Monday, July 7, 2008

Directory of Scrum Management Tools

Where do you find Scrum Management tools? Here are links to the suppliers mentioned in the poll on Scrum PM Tools:
Other tools (added thanks to comments or direct feedback):
Commerical:
Open Source:
If I've missed anything important, please add a comment, and I'll put it in the main article

14 comments:

Marcin Niebudek said...

You may also take a look at tinyPM which is a lightweight agile management tool.

On our page you will find the live demo as well as free fully featured 5-user community edition.

Regards,
Marcin from Agilers

jp said...

Hi Marcin,

just a couple of hours ago i reviewed the tinyPM demo application, available online and, well- i like it! It's a tiny tool, everthing is one place, very simple and smart, BUT, what about the pricing?

Read this ...

tiny?

Marcin Niebudek said...

@JP I've seen both the review and the TSS comments... It was not our intention to discuss the pricing there as it might be not so perfect place for the price negotiations ;-)

But, ok... let's state it once and for all :-) We're not the bugtacker, so maybe it's ok to use JIRA for SCRUM management of distributed team, but we've tried with spreadsheets, bugtrackers and they all were just not what we needed. That's why we decided to create tinyPM.

We rather plan to integrate with the issue trackers like JIRA or Trac then to replace that software, so that the tinyPM can give the nameless issue numbers a user story face on the whiteboard in the future...

But coming back to the pricing... I have only one answer to that at the moment.

First of all take a look a the pricing of the tools from the above list and you will find that they are usually more expensive.

Second and last tinyPM pricing starts from 9,5 EUR avg price for a user / month. The nominal price of 19 EUR is a half of a decent software development hourly rate, so in fact to have a developer using tinyPM for a month during the project you need to pay less than for one hour of his work.

Regards,
Marcin

Anonymous said...

A Scrum openSource tool, icescrum .

Documentation is lacking but this is pretty understable.

Marcin said...

Hi!
you could also check Banana Scrum ;)
the link to demo is
demo.bananascrum.com

Dusan said...

ScrumDesk http://www.scrumdesk.com is desktop application and it can be synchronized with Microsoft TFS. You can use different views (task board, treemaps included), it supports export to MS Excel too.

Scrum Tools said...

ScrumEdge is an online scrum tool made specifically for ScrumMasters so they may manage their Scrum projects. Set up takes hardly any time and it's really easy to use

sezam20 said...

hi,

I am here to promote the tool, I am developing: XPlanner Plus.
You all must have heard of XPlanner, so my tool is based on it. It's very simple for understanding, open source, agile project management tool. It's ready for use and the current releases can be downloaded on sf.net New features are under intensive development.

Adam Feldman said...

Hi There,

Bright Green Projects have recently come out of a six months beta phase and officially launched our Agile Project Tool in the last few months.

Our product is really simple to use and quite closely follows scrum - yet allows your organization to be a little creative in your interpretation. It is free for one user and paid plans start at $49/month.

Cheers,

Adam

Anonymous said...

Hi all,
I don't see ScrumAssistant in your list. I'm using it.
Look at www.scrumassistant.com
Cheers,
Ivan

Ceedee said...

I have tried a number of the above in assessing tools:

Not considering:
IceScrum - is in French.
ScrumWiki - is nothing to do with an Agile tool.
Greenhopper - only works with Jira 4.1+. We have Jira 3.12 and getting that updated in this environment is a nightmare.
Trac - clunky and does not track hours.
Scrumassisstant.com - have you seen the prices?!


I'm still considering:
RallyDev - 10 users free.
TinyPM - lite and easy to use.
ScrumDesk - looks good, still installing.

Julia Hallin said...

Hi all,
You should also check out Hansoft - a project management tool for Agile, Lean and Scheduling software development, as well as QA, real time reporting, workload coordination, portfolio & document management and more.
Download a free 2-user trial from: www.hansoft.se or contact solutions(at)hansoft(dot)se for more info.

Cheers,
Julia
Hansoft

Paul Gerrard said...

Hi,

Last week we launched Maelscrum here: http://maelscrum.com

The tool does basic Scrum management but is particularly focused on the management of user stories and requirements. There is dictionary feature that manages a glossary of terms, data item definitions and usage of both through requirements, business stories, scenarios and tests.

Export your stories or tests in BDD and xUnit formats too.

Stories can also be shared with another tool, Business Story Manager: http://businessstorymanager.com so that your stories can be shared with legacy/structured projects - and vice-versa.

Take a look.

Zach Bowers said...

Our company has been using Get to Done (http://gettodone.com) for three years and have found it extremely useful.

Thanks for the great list!