10 Free Scrum Project Management Tool

While the best tools for managing Scrum are note cards, whiteboards and big visible charts, there are many online tools that lets you manage a project using the Scrum methodology. If you are managing a Scrum for the first time, then we recommend you to stay with note cards, whiteboards and charts as the tools for managing until you have become familiar with the entire Scrum framework. When you are familiar with it, its fruitful to try your hands on some software tools that let you manage Scrum efficiently while you deliver.

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While there are many commercial tools available, here in this post we have a list of free tools that are used for Agile/Scrum project management.

1. Agile Tracking Tool

Agile Tracking Tool is a free open source tool that helps in knowing how much work is in progress and blocked. It maintains your backlog items with categories and lets you add acceptance criteria and comments on the backlog item. It provides support to measure iteration velocity and forecasts when work will be done using the measured velocity.

More info here.

2. iMeta Agility – Community Edition

iMeta Agility is a Silverlight application for the management of Scrum projects. The iMeta Agility’s Community Edition gives you full access to the system for teams of up to 5 members for FREE. It provides every essential feature that is needed by Scrum like Online Multi User, Product Backlog, Story Management, Sprint Management, Task Board and Burndown Chart.

More info here.

3. PangoScrum

PangoScrum is a free online tool for Scrum that lets you improve continually your efficiency while delivering. It provides a simple and friendly interface to write, estimate and rank priorities in your product backlog through. In PangoScrum the dates of your planning, review and retrospective meetings will be scheduled in a calendar for easy display and access.

More info here.

4. Scrumpy

Scrumpy is a free, standalone, 100% Java application specifically designed to help a Scrum Product Owner maintain a Backlog of User Stories.Scrumpy’s feature set has been carefully scoped to compliment your existing Scrum practices i.e. the ones involving a wall, sticky pieces of paper and people talking to each other. It assists with your day to day Backlog maintenance and provides you with a meaningful long term view that helps you to manage the expectation of your stakeholders.

More info here.

5. Agilito

Agilito is an open source, browser-based agile management tool that aims to do just enough for you to effectively and efficiently manage projects using an Agile methodology. It provides all that are required for Scrum project management.

More info here.

6. IceScrum 2

IceScrum 2 is a free and open source tool to manage a project using scrum. It lets you add stories to your product backlog, divide time in sprints and add stories from the backlog to a sprint. Users can pick up stories in the sprint backlog, estimate them, and complete them. You can also add tests on a story.

More info here.

7. Banana Scrum

Banana Scrum is a web based, online tool for teams practicing agile development, primarily Scrum. It was developed as a result of Codesprinters team’s experience in creating high quality web applications . It is meant to replace project walls, index cards and other paraphernalia of the paper age long gone.

More info here.

8. Sprintometer

Sprintometer is a free and simple user friendly application with modern GUI for Agile projects’ management and tracking. It can be used for management of SCRUM and XP projects. To simplify data exchange with external programs all charts and spreadsheets in Sprintometer can be exported to Microsoft Excel.

More info here.

9. Agilo for Scrum

Agilo is a free and flexible, web-based tool to support the Scrum process. Agilo delivers streamlined functionalities for managing Scrum. It’s free and open source, and can be used without limitations.  It is highly configurable to adapt to your specific workflow. It is designed and developed for Teams, Scrum Master, Product Owner and for all Stakeholder who are involved in the project.

More info here.

10. Agilefant

Alilefant is a free and open source tool for project and iteration management.  Agilefant is capable of bringing together long-term product and release planning, portfolio management and daily work of the entire organization.

More info here.

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  • http://www.brightgreenprojects.com Adam Feldman

    Hi There,

    I’d love to see Bright Green Projects added to the list!

    Bright Green Projects is a Simple Agile Project Tool, based on principles of Scrum and Lean Kanban, the Japanese techniques of Just-In-Time production. We believe in giving people the freedom that comes with a well-organised, transparent project.

    Our product has been in the market for around two years and have have many customers in Europe, the US and Australasia. We have a few customers using Bright Green with over 100 consultants and many thousands of requirements.

    It’s also free for three or less users.

    http://brightgreenprojects.com

    Cheers,

    Adam

  • http://www.scrumedge.com Scrum Tool

    I don’t know if http://www.scrumedge.com is still free or not, but back when we signed up it was free. It would definitely be at the very top of my list, if it is still free.

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  • http://www.scrumedge.com James May

    Yeah I would definitely have scrumedge.com in my list of online scrum tools

  • Mike

    Hi I agree it’s a great list and really useful. I did look in to them all but chose to go for a relative newbie pm tool called Dooster. http://www.dooster.net Definitely worth adding to the list when you next to an update.

  • http://www.versionone.com/scrum_tools/ MH Lines

    VersionOne’s Team Edition is completely free tool as well. Worth checking out.

  • Mitchell

    Great top 10 list here, however, I would like to contribute http://www.axosoft.com/ to the list. They provide a free 1-user license, which is full of tons of features.

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  • http://sector-seven.net Danny

    Hey,

    Nice list, but some are quite outdated.
    For the benefit of others, I would like to add PivotalTracker and the new (still beta) but looks very promising: ScrumWise

  • Jean

    Hey,

    Thank you for sharing.
    In our Agile/SCRUM experience, we are starting to favor real boards and post-its.
    And we are using a free and online tool to handle burn down charts which are a pain to redraw every time.

    http://www.burndown-charts.com/

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  • http://twitter.com/PlanboxInc Magali: Planbox PO

    You can add Planbox to your list!

  • sadaan saeed

    check out yodiz 
    http://www.yodiz.com

  • sadaan saeed

    Kindly add Yodiz to this list 

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_4LNZWYOKLQDII3CQMES2XSW2RU Nathalie

    We use Dooster.  I’m surprised it’s not listed here because it’s good.

  • Iain Brown

    We found google docs to be the best solution for us – I blogged about it here: 
    http://www.littlebluemonkey.com/blog/online-scrum-tools-part-1-the-scrum-board/

  • Tomas

    Simple free scrum tool with hashtags http://www.scrummaster.cz

  • Madhu

    Hi, I have found a tool recently. (Tasketch)
    And It is absolutely for FREE.
    It is designed to use easily and with excellent UI.
    Even though it is currently in Beta, it is very handy.

    You can add it to this list.

    Tasketch (http://tasketch.com)

  • Randy

    VivifyScrum – a new and totally free scrum tool, easy to use and has all the necessary features that a web development team might need. Love it. http://www.vivifyscrum.com/

  • Philippe

    Also agileapex.com is free tool

  • vsevolod

    managity.com is a cloud service for managing it projects