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Open source and free agile tools

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Welcome to an overview of open source agile project management software tools. This site has been created by Targetprocess, a company that has been developing commercial software for agile project management and bug tracking since 2004. We hope that you find required tools among open source projects, but if not, visit our website to check out the cool features of our professionally maintained agile software.

Agile Glossary

Scrum
Kanban
Extreme Programming (XP)

Acceptance Testing
Backlog
Burn Down Chart
Daily Meeting
Effort Estimates in Abstract Units (Points)
Impediment
Iteration
Iteration Planning
Iteration Velocity
Kanban Board
Release Planning
Task Board
Test-Driven Development
User Story
Workflow
Work-in-Progress (WIP)

Easybacklog

Simplistic, but extremely easy to use web based tool for Scrum. You can create backlogs (projects in fact), fill them with user stories, plan sprint and track progress via burn down chart.

Usability is great. This tool is really fast and usable. Everything is quite intuitive. Backlog has themes and stories, so you have 2-levels hierarchy. However, story format is predefined "As a [user] I want to [action] so I can [benefit]". While this format may be OK for stories, it is very restrictive and you'll have some strange feelings trying to create a bug.

One missing feature is almost a show stopper: you can't assign things to people. Yes, it is impossible to assign a story to a developer. As a workaround, you can put a person name into Comment field, but that is not very usable.

In general, this tool works great for personal project and for extremely small teams (2-3 people). Any serious project management would be a nightmare without proper assignments and notifications.

Pros Cons
  • Usability is very good
  • Hierarchical backlog
  • Good burn down and burn up charts
 
  • Poor functionality
  • Can't assign stories to people!

Rating

Functionality Usability Performance
**   ****   *****

Web Site: easybacklog.com

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