I am in involved in several ongoing discussions about various agile electronic tools, so I want to put up a list that I can refresh.The main purpose of these tools is either digitization of the process and artefacts, and possibly support of distributed teams. Regardless, remember that post-its, a white board and markers are enough to get you home in this game. Still, here’s a list with some notes. Some general elements.
– they are heavyweight “bigbangs” that are built in the way that let you do/configure everything;
– that’s make them easy-to-violate SCRUM rules;
– they’re usually showing poor performance when used intensively (e.g. 50 users a time);
– they allow a lot of non-scrum things (e.g. contingencies, several tasks at a time, etc…);
# [agile bench](http://agilebench.com/)
You can create a project to test it out. Deals with tracking, management, task execution and allocation, communication. [Features](http://agilebench.com/full_features_list)
# [jira with grasshopper](http://www.atlassian.com/software/greenhopper/)
Jira, from atlassian, is a solid tool, part of a solid range of products, like confluence, and bamboo. The grasshopper plugin is what makes jira go agile.
# [pivotal tracker](http://www.pivotaltracker.com/)
There’s a free version that will support up to 10 people on a project. [Why](http://www.rallydev.com/why_rally/). These guys are in RTP.
# [urban turtle](http://urbanturtle.com/)
Lots of features, and well loved by Canadians, eh!
simple but powerful… provides planning/prediction tools, back log, iteration management tools, burn-ups, basecamp integration, file attachments for stories, story sizing with planning poker.. OSS (LGPL 2.1), and has an integration API. Pretty new on the scene and gaining a lot of adherents.