Iteration 34: Attaching files/documents to cards

There was only one new feature this iteration, but it was a good one. There was also a handful of bug fixes, but they're not really interesting enough to warrant a mention.

Agile Planner now lets you upload/attach files to your cards. It comes in handy for uploading sketches of a story's user interface, technical documentation, etc. You can upload anything you like (so long as it doesn't exceed our 50MB limit).

At the bottom of each card page there's an "Upload files" link that will take you to the "Upload files" form, which allows you to select the files you'd like to attach to the card. You can select several at once.

Upload files to a story card

After you've selected the files you want to upload they'll be copied up to Amazon S3.

Saving files to Amazon S3

Your uploaded files will be listed at the bottom of the card page.

Thumbnails of each file are shown on the card's page

We store uploaded files on Amazon S3, and generate thumbnails (of images and PDF documents) using Transloadit (a SaaS product that enables you to securely upload files directly to S3, without sending them via your web server).


Last iteration I totally failed to notice just how significantly Christmas was going to eat into my available time. I only completed 60% of my planned work.

This time I was careful to allow sufficient time for New Year celebrations. It was going to be another short iteration, but I looked at how much work I achieved in the last couple of iterations I selected 1.5 "points" worth of work from the backlog.

Everything went smoothly and I (just) got it all done on time.

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About the author

Graham Ashton

Graham Ashton is an experienced agile team leader and project manager, and the founder of Agile Planner. You can follow him at @grahamashton on Twitter.