Our beloved ScrumDesk for Windows is retired!

What happen?ScrumDesk Professional for Windows has been available since 2007. It was the fifth tool on the market at that time delivered globally.More than 98% of computers had Windows installed at that time. The Internet has been growing up. ASP.NET applications were modern and JavaScript started to be trendy for simple animations. Internet Explorer was the [...]

ScrumDesk Windows 6.0: backlog markers, Kanban and integrated agile tips

Top features of version 6.0 Product Backlog Visual Markers Boards Due dates for stories and tasks New design of story side view Themes for story templates Kanban boards improvements Kanban statistics and cumulative flow chart Project related retrospective ideas Product Backlog Visual Markers What is the biggest advantage of Agile? Based on feedback gathered [...]

ScrumDesk v.5.7.31 – Parking lot reports + release planning

Parking Lot As a product owner, you often need to have an overview what is happening to your backlog.  Parking lot (suggested by Mike Cohn) provides a very useful overview. The version 5.7.31 brings additional filters based on releases and sprints. Release overview in Parking Lot: Sprint overview in Parking Lot: Stories Overview Do you [...]

Version 5.7.30 – Swimlanes, story details and other usability improvements

Today's release contains more than 20 improvements we focused on. The main goal was to improve editing of stories, planning and provide better visibility of your  Kanban boards. Swimlanes in Kanban board Swimlanes in Kanban board brings visibility in complex backlogs. Button displays  menu from which user can choose based on what story attribute the [...]

Version 5.6.25 – Custom fields export & import

The latest version brings: [Fix] Previous values are reverted while editing stories or tasks. [Fix] Report Backlog Trend over time wasn't calculated in case of missing history records. [New] Custom fields are exported into XLS format including appropriate field name for stories and tasks as well. [New] Custom fields are imported from CSV if [...]

ScrumDesk 5.6.21 – fixed synchronization of changes

Few customers running ScrumDesk repository on servers in different timezone reported problems while editing stories or tasks in ScrumDesk for Windows. The values were not saved and previous values were loaded from repository. This behavior is fixed now thanks to collaboration with Andrea, Shane and Satiapriya.

ScrumDesk ver. 5.6 – DropBox + WIP limits

Dropbox integration The latest versions 5.6.20.101 brings the possibility to link files stored in Dropbox cloud service. ScrumDesk uses Dropbox application model which means that only files stored in Dropbox in Apps/ScrumDesk folder are. The files might be linked to project, releases, sprints, stories and tasks as well. For more information read the article [...]

Version 5.5.14.99 – burndown charts + sync improvements.

This version fixes v.5.5 published the last week: Burn down charts were not displayed correctly in some cases (i.e. sprint backlog contains stories with long history). Fixes of the synchronization in five different cases (the first update in a day, update of a story in case tasks are changed, etc.). Minor visual improvements of [...]

ScrumDesk ver. 5.5 – Custom fields

Notice This version requires an update of repositories. You will need SQL Server administrator account to finish upgrade. Custom fields In this version users have possibility to: keep custom data in custom story fields, fields are displayed in stories grid in the Backlog and in Sprint views, fields can be hidden or displayed in [...]

Increase of hosting network bandwitdh

As the number of customers and repositories increased significantly this year, we decided to to move our hosting services to new provider with higher bandwidth. You can observe outages as DNS records will be changed as well. DNS records should be synchronized in few hours. When? November 30th, 2012, after 4:00PM GMT +1 We [...]

ScrumDesk 5.4.12 – improved background synchronization

Thanks to all our customers who sent us very positive feedback on the last version supporting simultaneous editing of tasks. And thanks to customers who informed us about issues we did not identified. In the newest version 5.4.12 we continuously focused on improvements of background synchronization. Sync interval shortened to 1 second, changes are [...]

FAQ: Could not load SqlClrProvider assembly

Symptoms Error "Could not load file or assembly 'Microsoft.SqlServer.SqlClrProvider, Version=10.0.0.0, Culture=neutral, PublicKeyToken=89845dcd8080cc91' or one of its depedencies. The system cannot find the file specified." is displayed during the installation of the repository. Alternative error with the same solutions is 'Could not load file or assembly 'Microsoft.SqlServer.BatchParserClient, Version=10.0.0.0, Culture=neutral, PublicKeyToken=89845dcd8080cc91' or one of its dependencies. [...]

