Each scrum project is assigned to a scrum center. The scrum project defines the scrum team and provides a central repository for all scrum artifacts.
The dashboard is divided into following areas:
Shows the performance of the team in the last sprints based on story points. The diagram is only visible if at least two sprints have ended.
Shows all open defects.
- Current Stories and Defects
Shows all stories of currently running sprints and all open defects.
Shows new stories that are not yet accepted or rejected.
Shows accepted stories. Accepted stories can be added to sprints.
Shows all sprints that are not archived. To view the archived sprints, open the sprint widget and click the “Open Sprint Archive” action (only available, if at least one archived sprint exists).
Shows all open impediments.
Documents that belong to the scrum project can be stored here. Folders can be used to structure the documents.
- Product Versions
Shows all product versions of the scrum project. Product versions can be assigned to backlog items. This widget is only available if the setting in the scrum center allows product versions for this scrum project.
- Backlog Done
Shows all not archived stories that are released or rejected. To view the archived backlog items, open the backlog done widget and click the “Open Backlog Archive” action (only available, if at least one archived backlog item exists).
A scrum project provides following settings.
“General Settings” Tab
The description of the scrum project.
Defines an additional description of the scrum project.
- Enable Notification
Defines whether you are notified about new events of this scrum project.
- Mindbreeze InSpire Service
Defines the Mindbreeze InSpire Service that is used for classification.
- Access Protection
Defines the access protection of the scrum project.
- Default: Only the defined scrum center team and scrum project team can access the scrum project and its contents.
- Generally readable: Everyone can read the scrum project and its contents, but searching is not possible.
- Restricted: Only the scrum project team, privileged users (scrum center) and scrum administrators (scrum center) can access the scrum project and its contents. Typically, this setting is used, if a scrum center contains several scrum projects of different partners. This way scrum users and stakeholders defined in the scrum center cannot access the scrum project.
- Restrict Shortcuts Within Teamroom
Defines which type of shortcuts may be stored in the scrum project.
- Restrict the Downloading or Opening of Content on the Device
Allows to restrict team members who can open or download content at the device.
- Restrict Team Members
Defines the organizations, organizational units, teams and external organizations whose members may be added to the scrum project.
- Main Administrator
Defines the user who will receive the automatically generated e-mail messages concerning the shelf. Otherwise, all scrum project administrators receive the e-mail messages. The user is also listed as contact in case of missing permissions.
- Support Team
The support team handles the organization-internal management of support requests in the respective context.
“Scrum Project” Tab
Shows the inbox that is assigned to the scum project.
- Vision Document
Defines a document that summarizes the objective of the scrum project.
- Scrum Center
Shows the scrum center the scrum project is assigned to.
- Feature Project
Defines a superordinate scrum project. If a feature project is defined, only stories from the feature project can be selected as feature in backlog items.
- Project Specific Numbering
Defines whether the scrum project defines its own short form. Otherwise the short form of the scrum center is used.
- Short Form
The short form is used as prefix for the backlog item ID.
No longer used scrum projects can be “Closed”. For example no new defects or stories can be assigned to closed scrum projects.
Shows the average of story points that are released per sprint.
- Enable Detail Planning for Tasks
Defines whether tasks and efforts can be defined when adding a story to a sprint. The option is only available if the capacity planning is enabled in the scrum center.
- Show Hours Burndown
Enables the hours burndown widget for sprints. The option is only available if the capacity planning is enabled in the scrum center.
- Show Story Burndown
Enables the story burndown widget for sprints. The burndown is based on the story points of stories with state “Done”.
- Show Task Burndown
Enables the task burndown widget for sprints. The burndown is based on the amount of tasks with state “Done”.
- Send E-Mail Notifications
Defines whether e-mail notifications are sent. For example, an e-mail is sent to the product owner when a new story is added to the inbox. Users who requested backlog items will be informed about state transitions. If a hotfix is requested the whole team gets an e-mail. In addition, if a task is assigned to a user or taken away from a user also an e-mail will be sent.
