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Agile Project Management with GreenHopper 6 Blueprints

Book Description

Written by an Agile enthusiast, this comprehensive guide to GreenHopper will help you track and manage your projects in a way that achieves the best value for your team. Excellent reading for everybody from stakeholders to scrum masters.

  • Manage multi-project and multi-team backlog items for agile projects

  • Learn how to use GreenHopper’s rich interface features to focus on the work at hand and increase productivity

  • Easy agile process adoption with pre-sets for Scrum & Kanban

  • In Detail

    Agile methodologies like Scrum focus on customer values in an incremental way. Regular planning, tracking, reporting, and improving can become equally challenging from a project management perspective. GreenHopper is a tooling support for JIRA that offers easy adoption of agile practices through rich interfaces for effective team collaboration and project management.

    Agile Project Management with GreenHopper 6 Blueprints is a step-by-step guide that teaches you how to manage agile projects using the GreenHopper tooling system. With easy adoption using pre-sets for Scrum & Kanban, the rich interface focuses on the work at hand, increasing team productivity. Executing sprints, tracking sprints, and reporting on agile projects has never been so easy. The integration with different development environments helps teams to focus on collaboration, communication, and continuous improvement. This book covers agile project management concepts using GreenHopper.

    You will learn about backlog management for your agile team, how to create projects and boards for your agile team, and how to create new backlog items, prioritize items, estimate backlog items, create sprints, and update technical task status and report on the same.

    You will learn everything you need to know about managing an agile project using GreenHopper and how to achieve the best value for your team.

    Table of Contents

    1. Agile Project Management with GreenHopper 6 Blueprints
      1. Table of Contents
      2. Agile Project Management with GreenHopper 6 Blueprints
      3. Credits
      4. About the Author
      5. About the Reviewer
        1. Support files, eBooks, discount offers and more
          1. Why Subscribe?
          2. Free Access for Packt account holders
      7. Preface
        1. What this book covers
        2. Who this book is for
        3. Conventions
        4. Reader feedback
        5. Customer support
          1. Errata
          2. Piracy
          3. Questions
      8. 1. Getting Started with GreenHopper
        1. Being Agile
        2. Agile flavors
        3. Scrum
          1. Scrum team
          2. Scrum events
          3. Scrum artifacts
        4. Agile project management
        5. Tooling system
        6. GreenHopper
          1. Prerequisites for GreenHopper
          2. Installing GreenHopper
          3. Accessing GreenHopper
          4. Common uses and examples
        7. GreenHopper glossary
        8. GreenHopper interface features
          1. Single view
          2. Inline editing
          3. Drag-and-drop
          4. Quick filtering
          5. Responsiveness
          6. Highlighting
          7. Flexible elements
          8. Understandable
          9. Intuitive
          10. Target audiences
        9. Agile project example
          1. Project scenario
          2. GreenHopper projects
        10. Summary
      9. 2. Planning Your Sprints with GreenHopper
        1. Creating a project
        2. Creating a board
          1. Plan mode
          2. Work mode
          3. Report mode
        3. Creating an Epic
        4. Creating a Story
        5. Creating subtasks
        6. Ranking the backlog
        7. Creating a Sprint
        8. Summary
      10. 3. Estimating and Time Tracking
        1. Estimating
        2. Time tracking
        3. Estimating using GreenHopper
          1. Story points
          2. Original time estimate
          3. Business value
          4. Issue count
        4. Estimating the backlog with Story points
        5. Estimating the backlog with hours
        6. Estimating the backlog with business value
        7. Estimating the backlog with issue count
        8. Time tracking with hours
        9. Time tracking with Tempo plugin
        10. Summary
      11. 4. Using the Work Board to Update Issues
        1. Understanding the task board
        2. Scrum task board in GreenHopper
        3. Using GreenHopper Simplified Workflow
        4. Adding a column to the task board
        5. Updating an issue status on the task board
        6. Updating issue details on the task board
        7. Using keyboard shortcuts on the task board
        8. Ranking issues on the task board
        9. Summary
      12. 5. Using Quick Filters and Highlighting Issues
        1. Working with filters for project backlog
        2. Working with Quick Filters
        3. Working with Swimlane
          1. Queries
          2. Stories
          3. Assignees
          4. No Swimlanes
        4. Highlighting issues
          1. Issue types
          2. Priority
          3. Assignees
          4. Queries
        5. Summary
      13. 6. Understanding the Burndown Chart
        1. Burndown chart
        2. Typical Burndown charts
          1. Ideal team
          2. Good or great team
          3. Overloaded team
          4. Not enough work
          5. Less work committed
          6. Scope change
        3. Viewing the Burndown chart in GreenHopper
        4. Burndown chart measurement units
        5. Configuring working and non-working days
          1. Time zone
          2. Standard working days
          3. Non-working days
        6. Scope management for Sprint
        7. Summary
      14. 7. Ending a Sprint
        1. Completing a Sprint
        2. Working with unfinished Sprint backlog
        3. Viewing the Sprint report
        4. Viewing the completed backlog
        5. Completing an Epic
        6. Summary
      15. 8. Project Reporting Using Charts
        1. Agile Project Reporting
        2. Reporting in GreenHopper
        3. Working with velocity chart
        4. Working with epic report
        5. Working with control chart
        6. Working with a cumulative flow diagram
        7. Summary
      16. 9. Managing Kanban Team with GreenHopper
        1. Kanban system
        2. Push model versus Pull model
        3. Kanban for software delivery and the services team
          1. Maintenance team
          2. Operations team
          3. Infrastructure/Network team
          4. Services/Support team
        4. Creating a Kanban board in GreenHopper
        5. Configuring columns and limiting work in progress
        6. Creating Swimlane for Kanban team
        7. Ranking issues on the Kanban work board
        8. Reporting for the Kanban team
          1. Cumulative Flow Diagram
          2. Control chart
        9. Summary
      17. A. Continuous Improvement
        1. Retrospective
        2. Knowledge sharing
        3. Process improvements
        4. Wiki integration
        5. Testing collaboration
        6. Team communication
        7. Continuous integration
        8. Technical debt
        9. Code review
          1. Reporting and dashboard
          2. Notifications
          3. IDE integration
          4. Plugins
      18. Index