Chapter 5 – Meeting GitScrum Main Features

Productivity and collaboration features to improve your team's performance

Chapter 5

GitScrum has all the necessary features you need to create fantastic projects and amaze your clients. Work face-to-face with your team, together or remotely, to plan, execute and monitor your projects and daily tasks and schedules. Track team members’ progress with visual graphic features and provide feedback to clients. Optimize data processing to obtain customer feedback and improve services and products, and release winning projects. Motivate your team with gamification and skyrocket your productivity!

Here is a brief presentation of our features:

GitScrum White Label

The GitScrum White Label is a premium feature for you to stand out in your market. Have you ever imagined having a complete project management tool, to support your clients and showcase your projects to them? Besides, in an interface fully branded with your logo and domain? Now, you can!

You don’t have to spend thousands of dollars to develop your own project management from zero, just set up your GitScrum White Label.

With GitScrum White Label, you customize GitScrum, replacing our logo with your own brand, a favicon, and still using your own domain, subdomains, and SMTP server (email address).

On Chapter 3, you have learned how to set up GitScrum White Label.

Workpace settings - White Label

GitScrum Board

The GitScrum Board brings a modern version of the Kanban boards, which help thousands of professionals do their work daily worldwide.

There is a wide variety of applications and things you can create with this feature (production flow, product roadmap, company planning). The most popular way to use it is to organize your weekly workflow, adding all your tasks and your team’s assignments to manage on your board.

You can create one separate GitScrum Board for each one of your big projects, so you will keep your demands better settled in the long term.

The GitScrum Board helps you fix goals for the team, turn dreams into objectives and guide your collaborators to accomplish the tasks, since it allows you to add rich information to the tasks’ cards, such as texts, image attachments, documents, and video URLs.

Efficient communication is the key to build a successful team, and GitScrum Board is your first feature to achieve that.

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GitScrum Task Type

This is the feature to help you standardize task requests, sort types, and make their identification faster when team members receive assignments. When you create new task types, you choose colored labels and names for them, so tasks will be categorized on your GitScrum Board, so collaborators will know what the demand is about.

A marketing team can sort task types like “email”, “landing page”, “newsletter”, “sales letter”, and so on. A design team might need tasks like “logo”, “package design”, “user interface design”, and others. You determine the most current tasks for your team, and create new tasks any time!

GitScrum Subtask

GitScrum Subtask is the feature to facilitate task organization on your GitScrum Board. You will organize tasks in projects, but there will also be groups of tasks to be done together, so, in order to better organize your flow, you can create your task hierarchy with tasks and subtasks, releasing and approving the subtasks that have already been concluded. The objective is to make your work more organized and agile, besides giving precise feedback to stakeholders on task and subtask status.

Subtask

Subtask

GitScrum Form2Task

GitScrum Form2Task is your feature to create Tasks using forms. They are used to guide your assistants and team on task execution, inform important data on tasks and send task requests quickly. The purpose is to support your team to work efficiently and reach goals.

Form2Task

Form2Task

GitScrum Custom Fields

GitScrum Custom Fields help you make task requirements more specific and appropriate to your profession, your working area. This way, you save time making communication faster with your team, and the GitScrum Form2Tasks more complete. You can add as many custom fields as you need, to clear the understanding of a task.

GitScrum Sprints

Sprints (or milestones) are time-boxed sets of tasks you associate with your company goals, aiming to engage your team to reach them, surpassing their own limits, and gradually overcoming expectations.

Their purpose is to lead your team to work in an autonomous way, delegating power to your team members so they monitor their own progress along with you, be aware of their responsibility and help each other to perform better. This feature is integrated into your GitScrum Board, so you can include the tasks from the board right into the weekly sprint, do updates on the board, then check the sprint for a quick outlook.

Sprints create

Sprints create

Sprints Edition - productivity feature

Sprints Edition – productivity feature

 

GitScrum Gantt Charts

A Gantt chart is a powerful graphical representation of the traditional waterfall model with the agile methodology, and it’s used for planning and scheduling projects. They help you understand how long a project should take, determine the resources needed, and plan the tasks accordingly.

Just like our other features, GitScrum Gantt Charts is also very visual, so it presents tasks in colorful bars for fast identification by the team. You can use one color for each type of task, to facilitate task management and interaction with the team members.

GitScrum Gantt Charts is also used to provide feedback to clients, about the situation of projects.

 

GitScrum Gantt Charts - monitor productivity

GitScrum Task Checklist

Here is a resource for you to check your tasks doing quick searches by several options of criteria – by team members, by period, by task type… you can apply one or more filters and visualize the status of your team tasks, to check your overall situation and provide feedback to managers and clients.

