5 agile tools that fascinate – week ending September 5th 2015
Every weekend I search the web for new agile or devops tools that fascinate and engage me. Here are the 5 agile tools I tried this week
- Learn from yesterday, live for today and hope for tomorrow with Sensei:
Fun and effective retrospectives using Sensei for distributed agile teams. Sensei guides teams through the entire retrospective and times team members to be prompt. Sensei is able to record all feedback and insights and turn them to actionable steps and follow up on prior commitments. Check out their product tour from slideshare
- Alone we can do so little; together we can do so much with Symphonical:
Symphonical uses google hangouts to create virtual scrum boards, team to do lists, meeting agenda and many more templates. Check this cool collaboration tool that makes working in distributed teams across geographies seamless. The website has a nice tour https://www.symphonical.com/tour/
- If you can dream it, you can do it with Lino:
Lino is a great tool for planning with distributed teams using sticky notes. Teams can be in front of a desktop or on the go, lino enables real time planning and brainstorming. Check out their product video.
- Dream big, start small, but most importantly start with scrumwise:
This neat and intuitive tool can kickstart scrum for any organization in a matter of minutes. If your organization is starting its agile transformation and has not picked a tool of choice, scrumwise is a nice platform with built in support for backlogs, sprints, metrics and much more. Check out their instant demo at https://www.scrumwise.com/scrum
- Plan for what is difficult while it is easy, do what is great while it is small with mingle:
Mingle from thoughtworks is a great tool that guides you through scrum. It integrates with Github and the plus version has program management and planning features which is an afterthought among most tools that I have come across.