iScrumBoard, work in progress by PCSol - English version

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iScrumBoard is an iPad and iPhone application developed by PCSol S.A. for the attention of the ScrumMaster, Product Owner, Developers and Clients involved in a Scrum Agile project.
This application is interfaced with the RedMine project management tools and allows you to monitor the progress of your projects’ Sprints and Issues visually.
After having successfully passed the Apple certification test, it is now available from the iTunes Store.

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iScrumBoard, work in progress by PCSol - English version

  1. 1. IT Partnership for business efficiency iScrumBoard, work in progress iScrumBoard – by PCSol What’s That? iScrumBoard is an iPad and iPhone application developed by PCSol S.A. for the attention of the ScrumMaster, Product Owner, Developers and Clients involved in a Scrum Agile project. This application is interfaced with the RedMine project management tools and allows you to monitor the progress of your projects’ Sprints and Issues visually. After having successfully passed the Apple certification test, it is now available from the iTunes Store.
  2. 2. iScrumBoard, work in progress by PCSol 2How Did iScrumBoard Come Into Being?PCSol S.A. is an Open Source solutions integrator. The choice of RedMine was justified by our absoluteWe have chosen the Scrum Agile methodology, assert- mastery of the product (both technical and functional)ing that the success of a project depends on the control and by our capacity to configure it so that can be per-of the process far more than on the technique that is fectly adapted to our applied methodology.used. It above all enables us to guarantee our clients totalWe build made-to-measure solutions for our profes- transparency in the monitoring of their projects.sional clients by integrating the most known OpenSource solutions such as OpenERP, RedMine, Nuxeo, In perfect alignment with this strategy and with our de-Drools, etc. Thanks to our strong partnerships with the sire for transparency and collaboration, we have decid-various software houses, PCSol S.A. has become an ed to develop an application on iPad and iPhone allow-unavoidable Open Source player. ing even user-friendlier monitoring for all the members of our Scrum teams.To allow our teams and our clients to apply the Scrummethodology on daily basis, we had a while ago set upthe collaborative project management tool, RedMine.How Does It work?iScrumBoard, having located your RedMine server and This information is then made available to you on yourhaving identified you as a user with your associated iPhone or your iPad.rights, will collect the information relating to your Pro-jects, your Sprints and all the Issues identified for eachSprint in RedMine.How Can iScrumboard Be Tested?Nothing could be simpler: PCSol S.A. has set up a test  Enter the following information: environment precisely for that purpose. • Redmine URL: iscrumboard.pcsol.be Download iScrumBoard on your iPhone or your iPad • Username: iscrumboard from the iTunes Store • Password: iscrumboard (link via our blog: blog.pcsol.be/iscrumboard-by-pcsol)  Read the instructions given below in this document. PCSol sa Rue César de Paepe, 43 • 4683 Vivegnis (Belgique) • Tél. +32 4 248 82 40 • Fax +32 4 248 82 49 • info@pcsol.be • www.pcsol.be • http://blog.pcsol.be
  3. 3. iScrumBoard, work in progress by PCSol 3Why Is PCSol S.A. Sharing iScrumBoard?Firstly, Apple has accepted iScrumBoard, on its veryfirst application, for publication in the Apple Store. Thisshows that PCSol S.A. has the technological skills thatwill to enable you to benefit from the most modern toolsand to interface with your Open Source managementsolutions.Then, PCSol S.A. has not only implemented RedMineand iScrumBoard for its internal needs, but is also ca-pable of extending its use in order to align it more close-ly with its users’ specific needs.If you would like to run RedMine and iScrumBoard inyour own company, PCSol S.A. can help you with its in-stallation and its set-up, and especially, with its adapta- PCSol S.A. does its utmost to guarantee the projects’tion to your operating system. success.Lastly, iScrumBoard shows the extent to which PCSol PCSol S.A. will continue to develop this new tool in or-S.A. has invested in the Scrum Agile method. Not only der to improve both its operating system and its ergo-have we installed all the internal and external tools for nomics. So continue to monitor iScrumBoard.mastering the method, but we have also created thenecessary tools for easy access to the information.Thanks to iScrumBoard, there is total transparency,both at the level of the Scrum team and of that of theClient. PCSol sa Rue César de Paepe, 43 • 4683 Vivegnis (Belgique) • Tél. +32 4 248 82 40 • Fax +32 4 248 82 49 • info@pcsol.be • www.pcsol.be • http://blog.pcsol.be
