Sprint.ly is a new agile product backlog management tool which promises to make it easier for everyone in your company to contribute to the product creation process.
Sprint.ly allows anyone, even non-technical users, to easily create requests for new features. It provides built-in forms that prompt the user to create User Stories using the “As a.. I want… So that…” story format. You can also create defects, tasks and tests.
Everyone gets to have a say in prioritizing the backlog by voting up or down stories and defects.
No more status reports
Management are kept up to date by viewing the included charts and reports which show completed, in progress and outstanding work. Hopefully this means developers no longer have to write and send out those weekly status reports.
Attractive user interface
Deep GitHub integration
Stories and Defects in Sprint.ly can be linked to the GitHub repository, with commit messages attached as comments and links provided back to the repository. They specifically refer to GitHub, so it’s not clear if Sprint.ly could be integrated with other Git repositories, such as BitBucket or non-Git repositories.
Pricing and availability
Sprint.ly has just launched in Beta and is charging an introductory price of $9 per seat per month. While this price doesn’t seem too steep, it could easily add up once you add all those “non-technical” users. It would have been nice to see Sprint.ly adopting a freemium model to allow people to try the product with no risk. Offering a no-cost option might attract a few more early adopters to try it out and spread the word.
More information… Sprint.ly