ScrumDesk 9.42.2: Share Business Context with Team

What is new in ScrumDesk? In the newest ScrumDesk version, our main focus was to bring agile teams closer to the context of their business which is the reason why teams are needed. Why this topic? Working with dozens of agile teams, our Agile mentors recognized that agile teams are too much focused [...]

June 27th, 2021|Categories: All, ScrumDesk Web Edition|Tags: , |

ScrumDesk 8.47: Retrospectives, Objectives and Key Results, Root Cause Analysis

Retrospectives Retrospective Sessions Does your team like the retrospective format and use it even for non-retro brainstorming workshops? Create a retrospective session to keep all session ideas in one place. Every session might have a retrospective theme assigned so the team knows what to focus on in their brainstorming. Retrospective filters [...]

August 23rd, 2020|Categories: All, ScrumDesk Web Edition|Tags: , |

ScrumDesk 8.44: Track Objectives and Key Results Progress

Objectives & Key Results Overview - track OKR interactively An understanding of the current status and progress of objectives and key results is quite tricky. Especially if you have multiple Objectives and Key Results. With the new Objectives and Key Results overview interactive chart you can play to understand which goal and key [...]

ScrumDesk 6.36.1: Project Status Overview

Project Status Overview Charts Product owners need to have an understanding of the overall status of the product backlog from multiple perspectives. Especially when it needs to be discussed with stakeholders and sponsors. With Project Status Overview chart, ScrumDesk now allows to see: The status of backlog items as a total number of items [...]

December 28th, 2018|Categories: All, ScrumDesk Web Edition|Tags: , |

ScrumDesk 6.34: Treemap and Analysis Reports for Product Owners

New reports Backlog Treemap The most important job of the product owner is to understand the product backlog at any point in time. The product owner needs to know what to plan as the next, what was delivered and when, what is blocking backlog items, and who. You will probably need to understand business [...]

October 7th, 2018|Categories: All, ScrumDesk Web Edition|Tags: , |

ScrumDesk 6.33.2: Minor changes and fixes

This time we published a few fixes and minor changes improving the usability of the ScrumDesk application to help you manage your projects easier: Dialoge Unfinished backlog items displayed when is not necessary. Work by task type, time perspective, numbers on X-axis divided by 60. Projects are still displayed in the list immediately after [...]

September 1st, 2018|Categories: All, ScrumDesk Web Edition|Tags: , |

ScrumDesk 6.32: Objectives and Key Results + Dependencies

New features in ScrumDesk v. 6.32 Objectives and Key Results Dependencies tracking Faster time tracking Filter improvements Billable work Change hierarchy in the STORY MAP Measure spent time vs. capacity planned Recurring payments Objectives and Key Results (OKR) — track goals with ScrumDesk Agile is a great tool for the company to execute its [...]

ScrumDesk 5.27.1: Free Guest Accounts for Stakeholders

Guest accounts for free Do you want to play fair & transparently in front of your clients, stakeholders, or managers? Invite them to your organization account and then assign them to projects as guests. Guests are able: to read everything, to actively comment tasks, be mentioned and notified via ScrumDesk. To invite guest just [...]

August 19th, 2017|Categories: All, ScrumDesk Web Edition|Tags: , |

ScrumDesk 5.25.1: Archive old Releases

ScrumDesk is available for more than three years already and many customers finished dozens of releases and sprints. Now is the best time to forget them! With this version, you can archive release, its sprints, and backlog items so they are not loaded anymore in BACKLOG, PLAN or WORK views. This will significantly increase performance. [...]

May 26th, 2017|Categories: All, ScrumDesk Web Edition|Tags: , |

ScrumDesk 4.20.3: Multilevel Requirements Hierarchy Backlogs

Multilevel of requirements was very often repeated request of our clients in the year 2016: to manage a portfolio of multiple small products in the same backlog, to manage non-development aspects of the product as well, to manage complex product with multiple modules, to manage activities and tasks for multiple clients. We have added multiple [...]

December 26th, 2016|Categories: All, ScrumDesk Web Edition|Tags: , |

ScrumDesk 4.19.2: Link Google Drive & DropBox files

Attach files stored in Google Drive Are your files shared in Google Drive? No need to download them and upload to ScrumDesk again. Just paste the link into Attachments section in the side view.  As the first get a shareable link from Google Drive.   Do you prefer DropBox? In the case of DropBox, [...]

ScrumDesk 4.18.10: Usability improvements

Since 2007 we are used to slow down our development during the summer. Simply to stop sprinting and rather to fill-up our energy tank. That, however, doesn't mean that nothing is created! This summer we concentrated on usability improvements which you, our users, proposed. Release backlog items Until now, in PLAN, it was only possible to [...]

