For Software Teams
Peer-to-Peer Agile Project Management For Software Teams
Acorn is an open-source, peer-to-peer project management application. It is designed and built as a scrum-alternative, Agile Development Pattern for distributed software development teams.
What's special about Acorn
Acorn is not your typical project management tool. Here are a few reasons why. 👇
Truly distributed collaboration
Acorn is built as a Holochain application, meaning it runs on decentralized peer-to-peer computing and can be used without server infrastructure or a hosting service. The users of a particular Acorn instance are its hosting power.
Intended Outcomes, not goals
In Acorn's ontology projects are managed through the lens of Intended Outcomes, their dependencies, Scope, and Achievement Status in a Plan-Do-Check-Act Cycle process. This helps you and your distributed team stay on track while working on a complex project.
More intelligent project management
Acorn provides the sweet-spot combination of annotated and computed metadata to help you and your team make sense of the complexity of your project, make measurable estimations of Outcome achievement durations, and to see the progress status of the project as a whole.
Multiple lenses for your project
Each project view in Acorn helps you and your team members when you have a different kind of focus. There is Map View to offer a high-level overview, Table View which is task-oriented, and Priority View for aligning your team.
Who's Involved in Developing Acorn
Acorn was envisioned and prototyped (using a third party platform) by the Holochain core development team in 2018 to organize their own planning and execution process.
In August 2019 Sprillow undertook a design process and began building Acorn on Holochain and continues to today. In June 2022 the first major release of Acorn (Alpha) was published and it's currently in an Alpha testing phase.
Lightningrod Labs is the container for the continuous development of Acorn alongside some other projects powered by Holochain.
Download the latest Acorn alpha release
Available as native desktop app for MacOS, Windows and Linux.
Download and install the latest version of Acorn's alpha release to get started.