January 7, 2017

New look, new website, new features

As you've maybe already seen, we've given Scrumwise a big visual update. We've updated the look of Scrumwise itself, and completely redesigned our website and logo.

We've also added a number of new features and improvements:

  • You can now create checklists in Scrumwise, for example in backlog items. This is useful for things like acceptance criteria, requirements, to-do lists, etc. For more info, see here.
  • You can now set a color on backlog items and tasks. You can either select a color directly, or let the color be determined by the tags on the backlog items and tasks. For more on this, see here.
  • We've added expand/collapse support lots of places. For example, you can now collapse a column in a task board, such as the Done column, to make more room for the other columns. Look for the small expand/collapse icons, or use the right-click menu.
  • You can now search across projects, using the search icon next to the project selection dropdown in the upper right corner of Scrumwise. This makes it easy to jump directly to a backlog item, task, sprint, comment, etc., regardless of which project it is located in.
  • You can now use AND, OR, and NOT to combine filter criteria when filtering in the Backlog tab.
  • You can now assign backlog items to sprints using the right-click menu.
  • When you add an image attachment, you can now see a preview of the image before adding it.
  • We've improved the export to CSV with better control of line breaks and separator. The default settings should work well, but you can change them in your personal account page in the settings.
  • When you export time logs, the tags on the backlog items and tasks are now included in the export.
  • We've improved the keyboard shortcuts in dropdowns.
  • In the HTML version of Scrumwise, you can now export directly from Scrumwise to Excel using copy/paste, instead of having to export to CSV first. For more info, see here.
  • In the HTML version of Scrumwise, you can now copy comments made by other people regardless of your administrator status. Either double-click on the comment, or click the "Copy" link.
  • In the HTML version of Scrumwise, if you're using Chrome or Firefox, you can now paste an image directly from the clipboard when attaching a file. Just open the "Attach a file" dialog and press Ctrl+V / Cmd+V.

We hope you’ll like the new look, new website, and new features. If you have any questions or comments, let us know.

February 2, 2016

iOS & Android apps now available

We’re happy to announce that we now have Scrumwise apps for iOS and Android available in the App Store and Google Play.

Although you can already run Scrumwise in the browser on iOS and Android, we highly recommend using the apps instead. The user interface is the same, but the overall experience is significantly better with the apps. They are ideal for use on iPad and Android tablets, but are also useful on your phone to get a quick look at your task board or burndown, or add a backlog item to your backlog.

To get the apps, search for "Scrumwise" in the App Store or Google Play, or use these links:

App Store
Google Play

For Android, we recommend installing the Android System Webview component, to ensure you have the newest version of Chrome available.

We hope you’ll like the apps. If you have any questions or comments, let us know.

January 25, 2016

HTML5 & mobile support

We’ve released a new version of Scrumwise that completes a very important project for us: Moving Scrumwise from Flash to HTML5, and adding support for mobile devices.

It has been a huge project, and has taken more than a year, but we are extremely happy with the result. We are now fully HTML5-based, and we run on mobile devices. This gives us a great platform for the future development of Scrumwise.

To those of you who have been waiting for us to add other features: Sorry to keep you waiting, but we felt this was the time to get this transition done, so that we no longer depend on Flash. Thanks a lot for your patience.

We have big plans for the future of Scrumwise, and we’re going to add a lot of new functionality in the coming years, now that we have our new foundation in place.

Here’s what this release contains in more detail:

  • HTML5 version completed: The HTML5 version of Scrumwise is now officially out of beta and ready for full production use. HTML5 is now our primary platform, and new users will automatically get the HTML5 version if their browser supports it. To select which version to use, see here.
  • Much improved mobile support: We’ve made a lot of improvements and adjustments that result in a much improved experience when running in the browser on iOS and Android.
  • Performance improvements: We’ve made some performance improvements that mean faster startup and faster project switching.
  • Improvements to Scrumwise API: We’ve added a couple of improvements in the Scrumwise API, see here.

We hope you like the new release. If you have any questions or comments, let us know.

October 24, 2015

The HTML5 version is now available

The HTML5 version of Scrumwise is now available! It’s officially still in beta, but it’s very robust, and it’s safe for use in your daily work. Right now, it may still be a bit slower than the Flash version in some cases, but we’re working on that. Here is how to try it.

