Agile Project Manager
Scrum is a methodology (kind of Agile techniques) which allows to quickly react on changing product requirements from your customer. It isn’t very nice to get the ready product after long cycle of development and find that your customer not satisfied at all, right? So in Scrum you divide your development process into small pieces – about two week sprints. In the end of each sprint you demonstrate the result of this sprint to customer, so you both can decide whether it suits requirements or not and what are the goals for the next sprint. Pretty easy, right?
Tools For ScrumAs other project management methodologies, Scrum requires some tools. One of the most important tools of Scrum is a huge cork task board full of pinned paper tickets. This board presents your sprint stages – e.g. development, testing, production, shipment and so on. The tickets are tasks which travel on the board from one column to another during the sprint. This way you can always find out what is the state of your project.
The most flaw of this very effective and visual tool is its immobility. In our age of mobile devices you used to have all project materials in your laptop or even phone, but you can’t put this monstrous board to a bag and take it home.
What Is Agile Project Manager?There are software tools which can replace this board in your project. One of these is Agile Project Manager (Scrum Sprint Planner) for iPad. Almost complete analog of a Scrum corkboard with realistic tickets and even with the burn down chart which allows you to track the sprint progress in hours of done and undone tasks. The tool gives you the possibility to completely manage the sprint flow – to plan and track sprint tasks. It uses all advantages of Agile methodology known as Scrum - flexibility and adaptiveness to changing project requirements.
How It WorksThe Agile Project Manager allows you to plan and track the progress of your development cycle on your iPad giving you the possibility to be always intact with your team and project stakeholders.
With Agile Project Manager you can quickly create a detailed plan of the sprint and then manage the sprint tasks by all canons of the Scrum methodology – Agile Project Manager operates with tasks as tickets which you can drag on your cork board just like in real life.
The sprint progress is displayed in a form of burn down chart which gives the clear visual picture of the current state of sprint to project stakeholders. All stages of the project creating and management process are placed on separate tabs for your convenience.
You can manage multiple sprint projects using My Projects dialog, which allows you to have a sprints history. Moreover, using one project as a source of tasks - common backlog - you can then save it as a new sprint project and use these tasks.