  4. 4. iScrumBoard, work in progress by PCSol 4Monitor us also on our various communica-tion channels:Our website: www.pcsol.bePCSol’s Blog (http://blog.pcsol.be) is our space of ex- The various aspects of our market watch are broughtpression, but also yours. We are going to publish arti- together in our Scoop.it channels:cles, comments and references that you will be free touse or from which you will be able to draw inspiration.  he zenith of uncertainty (http://www.scoop.it/t/apo- TIf you have any questions or comments about a given gee-de-l-incertitude): Whereas most people fear un-article, don’t hesitate to communicate them, directly on certainty, others see it as a fantastic opportunity. Wethe blog. bring together on this page all the evidence, analyses and articles referring to the harnessing of uncertain-Our YouTube channel (http://www.youtube.com/user/ ty.pcsolbe/videos): We use this for giving you news of PC-Sol, but via video clips that we create as and then the  RM – Know your customers (http://www.scoop.it/t/ Copportunities arise. Right now, you can find testimoni- crm-connaissez-vos-clients): Shows, if it is still nec-als from PCSol clients on it, but you will also to see PC- essary, the crucial importance of knowing your cus-Sol participating in trade fairs, conferences, and so on. tomers… and not only at the financial level.You will see a dynamic, motivated team there.  anagement of the Agile Project (http://www.scoop. MOur publications and our documentation (http://www. it/t/gestion-de-projet-agile): Compiles many testimo-scribd.com/pcsol/shelf). You can find our document li- nials and analyses relating to the value of the promot-brary there. ed Agile method, which is part of PCSol’s very roots.In our SlideShare space (http://www.slideshare.net/  pen the Source (www.scoop.it/t/open-the-source): Opcsol), we publish the presentations that we deliver Take the time to understand the Open Source issues.during our conferences. It has to be easier to download Where has it come from, its opportunities, and itsthem directly from the Internet than to take a hard copy possible dangers, in order to see how today’s marketof them. has adopted it.Our events (http://pcsol.eventbrite.com). You can find  penERP with curiosity and interest (http://www. Othe events PCSol that organises there because, as you scoop.it/t/openerp-avec-curiosite-et-interet): testi-know, our year is strewn with breakfasts during which monials, comments and dialogues on the subject ofwe take the time to speak to you, and to present the OpenERP.latest developments of our solutions. We also have ac-tivities other than breakfasts, but all of them can be PCSol can also be found on Twitter (http://twitter.  found here. com/pcsolbe) behind the @pcsolbe ID. PCSol sa Rue César de Paepe, 43 • 4683 Vivegnis (Belgique) • Tél. +32 4 248 82 40 • Fax +32 4 248 82 49 • info@pcsol.be • www.pcsol.be • http://blog.pcsol.be
  5. 5. 5 iScrumBoard User guideHomepage ScreenThis screen is composed of three fields for completionby the user: edmine URL: the Redmine URL. R sername: the user’s name. U assword: the user’s password. PAs this information is necessary for retrieving the datafrom the Redmine platform, we record it in a variable ofthe application in order to prevent the user from havingto provide it again whenever it is required.The application remembers the user’s password at thetime of his or her first connection. At the time of a futureconnection, the user can enter his or her username andknock a part of the screen (apart from the text fields andthe button) so that the application fills in the passwordautomatically.Main ScreenOnce the user is connected to the Redmine platform,the application will display the main screen. This screenconsists of a calendar and three panels located on theleft, right and bottom of the screen. PCSol sa Rue César de Paepe, 43 • 4683 Vivegnis (Belgique) • Tél. +32 4 248 82 40 • Fax +32 4 248 82 49 • info@pcsol.be • www.pcsol.be • http://blog.pcsol.be
  6. 6. iScrumBoard User guide 6CalendarWhen the main screen is displayed, the calendar will bepositioned by default on the current month. The role ofthe calendar is to display the Versions from their startdate to their end date in the form of a coloured rectan-gle.The grading composing the version’s coloured rectan-gle represents the ratio between the number of closedStory Points and the number of Story Points plannedfor the version.The calendar can be consulted in two forms: A per-month view. A per-week view.To switch from the “month” view to the “week” view, you index finger on the screen, make a “pinching” gesturejust have to place your thumb and your index finger on on the screen, and then withdraw your fingers from thethe week that you would like to display, separate them, screen. This action will have the effect of displaying theand withdraw them from the screen. This action will calendar in “month” view on the month to which thehave the effect of displaying the calendar in “week” view week belongs.on the selected week. To change the displayed period (month or week), you just have to put a finger on the screen and slide it toTo go from the “month” view to the “week” view, you the right to display the previous period or to the left tomust do the opposite, i.e. place your thumb and your display the following period. PCSol sa Rue César de Paepe, 43 • 4683 Vivegnis (Belgique) • Tél. +32 4 248 82 40 • Fax +32 4 248 82 49 • info@pcsol.be • www.pcsol.be • http://blog.pcsol.be
