Tag Archives: ScrumDo

ScrumDo Updates Recap (August/September 2015)

A new release went out today with a few basic, but hopefully long-awaited changes mostly centered around quality-of-life type updates. Links – Before, if you added a link to a card and then came back later and clicked that link the experience was horrible. The card shifted into edit-mode, but at the same time your…

Getting started with Scrumban

This is an excerpt from The Scrumban [R]Evolution – Getting the Most Out of Agile, Scrum and Lean Kanban by Ajay Reddy, one of the co-founders of ScrumDo For more information, Chapter 5 of the book provides a detailed overview of one approach for introducing Scrumban to an organization or group of teams. The purpose…

Prioritizing your Work

Deciding what to work on next is one of the most important things you’ll need to do to successfully complete a project. ScrumDo has several tools to help make this easier. First, as you might be aware, you can estimate your cards in either points or hours. This represents the effort or the cost of…

Email integration improvements

Today, we released two new features to better integrate ScrumDo with your email. Creating Cards The first, is that you can now create new cards by sending an email to a specially crafted email address. You can find out all about that feature on it’s help article page. Replying to Notifications The second new feature…

Performance Update and new Due Date field

This weekend brought two sets of changes to ScrumDo Performance Updates We had two areas in ScrumDo that were causing our customers major trouble. The first, was the newsfeed for anyone who had a lot of news in their initial feed. The worst-case we saw was upwards of 20 seconds to load and render that…

This week’s release

We recently released a few changes to ScrumDo that I think will make some people very happy. Aging Reports We have a new set of three reports to help you understand how your long your cards stay in different states on your board. You can report by either a reporting profile, or by tags on…

Kiosk Mode in Agile Spaces

‘Agile spaces’ are open team work areas, usually without any physical barriers to promote collaboration. ‘Agile Spaces’ have been very effective for many ScrumDo customers in helping improve collaboration and real time information exchange. These spaces have a large information radiator in addition to whiteboard space, conferencing equipment and enough room where groups can work…

DDOS post-mortem

Today, shortly after noon (EST) ScrumDo experienced some intermittent slowness and even a few short spouts of downtime for some users. As we began to investigate the problem, we immediately noticed thousands of bogus HTTP requests per second coming from Chinese based IP addresses. Through a combination of spinning up additional app servers to handle…

Upcoming changes to epic tool

As promised here is sneak peak at some of the improvements in our new planning tool. A little background: The epics tool has been one of the most used tools in ScrumDo. ScrumDo allows epics to be decomposed into multiple levels, and affords ScrumDo users unparalleled flexibility in investigating and analyzing their work. Separately, we’ve…

Upcoming changes to story organization

As we mentioned in the previous blog post, we’re working on some big UI/UX improvements. One area that we’re tackling is how stories are organized and categorized. Right now we have categories and tags on Scrum based projects, and then we have categories, tags, and card types on ScrumBan based projects. It’s confusing to know…