Back to the Agile roots

ScrumDesk is for Windows. Yes, with the Desktop edition until now. But not anymore.

Because ScrumDesk Start edition will be born officially soon.

When we were discussing ScrumDesk history, the development of product backlog since 2007,  the world of Agile, and changes in technologies in the last six years, it was much clearer we need to get back to the roots of Agile.

Back to simplicity, back to giving the tool that helps. The tool is not just another tracker.

Clarity, simplicity, intuitiveness.  Our goal is to give customers a board that speaks, the board that saves time for real work. Something that you are not thinking is there. Something you can use with fundamental knowledge of Scrum or Kanban.

Typical teams are lost in Agile terminology once they started with Scrum. They are using different terminology, but old (good?) habits. We observe that in our consultancy unit for years.

So what teams do apply in real life so often?  Is it super-duper backlog management, or is it task tracking or collaboration features or reports or what? We asked dozens of companies.

The top answers were:

  1. multiple projects,
  2. cards,
  3. planning,
  4. task tracking,
  5. burn-down chart.

The beauty of Agile and Scrum is their adaptability that is mandatory. Of course, you are maybe using even Scaled Agile Framework. Or Scrumban. That’s great as it works for you. But the real, real, real core is a requirement, task, and status.

ScrumDesk Start has born

For small teams using Scrum or Scrumban in multiple projects with a simple workflow. That’s what ScrumDesk Start will be.

We stick to the concept of the virtual board on which team members pin requirements as index cards. They can be resized, colored, moved around the board as in a desktop edition. Even the Start edition will support business value, KANO, risk, Planning Poker (TM) scale, and time tracking.

We will share more soon. But here are a few pictures of ScrumDesk Start.