- Prefix for Subject of E-Mail Notifications
Defines the prefix string that is added to the subject of notification e-mails.
- Archive Sprints After
Sprints are archived after the defined time span (from one month to three years).
- Archive Items in "Backlog Done" After
Items in “Backlog Done” are archived after the defined time span (from one month to three years).
- Maximum Entries in “Backlog Done”
Backlog items in “Backlog Done” are archived, if the defined number is exceeded. The number also defines the maximum elements per archive. If the number is exceeded a new archive will be created.
Note: Only one condition either Archive Items in "Backlog Done" After or Maximum Entries in “Backlog Done” must be fulfilled such that the backlog item is archived.
- Maximum Number of Versions Kept
Defines how many versions should be kept at maximum. When exceeding the limit, the oldest versions are deleted.
- Sprint Overview
Shows all ended but not archived sprints.
- Feature Teams
Defines feature teams, if several teams work in one scrum project.
In the following fields several default values can be defined for backlog items.
- Default Text for Story
- Default Acceptance Criteria for Story
- Default Tasks for New Story
- Default Tasks for Story Added to Sprint
- Default Text for Defect
- Default Tasks for New Defect
- Default Tasks for Defect Added to Sprint
- Default Text for Impediment
- Default Tasks for New Impediment
- Default Tasks for Impediment Added to Sprint
“Predefined Values” Tab
- Processing Stages
A processing stage (e.g. “Implementation”, “Quality Assurance”, “Documentation”) can be assigned to a task. If all tasks of a processing stage are done the story will turn to the next processing stage. The order of the processing stages is defined by the order in this field.
- Defect Severities
Defects may be classified by their severities.
Environments (e.g. Linux) may be assigned to backlog items.
- Affected Applications
Affected applications may be assigned to backlog items.
- External Applications
Defines a set of external applications. Scrum artifacts can define an ID for these applications. Based on this ID external applications can process the scrum artifacts.
- Impact Areas
Impact areas (e.g. GUI) may be assigned to backlog items.
- Hierarchy Levels
Hierarchy levels (e.g. software layers) may be assigned to backlog items.
- Administrative Categories
Administrative categories may be assigned to backlog items.
The defined terms in the following fields can be used to structure the corresponding scrum artifacts.
- Topics for Structuring Backlog Items
- Topics for Structuring Tasks
- Topics for Structuring Sprints
- Topics for Structuring Time Tracking Entries
- Topics for Structuring Reasons of Defects
- Topics for Structuring Causes of Defects
The defined terms in the following fields can be used to tag the corresponding scrum artifacts.
- Terms for Tagging Stories
- Terms for Tagging Defects
- Terms for Tagging Impediments
- Terms for Tagging Tasks
- Terms for Tagging Sprints
- Terms for Tagging Versions
- Terms for Tagging Releases
“Default Values” tab
- Default Thesaurus for New Terms
If a default thesaurus is specified, new terms can be created directly during tagging.
- Default Categories
When an object is created, the specified category is assigned according to the defined object class. In the Apply to field, you can specify whether the setting applies to instances, templates, or both.
- Default Processes
When an object is created, the specified process is assigned according to the defined object class or category. In the Apply to field, you can specify whether the setting applies to instances, templates, or both.
- Additional Default Background Tasks
When an object is created, the specified background tasks are assigned.
Note: The default properties overwrite or extend the settings in the configuration.
- Create Story
Creates a new story.
- Create Defect
Creates a new defect.
- Create Impediment
Creates a new impediment.
- Create Sprint
Creates a new sprint.
- Show New Events
Shows events that occurred in the scrum project.
- Open Wastebasket
Opens the wastebasket (only available if at least one object is in the wastebasket).
- Templates and Presettings
Allows to define forms an categories, process templates, templates, text modules, report templates and presettings.
Opens the settings of the scrum project.
Allows to define or view the team members of the scrum project. A description of the different roles can be found in chapter “Roles”.