2019 June Release

Scrum CenterPermanent link for this heading

The scrum center allows defining general settings that apply to all subordinate scrum projects. Additionally, the team members of a scrum center either have special access rights on the scrum projects or can be assigned to the scrum projects as team members.

DashboardPermanent link for this heading

The dashboard is divided into following areas:

  • Scrum Projects
    Shows all scrum projects that belong to the scrum center.
  • Product Versions
    Shows all product versions of the scrum center. Product versions can be assigned to backlog items. Navigate in the widget to create a new product version.
  • Thesauri
    Terms are used for structuring and tagging scrum artifacts. To have an overview of the terms, they can be collected in this widget.
    Note: The widget is only available, if the “Thesaurus” app is activated.
  • Thesauri
    Shows the thesauri in which terms for tagging of scrum artifacts can be managed. At least one thesaurus has to be created so that the tagging can be used. The default thesaurus for new terms is defined in the settings of the scrum center. Thus, new terms can be created directly in the tagging process. If no standard thesaurus is specified, only the predefined terms in the thesauri can be used.

SettingsPermanent link for this heading

A scrum center provides following settings.

“General Settings” TabPermanent link for this heading

  • Name
    The description of the scrum center.
  • Short Form
    The short form is used as prefix for the backlog item ID. If left empty, it is enforced that each scrum project defines its own short form.
  • Organization
    Shows the organization the scrum center is assigned to.
  • Take Over Product Versions From Scrum Projects
    Defines whether product versions that are created in scrum projects are automatically added to the scrum center. This applies only to product versions created after enabling the setting.
  • Use Product Versions Only From the Scrum Center
    Defines whether only product versions that are defined in the scrum center can be used in backlog items. Specific scrum projects can be excluded.
  • Projects With Own Product Version Management
    Defines projects that may specify their own product versions, if Use Product Versions Only From the Scrum Center is correspondingly configured.
  • Allow Story Points for Defects and Impediments
    Enables the Story Points field also for defects and impediments.
  • Prevent Changes of Closed Backlog Items
    Defines whether the contents of closed backlog items can be changed.
  • Require Unique ID per External Application
    Defines whether the ID for external applications has to be unique.
  • Default Categories for Scrum Objects
    The defined categories will be assigned to newly created scrum artifacts.

“Feature Administration” TabPermanent link for this heading

  • Enable Capacity Planning
    Defines whether the capacity planning is enabled. If enabled, the effort for each task can be defined. Additionally, the amount of available hours of each team member can be specified per sprint.
  • Unit for Effort Tracking
    If the capacity planning is enabled, the unit for effort tracking is “hours”. If disabled, it is set to “man days”.
  • Enable Defects Reports
    Allows generating a daily defects report as PDF. In the Report Settings you can for example specify the generation time, the included scrum projects and the recipients.

“Predefined Values” TabPermanent link for this heading

  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Environments
    Environments (e.g. Linux) may be assigned to backlog items.
  • 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.

“Structuring” TabPermanent link for this heading

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

“Tagging” TabPermanent link for this heading

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

“User Interface” TabPermanent link for this heading

  • Prevent Time Entry Editing
    Defines whether time entries can be changed later on.
  • Additional Required Fields
    Defines fields that are mandatory.
  • Additional Locked Fields
    Defines fields that cannot be changed.
  • Enable Checkboxes for the Following Fields
    Defines fields that only allow selecting predefined values.
  • Allow Single Selection Only
    Fields defined in Enable Checkboxes for the Following Fields can be restricted to allow selecting only one value.

“Security Settings” TabPermanent link for this heading

  • Access Protection
    Defines the access protection of the scrum center.
    • Default: Only the defined scrum center members can access the scrum center and its content.
    • Generally readable: Everyone can read the scrum center and its contents, but searching is not possible.
    • Restricted: Only scrum administrators and privileged users have access to the members of the scrum center. Typically, this setting is used, if the scrum center contains several scrum projects of different partners. This way the partners cannot see the users who are defined in the scrum center.
  • Allow Public Links
    Defines whether public links are allowed.
  • Restrict Team Members to These Organizations
    Only users of the defined organizations can be added as team members.

„Logos“ TabPermanent link for this heading

The defined logos and background image are used for the scrum center and for all personal dashboards.

Note: If the personal dashboard is assigned to several configurations, the logos and background image will not be applied.

ActionsPermanent link for this heading

  • Create Scrum Project
    Creates a new scrum project. The settings in the scrum center will be inherited by the scrum project.
  • Authorize Team
    Defines the users of the scrum center. A description of the different roles can be found in chapter “Roles”.
  • Settings
    Opens the settings of the scrum center.