Helperbot is your friendly neighborhood Scrum assistant, perfect for distributed and co-located teams alike. This native application brings your agile workflow to Slack, reducing overhead and meeting time while also increasing efficiency and promoting asynchronous work. If you’re a Jira user, Helperbot automatically updates with your tickets, saving you time and energy. Helperbot currently supports planning poker and fist of five ratings, with new features and integrations to be added in the coming months.So, how does it work?• Use the command /estimate [user story] to request story point estimations from your team right in Slack. Helperbot hides your team’s votes until you mark the voting as complete. Once you mark voting as complete, Helperbot provides the median and average points determined by your team. This works asynchronously – your team members can vote at any time while voting is open – and Helperbot will remind the channel if the voting is still open.
:thought_balloon: If you’re a Jira user, Helperbot can insert into Slack the issue title and summary from Jira with the ticket number. You can automatically point the ticket from Slack by selecting either the median or average points.
• Use the command /rate [thing to rate]to set up a fist of five poll, allowing everyone in a channel to pick a number between 0-5 to give their opinion on your question.Helperbot is a discreet, secure, and private tool, leaving your data under your control and only requesting the minimum permissions it needs to function. Check out our FAQ for more information about how Helperbot works and integrating with Jira.Helperbot is a product of Alley, a leading remote agency that’s built on the Scrum@Scale framework. We use Helperbot internally to improve our workflows and make things easier - we hope you do too! Find out more about us at alley.coHave a comment? Want to request a new feature? Helperbot is actively in development so we’d love to hear from you. :heart:
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We don't use invasive permission scopes (no user methods, no conversations read methods, etc), and therefore don't and cannot retain personal information beyond Slack handles and IDs.
Other than the tokens needed to interface with your Slack account, Helperbot stores /estimate and /rate data for up to two weeks since the last interaction with the item, but we may store obfuscated utilization data (not directly attributable to a particular person or specific Slack domain) in perpetuity to determine how Helperbot is used and to improve the service ❤️
If you submit feedback via the Helperbot 'Feedback' button, we may store that response for up to 1 year.
Data archiving and removal policy
After a two-week non-interaction window has expired for an /estimate or /rate item, the in-memory data store (Redis) removes the item. Individual requests submitted to firstname.lastname@example.org to delete other data are handled within a week.
Data storage policy
Data services are provided by shared-tenant third-party cloud vendors (https://www.heroku.com/redis and https://www.jawsdb.com/). Though information is encrypted in transit via TLS/SSL, data is not encrypted-at-rest at the current plan offerings with these vendors.
App/service has sub-processors
Certifications & compliance
Data deletion request procedure
Helperbot does not intentionally store any personalized data (we track unique voters by 'Slack ID'). A request to delete data would will be honored, but may result in our inability to continue providing the service (if we don't know which Slack account to send to, or who is voting, etc)
While this app may offer HIPAA compliance, Slack does not have a business associate agreement with any third-party application providers, including those in the Slack App Directory, so you are responsible for validating the provider's compliance and executing an appropriate agreement before enabling.
Supports Security Assertion Markup Language (SAML)