New Sprint planning, Story Board and updated design

Features & Updates

We're happy to announce some major changes to the Forecast.it platform that recently has gone live. Some of you might have noticed them already :)

Redesign of Sprint Planning

Plan sprints easily

We have completely redesigned the sprint planning module so that it's much more intuitive. As you can see in the screenshot below, it's perfect for use in sprint planning meetings. Drag & drop is easily done between the two columns and keeping track of total points and number of stories is just a glance away. Once stories have been added to a given sprint you can even re-prioritize them in the sprint to better fit current progress, team allocation etc. If you look at any given sprint it's also possible to easily keep track of what stories and sprints are complete as they're automatically crossed out as soon as they're completed. You can even add new stories to any sprint or the backlog without leaving the screen.

More intuitive Story Board

Customizable Story Board

We have made a substantial change to the story board so that it's now possible to drag & drop stories from one state to the other. Fear not though as we, of course, have kept our powerful customization options for creating as many stages/workflow steps as you wish, intact. Stories are no longer dependent on the state of each task but they now intelligently follow each other, meaning that if all tasks are dragged to a new stage the user will be asked if the story should change status. This makes it very easy to use the storyboard effectively.

Updated graphics on all reports

Automatic velocity calculations

We've also updated all graphics used throughout the diagrams and reports so they match the other parts of Forecast.it better. We hope you like the new look and feel.

Also a whole slew of other new tweaks and fixes are also included in this update.

As usual we really hope that you like the new features and by all means don't hesitate in letting us know if there's anything you'd like to see put into an upcoming release.

Happy scrumming :)

Niels Frederiksen

My name is Niels Frederiksen and I’m co-founder and lead developer in Forecast. 

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