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Scrum and Kanban Plugins for Redmine

7 November 2011 No Comment

Redmine is a popular open source project management web application. It was written using the Ruby on Rails framework. This software is more oriented towards a traditional approach for project management with Gantt charts and calendar than Agile, Scrum or Kanban. However, Redmine architecture allows however creating plugins to add additional features. The development of a number of Agile and Lean plugins has therefore been started in these past years. However not all those plugins have been in continuous development until the current release of Redmine 1.2.1.

You will find below a list of Scrum and Kanban plugins that you could consider to use. You might also decide to fork some of the “abandoned” projects if you are willing to put them up to date. The number of these plugins is limited and trying to add Scrum/Kanban support to Redmine might not be the easier road for your Agile open source journey. For people that are looking for open source solutions, the Open Source Scrum Tools Directory is a good place to visit to have an idea of available open source Scrum tools.

Active Plugins

* Easy Agile

Easy Agile is a simple task board that allows you to define stories and track their statuses through iteration. The application is quite straightforward for the people familiar with the SCRUM and Agile methodology.

Web site: https://github.com/SphereConsultingInc/easy_agile

* Redmine Kanban

The Redmine Kanban plugin is used to manage issues according to the Kanban system of project management.

Web site: https://github.com/edavis10/redmine_kanban

* Redmine Backlogs

Redmine Backlogs is still a work in progress but can already do a number of useful things for your agile team:
* Sort stories in your product and iteration backlogs
* Track story points for each of your stories
* Display burndown charts to show progress
* Track tasks via your iteration’s taskboard
* Produce printable task board cards
* Track impediments within each iteration

Web site: http://www.redminebacklogs.net/

* Redmine-Scrumbler

Redmine-Scrumbler is a Redmine plugin that allows to use the Scrum/Agile process in projects. Scrumbler have interactive dashboard with the ability to configure for each sprint. Plugin adds Scrum Points field in every issue in project. Scrumbler as possible using the standard redmine structure of projects.

Web site: https://github.com/256MbTeam/Redmine-Scrumbler

Redmine Scrumbler plugin dashboard

Redmine Scrumbler plugin dashboard

Plugins valid for older Redmine version

* Scrum PM

Scrum PM is a plugin for Redmine for Scrum project management. Redmine Version class becomes a sprint and issue becomes task. Most actions support drag and drop and in the dashboard you can change status of your task simply by dragging it to another column.

* Support for UML diagram generators railroad (Rails) and umlgraph (JAVA).
* One click documentation generation (rdoc and javadoc)
* Continuous integration with CruiseControl
* Burndown charts
* Velocity planing

Web site: http://www.software-project.eu/EN/scrumpm
Web site: https://github.com/software-project/scrum-pm

* Version Burndown Charts

Version Burndown Charts Plugin create burndown chart graph for Scrum from ticket’s estimated hours and %Done in target version.

Web site: https://github.com/daipresents/redmine_version_burndown_charts

* Redmine Todos-Scrum Plugin

Development stopped in 2010. A nested, easy to use project based todos plugin for Redmine. Allows easy creation and management of infinitely nestable todo lists on a per project basis, that can be organized into sprints(or releases). Also provides global ‘My Todos’ for all projects. Todos can be allocated to uses, and tied to Redmine Issues.

Web site: https://github.com/dalyons/redmine-todos-scrum-plugin

* Scrumdashboard

Development stopped in 2009 “Scrumdashboard” is a plugin for Redmine. It enables Redmine to better support the Scrum process by giving the users access to a digital “dashboard”. This shows the status for the current sprint through a digital representation of a whiteboard with post-it notes detailing User Stories/Features/etc (from the product backlog) which is often used with projects using Scrum.

Scrumdashboard supports the following:
* Drag & Drop to change the status of an issue, following the workflow
* Change the types of statuses/trackers displayed on the dashboard
* Column sorting for statuses
* Choose which version to display on the dashboard
* Tooltips for each issue
* Display all the issues or only the issues assigned to the current user
* Configure colors for issues displayed

Web site: https://github.com/thus/redmine-scrumdashboard-plugin

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