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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ScrumDesk v6.29.1: improved Root Cause Analysis editor, KANBAN style + more!

Root Cause Analysis Editor We are glad to see more and more (and especially experienced) agile teams to use Root Cause Analysis editor to build a shared understanding of reasons for their impediments. This way agile teams can focus on the true cause of the problem instead of solving some indicators. In this version [...]

By |February 9th, 2018|Categories: Blog, Latest news, Releases, ScrumDesk|Tags: , , , , |Comments Off on ScrumDesk v6.29.1: improved Root Cause Analysis editor, KANBAN style + more!

Version 5.27.2 – Archive epic, bring transparency into the backlog

Archive epic From this version, you can archive not just release, but epics as well. ScrumDesk is used by customers in multiple ways. Some customers prefer epics as long-term containers of user stories. This is especially useful for product development where epics represent bigger functionality. Some other customers prefer however epics as project phases [...]

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 v.5.26 – Roadmap editor improvements ++

Roadmaps Editor Real start and end These fields are calculated based on the progress of nested backlog items once their subtask  were started. New Delta fields They indicate how much late or earlier the feature has been developed comparing to plans specified in a roadmap. Other changes of the roadmap editor Even ScrumMaster can see [...]

Roadmaps are here!

Do you take care of the complex agile project developed with one or more scrum teams?  Are your teams dislocated? Or do you manage product portfolio with the help of ScrumDesk? Now you can do scheduling of the project in ScrumDesk not just with releases or sprints. ScrumDesk Roadmaps are an easy way to plan and schedule [...]

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. [...]

How to build product: Let’s start with the business

Agile development works very well in product development area. But to build a successful product is much more work than just gather requirements and implement them.  One of the trickiest thing in agile development is how to prepare requirements that are ready for incremental development while still delivering some value for the customers. Businesses [...]

How to prioritize in Agile II.: Business value prioritization

The first blog post about prioritization was focused on MoSCoW - prioritization of the backlog from the perspective of customers. This is not enough for the commercial company. You need to survive, to pay bills, to pay the next sprints. You have to think about features from the perspective of the company as well. Business perspective This [...]

How to prioritize in Agile I.: Customer’s perspective with MoSCoW

Prioritization is probably the most discussed part of development processes. Product backlogs are often quite complex with hundreds of requirements. How to find user stories in your story map which you should start developing first? Traditional approach The approach of traditional processes is simple. You have high, medium, low priorities. Ok, for some organizations [...]

How to work with Kanban board

Agile teams track their tasks on a Kanban board that visualize the status of a work with help of multiple columns. Every column means some status. The team member should move task cards between these statuses to indicate on which task she works, which has been done and which still needs to be developed. ScrumDesk enables [...]

By |April 14th, 2017|Categories: Blog, FAQ, ScrumDesk|Tags: , |0 Comments

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

More than 4 users? Check your account before March 5th!

The change of our pricing plan has been communicated in October the last year. ScrumDesk pricing plan is now combination of monthly subscription fee for user licenses and one time payment for selected modules. On March 5th  we will start to issue monthly invoices for accounts with more than 4 free user licenses (commercial) or [...]

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

ScrumDesk 5.21.1 – root cause analysis with RCADesk

RCADesk - new module for root cause analysis Are your development teams blocked by impediments? Are you sure you solve the right problems? Agile teams often hit a wall with problems they are not able to solve easily. More often they even try to solve just the first level of problems and not root causes. Process [...]

Slack integration

Create web hook in Slack Click Integration page in Slack.com team page. Add Incoming webhooks integration Choose channel where your messages from ScrumDesk should be kept. Configure this integration webhook icon, description and keep URL that is needed in ScrumDesk Configure Slack integration in ScrumDesk Click Project Setup gear icon in the left panel. Scroll down [...]

By |December 28th, 2016|Categories: Blog, FAQ, 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 [...]

Buy ScrumDesk with user stories map, retrospectives or root cause analysis

Did Story Map and Retro menu items disappear from the left menu on ScrumDesk Start? Your 30 days trial period is over. ScrumDesk consists of multiple modules: ScrumDesk - the module for Scrum project management available for all customers for free. ProductDesk - commercial module ($99 one time payment per company) that helps product [...]

By |December 11th, 2016|Categories: Blog, ScrumDesk|Tags: |0 Comments

Change of ScrumDesk pricing

Looking back into history of ScrumDesk It is October 2013 7:00 PM. There it is. The first commit into our git with the newest web application we started to develop. From scratch. But it is not the first one. We even had two other working web applications which were unfortunately not designed as we envisioned [...]

By |October 31st, 2016|Categories: Blog, ScrumDesk|Tags: |0 Comments

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 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 [...]