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Scrum Tool – ScrumDesk

Even though there are some people who claim that you can run a Scrum development through using a simple tool such as Excel, people do realize the need to have a tool that allows creation and maintenance of a Product Backlog, a Sprint Backlog, as well as tracking down the actual efforts and task completion, and preparation of the reports such as Burn Down reports, and so on.
In the past, this blog has shown some Scrum tools as well as reviews of others, and here is one more tool, called “ScrumDesk” (website). From the site, here are some features:
Projects
Teams
Stories board, story cards
Kanban (task board), Treemap
Planning sprints and releases
Planning Poker
Retrospective
Tracking progress
Collaboration
Integration
Documents with PDF support

Here are some reviews from other sites / articles of this tool:
1. Review at borisloger.com (link)

Once you have your backlog in place, estimated and prioritaized, it’s time to plan your sprints. To create a sprint you just need to define a name a start date and end date. At the planning feature you can access all story cards from your backlog not assinged to a sprint and just drag them and drop in the new sprint area. Very quickly , very visual way, it works fine. Once you have define your Selected Product Backlog for the sprint, it’s now a good time to create your task, you could have created it anytime before that, but it makes more sense to worry about the tasks on this moment of the sprint.

2. Review of ScrumDesk at brighthub.com (link)

The software intends to appeal to a more intuitive approach to project management. ScrumDesk features a special academic and non-profit program, where educational institutions and nonprofits can use the program free for up to 20 users, and for a discount on licensing for over 20 users.

3. Review at freedownloadmanager.com (link)

ScrumDesk provide at any time easy access to collaboration tools including messaging, internet calls, emails, web pages and bug tracking systems. ScrumDesk also support LDAP for easy user management.

4. Review at userstories.com (link)

Export stories, tasks and progres to Microsoft Excel. Call or mail to colleague by one click. Export retrospective ideas to SharePoint so your management can take an action. Easy send status to product owners by email. Data stored in database can be directly accessed by word processor or reporting services.
Direct access to your bug tracking page and project home page. Drag link or text to a sprint and story is created.

5. Review at softsea.com (link)

Everyone can easily identify status of the project using reports that displays typically used SCRUM metrics such as a burndown chart, release metrics, parking lot and so on.
ScrumDesk provide at any time easy access to collaboration tools including messaging, internet calls, emails, web pages and bug tracking systems. ScrumDesk also support LDAP for easy user management.

6. Review at vicman.net (link)

ScrumDesk provides intuitive view on stories (tasks) using index card view and enable project management collaboration.
ScrumDesk is not only for project managers. ScrumDesk connects project teams, team members with customers and management.

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