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

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


  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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Author: peter

Peter Saddington is an Organizational Scientist and Certified Scrum Trainer. You can find him at

55 thoughts on “New Startup? New Tool? New Book? – We Can Help”

  1. Pingback: Top Agile and Scrum Tools – Which One Is Best? « Tecnologias & Oportunidades
  2. 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.

  3. 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 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

    We look forward to hearing what you think!

    Timebox Team

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

    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 –

    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.

  5. Here is an online collaboration tool, which quite nicely integrates content sharing with community feedback: 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
    Tel: +44 1223 244 845

  6. 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:
    App Press Kit URL:

    If you have any questions, too, feel free to let me know at

    Thank you for your support.

    Developers from GoTap

  7. Hi,

    we’d like to submit Eylean Board for a review:

    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.

  8. 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

  9. 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 at

    You may also reference one of our recent blog posts for how Volerro specifically supports Agile and Kanban at

    Thanks for your consideration!

  10. Hi Peter,

    We’ve got one for you especially for 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.
    t: @groupmapapp


  11. If at all possible, I would appreciate a review of the free scrum tool available from

    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.

  12. 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

    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.

  13. Hello

    we’d like to submit our tool for review. It is called KADOS ( 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 : and see the developpement roadmap here :
    Docs is here :
    If you want to install it, it is on SourceForge :

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