Scrum tool in Ruby on Rails
- As those of you who shared any session with me at the Scrum Gathering
in Boulder surely know by now, I /love/ Ruby on Rails.
One of the things I love about it is how easy it is to scratch an
itch and get something working.
For the past few months, I've had an itch: I'm working on Agile
projects with people who I cannot share a Big Board with. I need
some lightweight tool to capture stories, group them in sprints, and
mark them when they're done.
So, I'm building one. http://scrumptio.us/ is the URL...it's not
even really started yet.
I'll be building this in a series of 1 day sprints. Sprint 1 will be
in a week or so, and the goal is to get it to a point where I can use
it to capture just the stories for THIS tool, so we can immediately
eat our own dogfood.
Why announce it now? Well, A) that appears to be the way all the
cool kids do it; B) I'm inviting interested folks to be on the
customer team and help me build a tool that's useful to someone other
So, if you're interested, visit the page and signup. I'll probably
start a blog or something to talk about the progress, once there is
Oh yeah, it'll be free for general use, for as long as it exists.
And while I may share the code, it won't be intended as a
downloadable app...it's a hosted service.