Configure the task board, create separate time boxed rows for each sprint, create a team and add User Stories. Use a Current Scope tool to hide all the future Sprints leaving only Current Sprint represented on the board.
Create User Stories and split them into Tasks. Use detailed task view to provide additional information about the task – add description, attach files, estimate User Stories and Tasks, assign Tasks.
Simply manage the tasks while you’re working. Make the whole process clear and improve team collaboration. Evaluate the progress using automatically prepared Burndown charts.
If Scrum is too strict for your team or Scrum board is not visual enough, combine Scrum and Kanban. Add columns, use WIP limits and make the work flow – Scrum-ban lets you find the best way to manage your project.
Create a workspace and configure the Scrum board. Rename columns and choose column width according to the needs of you team. Use a separate time boxed row for each Sprint to represent the whole project on a Scrum board. If you already know some User Stories that will be implemented during the first or following Sprints, double click on the board to create a task card.
Use Current Scope tool to select which Sprint is actual and hide all the others. Current Scope selection gives you an ability to easily switch between the view of the whole project and only actual Sprint on the same task board.
Double click on the task board to create a task card. Enter the title of a User Story and open the detailed view to add more information. Rich text formatting lets you present additional information clearly. Use different colors to group User Stories by themes and make the Scrum board look clearer. Add file attachments to each User Story or Task. Quickly identify the user Stories or Tasks which have attachments - see paperclip icon on the task card.
There are two ways of creating Tasks for a User Story. Open the detailed view of the User Story and use Tasks tab.
If a User Story is in the first column of Work In Progress section (Committed), double click on the next column (To Do) to create a Task for this User Story. Just make sure to click on the lane where the User Story is placed.
To assign a task drag and drop it on the name of team member or use “take task” button to assign a task to yourself. Check your assignments in “My tasks”.
Move task cards to the next column right away the Tasks are completed and add alerts to task cards if you face any problems. This lets the whole team always know up-to-date information and you get necessary help on time.
Forget the mess in your Inbox. Ask questions, share ideas and discuss the problems about the task right in the task card using Comments field.
Use Eylean on a big screen with a projector or even on a multi-touch board during daily meetings. This way it’s easy to check the progress , indicate which tasks need special attention and help.
Check Burndown chart during daily meetings to see if the team is fulfilling the plan. Burndown chart has three different modes: by estimation, by complexity and by quantity of tasks. See Estimated burndown path, burndown path and Cumulative burndown path where value increase is summed up through the period and the path burns down by using decrease in value.
Extend the “In Progress” column into several columns which indicate the particular stage a Task goes through. Everybody knows what’s going on and tasks are completed as quickly as possible.
Limiting WIP helps you prevent process overflow. The limits are shown at the top right corner of each column. You’ll be warned when you try to break the limit.