Scrum Tools facilitate planning and tracking for Scrum projects. They provide a single place for managing the product backlog, sprint backlog, planning and tracking Sprints, displaying Burndown charts, conducting daily Scrum Meetings, and conducting Scrum Retrospectives.
There are many different types of Scrum Tools available. Some are free (open source), some are paid, and for some, you get a distilled version of the tool. However, to get all the features and scalability, you need to buy a full version.
Following is a list of some Scrum Tools available in market as of day. The Open Source Tools are marked with Asterisk.
|Axosoft||Airgile||Agile Cockpit||Jira (GreenHopper)||Mingle|
|Scrumwise||Agilo For Scrum||Banana Scrum||Kunagi||OnTime Now|
|Version One||AgileWrap||Daily-Scrum||Intervals||Pango Scrum|
|Acunote||Agile Tracking Tool*||Digaboard*||iMeta Agility||Pivotal Tracker|
|Agile Agenda||Agile Task||EasyBacklog||Ice Scrum*||pmScrum|
|Agile Bench||Agile Soup||Explain PMT||Hansoft||Prj Planner|
|Agile Buddy||Agile Manager||Agile Express*||GravityDev||Project Cards|
|Agile Fant*||Agile Log||Fire Scrum*||Fulcrum*||Quantum Whisper|
|Quick Scrum||Retrospectiva*||Scrum’d||Scrum Factory*||Scrumpy|
|Rally Dev||Scrinch*||Scrum Dashboard*||Scrum Edge||Scrum Pad|
|Redmine Backlogs||Scrum 2 Go||Scrum Desk||Scrum Do||Tweet Scrum|
|Scrumrf||Scrum Time*||Scrumwise||Select Solution Factory||Tackle*|
|Urban Turtle||ScrumTool||Scrum Works||Timebox||Tangy Orange Scrum|
Agile in general, Scrum in specific does not mean there is no documentation work. The Scrum Artifacts are defined, Scrum Planning and Tracking are well established.
Scrum Tools facilitate in capturing and tracking information regarding the Scrum Projects. The choice of the tool depends on the features required by the organization, in addition to the needs for any other tool.