September 13th, 2013

Also the Agilo for Scrum scrumboard gets a filter

by Stefano Rago

Lately, at Agilo Software we have been quite busy working on our testing infrastructure, in order to improve our continuous integration system and get better feedback for our development cycle. So far we achieved pretty good results and we are confident that this can help us speed up our continuous delivery quite a bit!

We haven't stopped fixing bugs and producing new features though, and today we would like to present one of the most important features we recently released: the filter for the scrumboard in Agilo for Scrum.

Similarly to what was already available in the backlog lists, where you can filter stories containing specific keywords, the scrumboard filter allows you to hide stories and tasks which are not relevant to you, so that you can focus better on what you want to see at a given point in time.

The possible filter criteria include:

  • Filter by id (e.g. only the story with id #13...)
  • Filter by task/story summary
  • Filter by tag
  • Filter by task assignee (and specifically, using the special keyword "me" you can filter all but the tasks assigned to you)
  • Filter by status (e.g. show only open stories or done stories)

Multiple filter criteria can be combined together to achieve advanced types of filtering. Here is an example of this feature (click the images for zooming):

Normally, the scrumboard shows all of the stories and tasks

Agilo for Scrum Scrumboard unfiltered

When you want to focus on the stories containing a specific keyword, just type the keyword and select "Story contains: keyword"

Agilo for Scrum Scrumboard, stories filtered

The same thing can be done for tasks

Agilo for Scrum Scrumboard, stories and tasks filtered

At this point the scrumboard is filtered to show only the stories and tasks matching the criteria you selected

On our screencasts page you can find a live demo of the scrumboard filter in action, have a look!

Do you like the feature? Do you think we can improve this even further? What are you waiting for, just let us know in comments area!


Stefano Rago

Stefano Rago joined the agile42 and Agilo Software team in 2010 and he has been growing his agile skills as a scrum team member ever since. The main technical aspects he has been focusing on include continuous integration and delivery, test driven development and refactoring. He's also a technical trainer and coach at agile42, helping and challenging teams to find ways of getting always better.

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