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How to add the Sprints add-on to the Ora project management tool


Sprints are a very important component of agile development and Jack Wallen shows you how to add them to the Ora project management tool.

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In software development and project management, a sprint is a short period during which a Scrum team attempts to complete a set amount of work. Sprints are at the very heart of agile development methodologies, and they can help make your workflows and projects run more smoothly and become more capable of delivering on time.

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Many project management platforms offer sprints. If you’re looking for a tool to help you manage your agile software development projects, Ora might be a good choice, but even if you don’t do agile development, a sprint might be useful. Whatever the reason, sprints can be organized in Ora, and I’ll show you how to add one.

What you’ll need to add sprint to Ora

The only things you will need to add a sprint to Ora are a valid Ora account and a project. You can do this on the desktop version or on the web. I will demonstrate from the web UI.

How to activate the Sprint add-on for Ora

Before we can add a Sprint, we must first activate the necessary add-on. To do this, log in to your Ora account from your default web browser. Once logged in, you should see a three-dot button to the left of the project name. Click this button to display a context menu (Figure A).

Figure A

The Ora project menu popup.

Click Add ON and Integrations. In the resulting window (Figure B), locate Sprints and click the ON/OFF slider until it is in the ON position.

Figure B

Enabling the Sprints add-on in Ora.

When you activate the Sprints add-on, a new pop-up window opens (Figure C).

Figure C

The Sprints popup window.

In this new window you will need to make sure to enable the required add-ons which are pipeline workflow and multiple collection views, configure if you want to track story points, business values ​​or both, and what lists you want for the Sprint to see. After you’ve taken care of that, click Save and go to Sprints.

Lists available for the Sprint view include:

  • To do, In progress, Done
  • To do, In progress, Test, Done
  • To Do, In Progress, QA, Ready, To Deploy
  • To do, In progress, Awaiting test, Test, Done

You can customize the list later if needed.

Once the Sprints add-on is activated, you will automatically be redirected to the project’s Sprints page, where you can start a new sprint (Figure D).

Figure D

Our new Sprints page is ready for action.

Click on New Sprint and, in the new pop-up window (Figure E), give the sprint a name, a duration and select the list that will house the finished work.

Figure E

Create your first sprint in Ora.

And that’s all there is to adding sprints to Ora. With this feature, you and your team will be better able to manage agile methodologies using an easy-to-use project management platform.

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