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Start! 5.21.1 – Analyze root causes with RCADesk

RCADesk - new module for root cause analysis Are your development teams blocked by impediments? Are you sure you solve the right problems? Agile teams often hit a wall with problems they are not able to solve easy. More often they even try to solve just the first level of problems and not root causes. Process improvement [...]

Slack integration

Create web hook in Slack Click Integration page in Slack.com team page. Add Incoming webhooks integration Choose channel where your messages from Start! should be kept. Configure this integration webhook icon, description and keep URL that is needed in Start! Configure Slack integration in Start! Click Project Setup gear icon in the left panel. Scroll down in [...]

By |December 28th, 2016|FAQ, Start|0 Comments

Complex backlogs with multilevel requirements with Start! 4.20.3

Multilevel of requirements was very often repeated request of our clients in year 2016: to manage portfolio of multiple small products in the same backlog, to manage non-development aspects of the product as well, to manage complex product with multiple modules, to manage activities and tasks for multiple clients. We have added multiple levels of requirements [...]

Buy ProductDesk with Story Map, RetroDesk or RCADesk

Did Story Map and Retro menu items disappeared from the left menu on ScrumDesk Start? Your 30 days trial period is over. ScrumDesk Start! consists of multiple modules: ScrumDesk - the module for Scrum project management available for all customers for free. ProductDesk - commercial module ($99 onetime payment per company) that helps product managers/owners [...]

By |December 11th, 2016|Blog|0 Comments

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 [...]

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 [...]