9 Best Scrum Software Tools of 2020

Best Scrum Tool Selection Criteria

The scrum software tools available in the industry come with different features that allow you to plan, execute, and ship software. But there isn’t a single tool that can act as a gold standard and is perfect in every aspect.

  • Enable you to run Sprints: This is of course is an obvious requirement. But you’d be surprised at how many scrum tools are out there without even a dedicated view for you to run your sprint.
  • Keeps the customers at the centre: Customer feedback and requests should be at the centre of your software development. While it is the product owner’s duty to manage feedback and prioritize, it shouldn’t be a pain to collect these feedback and bring them together from your helpdesk software, live chat app, error monitor tools, and other channels your customers use to communicate with you.
  • Promotes transparency & helps gain visibility of the progress: The best scrum tools helps you track at the micro level and at the macro level without any chaos.
  • Developer-friendly: At the end of the day, it’s the developers who are going to update progress. If they aren’t happy with the tool and don’t update progress, knowing who’s doing what and when the feature will ship will become nearly impossible.

1. Zepel

Zepel is the simplest project management tool that is built for product teams.

  1. Simple document-like interface to plan features with User Stories, Bugs, Tasks, Subtasks, and Enhancements.
  2. Dedicated view for Sprints
  3. Allows you to add scrum boards
  4. Burnup, burndown, and cumulative charts
  5. Desktop Widget to track Sprints from your desktop
  6. Deep integrations with version control systems like GitHub, Bitbucket, and GitLab.
  7. Developer friendly APIs
  • Free — For 5 members. No feature restrictions
  • Standard plan — From 6th member starts at $5/member.
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2. Trello

  1. Simple Kanban Boards that can be used to plan and track sprints
  2. Ease of use
  3. Power-ups to integrate with other tools
  • Basic: Free forever
  • Business Class: $9.99/user/month
  • Enterprise: $20.83/user/month

3. JIRA

  1. Backlog
  2. Scrum Board
  3. Scrum analytics
  4. Integrations
  • Free for up to 10 users with feature restriction
  • Standard plan from $7/member

4. Zoho Sprints

  1. Sprints
  2. Integrations
  3. Epics
  • Free for 5 users and 5 projects
  • Standard plan at $10 per month per user

5. Yodiz

  1. Backlog
  2. Estimations
  3. Prioritizations
  • Free for 3 users
  • Issue Tracker: $3/user/month
  • Agile Tool: $5/user/month

6. Sprintly

  1. Backlog
  2. Scrum Reports
  3. Github Integrations
  • $19 per month to $399 per month

7. nTask

  1. Kanban Board to track tasks
  2. Meeting management capabilities to manage scrum meetings
  3. Time estimation
  • Free with a limit of 100 MB storage
  • Premium starts at $2.99/user/month
  • Business starts at $7.99/user/month

8. VersionOne

  1. Sprint Planning
  2. Scrum Reports & Analytics
  3. Story, defect, and test tracking
  4. Release planning
  • Free with limited capabilities
  • Other plans requires you to contact the team for a quote

9. VivifyScrum

  1. Product Backlog
  2. Multiple Sprints
  3. Sprint Goal
  4. Burndown charts
  5. Stats per user
  6. Planning poker to estimate user stories
  • Premium starts at $10/user/month
  • Enterprise plan requires you to contact the team for a quote

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