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Project management tools are great when used properly.  But sometimes you need something simple like Excel.  If you want to do Scrum based development with Excel, check out these resources:

DevX has posted an article by Doug Tillman about using Excel to track your Scrum related projects.  The article contains the Excel spreadsheet he uses.

Mountain Goat Software is an excellent reference site for Scrum and they have a sample burndown spreadsheet.

Scrum Alliance has tons of resources on Scrum including two Excel based planning spreadsheets: XL Support and Scrum Tracking.

Posted on Thursday, April 12, 2007 8:56 AM Agile | Back to top


Comments on this post: Scrum Tracking with Excel

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The resources on Scrum Alliance you have mentioned as excel based planning spredsheets are actually PDF documents.

Any idea whether they have changed or what?

Pankaj
Left by Pankaj Singh on Aug 21, 2008 9:45 AM

# re: Scrum Tracking with Excel
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Not sure when or why the ones from Scrum Alliance have changed.
Left by Scott Kuhl on Aug 21, 2008 11:25 PM

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maybe take a look at http://www.scrumalliance.org/resources/8 and http://www.scrumalliance.org/resources/6
(Found after searching XL Support and Scrum Tracking)
Left by Dominik on Dec 15, 2008 8:06 PM

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I used excel sheets to manage my scrum projects for over 2 years. They got the job done but creating and maintaining them was a pain. About 2 sprints ago i came across ScrumEdge which is very similar to my excel sheet. The big difference is that i don't have to waste tie setting it up... plus it has better charts and many other features.

If you are scrum master i recommend that you sign up. Run the wizard to build your scrum team (only scrum masters should sign up and other team members can be created later) and then your scrum project. Once your team has been assigned tasks in a sprint they can login and see their sprint log (which looks remarkably similar to the excel sheet i created 2 years ago).
Left by Online Scrum Tool on May 21, 2009 1:44 AM

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Thanks for the comments here thsi is a great resource for Agile my suggestion www.team-trick.net
Left by Ankit Vaid on Aug 29, 2010 6:17 PM

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