New Startup? New Tool? New Book? – We Can Help

***If you have a new tool please add it to a comment on our best tools lists: [HERE]***

How can Agile Scout help out the software development community of practice?

Simple:

  1. Got a new software development or management article? We’ll review it.
  2. Got an Agile tool that people need to know about? We’ll review it.
  3. Launching a new Agile book that people must read? We’ll review it.
  4. Have something to say? Be a guest poster.
  5. Have something to share? Let us know.

There are tons of great new ideas out there, new business ventures, new Agile software tools, new books. But how do we, as entrepreneurs, gain the momentum to continue on building our dreams when there is so much opposition out there?

I am, and will always be, my biggest critic. I mean, let’s face it, we can always look outside ourselves and see others doing things better, faster, and have $$$ to burn on their new ventures.

A recent article I read just this morning by Syed Rayhan reminded me of the obstacles that we face when we begin something new. Although, even that idea reminds me of what a wise man once said:

There is nothing new under the sun.

Well, truth be told, Mr. Rayhan, I actually posted your software platform as one of the Agile tools to look at!

It’s easy to get down on ourselves and say: “Hey, what I’m doing isn’t that special, people won’t like it, and man, it’s already been done!”

Well to that I say “No!” Some of the greatest things in the world come from the sweat of our brows and a never-give-up attitude.

We’re here to connect the larger masses to Agile news and latest technology updates.

We’re here to help. As AgileScout continues to grow and change (We’re really excited for us to move out of *Alpha and into *Beta), we’ll be looking out to the community to help us democratize agile and bring best practices to the masses.

So continue on my fellow entrepreneurs! Continue on!

Read the rest of Syed Rayhan’s article here.

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54 Responses to “New Startup? New Tool? New Book? – We Can Help”

  1. Deborah Fike
    October 15, 2010 at 2:41 pm #

    I’d love if you’d give Fellowstream a try. It’s a collaboration tool that is meant to bring small businesses or team with remote employees together to finish projects and work. You can sign up for a free trial here if you’re interested:

    http://www.fellowstream.com

    If you have any questions, too, feel free to let me know at deborah@fellowstream.com

    • ScoutMaster
      October 15, 2010 at 2:46 pm #

      This will go with our collaboration tools list! Stay tuned!

  2. Scrum Tool
    April 5, 2011 at 5:09 am #

    We’d like to submit ScrumEdge for review. ScrumEdge is a collaborative scrum tool that allows teams, ScrumMasters, and stakeholders to manage the Scrum lifecycle at the product and sprint levels.

    You can sign up for a demo at http://www.scrumedge.com

    Thanks!

  3. Tanja
    August 19, 2011 at 6:55 am #

    I would like to suggest in-Step Scrum Edtion for review. There is a free personal edition (single-user) available for download on: http://www.microtool.de/instep/en/download.asp?call=scrum
    The full version is for collaboration.
    I’d be happy to find out what you think of it.
    Thank you!

    • peter
      August 19, 2011 at 8:32 am #

      Sweet! Thanks for adding!

  4. Tobias
    August 22, 2011 at 11:10 am #

    You may want to check Planthat: http://www.planth.at

  5. ScrumTool.me
    August 24, 2011 at 9:42 am #

    Hi ScoutMaster,

    We’d like to submit ScrumTool.me for review. ScrumTool is a online taskboard for agile projects management.

    You can sign up for a demo at http://scrumtool.me (username: demo / password: 123456)

    Thank you!

  6. Elliot Gould
    August 26, 2011 at 8:59 am #

    can you review Red Critter Tracker? got an email about it, looks cool. http://www.redcrittertracker.com

    • peter
      August 26, 2011 at 10:11 am #

      Interesting. Add this to the top tools list in a comment. I’ll check it out.

  7. Agile project management software
    November 11, 2011 at 9:48 am #

    Hi there you might want to have a look at gemini: http://www.geminiplatform.com/ (I had to leave a comment here as I couldn’t comment your best tool list ;) ). Let me know by email if you need further information.

    Julien

    • peter
      November 11, 2011 at 11:59 am #

      Sweet! Thanks!

