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ScrumWorks Pro is a multi-user system to help teams manage scrum and kanban projects. There are two ways to reach the data stored on a ScrumWorks Pro server: a full-featured desktop application (the ScrumWorks Pro Desktop Client) and a simpler ScrumWorks Pro Web Client (browser-based). The Desktop Client allows complete manipulation of all ScrumWorks Pro data. The Web Client provides convenient team-oriented task list when the full power of the Desktop Client isn't needed.
ScrumWorks Pro users are created and modified by the Administrator user. ScrumWorks Pro users can log into both the Desktop Client and Web Client.
Each product in ScrumWorks Pro has its own product window which has a two-column paradigm. On the right is your product backlog, divided in releases (or milestones). Priorization happens using drag-and-drop, where high priority work is moved to the top of list, while low priority work is moved down. The context menus (right click) reveal most functionality. The product window can be customized using a flexible docking framework to suit user needs.
The left pane represents the teams associated with the product; each team's work is located a separate tab. ScrumWorks Pro supports both kanban and scrum type teams. Scrum "sprints" appear in chronological order, while kanban teams work in a continuous fashion using custom statuses to identify work in progress stages. Adding work to teams is accomplished by dragging "backog items" from the right pane to the target sprint.
The Desktop Client is launched over the network using Java Web Start to minimize installation and upgrade effort.
The Web Client gives team members fast, easy access to team-oriented information (scrum and kanban). Using a web-based taskboard, team members can make quick updates to sprint task status and hours remaining using drag and drop. The kanban board gives team members the ability to move backlog items between kanban columns toward completion.
The Web Client is a convenience feature and is not intended as a full replacement for the Desktop Client.
ScrumWorks Pro Programs extend scrum and kanban to large groups working in complex structures by organizing, coordinating and tracking the efforts of multiple groups toward common goals. Programs enable date and feature based goal setting across multiple products. Programs are flexible in that a single Product can participate in multiple Program milestones at once. Progress may be tracked with embedded roll-up indicators and with cross product reporting.