Scrum and Kanban Plugins for Redmine

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 3.3

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 and Kanban features 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. Redmine has a directory where all the plugins are listed: http://www.redmine.org/plugins

Updates
* September 2016: active plugin added : Redmine Agile Plugin, Scrum2B, Scrum-Plugin, Redmine CRM Agile plugin, Redhopper; transfer inactive plugins to inactive section

Active Plugins

* Redhopper

Redhopper is an open source Redmine plugin that allows creating Kanban boards for Redmine. It was inspired by Jira Agile (formerly known as Greenhopper), but follows its own path. Redhopper makes an extensive use of Redmine core concepts (issues, trackers, workflow, etc.) instead of building everything from scratch. No need to define columns, your issue statuses are good enough. No need to define allowed transitions, your workflow already does it. Get a useful board in seconds.

Redhopper Redmine Plugin

Web site: https://git.framasoft.org/infopiiaf/redhopper

* Redmine Agile Plugin

The Redmine Agile Plugin is a commercial Redmine board for agile management. There are sprints, backlogs, charts and swim-lanes. First, the sprint backlog is created from the project backlog and then, during stand-up meetings, tasks are moved on the board using a drag & drop feature. Managers then monitor sprint progress in the charts.
The key features of the Redmine Agile Plugin are:
* project backlog contains all the tasks that are not in the sprints yet
* drag & drop sprint backlog creation
* people using swim-lanes may sort tasks in the sprint
* unlimited number of sprints
* task filters and board search
* board settings on the project level
* drag & drop assignment of the tasks
* drag & drop operation with the board

Redmine Agile Plugin

Web site: https://www.easyredmine.com/redmine-agile-plugin/

* Redmine CRM Agile Plugin

The Redmine CRM Agile Plugin is a commercial Agile plugin that provides the following features for Scrum and Kanban:
* Agile Scrum/Kanban boards
* Burndown charts
* Swimlanes
* Colors
* Sprint planning
* Burnup, Velocity, Cumulative flow charts

Redmine CRM Agile Plugin

Web site: https://www.redminecrm.com/projects/agile/pages/1

* Redmine Backlogs

Redmine Backlogs is an open source Agile plugin that can 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

The development of the original Redmine Backlogs has stopped, but there are a number of forks that are still actively maintained to be compatible with the last Redmine version.

Original web site: https://github.com/backlogs/redmine_backlogs
Some forks web site: https://github.com/patrickatamaniuk/redmine_backlogs, https://github.com/JohnBat26/redmine_backlogs

* Scrum2B

Scrum2B is an open source project management application, specialized in Scrum/Agile projects and Software Development

Scrum2B main features are:
* Visual vision for Scrum/Agile Project Management: display issues in Sprint, columns (Backlog, New, In progress, Completed, Close)
* Easy to drag and drop the issues in columns for planing
* Multi-select: Easy change Status, Sprint for multi-issues

Web site: https://github.com/scrum2b/scrum2b

* Scrum-Plugin

The Scrum-Plugin allows following the Scrum project management approach with Redmine:
* Sprint task board with drag & drop.
* Sprint burndown chart.
* Sprint stats.
* Product backlog with drag & drop.
* Product backlog burndown chart.
* Product backlog stats.
* Edit PBIs & tasks with a pop-up directly in PB or Sprint board.
* Release planning.
* General Scrum stats for project.
* Hints to use the plugin when something is not well configured.
* Easy to setup, plugin settings & configuration per project.
* Several new permissions in Administration section.

Scrum-Plugin

Web site: https://redmine.ociotec.com/projects/redmine-plugin-scrum

Plugins valid for older version of Redmine

* Agile Dwarf

Agile Dwarf, a powerful open source Scrum tool that seamlessly integrates into Redmine to provide Agile project management features

Web site: http://www.agiledwarf.com/, https://github.com/iRessources/AgileDwarf

* 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-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.

Redmine Scrumbler plugin dashboard
Redmine Scrumbler plugin dashboard

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

* Redmine Scrummer

Redmine Scrummer is a Redmine plugin to let it supports the Scrum and Agile approaches. Scrummer is a flexible project management web application written using Ruby on Rails framework.

Web site: https://github.com/BadrIT/redmine_scrummer

* 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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3 Comments on Scrum and Kanban Plugins for Redmine

  1. Redmine has a good activity around it, but the problem with open source plugins is that you never know if they will be mainained for a long time. The truth is sometimes, commercial plugins stop evolving also… ;O)

  2. Redmine Agile Plugin is NOT a Plugin for Redmine. The software is a complete own solution based on redmine.org code and offers a agile Plugin for that solution.

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