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…

Saving Searches

We’ve released a new search widget that unifies the searching and filtering experience across the site. Clicking the cog icon on the right will open a search window that helps you build more complex searches. It will also let you save that search criteria to be reused in the future. Clicking the magnifying icon on…

Kanban Board Features

We’re currently running a beta program with a few select companies to help refine our new Continuous Flow project features. I’m writing this post today to tell you about some of the things you’ll be able to look forward to when these are released to everyone. Cards With the introduction of Continuous Flow projects, ScrumDo…

Looking at Kanban

Today, Agile and Scrum are mainstream, and here at ScrumDo we’ve built a business out of providing one of the leading Scrum tools on the market since 2010. In the last couple of years, Kanban has been rapidly growing in the agile software development community. If you’ve been hearing about Kanban, you might have a…

New Search Options

Today, we released a new search syntax you can use to find your stories. You can use this in the search box at the top of every page, or in the filter field from an iteration. Click the “Search Options” link on search pages to bring up a dialog to help you build your search….

Story List Enhancements

Two of my favorite updates from our October 5th update are focused on making the story list easier to use. The first, is the ability to view the list in three different sizes. Shown above is the smallest size, reducing stories down to a line or two of text. Using this view, it’s really easy…

Big ScrumDo Release

Today, we released a big update to ScrumDo. Over the next week or so, we’ll be posting blog entries explaining some of the bigger changes, but here’s the full list for now: Nearly every page has had some comsmetic improvements. You can now select from multiple sizes of stories on the iteration story list to…

Developer API improvements

Interested in writing some code to make ScrumDo do something it can’t? Maybe you need to pull some statistics in a certain way or integrate with an internal tool. We have an API that you can use to do exactly that. Read about it here. There is also an interactive browser that lets you see…

Charts that tell a story

We recently added two new chart styles to iterations in ScrumDo. Let’s take a minute to look at three charts from the same iteration to see why you might want different views of the data. Burndown The first chart that we added was a burndown chart. The main benefit to a burndown is that it’s…

Basecamp – next support

Today, we rolled out a new extra for Basecamp. This one only supports the new version of Basecamp, and our older extra is still there for Basecamp Classic support. You can enable the extra via the extras menu in your project. This version of the extra is far simpler to use than the previous one….

ScrumDo and Flowdock play nice together

Are you looking for a way to help your team collaborate better? They guys over at Flowdock have an interesting solution centered around a group activity feed and realtime chat. In the last update to ScrumDo, we made it easy to get the activity from ScrumDo into that activity feed. Simply head over to your…

Custom statuses and mupltiple assignees

ScrumDo now supports defining custom statuses. To enable them, go to your project admin page and define your statuses. The four default statuses are required, but you can rename them if you like. After you’ve defined your custom statuses, they’ll appear throughout your project including on your scrum board. Also, within stories, you can now…

Quick links bar

We rolled out a minor change today. There’s now a new “Quick Links” button in the right hand margin. Clicking that will slide out a panel with some of the most common links that people use on ScrumDo. It’s similar to our old navigation system which was loved by many of you, but by treating…

New ScrumDo UI now live

Over the past few weeks, we’ve been working on some general UI improvements to the site. Our primary goal was to make it easier and quicker to navigate to the different areas of ScrumDo. If you’re looking for something, the chances are you’ll find it in the new menu system in the header of the…

New UI beta site

We’ve been working on some major UI improvements, particularly with how you navigate within ScrumDo. As part of that, we’ll be introducing a new menu system in the top header portion of the page that replaces most of our side bar navigation. There’s a menu for your organization, one for your project, and another for…

ScrumDo 3s GitHub

Here at ScrumDo headquarters, we rely on GitHub for a whole bunch of things. About a year ago, we rolled out our Github Issues extra that helps sync your issues with your stories. Unfortunately, the way we made that extra had some fundamental problems. Among those problems, two stuck out… It relied on polling GitHub…

Epics tool improvements and some bug fixes

A few changes were pushed out to the live ScrumDo.com site today. Some highlights include: Improved epics tool – Now you can open/close individual epics, reorder them, and it should all be a lot faster to use. Epics are now exported in the project-level export. A new “duplicate story” button in the edit story window….

Email notifications

You can now sign up for email notifications of your projects. Select what events you want to receive email on the email notification page. This config can tie into your “watched” projects information to help centralize the decision of what projects you care about. Alternatively, you can receive emails on all your projects, or on…

Some more changes

A few changes went live on ScrumDo.com tonight. Major changes New charts/summary on dashboard Drastic improvement to iteration load times Search across all stories in an organization A new scrum log interface Minor changes Editing/Adding Epics now creates newsfeed entries Added warning if you click “Add project” on team page with no project selected “Track…