When you make a new Scrum Project in xProcess you'll
be prompted for values of the parameters of the pattern. You can see
these in this screen shot, where as well as defining the name of the
project, you'll be defining the start date, duration (the number of 4
week Sprints) and the Wiki location.
The Wiki location is not a required field but
we've found many people finds wiki's are a convenient way to group
documentation. By providing the location of the wiki in this dialog the
descriptions of your backlog items are automatically transferred to a
wiki page while also being browsable and editable inside of xProcess.
Having created your Scrum project from this pattern, the next thing to do is add your resources. You need to add someone with a Scrum Master role and then others with Participant roles.
With the tasks in the Scrum pattern defined as
top-down, xProcess is, even at this stage, able to provide a project
schedule, based on the specified duration of the project. More useful
though, this is the time to create your first Sprint (right-click on the Sprints task and select New...) and then create some Backlog Items, either in the Sprint or in the Unscheduled Backlog if we don't yet know which Sprint we want them to be completed in. Backlog Items are prioritized, firstly from the particular Sprint into which they are created or moved, and secondly by the priority order of the tasks within a Sprint. You can edit this priority order by opening the Sprint editor, clicking the priorities tab and either dragging and dropping or changing the priority number.
Once you have a Sprint which contains the items the team will be implementing, open the Burndown view. This provides both the history or how much work has been completed so far in the Sprint
and a forecast of what should be completed. You'll see immediately for
example it there's too much work and forecast dates are beyond the end
of the Sprint. Below is an example of just one such Sprint.
Looks like some discussion needs to go on as to whether all the functionality is vital in this Sprint!