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Scrum-xProcess: step by step

I always tell people who are starting with xProcess to try the simplest things first, and in particular to try out "Simple Process" before embarking on processes which have more complex features configured, like the Scrum and FDD processes. This is just so you get the idea of what the scheduler does, how to reprioritise tasks and the effects of adding resources, manually assigning tasks, adding constraints (dependencies) and using the gantt and burndown charts. So it's a good idea to read The Simplest Possible Way to Get a Project Plan before reading this article because that takes you very quickly through those first steps.

So I'm assuming you've had a play with those first steps of setting up a project in xProcess and now you're ready to use a more configured process, in fact to use Basic Scrum 3. (Note processes can be easily changed in xProcess so it's very possible further changes have been made to this process by the time you read this article! The p…

Getting started with Scrum-xProcess

There are several useful articles on Scrum-xProcess in the blog and if you're starting using the process it's worth having a browse of these to guide your initial set-up.

Using the pre-defined Scrum process - this is the first of a series of articles on using Scrum-xProcess. You can follow them sequentially from this article.
Don't burn out... Burn Down! - discussion of burndown charts.
Calculating team velocity - discussion of velocity and productivity.
Rescheduling tasks to the date you want - what to do when then auto-scheduler doesn't schedule a task when you want it!

I'm going to start a new article now to take you through step by step of setting up a Scrum process. Here's the link to that one... Scrum-xProcess: step by step.

Opening the source...

The source code of xProcess is finally being released today after several months discussion and negotiation concerning the ownership and licensing terms for the code. We settled on the GNU Affero General Public License and having dotted all the i's and crossed all the t's in the legal documents, it's finally out there. Enjoy!