6 Free Agile Tools for Every Project Manager
Agile Project Management has been around for decades and yet thousands of companies and managers fail to seamlessly transition from traditional to Agile when managing projects. Major reasons include lack of knowledge & awareness of inexpensive/free tools which can enable swift decision making in an organization.
While a knowledge-base can only be put together over a period of time with consistent training efforts, let’s take a look at some Agile free tools that can help teams with their projects. Though a few of them may come with a couple of restrictions and limitations, you can pick one that best suits your and your organization’s needs.
Here are a few Agile Project Management software packages\tools that I feel will be very helpful for Agile practitioners.
Created by a French company called Kagilum (KAnban-aGILe-scrUM) SAS in 2011, Icescrum is a free and open source solution for teams of any size. This tool is compatible with Linux, Windows, and Mac.
Cost – free download. The cloud version starts at $10 USD per month.
Awarded ‘Best Agile Tool 2015’ by the Agile awards, Taiga offers better functionality than most paid tools like backlogs, sprints, Kanban boards, and QA.
Cost - Public projects are completely free; private projects start at $3 a month.
Gravity allows ‘drag-n-drop’ scheduling of stories into iterations. This enables complete visibility on a project's progress.
Gravity offers burndown charts and bug tracking in a very simple and intuitive UI.
Cost - Free for 1 project of up to 5 users.
The USP of this software is that it allows long-term story views and is completely written in Java. It is specifically designed to help a product owner maintain a backlog of user stories.
Cost - Completely free.
Hansoft’s fast and intuitive interface, powerful find/report tools, and a host of other features can run different project management methods depending on your project.
Cost - Free for 9 users. It allows unlimited projects and programs.
YouTrack has the best reporting feature of any tools on this list.
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Price: Free for ten users and 5GB of storage
So there you have it – that’s my list of the 6 best Agile Project Management tools. Agile is quickly becoming the preferred approach for projects, and companies are looking for only certified Agile Project Managers.
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