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Lighweight command line tool for agile project management

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Lightweight command line tool for agile project management.


To install the jicagile package.

.. code-block:: bash

pip install jicagile

Or install it from source.

.. code-block:: bash

git clone
cd jicagile
python install


The package comes with a command line utility named ``agl``.
When you run the ``agl`` command it assumes that you are in
a directory where you want to store your agile project management

The command below creates a task with the title
``"Learn how to use agl cmd line"`` of size 3. The available
story point sizes are 1, 3, 5 and 8.

.. code-block:: bash

agl add "Learn how to use agl cmd line" 3

This will create a ``backlog`` directory and place a file named
``learn-how-to-use-agl-cmd-line.yml`` file in it. It will also
create the directories ``current/{{todo,done}}``.

To move the task to the current sprint.

.. code-block:: bash

mv backlog/learn-how-to-use-agl-cmd-line.yml current/todo

To mark the task as done.

.. code-block:: bash

mv current/todo/learn-how-to-use-agl-cmd-line.yml current/done

To add a task to the current "todo" list one can use the ``-c`` argument
(mnemonic current).

.. code-block:: bash

agl add -c "Email friends about jicagile" 1

To list the content of the backlog.

.. code-block:: bash

agl list backlog/

The ``todo`` and ``done`` directories have aliases so you do not need to
specify the full path to list their content.

.. code-block:: bash

agl list todo
agl list done

You can edit tasks using your favorite text editor or you can use the
``agl edit`` command. For example the command below increases the number
of story points from one to five.

.. code-block:: bash

agl edit current/todo/email-friends-about-jicagile.yml --storypoints=5

You can add themes to your project.

.. code-block:: bash

agl theme add admin "Emails, forms, meetings, etc"
agl edit current/todo/email-friends-about-jicagile.yml --theme=admin

Themes are stored in a .themes.yml file.

You can specify a team as well by manually creating a ``.team.yml`` file
in the agile project directory.

.. code-block:: yaml

- lookup: TO
first_name: Tjelvar
last_name: Olsson
- lookup: MH
first_name: Matthew
last_name: Hartley

You can then associate a task with a primary contact. (This may not be
very agile in that anyone is meant to pick up any task, but I find that
it can be useful.)

.. code-block:: bash

agl add "Write report" 8 -p MH -e admin

In the above ``-p`` is the short hand for ``--primary-contact`` and
``-e`` is short hand for ``--theme``.

Note that as the ``agl`` tool simply creates text files it can be
used together with ``git``. It can be quite satisfying to have the
agile project management file under version control on GitHub.

Once you have had your sprint review meeting and all the relevant
files have been moved to the ``current/done`` directory create a
directory named ``past_sprints``.

.. code-block:: bash

mkdir past_sprints

Then move and rename the ``current/done`` directory there with
todays date using a year-month-day scheme.

.. code-bock:: bash

mv current/todo past_sprints/2016-06-19

Release notes


- Refactored and redesigned the command line interface
- Improved test coverage
- Added color to list output
- Added ability to associate a task with a theme

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