Version 6.31 – convert backlog items to epics

Convert backlog item to a feature or epic Sometimes might happen that user story is bigger than thought originally. In such case the product owner had to create a new epic, enter necessary details and move backlog items to it. For such situation, we added new command Convert backlog item to epic. Select any [...]

By |April 7th, 2018|Categories: Blog|Tags: , |0 Comments

New v.6.30.1 – clone task + small, but highly usable, improvements

Clone task After few years, the agile squad used to find a structure of subtasks that are repeated for every backlog item. ScrumDesk offers the possibility to define story templates in such case, but sometimes quicker action is necessary. Clone subtask Now it is easy to clone a task by one click on [...]

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Version 5.27.1 – free guest accounts

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 [...]

By |August 19th, 2017|Categories: Blog|Tags: , |0 Comments

ScrumDesk v5.25.1 – 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. [...]

ScrumDesk v5.23.2 – Roadmap is coming!

  What you see on the picture below is a new functionality of ProductDesk module with designer of roadmaps. We are preparing it for the next major release and it is going to be huge, very huge, very, very very huge. Popular sentence these days :) It is going to be available as a free upgrade [...]

By |April 8th, 2017|Categories: Blog, ScrumDesk|Tags: , |0 Comments

Complex backlogs with multilevel requirements with ScrumDesk 4.20.3

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 [...]

ScrumDesk v4.19.2 – 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, [...]

Start v.4.19.1 – timesheet improvements

Hey Start users! Thank you for your feedback you sent us this summer. We could only say that is the real motivation for us! As summer has ended already, we are back in the game. This time we published few minor changes. We work on new more complex staffs as well, but you know, it [...]

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 [...]

ScrumDesk v.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 [...]

ScrumDesk v4.16.3 – 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 v4.16.2 – workflow customization

How to deal with complex tasks In Agile there are multiple approaches how to deal with the complexity of software development. Some companies prefer to break down user story 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 Done [...]

ScrumDesk 4.16.1 – Export 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 [...]

v.4.15.2 – user stories bulk edit

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 [...]

v3.15.1 – user stories map, company account

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 [...]

ScrumDesk v3.14.2 – 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 [...]

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 v.3.13.2 – User stories mapping, import 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 [...]

ScrumDesk v3.12.2 – 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 kanban board quickly. ScrumDesk has supported colors for subtask from the first version. An intent of this feature was to highlight the type of [...]

ScrumDesk v3.12 – 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 [...]

ScrumDesk v3.11 – the capacity planner. Can we commit?

Capacity PlannerYour sprint backlog is planned and backlog items are broken to 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 simple form. Capacity = number of days at work during the sprint * [...]

ScrumDesk v3.10 – sprint review report. What has been finished?

Sprint review reportDo you want to be prepared for sprint review session with all information necessary to review your commitments and status of the outcome? Sprint report is the document that summarizes:Sprint title and goalsSprint start and end datesInformation about the team who worked on sprint itemsInformation about work spent vs. capacity per team memberStatistics of planned [...]

ScrumDesk v3.9 – retrospective done well

Retrospective techniques Do you need to energize your retrospectives? There is one very easy receipt to try. Just changing retrospective format or technique helps a lot. ScrumDesk enables now to apply following retrospective techniques: classic Good vs. Better, Star Fish, Mad Sad Glad, 4L, Star Stop Continue, 6 Thinking Hats, and even possibility to place [...]

ScrumDesk v3.8 – print backlog, filters and mentions

Print backlog Finally! Printing has appeared in ScrumDesk. As we have great planning experience with physical cards, we decided for card layout that we suggest to clients of our consultancy team. Printed card layout provides fundamental information necessary for proper release  or sprint planning. Print is available in Backlog and Plan view. Printed are just visible cards so filter [...]

Version 3.7 – story template + performance

Performance improvements We continued with performance improvements targeting the second(s) goal to instead of minutes for large backlogs. We are happy to share we were successful, but also that doesn't mean we have ended. As  Backlog and Work views are the most used parts of the application, we have chosen them for performance improvements of back-end service calls and [...]

ScrumDesk v3.6 – team leveling, performance, synchronization

Performance improvements, part I. As the first of performance improvements, we concentrated on Kanban board that is the most used part of the application. We integrated caching into Kanban board. The first load has shortened by 25%. Following loads of kanban board is a matter of seconds instead of dozens of seconds. JSON response by API [...]

ScrumDesk v3.5 – instant tasks sync, cumulative flow for Kanban, work logs, history

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 enables Scrum Masters to identify gaps in process. Teams can see how backlog total [...]

ScrumDesk v3.4.2 – attachments plus #Slack

Backlog item attachments ScrumDesk now supports keeping documents, UX designs and other assets related to backlog item  (aka user story) in Amazon S3 cloud integrated with ScrumDesk Files can be uploaded in the side view when you click on a card. The usage is similar to many other applications on the web.   Preview of [...]

ScrumDesk v3.4 – velocity chart, analytics, comments, emails

A message from you A few days ago we received in our support page following message form Dave: Don't add anything!!! The problem with many versions of agile software is they pack them with so many tools that the core functionality gets muddled. ScrumDesk desktop is so beautifully uncluttered that you don't have to think [...]

By |February 28th, 2015|Categories: Blog, Releases, ScrumDesk|Tags: , |0 Comments

ScrumDesk now with all Scrum practices in one package

Two days before Christmas we have published an update of ScrumDesk. We hope your teams will find it valuable once they will plan the first release of the year 2015. The Goal The main goal for release v.0.3 has been a support of all core Scrum practices used by agile teams. From improvement of planning, through daily life tracking to [...]

By |December 23rd, 2014|Categories: Blog, Releases, ScrumDesk|Tags: , |0 Comments