10 Best Free Scrum Tools

Posted on October 25, 2010
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The best tools for managing Scrum are note cards, whiteboards and big visible charts. Once you get it right using the white board, often stake holders of the projects would like to see the burn down charts online. Not only that, the Scrum Team also would like to have some kind of tools to manage their tasks, generate reports on unassigned tasks etc. There are many online tools that lets you manage a project using the Scrum methodology. If you are managing a Scrum for the first time, then we recommend you to stay with note cards, whiteboards and charts as the tools for managing until you have become familiar with the entire Scrum framework. When you are familiar with it, its fruitful to try your hands on some software tools that let you manage Scrum efficiently while you deliver.

There are many commercial tools available. But, here is the list of free tools that are used for Agile/Scrum project management.

1. Agile Tracking Tool

Agile Tracking Tool is a free open source tool that helps in knowing how much work is in progress and blocked. It maintains your backlog items with categories and lets you add acceptance criteria and comments on the backlog item. It provides support to measure iteration velocity and forecasts when work will be done using the measured velocity.

More info here.

2. Kunagi

Kunagi offers integrated project management, supplementing Scrum by a selection of other best practices to cover all project management needs. It does not only offer management of basic Scrum documents, but also a variety of additional data.

More info here.

3. ScrumDo

ScrumDo’s focus on scrum fundamentals, simplicity, and ease of use make it truly unique.

More info here.

4. Express

Express is an open source, Agile project management tool. It provides tools for managing and tracking stories and tasks, projects and iterations.

More info here.

5. Scrumy

Scrumy is a project management tool based on Scrum.

More info here.

6. PangoScrum

PangoScrum is a free online tool for Scrum that lets you improve continually your efficiency while delivering. It provides a simple and friendly interface to write, estimate and rank priorities in your product backlog through. In PangoScrum the dates of your planning, review and retrospective meetings will be scheduled in a calendar for easy display and access.

More info here.

7. Scrumpy

Scrumpy is a free, standalone, 100% Java application specifically designed to help a Scrum Product Owner maintain a Backlog of User Stories.Scrumpy’s feature set has been carefully scoped to compliment your existing Scrum practices i.e. the ones involving a wall, sticky pieces of paper and people talking to each other. It assists with your day to day Backlog maintenance and provides you with a meaningful long term view that helps you to manage the expectation of your stakeholders.

More info here.

8. Agilito

Agilito is an open source, browser-based agile management tool that aims to do just enough for you to effectively and efficiently manage projects using an Agile methodology. It provides all that are required for Scrum project management.

More info here.

9. Banana Scrum

Banana Scrum is a web based, online tool for teams practicing agile development, primarily Scrum. It was developed as a result of Codesprinters team’s experience in creating high quality web applications . It is meant to replace project walls, index cards and other paraphernalia of the paper age long gone.

More info here.

10. Sprintometer

Sprintometer is a free and simple user friendly application with modern GUI for Agile projects’ management and tracking. It can be used for management of SCRUM and XP projects. To simplify data exchange with external programs all charts and spreadsheets in Sprintometer can be exported to Microsoft Excel.

More info here.

11. Agilo for Scrum

Agilo is a free and flexible, web-based tool to support the Scrum process. Agilo delivers streamlined functionalities for managing Scrum. It’s free and open source, and can be used without limitations.  It is highly configurable to adapt to your specific workflow. It is designed and developed for Teams, Scrum Master, Product Owner and for all Stakeholder who are involved in the project.

More info here.

12. Agilefant

Alilefant is a free and open source tool for project and iteration management.  Agilefant is capable of bringing together long-term product and release planning, portfolio management and daily work of the entire organization.

More info here.

iMeta Agility – Community Edition (Discontinued)

iMeta Agility is a Silverlight application for the management of Scrum projects. The iMeta Agility’s Community Edition gives you full access to the system for teams of up to 5 members for FREE. It provides every essential feature that is needed by Scrum like Online Multi User, Product Backlog, Story Management, Sprint Management, Task Board and Burndown Chart.

More info here.

IceScrum 2 (No more)

IceScrum 2 is a free and open source tool to manage a project using scrum. It lets you add stories to your product backlog, divide time in sprints and add stories from the backlog to a sprint. Users can pick up stories in the sprint backlog, estimate them, and complete them. You can also add tests on a story.

More info here.

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2 Responses to “10 Best Free Scrum Tools”

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  2. Luis Mertola on August 25th, 2011 3:30 am

    I would recommend Airgile which manages SCRUM in a very elegant, simple and straightforward way.
    They also have a free plan available.
    The website is http://airgile.com

    I think you should add it to your list ;)

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