ScrumDesk Windows Edition (retired)

ScrumDesk and FlowDock integration

Do you like to use  FlowDock, the platform that turns the conversation into knowledge, as your notification platform? We, at ScrumDesk, like an idea to have a conversation of an agile team to be stored in one place. There are a lot of benefits, especially for distributed teams. For a long time, we planned [...]

ScrumDesk iOS preview

Let us share the work we are proud of. We decided to move scrum project information from your desk to your hand.  Thanks to the latest ScrumDesk API we are finishing our ScrumDesk iPhone/iPad client these days. Read-only edition will be available for free so you can check a status of the project on a train while traveling [...]

User Story Index Card

Story card Story concept has been adopted since Extreme Programming defined principle of 3C (Cards, Conversation, and Confirmation). Scrum has incorporated the concept of the story written on the card. The card is easy to manipulate and provides the only necessary level of information. The card displays three views – Detail displays basic information, [...]

ScrumDesk for Windows: Customization

Scrum is a framework typically adopted by every company.  ScrumDesk allows customizing it according to needs. Customization Release types allows defining how important is the release and where will be deployed Release statuses. Companies track the status of the releases, therefore, they need to define statuses to be used. Story types. A story in [...]

Agile Project in ScrumDesk, Scrum Project Management Tool

All stories in ScrumDesk are stored in relation to a particular project. The project keeps not just stories, but team details, retrospective ideas, impediments, absences, and attachments. Project details are available by clicking on the Project menu item. The user can enter the project’s details and configure project variables, ScrumDesk options and integrate the [...]

Backlog Transparency with Taskboard and Treemap

Taskboard Taskboard displays sprint user stories and tasks as a kanban board. Kanban board is split into more swim lines according to the status. Colors of the swim lines are displayed based on the project settings (Project/Options). ScrumDesk task board allows changing the status of a task by drag and drop. Users can find useful [...]

ScrumDesk for Windows: Backlog Management with Board and Grid views

ScrumDesk provides more way of backlog visibility. A board is probably most used, but in case of large backlogs users are losing orientation in it. For better orientation  ScrumDesk provides additional views. Board view Board simulates a wall board. It displays stories as cards and allows manipulate with them. The size of the board [...]

ScrumDesk for Windows: User Interface Fundamentals

ScrumDesk Windows user interface simulates the simplicity of wall board with a possibility to display the backlog in different styles, therefore, allows to better manage the product backlog. The user interface displays more views in separated tabs. This way can user works with more backlogs at the same time. The top row displays menu, [...]

ScrumDesk for Windows: Connect to Repository (database)

Repository/Database installation As a first step ScrumDesk administrator must install the database (On-Site edition) or register to receive credentials to the hosted database (On-Demand Edition). To read how to install a database read the Administrator manual. Connect to a repository Projects are stored in repositories/databases installed in the previous step.  As there can be [...]

ScrumDesk for Windows: Installation and Licensing

Getting StartedInstallationScrumDesk is available in the following editions:On-Demand Edition that supports hosting the project database on ScrumDesk servers. In this case, only the installation of the ScrumDesk client application is necessary. Users are informed via emails about credentials to log in to hosted database.On-Site Edition provides a possibility to install the database in the company [...]

ScrumDesk for Windows: User Story Card

Scrum as project management is using the concept of index cards introduced in Extreme Programming (XP). Cards are supposed to establish conversation and clarification of requirements.  The card in ScrumDesk displays more details than paper index card while still provides visibility. ScrumDesk index card's advantages compared to other project management tools: resizable many colors [...]

ScrumDesk for Windows: API

API you asked for! We are proud to announce av the availability of API. ScrumDesk API provides a possibility to connect to project repositories via HTTP from 3rd party applications. Benefits high reliability, no problems with firewalls any client,  operating system,  technology, or programming language REST interface, get data easy drill-through, filter, and sort by the [...]

ScrumDesk for Windows 5.0.5: Import CSV, Filter, Release Overview document

Import stories from CSV ScrumDesk v5 supports import of stories into project backlog from text files with the following format: Subject Description Importance Value Effort Risk Duration Spent Remaining Theme Comment line must starts with # character. The values must be separated with character The import can be started [...]

Synchronize ScrumDesk and Microsoft Team Foundation Server 2010

Update January 2017: ScrumDesk Windows is not supported anymore! TFS 2010 is a big improvement compared to TFS 2008. Moreover, Microsoft company decided to support agile/scrum project management as well via the Microsoft Visual Scrum process template. Even this, our customers are asking for possibilities to connect to TFS and add ScrumDesk as part [...]

Synchronize ScrumDesk and Microsoft Team Foundation Server 2008

Introduction ScrumDesk supports the synchronization of artifacts with Microsoft Team Foundation Server 2008 via ScrumDesk Synchronization Hub.  ScrumDesk Synchronization Hub is the package of a core application called  Hub and connects to 3rd party systems. The synchronization  (integration) provides a possibility to have instant access to your stories, tasks, and retrospective ideas directly in [...]

ScrumDesk Read-only licenses, Synchronization, Subversion

ScrumDesk In this release our team focused on improvements for administrators and user experience. Database Manager for SQL 2008 for SQL 2005 Administration Auto-assign of user license Licenses were necessary to assign separately from user accounts. In the new version, licenses are automatically assigned to newly created accounts. Administrators are still able to assign [...]

Agile prioritization. What to build the first?

Product owner  is often confronted with a large backlog. This post continues  to explain how to consider priority of stories. See principles in previous post. Measuring risk and positive value allows to calculate the order in which stories should be developed. Very nice and simple visualization can be Risk  vs. Value chart. Chart is split [...]

Business Value is not enough for Product Backlog Prioritization

Agile coaches teach teams to develop a  business value that is delivered at the end of the sprint. But should be a value an indicator of the priority? Yes, but not the only one. There are many other attributes we often forget to consider. We suggest applying a different approach. We would like to have [...]

ScrumDesk Windows Changes

ScrumDesk Windows v. changes ScrumDesk update v. contains the following important fixes: [*] [Task board] Additional fixes of tasks duplication in task board [*] [Task board] Sort by Id [+] [Administration] administrator is asked to enter company license key after login if there is no key entered [+] Yesterday's changes displayed in summary window upon start [...]

ScrumDesk Windows (retired) 5.0.2: Changes

ScrumDesk update v.5.0.2 contains following improvements: [*] [Dashboard] Product Owner can change status of the task in Dashboard [+] [Dashboard] Possibility to change from state Done to Solved [+] [Dashboard] Information displayed if change of task status is not possible [*] [Dashboard] Adding/Deleting new subtask doesn't change the number displayed in story legend [*] [Dashboard] Saved resources improve slightly performance with a big number of stories [*] [Dashboard] Name of the story, priority and effort is possible to edit in small card in-line [*] [Absences] First item not saved if window is closed [*] [Planning] Fix of assigning stories into sprint [-] [Planning] Removed animation after refresh/update of list of stories [*] [Planning] Anyone can plan, not just ScrumMaster or Product Owner [*] [Planning] Buttons +/- are hidden for backlog,  release and  releases [*] [Planning] Detail of ,  and  is not possible to display [*] [Planning] Name of the story, priority and effort [...]