Effectively manage product backlogs
Your team can get to work right away because OnTime makes it easy to add new user stories to your backlog. Our interface then empowers you to quickly organize items into an unlimited number of projects and assign them to team members, so it’s clear how every sprint and release will get done.
Adding new user stories & defects
Populate your project backlogs in no time with OnTime’s keyboard shortcuts. Pressing C accelerates your process by dropping down a quick-add form for the name of your next user story. You can also add more crucial details by using the tab key to open a customizable field template.Design custom field templates
Rank your items
Instantly arrange user stories and defects in an order that suits your team goals with OnTime’s stack ranking capabilities. Once items are prioritized you can incorporate subitems to break each feature down into actionable tasks.
Organize into projects and epics
Diversify your team’s work by creating as many projects and subprojects as needed. It just takes a few seconds to add one, drag in items and get working. Sub-projects are also a great way to represent epics that contain a large number of user stories.
Custom filters and sharable views
Filter your backlogs by project, release, assigned user or custom field to retrieve information you need instantly. So everyone has quick access to crucial info like the key projects and releases, frequently used filters and views can be saved or shared with the rest of the team.
Track your entire development team
OnTime empowers teams to know who’s working on what in real time. In our system it's easy to assign user stories to each person with drag and drop, then monitor their progress.
Easily plan releases and sprints
Use OnTime's drag and drop interface to quickly sort user stories into groups that populate your releases. Once a release or sprint has been planned, OnTime gives you the power to find specific item sets with flexible filters, design workflow systems that fit your team's processes, and notify key members when user stories are added or changed. Customer incidents can also be analyzed in this way when you have OnTime Help Desk and Customer Portal.
Plan releases and sprints
Make your process for planning sprints and releases more efficient using OnTime. Our draggable user stories can be quickly added to a project until workload capacity is reached.Sprint & release planning
Kanban-style Planning Board
Our Card View mode allows for you to visualize your backlog in a truly intuitive way. See at a glance where user stories are in your workflows and drag and drop to move them along. Many of the same features of the normal Grid View, including filters and views, work great in Card View.Kanban Planning Board
Automated process workflows
Customize OnTime to fit your operation by choosing how items progress to completion. You can automate various workflow elements like who should be notified of changes, which team roles can move items from step to step, and what actions trigger a work log entry prompt.Workflow & automation
Mimic your team’s internal structure and set up security roles that define how much access each user has to your projects. You can create an unlimited number of roles, so everyone from Scrum Masters to support operatives will have what they need to make OnTime an effective tool.
Robust notification system
Keep teammates in the know with OnTime’s notification system. The configurable settings automatically push critical information to the right people with email notifications. These updates can let them know when fields are changed, items are moved, tasks are neglected, and much more. Even customers can receive notifications to keep them in the loop!Notifications
OnTime Help Desk
Make life easier for your support team and automatically convert their customer requests into user stories, bugs or incidents by having OnTime monitor any number of email accounts. Once the emails are in OnTime, team members can view conversations and reply to customers in-app using our text editor and robust canned response system.OnTime Help Desk
Self-service Customer Portal
Create a home base for customers who need to contact you with OnTime Help Desk's Customer Portal. Our Portal provides your customers with a website where they can report their own incidents and see any public backlogs or wiki documents created with OnTime Team Wiki. These capabilities are why Customer Portal is a powerful way to bring development information to customers and get feedback in return.Customer Portal
Quickly analyze burndown velocity
Knowing if you'll ship on time is crucial to project success. That’s why OnTime Scrum helps you monitor and analyze your team’s progress with burndown charts. These charts use your team's work logs to create a trend line that represents "velocity" and predicts whether your sprints and releases are on track.
Track work estimates
Find out how well your team is progressing through a project with OnTime’s ability to track the amount of completed work in your backlog. First, our system ensures your team is submitting work log entries via workflow steps, source control commits, and more. Then, once you have all that data, our visual tools illustrate the progress of your sprints and release.Track work logs
Generate Scrum burndown charts
Know when your team is expected to complete a release by using burndown charts to illustrate daily progress. These burndown charts are created by tallying up the estimated work remaining per day and calculating a burndown velocity, a formula that predicts a project’s ship date. This information also allows teams to make informed decisions, re-allocate resources and adjust releases as necessary.Scrum burndown charts
Gain project insight by viewing relevant information in a clear, concise way from OnTime’s customizable management dashboard. You can think of the OnTime Dashboard as a reward for tracking estimates, work logs and other important development information because it interprets all that data to provide meaningful, real-time information, without any additional effort from your team.Management dashboard
Audit Trails & History
Know the history of your process by accessing OnTime’s audit trails. This feature tracks all item modifications to create a detailed set of audit information that tracks when a changes was made, who made it, whether attachments were added, and more.
Assess the success of your team and project with OnTime Reports. Reports respect the settings of your existing backlog view, so it just takes one click to create a report from what you’re currently seeing. You can customize this output with the Report Manager & Designer.OnTime Report Manager & Designer
Integrate with the tools you use
Accommodate your team's unique development needs by utilizing OnTime’s built-in support for popular development environments and source control solutions. Our RESTful APIs also allow your team to craft their own solutions and hook in to other programs they love.
Visual Studio plugin
Stay on top of important items without leaving the development environment by utilizing our Visual Studio integration tool. We've made our OnTime extension as agile as your dev team by bringing in key features of OnTime without impeding on your existing processes.Visual Studio Extension
Team Foundation Server
While Team Foundation Server is often considered an essential source control solution for Visual Studio users, the tool's limited item tracking capabilities can make in-depth project management difficult. Fortunately, the integration with OnTime provides additional reports and workflows to enhance analysis opportunities.
Hooking into your team's TFS is a breeze with OnTime, so now your code and your task items will be accessible anywhere!
Hook into GitHub
Your team can get back to coding even faster when you hook OnTime into your existing GitHub repositories. Every time a team member commits and adds a small amount of additional data to the summary, GitHub will immediately send that information to your OnTime database. From there, it's easy to track the amount of work spent on each commit, and use commits to move items through your workflow.
Source Control Integration
OnTime offers robust source control capabilities for any SCM tool that can be adapted with our API. In addition to TFS and Github, we also have built-in support for TortoiseSVN.
Create your own toolkit
Help your dev team do even more with OnTime’s support for RESTful APIs that expand the functionality of OnTime Scrum. The OnTime API currently supports managing projects, releases, features, defects and tasks, so the program’s core functionalities can be integrated with other applications your dev teams use. The API is built with security and modern development in mind, so it also includes support for OAuth2 and output in JSON.API Documentation
Only use the tools you need
As Scrum teams grow and change, their software needs change with them. That’s why the OnTime platform is a suite of components that can be mixed and matched to equip organizations with all the OnTime features they’ll need to reach full potential. Teams can expand and add new functionality without the hassle of figuring out a new UI, because OnTime components integrate together seamlessly within the interface.