  8. Giorgio Natili
    November 29, 2011 at 9:37 am #

    I would love you make a review of our first release of Envision – APDT.
    APDT stays for agile pseudocode development tool, this software is an Eclipse plugin that through a simple model generate pseudocode and JavaScript, PHP, Java and ActionScript source code.
    The model is used as comments inside the generated source so the result is that an agile model became the best companion for documentation and source code.

    • peter
      November 29, 2011 at 9:39 am #

      Wow. Sounds complex. I’ll take a look at it.

  9. Annie Baker
    March 6, 2012 at 1:58 pm #

    The Timebox team would love for you to review Timebox.

    Timebox is a simple, intuitive way to manage agile projects. Within ONE screen you manage your user stories, iterations of any size, priorities, backlogs and releases. Timebox lets you see every aspect of your project easily, without any unnecessary clutter. Multiple teams can work on the same product backlog, and still maintain their own velocity and manage their own sprints.

    Timebox is cloud-based, allowing for rapid startup and virtual team support.

    Timebox is being introduced free of charge. No one will be asked to pay until Timebox is providing lots of value to lots of people. The best way to continually improve Timebox and make it the best tool possible is through user feedback. First-users of Timebox will receive a permanent discount on any future standard fees.

    We invite you to visit https://www.agiletimebox.com for more information and to test it out. We welcome all your thoughts and feedback. Please feel free to use the feedback feature within Timebox or contact us directly at contact@agiletimebox.com

    We look forward to hearing what you think!

    Thanks,
    Annie
    Timebox Team

    • peter
      March 6, 2012 at 2:18 pm #

      Wow… thanks for the… sales pitch. I’ll look into it

  10. Choudary Kothapalli
    March 13, 2012 at 4:22 pm #

    The tool that would like to submit for a review is MaintainJ at MaintainJ.com.

    The main usage scenarios of MaintainJ:

    1. To find the source of a bug in an 8000 class Java application in under 5 minutes.

    2. To generate the ‘runtime’ sequence and class diagrams of a use case in an 8000 class JEE application in under 1 minute

    3. To make the above generated diagrams readable and useful in under 5 minutes

    Here is a 3 minute demo video for an overview – http://maintainj.com/userGuide.jsp?param=overviewDemo

    MaintainJ is selected as a finalist for the Best Modeling Product award at the Eclipse Community Awards 2012. The winner will be declared on March 26th.

    • peter
      March 13, 2012 at 4:30 pm #

      link is bust.

      • Choudary Kothapalli
        March 13, 2012 at 4:32 pm #

        Can you try again? I just tested and it’s good.

        Choudary.

  11. Richard
    March 15, 2012 at 8:08 am #

    Here is an online collaboration tool, which quite nicely integrates content sharing with community feedback: http://www.clinked.com

    Clinked.com consists of 3 components:
    - file sharing, including instant view of MS Office, PDF and video files
    - wiki page platform to share web page content
    - project management tools, eg task management, event calendars

    These features may not be unique per se, but the power comes with the user-friendly integration of these components with the feedback from your team members.

    Add the fact, that we are a very price competitive solution, including a free package for unlimited time, we can fit both SMEs, public authorities, educations, but also help larger organizations save 1000s when compared to SharePoints and alikes.

    Our clean user interface have generated lots of positive feedback, especially after having experienced Huddle, Box etc. They have more features, whilst Clinked keep it simple and focused to collaboration.

    Despite our short existence (left Beta in Nov 2011), we already have users from well-known brands like BBC, P&G and Cambridge University.

    Let us know what you think…
    Twitter: @clinked
    Web: http://www.clinked.com
    Email: info@rabbitsoft.com
    Tel: +44 1223 244 845

  12. Łukasz Zajdel
    August 28, 2012 at 4:47 am #

    Hello,

    We are development studio from Poland. We recently released our first iOS app GoTask for managing day to day product development. We’d like to submit GoTask for review.

    App Website URL: go-tap.com
    App Press Kit URL: http://go-tap.com/press-kit.html

    If you have any questions, too, feel free to let me know at contact@go-tap.com

    Thank you for your support.

