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Best Scrum software

Last post 10:15 pm April 18, 2023 by Ian Mitchell
4 replies
07:47 pm April 17, 2023

We all know Jira, this Atlassian product is slowly becoming same thing for Agile practitioners, as Microsoft Windows became for the whole It industry, acting like  T rex and annihilating all alternatives.

 

Nevertheless I have my own old darling, which I want to share

Personally I believe that a best software for running Scrum projects which has ever exited is good, old Microsoft Excel..

I can elaborate, but would be nice to hear your thoughts


11:20 am April 18, 2023

Personally, I miss the days of a team all sitting in the same room using whiteboards, markers, and sticky notes to visualize the Product and Sprint Backlog.


01:32 pm April 18, 2023

I stumbled upon IceScrum

I haven't tried it yet, but it says it helps implementing good practices and is Scrum compliant.


02:58 pm April 18, 2023

I agree with @Chris.  I think that was the most productive I have ever seen teams be.  They didn't have to worry about making a tool work for them.  They were able to make up all the rules, access was easy. 

@Nicholas, I can see where you are going with Excel.  It is as close to a physical board as you can get.  The rules are entirely up to the Scrum Team to decide.  The process doesn't have to fit into a tool.  I, like everyone else, has had the "pleasure" of using Jira but only because I had to.  I would use Trello over Jira if I had to use something of that kind.


10:15 pm April 18, 2023

There was a time, long ago, when the Scrum Framework consisted of Excel spreadsheets, and being a Scrum Master was a license to use them.


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