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Import Boards from Trello to Scrum Mate

Trello is a great productivity software, and an etalon for many board based project management tools. Since Trello is a universal task management application, it has many limitations when used by Scrum and Kanban teams. Scrum Mate offers an easy way to import your...

The difference between task and user story

The key to productive work is not working on more tasks, but selecting the right ones. The question is, how do we recognize the most appropriate tasks? Let’s have a look at how we can achieve this. Understand the outcome first The best task to work on is the one that...

Velocity report in Scrum Mate

Since Scrum Mate doesn’t restrict you to choose between Scrum or Kanban, the velocity report combines the Scrum Sprint Velocity and Kanban throughput concept. This is the Delivery rate report. The delivery rate report shows your projects average weekly delivery rate...

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Import Boards from Trello to Scrum Mate

Trello is a great productivity software, and an etalon for many board based project management tools. Since Trello is a universal task management application, it has many limitations when used by Scrum and Kanban teams. Scrum Mate offers an easy way to import your...

The difference between task and user story

The key to productive work is not working on more tasks, but selecting the right ones. The question is, how do we recognize the most appropriate tasks? Let’s have a look at how we can achieve this. Understand the outcome first The best task to work on is the one that...

Roles and permissions in Scrum Mate

We've introduced a new role in Scrum Mate: the Portfolio Admin. Portfolio Admins are trusted by the Portfolio Owner, and they can manage projects and users in the portfolio. Roles and permissions in Scrum Mate In Scrum Mate, permissions and roles are applicable for...

Slack integration with Scrum Mate

We at Scrum Mate are committed to develop the project management tool for real agile teams. Our clients are teams who value interactions over processes and collaboration over complex rules and regulations. Since Slack is the communication platform for many real agile...

Velocity report in Scrum Mate

Since Scrum Mate doesn’t restrict you to choose between Scrum or Kanban, the velocity report combines the Scrum Sprint Velocity and Kanban throughput concept. This is the Delivery rate report. The delivery rate report shows your projects average weekly delivery rate...

Create user stories via email

Scrum Mate can receive user stories via emails. This feature opens up  some useful capabilities. Here are a few of them. You can send quick ideas into the backlog at any time You can forward feature requests or bug reports received from your customers directly to the...

Activity list on cards + OneDrive integration

With our latest update, we introduced an activity list for cards to track all changes on a story or task card. Plus, we added Microsoft OneDrive integration for attachments.

Improved attachments

We have released several improvements on attachments. You can attach documents to tasks, paste an image from the clipboard using Google Chrome. Thumbnails are available for new image attachments. +1 surprise 🙂

Underperforming Scrum Team?

A method to improve an underperforming scrum team Many teams suffer from leaving some unfinished user stories at the end of a Sprint. Why does it happen so often, even when the team has made a conservative commitment? Most often, the root cause of this problem is the...

Subscribe to a user story

You can easily subscribe to a user story to get notified whenever an important change has been made on it.