  7. 7. iScrumBoard User guide 7Clocking-onAbove the calendar, a coloured rectangle includes: The name of the month in progress. he number of hours clocked-on by the user for the T displayed month.A repeated knock on the right-hand part of this rectan-gle will cause a window to emerge containing the de-tails of the user’s clocking-on.The information concerning the user’s clocking-on iscontained in a scrolling list that you can browse by put-ting a finger on the list and sliding it up and down.A repeated knock on the left part of the month’s rectan-gle will make a window emerge containing the detailsof the clocking-on of all the users for the month in pro-gress.The information concerning the users’ clocking-on iscontained in a scrolling list that you can browse by put-ting a finger on the list and sliding it up and down.The selected month can be changed by putting a fingeron the window and by sliding it to the right to display theprevious month and to the left to display the followingmonth.Entering a number of hours in the text field and press-ing on the “Check” button will display in blue the peo-ple who have already clocked-on for a number of hoursequal to or higher than the number that has been en-tered.To return to the main screen, you just have to press onthe “Back” button or to put a finger on the upper part ofthe screen and slide it downwards. PCSol sa Rue César de Paepe, 43 • 4683 Vivegnis (Belgique) • Tél. +32 4 248 82 40 • Fax +32 4 248 82 49 • info@pcsol.be • www.pcsol.be • http://blog.pcsol.be
  8. 8. iScrumBoard User guide 8VersionsA repeated knock on a rectangle representing a versionwill make a window with four tabs emerge. The tab canbe changed by clicking a tab on the tab bar located atthe bottom of the window or by putting a finger on thescreen and sliding it to the left or to the right.To return to the main screen, you just have to press onthe “OK” button or to put a finger on the upper part ofthe screen and slide it downwards.General InformationBy default, the emerging window opens the version’sgeneral information tab. project to which the version belongs. The version’s name. The version’s status. The date on which the version begins. The date on which the version ends. The number of story points planned for the version. TheBurn Down ChartThe second tab allows the burn down chart to be dis-played. The burn down chart is a graph representing thefollowing information: line representing the ideal degression of the points A planned for the version. curve representing the closed issue points at a giv- A en date in the version. PCSol sa Rue César de Paepe, 43 • 4683 Vivegnis (Belgique) • Tél. +32 4 248 82 40 • Fax +32 4 248 82 49 • info@pcsol.be • www.pcsol.be • http://blog.pcsol.be
  9. 9. iScrumBoard User guide 9IssuesThe third tab offers information concerning the ver-sion’s issues.The issues are contained in a scrolling list that you canbrowse by putting a finger on the list and sliding it upand down.The selection of an issue in the scrolling list will causethe information to be displayed above the list. The “Go”button enables a web browser to be opened so that youcan go to Redmine on the page of the selected issue.Version SelectorThe fourth tab allows a selector to be displayed that in-cludes all the versions of the project to which the previ-ously selected version belongs. To select an element inthe selector, you just have to place a finger on the selec-tor and move it up or down until you reach the desiredelement.The selection of a version will have the effect of updat-ing the data of the other three tabs relating to that par-ticular version. PCSol sa Rue César de Paepe, 43 • 4683 Vivegnis (Belgique) • Tél. +32 4 248 82 40 • Fax +32 4 248 82 49 • info@pcsol.be • www.pcsol.be • http://blog.pcsol.be