May 2, 2015

We’re working on the HTML5 version

Just a quick update from us: It’s been a while since we’ve added new features in Scrumwise, but there’s a good reason for that: We’re working full-speed on moving all of Scrumwise to HTML5.

We’re very far with this, and have the HTML5 version up and running internally. It’s the full Scrumwise as you know it, running in pure HTML5, without any need for Flash.

There’s still some work left, but we expect to make the HTML5 version available in the near future. In the meantime, thank you for your patience

October 18, 2014

New features

We’ve added new features and improvements in Scrumwise:

  • You can now link directly to backlog items, tasks, comments, and almost any other object in Scrumwise. Yes, finally! Also, email notifications from Scrumwise now include a link to the relevant object. And the browser history now works as you would expect.
  • We’ve added a lot of flexibility in how backlog items with tasks are estimated. For example, you can now decide to not estimate tasks at all, and use the number of done tasks in a backlog item to determine its progress. For more on this, see here.
  • You can now have more than one ongoing sprint in the same project. For example, each of your teams can now work in their own sprint, out of sync with the other teams.
  • When you add the first task to a backlog item, Scrumwise now automatically adds an additional task if necessary. This way, the estimate and progress of the backlog item is not lost.
  • You can now set due dates on backlog items and tasks. You can also filter on due dates in the Backlog tab, for example to see backlog items and tasks that are overdue. Due dates are optional, and you can turn them on in the settings of a project.
  • You can now configure the width and color of each column in a task board or Kanban board. For example, if you have a column for blocked cards, you can make that column red, and make it narrow in width (since it will typically contain fewer cards than the other columns).

We hope you’ll like the new features and improvements. If you have any questions or comments, let us know.

May 31, 2014

New Kanban support and configurable columns in task boards

We’ve added new features in Scrumwise. First, you can now use Kanban. This means that you can work on backlog items and tasks without using sprints. It’s like working in a Scrum task board, but without the sprints. Here’s what you can do:

  • Design your own Kanban boards, with columns that match your workflow.
  • Move backlog items directly into Kanban boards, without using sprints.
  • Work on backlog items and tasks in Kanban boards, like you would do in a Scrum task board.
  • Archive completed backlog items in Kanban boards.

You can mix Scrum and Kanban freely in each project. For more on the Kanban support, see here.

We’ve also made it possible to configure the columns in your Scrum task boards. For more on this, see here.

There’s also a number of other minor improvements.

We hope you’ll like the new features and improvements. If you have any questions or comments, let us know.

December 14, 2013

New release planning support

We’ve added full support for release planning in Scrumwise. You can use it to do long-term planning across sprints. Here’s what you can do:

  • Define releases.
  • Assign backlog items to releases.
  • Predict release dates using expected velocities.
  • View release burnup charts, including predicted burn.
  • See if a release is on track or not, and adjust its contents.
  • Filter by release in the Backlog page.

For more info on release planning, see here.

We’ve also added a number of other minor improvements.

We hope you’ll like the new features and improvements. If you have any questions or comments, let us know.

August 31, 2013

New features

We’ve added new features and improvements in Scrumwise:

  • In the Sprints tab, you can now see how much work is assigned to each person in a sprint. This makes it easier to plan sprints where some work must be done by specific team members. This is an option in your personal account page in the settings.
  • You can now organize your users into groups, for example by company or department. This makes it easier to manage a large number of users. If you have turned on access control on projects, you can also filter by group in the People tab. To create groups, go to the "All personal accounts" tab in the settings. You must be administrator to do this.
  • You can now search for persons, using the new search field in the People tab and the "All personal accounts" tab. You can also search for backlog items and tasks using the name of the person that they are assigned to.
  • You can now sort persons alphabetically, using the right-click menu. You can sort within a team, a group, and outside of teams and groups.
  • You can now add or remove tags on more than one backlog item, task, or sprint at a time, in one operation, using the right-click menu.
  • You can now search for tags using the search fields, by entering the tag name or parts of it.
  • When you filter on tags in the Backlog page, this now also takes into account tags on tasks.
  • You can now get email notifications when file attachments are added. This is an option in your personal account page in the settings.
  • Email notifications now include the name of the project, and optionally also the item numbers and tasks numbers. The item and task numbers are included if you have turned on showing of item numbers, in your personal account page in the settings.
  • Scrumwise can now get a person’s photo from Gravatar. If you haven’t added a photo of a person, and the person has an image on Gravatar, Scrumwise will automatically use that.
  • If you have turned on access control on projects, you can now give people access to a project using the right-click menu.

