

Start! 3.14.1 – User stories map improvements

User Stories Map We are proud to say we finalized user story map. At least up to the level we think that usability and performance is perfect. But that doesn't mean we do not want to improve it. We have couple of additional ideas as well, so be ready for planning possibilities, feature level  and others. What [...]

Certified Scrum Master, May 10-11, Bratislava

ScrumDesk and Tomasz de Jastrzebiec Wykowski organize Certified ScrumMaster workshop in Bratislava, Slovakia. When? Where? May 10-11, 2016, Hotel Barónka, Mudrochova 2, Bratislava – Rača. How much? Till end of Feb - 999€, later 1200€. VAT is not included. Registration About trainer Tomasz is first Certified Scrum Trainer from Poland. In 2010 he started ProCognita to help IT organizations [...]

By |January 25th, 2016|Blog|0 Comments

Start! v.3.13.2 – User story mapping, import from JIRA

User story mapping User story mapping is a technique which we believe helps readability of the product backlog. Start! has provided it from its first version in form of free canvas displayed in Desk view. Based on your feedback we have implemented improved mode STORY MAP supporting a matrix of epics broken into backlog items. The first row of the user [...]