Posted on 29, Sep 2010
Version 4.0.5 is focused on top critical problems, few new features and performance optimization.
We are using .NET 3.5 platform now!
Download it from here.
Version 4.0 is not upgrading previous ScrumDesk installations!
You have to uninstall previous versions and install v.4.0.5.
We’ve changed our policy and let users to run ScrumDesk in offline mode not just for 5 days, but for 29 days. You must ScrumDesk let connects to our licensing server at least once per 30 days.
Logic to access licensing server has been simplified to prevent problems.
Note: If you are using proxy, don’t forget to set credentials in Login window!
Saturday and Sunday were skipped as non-working days. Based on requests (mostly from Arabic countries) we’ve implemented possibility to configure which days are non-working days in a project level.
Non-working days are going to be skipped in reports and charts.
Go to Project/Settings/Calendar to configure non-working days.
To save click during interaction with the application, ScrumDesk automatically assigns changed items to logged user. This way you don’t have to care if you’ve updated your name in touched items.
This interaction model is sometimes not usable. If you are using model when only scrum master (BTW. is this Scrum?) is updating common taskboard. In this case Scrum Master should un-check Re-assign story/task… check box. Scrum master can still assign story or task to himself in Detail window.
ScrumDesk provides validation of correct usage of Scrum. Effort was allowed to change only before the sprint has been started. Some companies are using different usage model and based on it we’ve allowed to change effort by scrum master anytime.
ScrumDesk was starting maximized every time has been started. Since this version, ScrumDesk remembers the size and the last position so you will find it exactly as you closed it.
Release is currently tracked by percentage of completeness. The number is calculated using formula
# of completed stories/ # of all release stories.
Product owners have an easy access to check this metric in Reports page.
Previous version display role under Project name and the name of logged team member in a tooltip. Now name of team member is preferred to be displayed, color indicates its role.