Version 5.2.10.83 – impediments management

The latest build includes following changes. Installation Easier upgrade of repository Repository is possible to update directly from ScrumDesk directly. Only SQL Server 2008 R2 is supported. Please use Repository Manager in case your SQL server is 2005 or 2008 R1. This feature will allows us to distribute new versions smoothly. Quick filter in [...]

ScrumDesk for Windows v.5.2.8

This new version brings two important features: support of Windows Azure cloud data storage project level impediments and auto-upload of changed attachments We continue to add additional rules into integrated coach module you found usable to identify gaps in your agility. We also has started collaboration with agile coaches to bring more knowledge into [...]

Do you consider to keep your data in a cloud? What about Windows Azure?

Starting today we help you to get your project repositories closer to your teams and make them even more reliable and more secure. We are proud to announce the support of Microsoft Windows Azure cloud as one of the first companies located in Slovakia. Windows Azure gets your data to 41 countries. To host our [...]

ScrumDesk Lite for iOS available in AppStore

We are proud to announce the availability of ScrumDesk Lite for iPhone, iPod, and iPad in Apple AppStore. Lite edition allows read-only access to projects and backlog stories. The main goal is to provide an access for your stakeholders who do not need to change data while still need to have a visibility of [...]

ScrumDesk with integrated Agile Coach, an agile assessment

Coaching of teams has been always a great source of ideas for us. Many features in ScrumDesk have been implemented because of daily touch with real-life teams. You can benefit from that value built-in into our solutions what differentiate us from other project management tools. In coaching sessions, we observed typical patterns that appear [...]

Version 5.2.3 – Agile analytics, Agile Coach module

Database is not necessary to update, only client application needs to be installed. New features Agile coach WebAPI accessible in Repository dialog Fixes Status of  a sprint indicated in Planning sprint list by color Double-click on release attachment in Search results do not open release detail window Double-click on sprint attachment in Search results [...]

ScrumDesk for Windows Preview – Change log

Stay updated with the latest development progress nearly every week. This Preview edition is published to get your feedback earlier so we can improve the implementation of your requests before an official release. Installation is available here. Change log: January 9, 5.2.6.73 New features Rule: Impediments are not solved Coach - filter issues by [...]

ScrumDesk v.5.2.0.45 – update of tasks

We just published quick fix v.5.2.0.45. Some customers informed us that in certain cases tasks are not saved correctly while working in Taskboard (Kanban board). As this can be a serious problem we decided to publish the fix asap. This time you will be informed about the availability of update and ScrumDesk will be [...]

FAQ: Can’t login to hosted database

Symptoms It is not possible to connect to hosted database after the desktop client has been updated to v.5.2. Explanation Your hosted database needs to be upgraded to support the latest ScrumDesk version 5.2. Hosted databases are upgraded upon request. Solution Contact our support to request the upgrade of the database. In the email [...]

Version v.5.2 – filters, history, emails

In newly released ScrumDesk we focused mostly on requirements of our users we gather in more than half a year. How to upgrade current installation Upgrade your database using the latest ScrumDesk Database Manager (for SQL Server 2008) Desktop client must be uninstalled first from Windows Control Panel/Add Remove applications Install desktop client application that is available [...]

ScrumDesk Basics Webinars

We would like to announce a new regular ScrumDesk Basics webinar in which you will learn how to start with ScrumDesk quickly. Webinar will covers management of scrum project and teams using ScrumDesk. You will learn how to plan releases and sprints, how ScrumDesk is helpfull in sprint execution and in retrospective. Basic reports [...]

Using Yammer?

An email integration (to be available in the next version) allows all customers using Yammer (free private social network for companies) to share changes through it. All it is necessary is to put an email address into CC field of email configuration: post to network networkname@yammer.com post to group      +networkname@yammer.com post to [...]