Gap Analysis on Scrum Management Tools. What is the best online tool in the market for distributed development? This analysis gives you an answer based on a mathematical model, not on personal feelings.
• Background – Several tools available in the market – Poor compatibility with the theory of Scrum• Consequences – Misunderstanding of agile concepts – Less than ideal adoption of the development process – Focus on adapting the process to suit a given tool• Challenge – Identify the tools that represent the lower risks 3
• Solution – Gap analysis based on a very simple mathematical model, basically a weighted mean: Variable Value Range Value Type Description n 1≤n Integer Number of features evaluated within the section w 1 ≤ w ≤ 10 Integer Weight assigned to the feature i x 0≤x ≤1 Integer Whether the tool has addressed the feature i 4
Rank Tool Name Score1st 12 Mingle 8.72nd 22 Version One 8.53rd 18 Scrum Pad 6.64th 09 Ice Scrum 6.25th 15 Rally 6.16th 11 Kunagi 5.77th 02 Agile Buddy 5.48th 05 Banana Scrum 5.29th 10 Jira Green Hoper 5.110th 03 Agilefant 5.011th 04 Agilo 5.012th 06 Bright Green 5.013th 17 Scrum Ninja 4.814th 21 Target Process 4.615th 14 Pivotal Tracker 4.316th 19 Scrumy 4.317th 08 Fire Scrum 4.218th 20 Skinny Board 3.619th 13 Pango Scrum 3.420th 16 Scrum Edge 3.321st 07 Express 3.122nd 01 Acunote 2.3 Average Score 5.0
• Winner tools – Mingle – Version One• Other tools – Either not mature enough, or not meant to cover the agile development process as a whole. – Have to be complemented by external systems, or physical artifacts, although the latter won’t work for distributed teams. – Extra caution is required not to jeopardize the development process. 25
• Disclaimer – Analysis conducted in October 2010: • Newer data may give different results. – Tools evaluated according to our own selection of criteria: • Criteria chosen according to our understanding of what is suitable for distributed development. • Other criteria will probably give different results. 26