May 8, 2010 in Productivity (E)
[prMac.com] Liverpool, New York - Nannek recently released PicoScrum 1.3, their easy-to-use task management application for iPhone and iPod touch. PicoScrum helps users break down projects into short-term intervals called Sprints. Rather than setting arbitrary due dates for each Task, PicoScrum lets users discover realistic end-dates for their Projects based on how much time they actually have available to work on each Project. Armed with this information, users are able to adjust their schedules and prioritize their tasks in whatever ways are necessary to reach their goals.
* Create Projects to hold Tasks
Each Project represents a high-level goal that the user would like to accomplish. This can be anything from "Software Application Development" to "Back Yard Landscaping".
* Create Tasks within each Project
Each Task holds nothing more than a simple one-line description and an initial estimate, typically in hours of actual work that is required.
* Prioritize the Backlog
The set of all Tasks for a Project is called the Backlog. Tasks can be prioritized through a simple drag-and-drop interface.
* Start Sprinting
As Tasks are added and prioritized, PicoScrum automatically groups them into blocks of time called Sprints. Rather than working against the entire Backlog, a user works to reach easily attainable goals one Sprint at a time.
* Revise As Necessary
While Sprinting, the user is provided with information about their progress. They can use graphical Burndown Charts to see how likely they are to meet their Sprint goal, and they can refer to many useful metrics including a projected end date for the entire Project.
Each Project provides visual feedback regarding how well it is tracking against the current deadline. PicoScrum can learn from historical performance and re-adjust Sprints as necessary.
By making ambitious goals more approachable and by providing constant feedback regarding performance, PicoScrum lets users change course whenever necessary, and stay focused on the highest priority Tasks.
* iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad
* Requires iPhone OS 3.0 or later
* 0.4 MB
Pricing and Availability:
PicoScrum 1.3 is $1.99 USD (or equivalent amount in other currencies) and available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Productivity category.
Nannek was founded in 2003, originally as an online merchant. In recent years, the company's focus has been redirected to the exciting realm of iPhone application development. PicoScrum, was first released in June 2009 and has since seen three major successful releases. The application itself is used by the co-founders of Nannek for keeping on-target with current application development efforts. Nannek is currently focused on further improvements to PicoScrum, as well as the development of several other high-quality applications for the iPhone and iPad. Copyright (C) 2003-2010 Nannek. All Rights Reserved. Apple, the Apple logo, iPhone, iPod and iPad are registered trademarks of Apple Inc. in the U.S. and/or other countries.