The GreenHopper task board is designed to replace a white board scrum board but we still need to have a physical scrum board for a couple of things, including a Sprint Calendar
A scrum/sprint calendar is a common things for any team doing SCRUM, typically teams uses Sprints of 2 to 4 weeks, within the particular Sprint there are a number of events to keep track of when they occur.
As of now, GreenHopper has a Start Date, End Date and Release Date for every sprint, but they are not visible in an integrated Sprint Calendar.
Depending on the practitioner, the particulars of the calendar will change but will include dates like
- Daily standup time
- Date of feature freeze
- Date of Code freeze
- Demo date
- Product Backlog Planning Date
- Sprint Planning (part 1/2) Date
- Sprint retrospective date
Ideally a Sprint calendar would be integral to Greenhopper and be fully configurable with the milestone dates all present. This would then be vsiisble on a sidebar when the taskbar was in view.
A poor man's version would be an editable textbox which was not integrated to GreenHopper, which one could view with the task board opr even a poorer poor man's as a gadget for the dashboard would help.