Re: Any recommendations on tools for Product Owner?
- Hi Hikhil,
Since you are using TFS I would suggest using the Share Point site TFS
creates for your project and creating a custom list. I have been
successfully using custom Share Point lists for Product Backlog in the
last 3 years.
You can add any fields you want to the list including the description,
acceptance criteria, priority, estimated size, etc. You can create a
view sorted by priority to show the backlog items in the correct order.
I am also utilizing some fields like status to be able to filter
stories that are still not ready for development, stories that are
currently under development or completed stories.
Another option is to use the Concahngo template for TFS
(http://www.scrumforteamsystem.com/en/default.aspx). It has internal
product backlog and you can use it through the TFS web access interface.
Hope this helps.
--- In email@example.com, "Nikhil Singhal" <nikhil@...>
>more seriously, the biggest roadblock (as I see it) is a good tool on
> Now that our management is taking the SCRUM concept a little bit
which the executive mgmt can agree for maintaining the product
backlog. Some seem to like excel, some like activeCollab and some word.
>we do have Microsoft TFS for source control, reporting, etc.
> Is there a tool which most SCRUM product owners use? On a side note,
> Thanks for the advice.
- Google Spreadsheets allows distributed work, and is usable for anyone
with Excel experience
You could look into Share Point if you are MS focused. Worked for my
PO's after a bit of setup and tweaking.