Agile Planner is a project management tool for Scrum and XP teams, combining the flexibility of Trello with Pivotal's support for iterations.
Planner's public beta launches in February — you'll be able to Try Planner (Free) for 30 days.
Sign up on Launch Day to get a significant Lifetime Discount.
We can import stories from Trello, Pivotal Tracker, and CSV files.
Be truly Agile – iterate on your process as well as your product
When you can change your process, you can improve it.
Some tools force your stories to move through a predefined set of steps.
Let's take Pivotal Tracker as an example — stories progress from Unstarted through Started, Finished, and Delivered, before landing in Accepted. How can Pivotal users show that a story is ready for "Code Review", or that its status is "Deployed"? They can't.
Planner lets you represent Your Process on a Kanban board. It's easy to Track Progress and Improve Your Process.
Take control of your backlog. Plan with ease.
Generic tools (like Trello) can provide much needed flexibility, but there isn't enough room to keep your backlog in a single column. You need to come up with workarounds, keeping most of your stories in a spreadsheet, or on another board.
With Planner you can keep all your stories in one place. There's a dedicated screen for Prioritising Your Backlog and Iteration Planning.
"When will it be ready?"
Sometimes we want to know when our software is likely to ship — it's useful to know the relative sizes of our stories.
In Planner, story sizing is flexible. Use any units you like (points, ideal days, etc), or skip the estimate entirely.
Estimates don’t even need to be numbers, so T-shirt sizes (S, M, L) are okay too.
Planner can also track your velocity.
Comments kill your productivity
In other Agile tools all conversations take place in comments beneath a story. It doesn't take long before the team's digging through lots of messages to find the answers they need.
In Planner you can start a new discussion thread for each topic. Links to discussions appear beneath the card, so you can jump right to the answers you need.
Subscribe to a discussion to take part via email. Messages will be sent straight to your inbox & your replies will appear in Planner.
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