in-Step Scrum Edition
Do you need a perfect Scrum solution for your projects? Simple rules, minimal roles, solid rituals, defined artifacts, clear priorities and self-organizing teams. Does this sound like what you're looking for, and does it fit in with your organization's culture?
But wait, maybe you also face more specific challenges in your projects, for example, that the product owner can't always be present, or you can't get the whole team together in one room. What's more, your management has high expectations when it comes to project traceability as well as when it comes to project related and cross-project reporting. Do you look for effective support when creating and managing backlog items and tasks? Do you always want to know where you are in the project, how the current sprint is doing and what development states tasks have?
Then we've got something for you: in-Step Scrum Edition – the tool for your agile Scrum projects.
in-Step Scrum Edition is a tool for everyone – Product Owner, ScrumMaster and Team. It's created for multi-user organizations working on a LAN and the Internet. The software offers local and distributed teams a virtual project space, where all the important, project-related information is visible – for simple communication and productive cooperation in your agile projects.
in-Step Scrum Edition:
Product Backlog – Traceable and Securely Managed
With in-Step Scrum Edition you can create Backlog items as stories - quickly, easily and with a uniform structure. Structure and layout can be optimally tailored to your needs. One thing you can certainly count on: each story is automatically versioned. At the same time a history is created in which you can trace every change in the run of the project.
You can enter a priority, estimated effort and business value for each story, directly in an individually configurable product backlog list. And there's an archive for the entire product backlog, which is automatically updated.
Is your product backlog very extensive? Do you think this makes your work cumbersome? It doesn't have to if you concentrate on selected portions: You can filter backlog items according to topics which you defined previously.
Sprints and Releases – Fast, “Live” Planning
in-Step Scrum Edition makes schedule planning for sprints and releases easy. Sprints are shown in a diagram as bars of equal length along the time axis. After creating the first sprint, this occurs automatically for all following sprints, if you so wish. You enter a release as a milestone in the bar chart. And, you can graphically edit the schedule at any time.
Planning is an intensely communicative process in projects. With in-Step Scrum Edition, you can record everything decided in a planning meeting, clearly structured, traceable, and most importantly, “live”. For example, the decision as to which stories should be realized in which release. in-Step takes on the following assignment for all stories which are prioritized: For each release, you enter the minimum priority a story must have in order to be planned for that release. Stories are automatically assigned to releases, according to this lowest priority boundary.
And it's that easy to bring together stories from the product backlog for a sprint: Select one or more stories in the product backlog, select a sprint for them from a list - you're done!
Sprint Backlog, Task Board, Burndown and Velocity Charts – Clear and Easy to Maintain
In in-Step Scrum Edition, tasks are derived for the team users from every story in a sprint. Tasks, like stories, have a uniform structure and are automatically versioned. The relationship between story and task is always traceable. New tasks appear immediately in the sprint backlog, an editable list which contains, amongst other things, the current state and remaining effort for each task.
At the same time, new tasks are automatically “pinned” to the task board, the teams central work tool. The task board is designed to look like a large pin board with note cards. It is divided into columns, which represent the states tasks must pass through before they can be completed. Tasks can be directly edited on the task board and dragged and dropped from one column to the next.
What stage is the project at? You're always in a position to answer this question – using the up-to-date burndown charts for the running sprint or current release. in-Step Scrum Edition provides you with a line or bar chart showing remaining effort, actual effort and a prognosis for the remaining run. You choose what information is displayed. And for the most accurate effort estimation, you can also access the velocity chart at any time.
Project Results – Centrally Managed and Securely Versioned
What can you do with the team's results to ensure that everyone can access them, whilst also making it clear which product state is up-to-date and which versions of different products represent a common development state? in-Step Scrum Edition comes with the solution to these problems – integrated version and configuration management for all project results in a central product library.
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