Scrum workflow for Bitbucket
If you guys were to feature the scrum workflow you'd be an enormous hit (and the Assembla guys would cry), I have been looking for issue trackers with the scrum workflow and mercurial or git, and I could only find Redmine (and a scrumalliance plugin: http://www.redmine.org/boards/3/topics/4014, http://www.redmine.org/boards/1/topics/1214) and Trac + Agilo (mercurial integration is appart), both which are a pain to setup in shared hosting environments.
Explicitly supporting the Scrum workflow could imply the following.
* That one could optionally use the scrum workflow in another tab. * That one could track issue items with no milestone/version/component as backlog items. * That one could track issue items with in a milestone/version/component as sprint items. Essentially, a milestone/version/component could be seen as a sprint. * That one could make daily scrum reports for a project (answer the questions: what have i done, what am i doing and what are my obstacles) that one could see in a little per user/project feed similar to the actual account homepage activity feed, but this would be within the project. * The ability to asign "story points" to issues. It would be utterly awesome if one could invite the "product owners" (register a user for them and give them read permission for the repository) to a more simple/friendly version of the issue tracker for them to input directly their "user stories" in the fashion of a CRM (a very little one =P) that only shows the tickets input by them, and collaborate with developers in a truly agile way. * That one could see the burndown chart for milestone/versions/components. I strongly suggest using Open Flash Charts (http://teethgrinder.co.uk/open-flash-chart/). * And if possible, a scrum task board (http://maxheapsize.com/2009/02/19/the-scrumboard-cheat-sheet/; http://www.mountaingoatsoftware.com/task-boards), that lets you add/remove/drag issues, modifying the burndown chart on-the-fly.
Even while featuring this workflow, some tools/services (i.e. Assembla) don't really feature user stories, which are for describing the client/user viewpoint of the requirements with a certain score assigned (story points) depending on its importance to the project.
I recently toured myself around the existing issues in the bitbucket tracker and spotted a comment where you guys said you like to keep stuff simple, so if you don't really feel like explicitly supporting Scrum, how about the following to be scrum-compatible?:
I'd happily switch to a paid plan if this workflow was supported (at least the burndown, scrum reports and user stories); Assembla charges per user/month/space, which is nosnense since the total expenses would allow our team to rent our own VPS at slicehost and could easily setup redmine/trac.