  10. 10. iScrumBoard User guide 10Side Bottom PanelsThe main screen also contains three panels located on Bottom Panelthe sides and at the bottom of the screen. These panels The bottom panel consists of five buttons:are displayed by putting a finger on the end of the panel  ogout: button allowing disconnection from the ap- Land by sliding it towards the centre of the screen. In or- plication.der to keep the calendar as legible as possible, when  -mail: button allowing an e-mail to be sent for re- Eone panel is opened, the others are closed. porting a bug.  edmine: button allowing direct connection to Red- RLeft-Hand Panel mine in a web browser’s MyPage section.The left-hand panel contains two scrolling lists, the  elocity: button allowing you to go to the velocity-ori- Vcontent of which you can browse by putting a finger on ented viewthe list and sliding it up and down.  ettings: button allowing the application’s settings to S list of the projects available for the user. A be displayed. list of the versions of the project selected in the first A list.Right-Hand PanelThe right-hand panel contains two selectors and ascrolling list, the content of which you can browse byputting a finger on the list (or a selector) and sliding itup and down. selector allowing the application’s general theme A to be changed. selector allowing the opaqueness of the rectangles A representing the versions to be changed. list containing all of the developer teams. A PCSol sa Rue César de Paepe, 43 • 4683 Vivegnis (Belgique) • Tél. +32 4 248 82 40 • Fax +32 4 248 82 49 • info@pcsol.be • www.pcsol.be • http://blog.pcsol.be
  11. 11. iScrumBoard User guide 11Velocity ScreenThe velocity screen consists of a graph and three pan-els located on the left, right and bottom of the screen.The velocity is the ratio between the estimated num-ber of hours and the number of hours that are actuallyworked.By default, when the view is displayed, the graph thatis generated represents the projects’ velocity. To movethe graph, you just have to put a finger on the screenand slide to the left or to the right. You can also zoomin on the graph by putting your thumb and your indexfinger on the screen and then separating them.The selector in the upper right-hand corner of thescreen enables a graph type to be selected: a curvegraph or a bar graph. Right-Hand Panel The right-hand panel contains two selectors, the con-The velocity screen contains three panels similar to tent of which you can browse by putting a finger on thethose on the main screen. These panels are displayed selector and sliding it up and down.by putting a finger on the end of the panel and by sliding  selector allowing the application’s general theme Ait towards the centre of the screen. to be changed.  selector allowing the opaqueness of the rectangles ALeft-Hand Panel representing the versions to be changed.The left-hand panel contains two scrolling lists, thecontent of which you can browse by putting a finger on Bottom Panelthe list and sliding it up and down. The bottom panel consists of six buttons: list of the projects available for the user. A  ogout: button allowing disconnection from the ap- L list of the versions of the project selected in the A plication. first list.  -mail: button allowing an e-mail to be sent for re- E porting a bug.When a project is selected, the graph corresponding to  edmine: button allowing direct connection to Red- Rits velocity will be generated. Each version’s velocity is mine in a web browser’s MyPage section.represented by a point, and a line representing the pro-  raph: button allowing the display of the graph rep- Gject’s average velocity is represented in blue. resenting the projects’ general velocity.  crum Board: button allowing a return to the main S screen.  ettings: button allowing the application’s settings to S be displayed. PCSol sa Rue César de Paepe, 43 • 4683 Vivegnis (Belgique) • Tél. +32 4 248 82 40 • Fax +32 4 248 82 49 • info@pcsol.be • www.pcsol.be • http://blog.pcsol.be
  12. 12. iScrumBoard User guideSettings ScreenThe settings screen allows the user to customise theapplication’s behaviour. The screen consists of the fol-lowing elements: Four switches influencing the versions to be dis- played. selector for the choice of language. A A “Close” button allowing a return to the screen that had triggered the opening of the settings screen.SwitchesFor enhanced use of the application, as well as a bet-ter legibility, you can limit the type of version to be dis-played in the calendar and in the scrolling lists. By de-fault, only the “open” versions are displayed. There arefour types of version: Language Selector Open: the versions currently in progress (known as The language selector enables the user to change the “open”). language in which the application is presented without losed: the closed versions. C influencing the appliance’s settings. By default, the ap- ocked: the locked versions. L plication is presented in the appliance’s language. upport: the support versions. S The selector is used in a similar way as a scrolling list:A version type can be activated (or deactivated) by a you just have to put a finger on the selector and move it upsimple knock on the switch or by putting a finger on the or down to the desired element.switch and sliding it in the desired direction. design by hellomaksim.comiScrumBoard, PCSol sa Rue César de Paepe, 43work in progress by PCSol 4683 Vivegnis (Belgique) Tél. +32 4 248 82 40 Fax +32 4 248 82 49 info@pcsol.be www.pcsol.be http://blog.pcsol.be

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