Also, we’ve completely redesigned our website from scratch. Among other things, it now includes a support page and this blog.

We hope you’ll like the new features and improvements. If you have any questions or comments, let us know.

May 11, 2013

New API

We’ve added an easy-to-use API in Scrumwise. It allows you to access and modify your data in Scrumwise using straightforward HTTP requests.

You can find the API documentation here.

We hope you’ll like the API. If you have any questions or comments, let us know.

March 2, 2013

New features

We’ve added new features and improvements in Scrumwise:

  • The Sprints tab is now much more useful during a sprint. It shows you if a team is ahead or behind right now, and makes it easy to change the work assigned to the team to match the remaining time available in the team.
  • You can now search for backlog items and tasks in the Sprints tab and the Task board tab, too.
  • Backlog items now have an optional priority field. You can turn it on in the settings of a project.
  • The backlog item numbers/ids can now be shown on backlog items. This is an option in your personal account page in the settings.
  • It is now easier to assign backlog items and tasks to a person. For example, you can select one or more backlog items or tasks and use the right-click menu to assign them to a person, in one operation.
  • When you delete a person, all historic information about that user is now kept. This includes which backlog items and tasks were assigned to the user, which comments the user wrote, etc.

There’s also a number of other minor improvements.

We hope you’ll like the new features and improvements. If you have any questions or comments, let us know.

January 19, 2013

New access control on projects

We’ve added new features in Scrumwise:

  • You can now control who can access each project. For example, this is useful if you want to give your customers or other stakeholders access to Scrumwise, and only want them to see their own project. For more info, see here.
  • The links are now clickable in the "What’s happening" box in the Overview page, and in the activity histories everywhere else.

We hope you’ll like the new features. If you have any questions or comments, let us know.

November 10, 2012

New features

We’ve added new features in Scrumwise:

  • You can now integrate to GitHub, and include information for Scrumwise in your commit messages. For more info, see here.
  • You can now specify the available time that a team has in a sprint individually for each day, instead of as a total for the sprint. This makes it easy to handle vacations, non-work days, changes in availability of team members, work in weekends, etc.
  • Backlog items and tasks now keep their progress info when you unassign them from sprints. This makes it easy to unassign a partially complete backlog item from a sprint and continue the work in a later sprint, without losing any info about the state of the backlog item or tasks. For more info, see here.
  • You can now move backlog items and tasks to the To Test column without their progress being set to 100%. This is useful if the testing takes time, and this time is included in the estimates. This is an option in the project settings.
  • You can now add external links in backlog items, tasks, projects, and sprints. For example, you can link to a bug report in a bug tracking system, or to an external wiki page for a project. The link fields are optional and are turned on in the project settings. For more info, see here.
  • In the backlog page, you can now move backlog items to the top or bottom of the backlog using actions in the right-click menu.
  • You can now select which number format to use when exporting using copy & paste, and to CSV files. For more info, see here.

There’s also a number of other minor improvements and additions.

We hope you’ll like the new features and improvements. If you have any questions or comments, let us know.

August 18, 2012

New tag support and other features

We’ve added new features and improvements in Scrumwise:

  • Tag support on backlog items, tasks, and sprints.
  • Filtering using tags.
  • Easy creation of multiple backlog items and tasks at a time.
  • Thumbnails on image file attachments.
  • The mouse wheel scroll speed has been adjusted.
  • You can now get email notifications about upcoming maintenance and new features.
  • You can now get your invoice emails sent to a specified email address.

We hope you’ll like the new features and improvements. If you have any questions or comments, let us know.

June 23, 2012

Email notifications and other new features

We’ve added new features and improvements in Scrumwise:

  • You can now get email notifications about events that interest you, such as when somebody replies to a comment of yours or assigns work to you.
  • Projects can now be archived.
  • You can now filter the task board to show just yourself, your team, or a specific person.

We hope you’ll like the new features and improvements. If you have any questions or comments, let us know.