    Regards
    Developers from GoTap

  13. Dovile
    August 28, 2012 at 5:18 am #

    Hi,

    we’d like to submit Eylean Board for a review: http://www.eylean.com

    The tool supports both Kanban and Scrum as well as custom processes and can also be integrated with Microsoft Team Foundation Server (TFS).

    Would be great to hear what you think of it.

  14. Zoltan
    September 26, 2012 at 6:46 am #

    We’d like to submit our Scrum development tool, ScrumMate. It has very strong product backlog management features as well as full Scrum process support. Easy, intuitive user interface. Support for multiple teams and more.

    Best regards,
    ScrumMate development team

  15. Deanna DiCristo
    May 7, 2013 at 1:18 pm #

    Hi. We’d love for you to check out and review Volerro. It’s a content collaboration tool that supports agile and lean project methodologies. It’s cloud-based, includes online chat, and offers the ability for teams to annotate all types of content – from PDFs to Office docs to audio and video.

    We were recently featured as a Kanban tool for project collaboration on About.com at bit.ly/16fLe8L

    You may also reference one of our recent blog posts for how Volerro specifically supports Agile and Kanban at http://tmblr.co/ZkTV4ugiAHc1.

    Thanks for your consideration!

  16. sprintly.com
    August 30, 2013 at 8:57 am #

    sprintly.com

  17. Jeremy
    September 15, 2013 at 1:33 am #

    Hi Peter,

    We’ve got one for you especially for retrospectives. http://www.groupmap.com/agile-retrospectives/

    It lets team member anonymously enter thoughts (so you get honest feedback) on a template (Pick one or customise to customise your questions).

    It’s unique feature is that each person essentially creates their own retrospective which then instantly forms a project team perspective. So no more groupthink or edit wars! Hoorah!
    It’s also been nominated by the Department of Innovation of Australia for the Gartner IT conference.

    You can also capture comments and vote for action.

    Love to see what folks think.

    e:info@groupmap.com
    t: @groupmapapp
    f: facebook.com/groupmap

    Jeremy

  18. Victor Homyakov
    September 17, 2013 at 11:52 am #

    There is a new (third) version of Targetprocess: http://www.targetprocess.com/3/ – could you review it please?

  19. Paul
    October 9, 2013 at 7:19 am #

    If at all possible, I would appreciate a review of the free scrum tool available from
    http://practicalagile.co.uk

    Create and manage Projects, Iterations, Stories, Story Tasks and Story Comments using a tool that is simple, easy to use and only does what it needs to do. The most useful feature is that you can have a hierarchy of Stories, something that is normally only included in scrum tools at a cost. The hierarchy is easily accessible from most places and visible for each story that is part of a tree. This means Stories can have children (and obviously parents) to an almost infinite level. This helps with breaking larger pieces of work down into manageable addressable chunks. Work can then be addressed in a single iteration while not losing track of the ultimate business value goal, and purpose of the work.
    http://practicalagile.co.uk/content/practical-agile-scrum-tool-help

  20. Manali
    February 4, 2014 at 7:04 am #

    I would like to submit http://www.eyeagile.com for review. Eyeagile is an agile project management platform that integrates all the key software processes thereby freeing organization from using silo tools to manage agile projects.

    You can sign up for a free trial by contacting us at contact@eyeagile.com or http://eyeagile.com/connect.html

    Would be great to hear from you about our tool!

  21. Aaron
    June 30, 2014 at 5:25 pm #

    Peter, what a great project you have going on here! I’d love for you to take a look at our innovation in the physical Scrum and Kanban board space at http://www.kanboard.com

    Instead of placing an order, feel free to email me what board you would use in your tests and I’ll get you one without charge to test. We’ve gone through a few rounds of customer testing but I’d love to extend it to you and your staff.

  22. Charles
    July 21, 2014 at 4:04 am #

    Hello

    we’d like to submit our tool for review. It is called KADOS (http://www.kados.info) and it is licensed under GPL and MIT licences. It is a self-hosted web application for managing SCRUM and other Agile projects. It maximise the use of post-it on board.
    You can test the tool here : http://demo.kados.info and see the developpement roadmap here : http://roadmap.kados.info
    Docs is here : http://docs.kados.info
    If you want to install it, it is on SourceForge : http://sourceforge.net/projects/kados/files/?source=navbar

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