Jira for Agile Project Management - 2 Day

 

This JIRA training course is a hands-on immersive workshop that teaches you how to effectively manage your Agile projects with JIRA. Align your core Agile principles and ceremonies with one of the most popular Agile project management tools developed by Atlassian: JIRA. It can be used to manage and track your Agile requirements, defects, issues, products, projects and reports all within a single tool.

Whether you are a team leader, Agile manager, Scrum Master or Product Owner, this course will help you understand the core functionality of JIRA, and allow you to customize the tool to your organization’s software development processes and methodology. From creating projects to managing users, to setting up project views to reviewing reports, this course will set you up to use JIRA for all your agile development projects. The course covers how to create projects, create and track tasks, report and resolve issues, and create and use workflows. We’ll discuss the key screens, fields, and tools within Jira and common plugins.

We’ll discuss how JIRA fits into an Agile team context and integrates with its ceremonies, and how various team members will interact with JIRA during the course of their work. We have a sample project about creating an e-commerce website for selling a product which serves as our Agile case study for the course.

  • Manage Agile projects within JIRA effectively

  • Create Agile projects and manage your team members using JIRA

  • Customize JIRA for your project and program management needs

  • Manage your user stories / requirements / issues and their lifecycle using workflows

  • Configure issue types, schemas, workflows and screens to map your SDLC

  • Run your Agile software development process and ceremonies within JIRA

  • Set up sprints and mange Scrum / Kanban boards as part of your delivery process

  • Handle status updates using customized search and filters

  • Measure and monitor team, product, and release progress using off-the-shelf and customized reports

  • Identify how JIRA can be used in your organization to manage and track work

Outline:

  • JIRA Interface – an Overview

    • Navigation basics and different project views (plan, work, report, search, admin)

    • Cross-referencing tickets

    • Watching and voting for tickets (hands-on exercise)

  • Prioritization and Estimation within JIRA

    • Estimating work using story points / hours

    • Assigning tickets to users and sprints (hands-on exercise)

  • JIRA Issue Types

    • Updating story subtasks

    • Grouping tickets (hands-on exercise)

  • Workflows and Screens

    • Setting up workflows, screens and schemes

    • Editing, managing and deleting workflows (hands-on exercise)

    • Screens – operations and views

    • Setting up screens (hands-on exercise)

    • Managing custom screens and workflows  (hands-on exercise)

  • Managing Scrum Projects

    • Managing boards (backlog refinement, sprint planning and review)

    • Exploring boards and project relationship

    • Improving productivity through day-to-day use

    • Managing tickets, stories, bugs and tasks (hands-on exercise)

    • Labeling and tagging components (hands-on exercise)

  • Optimizing search techniques

    • Refining user stories

    • Filing effective bug reports (hands-on exercise)

    • Starting, managing and closing sprints (hands-on exercise)

    • Leveraging reports

    • Action items on reports during retrospective and review

    • Creating burn-down, sprint and velocity charts (hands-on exercise)

  • Customizing and Advanced Reporting using Dashboards

    • Creating custom reports with JQL filters (hands-on exercise)

    • Designing custom dashboards (hands-on exercise)

    • Developing a custom search report (hands-on exercise)

    • Utilizing custom filters

    • Configuring custom fields, schemes and workflows (hands-on exercise)

  • Open Space

    • Retrospective

    • Feedback and collaborative discussion

  • Managing Add-Ons

    • Collaborating HipChat and Slack

    • Installing third party add-ons

  • Scaling Agile Projects with JIRA

    • Managing Scrum of Scrums for remote teams

    • Coordinating multiple projects and search

    • Managing releases and burn-down charts for reporting

    • Issue Linking and referencing (hands-on exercise)

  • Applying JIRA to non-software projects

    • Expanding Scrum and Kanban workflows

    • Customizing reporting and time tracking (hands-on exercise)

  • Managing Projects with Kanban

    • Setting up Kanban limits (hands-on exercise)

    • Creating Kanban boards (hands-on exercise)

    • Organizing data with swim lanes and custom columns (hands-on exercise)

    • Tracking progress

    • Optimizing work in progress

    • Interpreting cumulative flow and control charts

  • Open Space

    • Feedback and collaborative discussion