August 26th, 2016|Categories: All, ScrumDesk Web Edition|Tags: , |

ScrumDesk 4.17.2: Business Value and Complexity Charts

Tasks in burn down chart Experienced agile teams don't estimate tasks and therefore they need just to track how tasks are solved. If this is your situation, choose TASKS in burn down chart legend and there you are. Cumulative Flow Chart for tasks Cumulative flow chart displayed backlog items so far. Tasks are however important in [...]

June 29th, 2016|Categories: All, ScrumDesk Web Edition|Tags: , , |

ScrumDesk 4.16.3: User Story Readiness

Use what you need! Some of our clients are keen to use retrospectives, while they do not use Scrum because they prefer physical boards. Some other prefer simple backlog and not the story map. So now account administrator can activate selected modules which will make theirs functionality available to all organization team members. To activate, or [...]

ScrumDesk 4.16.2: The Workflow Customization

How to deal with complex tasks In Agile there are multiple approaches how to dealing with the complexity of software development. Some companies prefer to break down user stories into subtasks. Such companies are more focused on creative work where Scrum is very helpful. The type of subtasks is even predefined in some Definition of [...]

May 28th, 2016|Categories: All, ScrumDesk Web Edition|Tags: , |

ScrumDesk 4.16.1: Export Backlog Items

Export backlog items Did you ever need to do a deep analysis of your sprint, or product backlog for management and stakeholders? Didn't ScrumDesk support such analysis? Showstopper? NOT ANYMORE! You can thank Rick. Just two steps.... Export currently displayed backlog items to CSV by click on Export menu item displayed at the top of views. take a [...]

May 21st, 2016|Categories: All, ScrumDesk Web Edition|Tags: , |

ScrumDesk 4.15.2: Bulk Edit of User Stories

This week's version of ScrumDesk brings to you only a few changes, but you will highly probably welcome. Bulk editing If you ever needed to change more attributes of the backlog item at once, now it is a good time to start. Start just with a selection of multiple cards either in STORY MAP or PLAN view and then [...]

May 13th, 2016|Categories: All, ScrumDesk Web Edition|Tags: , |

ScrumDesk 3.15.1: User Stories Map, Company Account Management

Auto-assignment Are your team members lazy to update the board? Are you poor scrum master who updates cards of team members? ScrumDesk auto-assigns task cards on drag and drop intentionally. However, there is still some, however. However, some scrum masters who support not-so-agile teams needed to update the board without auto-assigning their name. Now [...]

May 10th, 2016|Categories: All, ScrumDesk Web Edition|Tags: , |

ScrumDesk 3.14.2: Performance, Security, Usability

ScrumDesk v3.14.2 brings major changes we think you will like. Our aim for this version was to speedup the tool, increase security and usability. Changes are not so visible for the first sight as most of them were internal. Context menu For easier planning we have added context menu for backlog items with possibility to move, or [...]

April 10th, 2016|Categories: All, ScrumDesk Web Edition|Tags: , |

ScrumDesk 3.14.1: User Stories Mapping Improvements

User Stories Mapping We are proud to say we finalized user story map, the new feature of ScrumDesk. At least up to the level, we think that usability and performance are perfect. But that doesn't mean we do not want to improve it. We have a couple of additional ideas as well, so be ready [...]

ScrumDesk 3.13.2: User Stories Mapping, Import from JIRA

User stories mapping User story mapping is a technique which we believe helps readability of the product backlog. ScrumDesk has provided it from its first version in form of free canvas displayed in Desk view. Based on your feedback we have implemented improved mode STORY MAP supporting a matrix of epics broken into backlog items. The first row of the [...]

December 29th, 2015|Categories: All, ScrumDesk Web Edition|Tags: , |

ScrumDesk 3.12.2: Task Types, Definition of Done

Task types Agile teams are multidisciplinary teams so you should have an analyst, developer, tester, or even operation role in your team. And everybody needs to find out an appropriate card on the kanban board quickly. ScrumDesk has supported colors for subtask from the first version. The intent of this feature was to highlight [...]

November 21st, 2015|Categories: All, ScrumDesk Web Edition|Tags: , |

ScrumDesk 3.12: Custom Fields

Custom fields You asked for them many times. ScrumDesk supports custom fields for backlog items and tasks now. Well, for a now it is MVP in which you can configure them and enter data. Filtering, searching, group by custom fields will come in upcoming versions soon. Custom fields can be configured on Project Settings page where you can [...]

October 31st, 2015|Categories: All, ScrumDesk Web Edition|Tags: , |

ScrumDesk 3.11: The Capacity Planner. How much can we commit?

Capacity Planner Your sprint backlog is planned and backlog items are broken into 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 the capacity of all team members by a simple form. Capacity = number of [...]

October 2nd, 2015|Categories: All, ScrumDesk Web Edition|Tags: , |

ScrumDesk 3.10: The Sprint Review Report. What has been finished?

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