today announced the launch of Zoho Sprints, its agile project management
solution. Available immediately, Zoho Sprints encourages teams to work
iteratively and incrementally, over short periods of time, to quickly release
potentially shippable products. Zoho Sprints follows the scrum framework and
combines backlogs, agile reports, collaboration tools, and customizable scrum
boards, making it ideal for software developers and other teams that follow the
making trains run on time,” said Sridhar Vembu, CEO of Zoho. “It’s more like
laying train tracks through unknown terrain, which requires one to improvise
and make decisions on the fly. Agile project management formalizes that spirit
of improvisation, and Zoho Sprints brings that spirit to life for all agile
individuals and interactions over processes and tools. Unfortunately, the speed
and simplicity advocated by the manifesto is nowhere to be found in today’s
clumsy, complicated apps for managing agile projects. With Zoho Sprints, agile
project management finally becomes fast, easy, and clutter-free, enabling teams
of all sizes to put all their energy and focus on building the best products
possible. Zoho Sprints lets users:
Backlog is where Zoho Sprints users create user stories, tasks and bugs, which
can be prioritized in to-do lists based on the business value they deliver.
Estimation points, priority rating, and user assignments make it easy to break
down the nuances of each user story.
Sprints lets teams see how far each work item has progressed. Work statuses can
be customized so the Scrum Board reflects a team’s personalized workflow.
real-time Velocity Charts, Burn-Down reports, and Cumulative Flow Diagrams, so
the team can identify bottlenecks and estimate its progress. The Sprints
Dashboard gives the snapshot of all activity in the project, so the big picture
is always in sight.
both co-located and distributed teams: Zoho Sprints makes it easy to
share progress, comment on developments and engage with the team from anywhere.
The Meetings module lets teams schedule sprint reviews, retrospectives, and
automate daily standup reminders. For social interaction, team members can use
billable and non-billable hours with Timesheet. Project owners and scrum
masters can approve users’ timesheets with just a click.
immediately with user-based pricing that does not tie customers to contract
slabs. The free plan supports up to five users and five projects. Paid plans
start at $20 for 20 users per month and support an unlimited number of projects
and features such as Timesheets and Sprint Replanning. Complete pricing details
are available at here. Zoho Sprints is also included in Zoho One, the
company’s all-in-one suite of applications to run an entire business.