Task Checklist

Task Checklist

GitScrum Time Tracking

GitScrum Time Tracking is a productivity tool that helps managers and coordinators measure the necessary time for the accomplishment of a task. It is useful for assessing collaborators’ performance, but also to support budgeting and planning project schedules, especially when there are new tasks the team is not used to doing.

Time Tracking

Time Tracking

GitScrum User Stories

GitScrum User Stories are your future to work focusing on end-users, your customers, or your clients’. They are short forms that describe one customer’s need, one expectation, or something they are lacking, for a specific application.

They began to be used by the software industry, but today all kinds of businesses are benefitting from them as a resource to organize customers’ feedback and forward them to marketing professionals, designers and developers, so they can improve products and services.

See more details about GitScrum User Stories on a specific chapter about this feature.

User Story example (customer standpoint – product software):
“As a retail software user, Joan (23) needs to complete the charging process in fewer screens, so she can finish more sales.”

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GitScrum Mind Mapping

GitScrum Mind Mapping is a tool used for creative brainstorms and collaboration among teams. It’s ideal to annotate and order ideas, plan activities, make company charts and didactic graphs. There are many things you can create and teach with this technique, to increase the knowledge of your team and promote insights exchange.

Mind Mapping

Mind Mapping

GitScrum Wiki

GitScrum Wiki is the feature you will use to create and share internal content among team members. It is useful to exchange ideas, reference texts, and images, create sample pages, collaborate together on creating ideas, and encouraging talents to contribute to the company’s knowledge.

As you can create private and public pages and share their hyperlinks with colleagues and clients on WhatsApp, email, and social media, you will see how many possibilities this feature offers: testing content creation for your clients, editing news, adding content to your projects…

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GitScrum Documents

GitScrum Documents is your documents cloud, integrated in your project management tool. It’s not necessary to use other clouds or attach external files, although you can if you want to. You’ve got unlimited storage space to include all files related to your projects and keep all information safe and organized.

With this feature, you facilitate exchanging files among your colleagues.

You will see how easy it is to upload your files, by dragging and dropping or choosing from Dropbox or Google Drive, and attach them to your tasks. Keep documents related to your projects and never face problems again with missing files.

Documents Upload

Documents Upload

GitScrum Rock Star Team

GitScrum Rock Star is your gamification feature. It was developed for companies and teams to create challenges and stimulate healthy competitiveness while having fun at work. It is a growing trend in the whole world, and it’s helping teams create motivation for individuals to surpass their own limits at work, in a playful way.

The intention of the gamification program is to reward the best performing collaborators, in the short and long term, with points and some kind of award, providing recognition to every positive goal accomplishment, celebrating results together.

To start gamifying your activities, you will need to create a gamification project.

Rock Star Team

Rock Star Team

GitScrum Task Effort

GitScrum Task Effort is the feature for intelligent effort level management, by attributing point values to tasks, in order to do task estimates and help decision making. Assess the size and complexity of each task and assign points that will help manage your team’s effort to fulfill assignments.

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GitScrum Task Effort Templates

GitScrum Task Effort Templates are useful to plan projects based on different tasks you previously know or tested. You can name effort templates as you wish to make them comprehensible to your team. Relate basic tasks to names that remind people of a beginner stage, and the complex tasks to advanced stages.

Collaborators will feel encouraged to be assigned a “ninja” or a “genius” level task, don’t you think?

GitScrum Interaction Features

Meet our extra features that will boost your productivity and communication efficiency. They will impact the way you interact and collaborate daily with your teammates on GitScrum:

Mentions

Request teammate attention by adding @ and his/her name on a task.

Attachments

Include supporting documents to help collaborators understand requests:
On your task card, on the “Attachment” item, just drag and drop your files. Otherwise, click to select them from your computer.

Due Dates

Determine deadlines for your tasks, by clicking the Gear ⚙️icon on your Task card on GitScrum Board, then edit “Dates” of your task.

Assign & Collaborate

Delegate Tasks to one or more specific team members. Use the “person” icon on your task card on the GitScrum Board.

Notifications

Get notified when your assistants mention you, when they finish tasks, or when you are assigned to a task.

Comments

Make comments on colleagues’ tasks, in order to contribute to their accomplishments. Guide task execution using the comments space, available on every task card.

Videos

Reference videos can help people understand how to accomplish many types of tasks. Thus, you can add Youtube and Vimeo URLs on your task cards to help your team.

Labels

Identify your task status or priorities by colors, and help your collaborators work easily and faster. You can change labels on the right top (…) icon of each column on your GitScrum Board.

Code Highlights

Include code snippets in your task descriptions to standardize and facilitate your development process. Use the code editor on the task cards for this.

 

 

 

 

Denise Maciel

GitScrum copywriter - Marketing & advertising specialist, communicator, artist in spare time.