ZenTao ManualBook Info
1 Introduction
1.1 About ZenTao
1.2 How to get support
2 How to Install ZenTao
2.1 Choose the best installation
2.2 ZenTao Cloud
2.3 One-click Installation Package for Windows (Recommended)
2.4 One-click Installation Package for Linux
2.5 Source Code Installation Package (for all Systems)
2.6 Set up Virtualbox for ZenTao
2.7 Softaculous service
3 Upgrade ZenTao
3.1 Choose Upgrade
3.2 Upgrade by source codes (General for all systems)
3.3 Upgrade for one-click installation package for windows users (xampp)
3.4 Upgrade for one-click installation package for Linux
4 Users and Groups
4.1 Organization Structure
4.2 Add an Account
4.3 Batch Manage Users
4.4 Groups and Privileges
5 Simple Application
5.1 Project and Task Management
5.2 Bug Management
5.3 Product Management
5.4 Individual Task Management
6 Basic Application
6.1 Basic Workflow
6.2 Agile and Scrum
6.3 ZenTao and Scrum
6.4 ZenTao Tutorial for Rookies
6.5 Create a Product
6.6 Create a Story
6.7 Create a Project
6.8 Confirm Stories
6.9 Decompose Tasks
6.10 Report a Bug
6.11 Manage Contacts
6.12 Customization
7 Advanced Application
7.1 Workflow
7.1.1 ZenTao Workflow
7.2 Personal management
7.2.1 My To-dos
7.2.2 My Task, Story and Bug
7.2.3 My Profile
7.3 Product Owner
7.3.1 Manage a Product
7.3.2 Create and Review a Story
7.3.3 Change and Review a Story
7.3.4 Story Status
7.3.5 Notes for Writing a Story
7.3.6 Product Module
7.3.7 Release Plan
7.3.8 Create a Release
7.3.9 Roadmap
7.3.10 Manage Documents
7.3.11 Product Meetings
7.3.12 Project Management, Presentation and Summary
7.3.13 Story Reports
7.4 Project Manager
7.4.1 Create a Project
7.4.2 Set up a Team
7.4.3 Confirm Stories to be done
7.4.4 Decompose Tasks for Stories
7.4.5 Daily Standup Meetings
7.4.6 Check Project Progress via Burndown Chart
7.4.7 Check Project Progress via Lists
7.4.8 Presentation and Summary Meetings
7.4.9 Basic reports of Tasks
7.5 Development Team
7.5.1 Project planning meeting and decompose tasks
7.5.2 Claim and update Tasks
7.5.3 Create a Build
7.5.4 Test Task
7.5.5 Resolve a Bug
7.5.6 Manage Documents
7.5.7 Confirm Bugs
7.6 Testing Team
7.6.1 Bug Management
7.6.2 Submit a Bug
7.6.3 Confim and Close a Bug
7.6.4 Activate a Bug
7.6.5 Find a Bug
7.6.6 Test Case
7.6.7 Create a Test Case
7.6.8 Manage a Test Task
7.6.9 Execute Cases and Report Bugs
7.6.10 Reports
8 Configuration
8.1 Maintain ZenTao
8.1.1 Initialize scripts
8.1.2 Back up ZenTao
8.1.3 Recover the deleted
8.1.4 Update Burndown charts
8.2 Deploy ZenTao
8.2.1 Guest Login
8.2.2 Cnfigure Email
8.2.3 Set Super Admin
8.2.4 Configure Static Access
8.2.5 Delete "zentao" from your address
8.2.6 Integrate ZenTao with SVN
8.2.7 Integrate ZenTao with Git
8.3 Import other systems
8.3.1 Import data from bugfree
9 Custom Development
9.1 ZenTao Mechanism of Developing
9.2 ZenTao Directory
9.3 Modify files
9.4 ZenTao Database
9.5 Common Modules
9.6 Add features to navigation bar
9.7 Examples: Modify Language Prompt
9.8 Examples: set priority when creating bugs
9.9 Web Editor
9.10 Packaging Standards of ZenTao 1.1
10 Other Relevant Issues
10.1 About third-party code
10.2 ZenTao FAQ
10.3 How to Help ZenTao
10.4 ZenTao Business Service
10.5 Acknowledgement

About ZenTao

2015-09-09 13:16:40
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1. What is ZenTao for?

ZenTao is an open source project management software, developed by Qingdao Nature Easy Soft Network Technology Co. Ltd. Combining product management, project management, quality management, document management, organization management and to-do management. It is a professional project management software, covering the core processes of software development projects.


ZenTao is practical and pragmatic. It has full features and beautiful interfaces, and is easy to use. Zentao is well structured and can be flexibly extended. It also has powerful search features, various forms of statistical reports and complete API. 

ZenTao focuses on development project management!

2. Why is it called ZenTao?

Zen(禅) and Tao(道) are the two Chinese characters that have rich meanings in both religion and culture. ZenTao Project Management Software take the cutural meaning of Zen and Tao, and is expected to convey our understanding and thinking of management. Inspired by The Tao of Programming and The Zen of Programming, we named our software ZenTao.

3. Design philosophy of ZenTao PMS

The main design philosophy of ZenTao Project Management Software is based on Scrum, an internationally popular agile management methodology. Scrum is very pragmatic and easy to operate, so it fits in the fast iterative development of software projects. However, Scrum only defines the core management framework. There are still many details and processes have to be extended and developed. Based on the philosophy of Scrum and with the observation of the current R&D status in China, ZenTao integrates bug management, test case management, release management and document management, and it completely covers the entire life cycle of software R&D. In ZenTao, the concepts of product, project and test are clearly defined. Product team, developing team and testing team coordinate and check with each other while they function differently. The three teams interact with each other through stories, tasks and bugs, and eventually deliver the product with quality.

4. Why choose ZenTao PMS

  • ZenTao is a professional development project management software and cannot be replaced by simple project management software.
  • ZenTao has precise and pragmatic management philosphy, which will accelerate agile development.
  • ZenTao has full features, so you don’t need to integrate several systems together, like mantisbt + trac + testlink.
  • Open source code and flexible extension mechanism, and is convenient to uses and re-develope..
  • Underlying framework and front-end UI framework developed independently; robust and stable with beautiful interface and friendly interaction.
  • Perfect community mechanism; you can get technical support and help in time.
  • Zero input which means you have no risk for choosing ZenTao compared with other business software that cost you tens of thousands of dollars.
  • Support various deployments, either private deployment or cloud services.

5. Features of ZenTao PMS

  • Product management: including products, stories, plans, releases and roadmaps;
  • Project management: including projects, tasks, teams, builds and burndown charts;
  • Quality management: including bugs, test cases, test tasks and test results;
  • Document management: including product document library, project document library and customized document library;
  • Work management: including to-do management and personal work management like my tasks, my bugs, my story and my projects;
  • Organization management: including departments, users, groups and privileges;
  • Report: various statistical reports;
  • Search feature: powerful search help you find the data you need.
  • Extension mechanism: extensible almost anywhere in ZenTao;
  • API mechanism: convenient for integration with other systems.
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