Crafting an Improved User Experience

Over the past year, the ScrumDo team has worked to make ScrumDo more powerful, enhancing basic Scrum management by incorporating optional Kanban and Scrumban features. Our most recent efforts have been focused on enhancing user experience, making your interactions with the tool simpler and more intuitive. We anticipate rolling out the first of these changes…

Gain Valuable Insight from your Lead Time Histogram

Users that select Scrumban capabilities for their projects enable a range of new capabilities and features. Among these is the ability to define and calculate a variety of new metrics. Today we’ll chat a little bit about the significance of Lead Time. First, there are different types of Lead Times a team or organization may…

New Edit Window

We have released a change that significantly changes the edit and quick view windows. This change combines all the information you need to see about a story into a single dialog in a simple and easy to read format. The first thing you’ll notice is that the edit and quickview icons have been merged. If…

Zapier Beta

Over the past week, we’ve spent some time integrating with Zapier so that you can make ScrumDo work with over 300 other services. Zapier allows you to create conduits between applications called Zaps. We’re currently in a beta to make this as useful as possible – beta invite link. What can you do with it?…

Tasks on your Board

Today, we’ve released a new way to view your Scrum/Kanban Board by seeing the tasks as well as the stories. Time Boxed Projects If you have a time boxed project, first select the gear icon on your scrum board to open the config window, and select the “Task Board” option. After doing this, you will…

Organization Dashboard Changes

The organization dashboard, the page that you get immediately after logging in (and picking your organization if you have more than one) has gotten a significant facelift over the weekend. Our goals were: Provide more at-a-glance information across your projects Show you all the work currently assigned to you Provide a quicker way to navigate…

Blocked or Urgent stories

Sometimes, you need to draw attention to a particular story. Now, in ScrumDo when you apply a blocked or urgent tag, the story will be tinted red or yellow respectively. In the future, we’re planning on making this configurable so you can set up your own tags/colors, but we wanted to get this simple solution…

Time Estimates

In our most recent release, we have added the ability to track time estimates for stories or tasks. Each task and story has an hours:minutes field that you can fill out while creating or editing. This represents a time estimate for that story or task. The estimate for a story is in addition to the…

What is Scrumban & Why Should I Care?

When Kanban is applied to Scrum, the resulting framework is called Scrumban. Scrum tools don’t have all the necessary features and metrics to manage the Kanban side of the house. And Kanban tools don’t have the necessary features and functionality to manage the Scrum side of the house. We created ScrumDo for Scrum from the…

Size of stories

We’re making two changes to the way stories appear on your Scrum Board and in the story list. The first, is the detail field of a story will be hidden by default on the Scrum Board. You can toggle the field by clicking on the text of the summary or the detail itself once it’s…