today I am going to explain the process of implementing Scrum with MS PROJECT. Just to be aware, this can only be done if you have Project online version, and not if you have desktop version like Project 2013/2016/2019.
When you open Project choose Sprint Project:
and you will get this:
As you can see, this is Sprint Planning board with all sprints. Let’s say that we want to have five sprints, and each of them should be 3 weeks long. To do that, follow next steps (After you click on Sprint Tab):
I set Star Date for the first sprint (now it is Monday, 14.10.2019), then I put 3w as duration (length) for all sprints, then I add another 3 weeks long sprint (at the bottom of the screen) twice, and I’ve got:
When I click on OK, I’ve finally got:
Now I will add some Tasks, and move them to Sprints:
As you can see I have some Tasks in Sprint1, Sprint2, no Tasks for Sprint3, Sprint4 and Sprint5, and some Tasks which are in my board, but they are not in Sprint yet.
This is – overall planning. No, I want to manage each sprint! Let’s say that I’m interested in Sprint 1:
I can choose this Sprint as Current, or just by it’s name (Sprint1), and I will get:
Let’s say that I am not happy with this board. I want columns like:
- Not Started
I will right click on each column which I want to rename or delete and do it like:
at the end I will have what I want:
Now I can move each and every Task where I want, and how I want. Be aware of this. When you change your Sprint board, you change it for each and every Sprint. So, do not expect that have different Sprint Boards for different sprints. And that is OK, because it doesn’t make a sense that you have different views on the Sprint Backlog for various Sprints.
And, yes this is great.
This was all about Boards (Sprint and Sprint Planning). And this is not all what you can do. It is much more there, and I will cover that in my next Posts.
Until then, stay tuned!