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

 

Cumulative Flow Chart enables Scrum Masters to identify gaps in process. Teams can see how backlog total size has changed, how they are able to finish a work and if they did not slowed down development speed. Cumulative Flow Chart is Kanban technique.

Lead and cycle time

Lead time

ScrumDesk helps now to calculate these two important values that can help you to speed up your delivery to the market. The first thing you need to do in such case is to measure lead time so you know what to optimize in your process.

Lead time is a time between the creation of new backlog item till its development. Cycle time indicates the time necessary to implement the feature from checking it out (starting real work). For more information see great blog post published by Stefan Roock here.

Lead time, cycle time

Work logs

Agile and Scrum doesn’t take care about time spent and concentrates more on time remaining (because we want to deliver working products, not to spend our life measuring it). But business reality is different in most of companies. People are paid according to theirs work records which are needed to be track.

ScrumDesk enables now to keep work log for all tasks. Work log is possible in Side view’s channel. For every work log it is possible to track:

  • date and time when work has been completed,
  • description of work,
  • time spent on finishing work,
  • time remaining for completion.

AddNewWorkLog

 

Indicators:

  • Blue line indicates time estimated during sprint planning.
  • Green line indicates time spent.
  • Orange line indicates time remaining.

In normal case should be (green + orange) <= blue.  However in case you underestimated task will be (green+orange)>blue (see the work log on the top of work records below on the picture).

worklogexamples

History of changes

Were you looking for activities related to particular task or backlog item? History changes in ScrumDesk will tell you everything what happened to task or backlog item.

Changes

Planning Practices analyzes

New tips from Agile coaches were integrated into ScrumDesk for you. We focused on validation of planned effort for sprints to inform you that:

  1. Planned sprint capacity that is too high in case that total effort is greater than your maximum velocity ever achieved.
  2. Planned sprint capacity that is too low  in case that total effort is less than your minimum velocity ever achieved.
  3. Planned sprint is over committed in case that its size is more than 120% of velocity from the last 8 sprints.

Cloning of backlog items

A lot of our customers asked for possibility to clone backlog items to save time. Cloning is possible now from backlog item’s local menu available in side view.

Clone

Minor changes

  • Move task to different story
  • Card color can be changed anytime
  • Refactoring of default workflow
  • Email notification message simplified in some cases