Start! v3.11 – can we commit?

Posted on 2, Oct 2015

Capacity Planner Your sprint backlog is planned and backlog items are broken to subtasks. They are even estimated and assigned. Now, the moment of truth. Will you be able to finish what you have just committed to? Scrum teams check capacity of all team members by simple form. Capacity = number of days at work during the sprint […]

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Start! v3.10 – what has been finished?

Posted on 1, Sep 2015

Sprint report Do you want to be prepared for sprint review session with all information necessary to review your commitments and status of outcome? Sprint reports is the document that summarizes: Sprint title and goals Sprint start and end dates Information about the team who worked on sprint items Information about work spent vs. capacity […]

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Start! v3.9 – Backbone for Retrospectives

Posted on 4, Jul 2015

Retrospective techniques Do you need to energize your retrospectives? There is one very easy receipt to try. Just changing retrospective format or technique helps a lot. ScrumDesk Start! enables now to apply following retrospective techniques: classic Good vs. Better, Star Fish, Mad Sad Glad, 4L, Star Stop Continue, 6 Thinking Hats, and even possibility to place […]

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How To: Business Model and the Product Strategy

Posted on 21, Jun 2015

Agile works very well in product oriented environment. It’s understandable, as Agile Manifesto as a key document of whole Agile stresses the functional product as one of the most important values. When implementing agile practices, Product development is very often reduced to: Description of responsibilities for Product Owner role, Request recording, Maintenance of backlogs, and, maybe, […]

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Start! v3.8 – print, filter and mentions

Posted on 19, Jun 2015

Print backlog Finally! Printing has appeared in ScrumDesk Start!. As we have great planning experience with physical cards, we decided for card layout that we suggest to clients of our consultancy team. Printed card layout provides fundamental information necessary for proper release  or sprint planning. Print is available in Backlog and Plan view. Printed are just visible cards so filter […]

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Start! v3.7 – performance & story templates

Posted on 23, May 2015

Performance improvements We continued with performance improvements targeting the second(s) goal to instead of minutes for large backlogs. We are happy to share we were successful, but also that doesn’t mean we has ended. As  Backlog and Work views are the most used parts of application, we chosen them for performance improvements of back-end service calls and also for intensive […]

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Start! v3.6 – team leveling, performance, synchronization

Posted on 8, May 2015

Performance improvements, part I. As the first of performance improvements we concentrated on Kanban board that is the most used part of the application. We integrated caching into Kanban board. The first load has shortened by 25%. Following loads of kanban board is matter of seconds instead of dozens of seconds. JSON response by API is generated […]

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Start! v3.5 – instant tasks sync, Kanban, work logs, history

Posted on 19, Apr 2015

Instant synchronization of tasks The board is alive finally. Adding new tasks, changing them, moving, cloning or deleting them will update kanban boards of all team members in seconds. Just change them and everybody see the same. Cumulative Flow Chart   Cumulative Flow Chart enables Scrum Masters to identify gaps in process. Teams can see how backlog total size […]

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Start! v3.4.2 – attachments plus #Slack

Posted on 16, Mar 2015

Backlog item attachments Start! now supports keeping documents, UX designs and other assets related to backlog item  (aka user story) in Amazon S3 cloud integrated with Start! Files can be uploaded in side view when you click on a card. The usage is similar to many other applications on web.   Preview of attached picture is […]

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Start! v3.4 – analytics, comments, emails, speed

Posted on 28, Feb 2015

A message from you A few days ago we received in our support page following message form Dave: Don’t add anything!!! The problem with many versions of agile software is they pack them with so many tools that the core functionality gets muddled. ScrumDesk desktop is so beautifully uncluttered that you don’t have to think about […]

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