Sprints are a very important part of agile development and Jack Wallen shows you how to add them to the Ora project management tool.
Within the domain of software development and project management, a sprint is a short period of time during which a scrum team tries to complete a certain amount of work. Sprints are at the heart of agile development methodologies, and they can help make your workflows and projects run smoother and better able to deliver on time.
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Many project management platforms offer sprints. If you happen to be looking for a tool to help you manage your agile software development projects, Ora might be a good fit, but even if you’re not into agile development, a sprint can be of value. Whatever the reason, sprints are possible in Ora, and I’m going to show you how to add one.
What you need to add a sprint to Ora
All you need to add a sprint to Ora is a valid Ora account and a project. You can do this on the desktop or web version. I will demonstrate from the web UI.
How to enable the Sprint add-on for Ora
Before you can add a Sprint, we must first enable the necessary add-on. To do this, log into your Ora account from your default web browser. Once you’ve logged in, you’ll see a three-dot button to the left of the project name. Click that button to display a pop-up menu (Image A).
Click Add ONs and Integrations. In the resulting window (Figure B), find Sprints and click the ON/OFF slider until it is in the ON position.
When you enable the Sprints add-on, a new pop-up window opens (Figure C).
In this new window, make sure you enable the required add-ons, namely Pipeline Workflow and Multiple Collection Views, configure whether you want to track story points, business values, or both, and what lists you want for the Sprint vision. Then click on Save & Go to Sprints.
The available lists for the Sprint view are:
- To do, in progress, done
- To do, in progress, testing, done
- To Do, In Progress, QA, Done, To Deploy
- To do, in progress, waiting for testing, testing, done
You can adjust the list later if necessary.
Once the Sprints add-on is enabled, you will automatically be taken to the Sprints page in the project where you can start a new sprint (Figure D).
Click New Sprint and in the new pop-up (Figures E), give the sprint a name, a duration and select the list of the work completed.
And that’s all there is to adding sprints to Ora. With this feature, you and your team will be better able to handle agile methodologies using an easy-to-use project management platform.
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