The purpose of using any tool in a Scrum implementation is to create transparency.

Which tool is used by a team / org does not matter, as long as it's simple and serves the team's purpose.

From surveys, the most teams (83%) use MS Excel or Google Sheets.

Here is a list of some of the tools used:

  • MS Excel / Google Sheets
  • Jira
  • Trello
  • MS Azure DevOps
  • Rally
  • IBM Rational

there are about a million tools out there etc.

As long as one knows how to use Excel well, one should be able to use the tool used by their organization.

See also: Information Radiators