Uzility – What do do with cards when you are done.

The question with agile boards is what to do with the cards when you are done with them.  You probably don’t want to delete them, as you may need details associated with a card for future reference.  You don’t want to leave them on your current board, this will just clutter up the screen.

Uzility has the option to archive cards. An archived card goes away from backlog planning, and all boards in the system. It almost appears as though it has been deleted, however you can get it back from them Archived cards page.

Lets take a look.

Lets assume you have completed and wish to archive card #1047 as shown here in the complete column. You simply right click on the card and select “Archive Card”.

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At this point the archived card (#1047) will disappear and you might think the card has been deleted.

If you want to go find that card, just click the reports icon (“the clock in the top bar”), then click on the “Archived Stories” link in the navigation bar.  You will the see that card #1047 is in the list along with several other cards that have been previously deleted. The column headers all have search fields so that you can easily find cards that were archived even if they were archived months ago.

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Now that you find the Archived card, what can you do with it. You can right click on any archived card, from the right click menu you have a choice to Edit or Un-Archive.

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The archiving option allows you to keep your backlog and boards clean and uncluttered.

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Database Health Beta 8.2 has been released

For everyone using Database Health, sorry for the delay, other projects have been keeping me far to busy.

Today I released an update to Database Health called Beta 8.2. For those attempting to use Beta 8.1, please upgrade, and this should get you going again.

The download is available at:
http://databasehealth.com/download/

Also this one never expires, so nobody should run into the timeout issue again.

Enjoy!

-Steve

Agile in Simplified Terms

There is a great deal of confusion when people first take a look at Agile. This video is intended to be a quick introduction to Agile.

Introduction to Uzility

Here is a 5 minute video showing a quick introduction to Uzility Agile Workflow Management Software.

Take a look and learn about Uzility.

-Steve

Introduction To Scrum – Video

Here is a video that I produced to introduce software development teams to Agile Scrum.

 

This video covers

  • Agile vs waterfall.
  • 3 roles of scrum
  • 3 artifacts of scrum
  • 3 ceremonies of scrum
  • User stories
  • Software options

 

Also, please take a look at Uzility for scrum software.  http://Uzility.com

 

Scrum Workflow

I have been working on a video as part of the Uzility product. One of the diagrams in the video is scrum workflow that shows the scrum process from the product backlog all the way through to sprint review and retrospective.  Here is the diagram, what do you think?

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The video will be coming soon.