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ScrumWorks: Free Scrum Project Management Tool

What is ScrumWorks?

ScrumWorks is Enterprise Scrum Software for Project Management and collaboration. ScrumWorks can be used to manage small projects up to complex products and programs. User Management, Multiple Teams and Rolebased Access are important features to handle complexity. The system has a local Desktop-Client for planning and a Web-based teaminterface for distibuted aceess.

ScrumWorks features include:

  • Product Backlog and Release Management
  • Categorization of Backlog items using Themes
  • Sprint Task Tracking for Teams
  • Reports
  • Impediment Tracking
  • User and Team Manager
  • Excel Import/Export
  • Web Services API
  • Automated and Manual Database Backups

ScrumWorks is used by over 50 of the Fortune 100 companies.

ScrumWorks Basic Features

Product Backlog Management

ScrumWorks Basic builds the Scrum framework into product management workflow, allowing users to actively manage the product release cycle, while also monitoring sprint progress at the team level. Some of the functionality that enables product management with ScrumWorks Basic includes:

Drag-and-drop Interface

  • ScrumWorks Basic’s intuitive user interface is organized in a two-column layout, in which committed work iterations (i.e. “sprints”) are clearly separated from the uncommitted Product Backlog.
  • Drag-and-drop functionality allows users to easily schedule work by simply dragging items between the two columns.

Release Management

  • Users can define schedules or feature-driven releases of software.
  • Work is easily divided into releases using the tool’s drag-and-drop interface.
  • A convenient right-click menu allows users to conveniently move items long distances when prioritizing the product backlog.
  • Release forecasting based on empirical progress encourages active product management.

Themes

In ScrumWorks Basic, “themes” are keyword tags that allow users to quickly and conveniently organize and categorize the product backlog. Unlike a folder system, themes can be applied to as many items as desired. Using themes, users can:

  • Flexibly categorize prioritized work.
  • Apply multiple themes to a single item.
  • Filter and highlight themed items in the Product Backlog.
  • Utilize themes (or sets of themes) to generate custom reports.

Reports

Scrum is unique in its use of empirical data to forecast release dates and ScrumWorks Basic contains reporting capabilities that are reality-based and Scrum-specific. The tool tracks such metrics as velocity, the rate at which the software is completed, and the rate of requirements change. This data can then be used to generate custom reports and forecasts that are always rooted in reality, not best guesses.

Forecast Analysis

  • ScrumWorks Basic allows users to track the rates at which teams complete outstanding work and requirements change.
  • Release schedules can then be generated based on the rates of progress and requirements change.

Web Services API

Starting with version 1.6.0, ScrumWorks offers an Application Programming Interface (API). The ScrumWorks API comes bundled with your server distribution and uses the SOAP communication protocol.
The ScrumWorks API can be used to build custom add-ons, reports, integrations with other applications, or any other application that requires access to ScrumWorks data. Take a look at the list of available API methods, and feel free to suggest new ones in our community portal.

Try it

ScrumWorks Basic edition is free for registered users. If you want to try it, please register for an account first.

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3 Responses to " ScrumWorks: Free Scrum Project Management Tool "

  1. ankita says:

    Download free scrum work to learn more about the scrum tools.

    I am a student and want to leanr scrum.

    thanks

  2. Fantastic website you have here but I was curious if
    you knew of any user discussion forums that cover the same topics discussed here?

    I’d really like to be a part of group where I can get advice
    from other knowledgeable people that share the same interest.
    If you have any recommendations, please let me know. Bless you!

  3. Nick Carter says:

    The cheapest price for this is just under 300 dollars per user. I fail to see why you would call this free. Is it the free download? Free to have but not use? I’m not looking for free bytes to put on my hard drive. Jerks.

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