Best for embedded systems
For the development of embedded systems a pure Scrum Tool does not fit: In addition to agile methods, classical project management methods must be used for hardware and system. offers you both: A perfect Scrum tool and classic project management software for hybrid projects.
Teams have access to numerous out-of-the-box reports that provide meaningful real-time information about their performance from Sprint to Sprint.
In Scrum, Burndown Charts help to represent project progress. The number of story points or user stories to be implemented and the actual implementation over the period of a sprint, release or a complete product are displayed.
Create epics and user stories
Epics and user stories in Scrum are the requirements that describe the wishes of the customers. Creating and managing them is easy with just a few clicks. You can also assign entire epics to a group or individual person at the same time: Scrum Requirements Management is intuitive and effort-optimized with the Allegra Scrum tool.
Manage backlogs, releases, and sprints
You manage your user stories in product backlogs and optionally in release backlogs. You can weight the entries there based on the estimated business value and implementation effort, measured in story points , and decide what will be implemented first. The care and sorting of the backlogs is the responsibility of the product owner . He may ultimately determine which items are high in the backlog and are to be implemented next.
Plan agile roadmaps
Use Allegra to build a roadmap and track progress across teams and projects. Allegra makes it easy for you to share your plans with everyone involved in the project.
Allegra works closely with Gitlab. This gives you a world-class integrated solution for the entire development process, from project management to configuration management and test management with continuous integration ,
What is Scrum?
Scrum is a form of agile project management - a method used in development projects for products - especially software products. Scrum was developed because the methods of classical project management do not always show the desired success with exaggerated deadlines and budgets as well as results that do not meet the requirements. The term comes from the sport of rugby. Here, "Scrum" means a dense bunch of players wrestling with the game device or rugby ball. "Scrum" means "crowds". This image is transferred to the project management. Scrum should say what matters most in project management: flexibility, dynamics and daily meetings to coordinate tasks.
How does Scrum work?
According to Scrum, the project team is divided into small, self-organizing and cross-functional teams. The product is assembled from many small items, each item providing its own verifiable value to the overall project. The teams in turn undertake the development of the items and work off the list until a useful overall product has emerged. Scrum structures all that needs to be done on a timeline into short phases or iterations. In Scrum, such an iteration is called a "Sprint". A sprint is a one-month or shorter time window in which a product increment is generated. A product increment is characterized by being tested, sufficiently documented and operational. A new sprint starts right after the previous one is completed.
What Scrum roles are there?
The product owner or product owner is responsible for the profitability of the product he manages over his life cycle. In Scrum, he controls the order in which tasks are executed in the task list of the team. He is also responsible for recording the requirements , often in the form of so-called epics or user stories .
The Scrum Master should lead the team to ever higher levels of cohesion, self-organization and performance. He is a Scrum expert and as a coach helps the team to learn and apply the Scrum methodology so that the team gets the most out of it. The Scrum Master is the facilitator - always available to the team to help them clear the way . He is not the boss of the team. This is a position at eye level with the team, apart from the responsibility and the knowledge.
Scrum team members
A Scrum team has between five and nine team members. These work closely together and organize all tasks and effort estimates themselves . There is no hierarchy in the team . Everyone has the same rights and obligations . The Scrum team should have all the necessary skills to self-responsible implement user stories and create the desired product. It is important that the team members are from their own motivation - so they should be able to choose their own projects - that avoids the mindset "is not my job" . That, in turn, requires team members' sense of responsibility and manager confidence.