How to use Agile Planner

1. Install
To install Agile Planner,
  • Download the runtime binary zip file from the latest releases
  • Extract all files from the runtime binary zip file
  • Run the windows installer AgilePlanner.msi (requires elevated command prompt under Vista and administrator on XP/2003).

2. Get Started
To start use Agile Planner in Visual Studio 2008 project
  • Start Visual Studio 2008, create new project or load existing project
  • Right click the project name and select menu "Add | New Item ..."

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  • Select AgilePlanner
  • Dismiss the security warning if it shows up
You will be presented a designing environment like below.

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  1. Graphical designer for iterations and stories
  2. Toolbox for iterations and stories
  3. Treeview Explorer for iterations and stories
  4. Property window for iterations and stories

3. Plan your project's iterations
  • Create iterations by dragging iteration tool from toolbox to the graphical designer
  • Create Stories by dragging story tool from toolbox to the backlog and iterations
  • Edit stories' properties such as name, capacity, priority and status the property window

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Notice: the capacity of iteration updated automatically after dragged stories between iterations and after updated the stories' capacity property, so that you can balance the work load between iterations.

4. Render the diagram
The stories can be colored based on either their status or priority. To switch between these two options, right click the diagram and select menu "Color on Status" or "Color on Priority". The color schema are customizable as the property of the project.

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5. Export
The rendered diagram can be exported to png file by right clicking on the diagram and select menu "Export to image".

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6. Uninstall
You can uninstall this tool from control panel - Add/Remove program.

Last edited Mar 6, 2008 at 3:37 PM by yysun, version 4

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