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JIRA Agile Essentials

Book Description

Bring the power of Agile to Atlassian JIRA and run your projects efficiently with Scrum and Kanban

In Detail

JIRA Agile (formerly known as GreenHopper) is a plugin that adds agile project management to any JIRA project. It allows you to visualize your existing process and stimulate incremental improvement. JIRA Agile brings the power of agile methodology to Atlassian JIRA.

With JIRA Agile Essentials you will dive straight into the action, exploring critical agile terminologies and concepts in the context of JIRA Agile. Learn to install and run JIRA Agile, and set it up to run with Scrum and Kanban. Collaborate with your colleagues to define requirements, create user stories, and manage and plan sprints based on the availability of your members. Create reports and share your project progress with other stakeholders.

With this practical guide, you will develop a great working knowledge of JIRA Agile and make your project management much more efficient.

What You Will Learn

  • Understand how JIRA Agile and JIRA work together

  • Install JIRA Agile and extend it beyond project tracking

  • Manage and run your JIRA projects with Scrum or Kanban

  • Customize your agile boards to adapt to your team's workflow process

  • Create and share project statuses with amazing charts

  • Plan your sprints with JIRA Agile and Team Calendar

  • Integrate JIRA Agile with Confluence

  • Redefine your project management process with the Atlassian stack

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    Table of Contents

    1. JIRA Agile Essentials
      1. Table of Contents
      2. JIRA Agile Essentials
      3. Credits
      4. About the Author
      5. About the Reviewers
        1. Support files, eBooks, discount offers, and more
          1. Why subscribe?
          2. Free access for Packt account holders
          3. Instant updates on new Packt books
      7. Preface
        1. What this book covers
        2. What you need for this book
        3. Who this book is for
        4. Conventions
        5. Reader feedback
        6. Customer support
          1. Downloading the color images of this book
          2. Errata
          3. Piracy
          4. Questions
      8. 1. JIRA Agile Basics
        1. Introducing JIRA Agile
        2. Installing JIRA Agile
          1. Manually installing JIRA Agile
        3. Understanding JIRA and JIRA Agile
          1. The agile board
          2. Card
          3. Issues and issue types
          4. Filters and JQL
          5. Workflows
        4. Using JIRA Agile project templates
        5. Summary
      9. 2. JIRA Agile for Scrum
        1. Scrum
          1. Roles in Scrum
            1. The product owner
            2. The Scrum master
            3. The delivery team
          2. Understanding the Scrum process
        2. Creating a new Scrum board
          1. Understanding the Scrum board
            1. Creating new issues
            2. Creating new epics
            3. Estimating your work
            4. Ranking and prioritizing your issues
            5. Creating new versions
          2. Planning sprints
            1. Starting a sprint
          3. Working on a sprint
            1. Completing a sprint
          4. Reporting a sprint's progress
          5. The sprint report
          6. The burndown chart
          7. The velocity chart
        3. Summary
      10. 3. Customizing the Scrum Board
        1. Managing your board
          1. Enabling ranking
        2. The active sprint mode
        3. Working with columns
          1. JIRA Agile and workflows
          2. Creating new columns
          3. Setting up column layout
          4. Setting up column constraint
        4. Working with swimlanes
          1. Setting up swimlanes
        5. Using quick filters
          1. Creating new quick filters
        6. Summary
      11. 4. JIRA Agile for Kanban
        1. Kanban
        2. Understanding the Kanban board
          1. Creating a new Kanban board
        3. Customizing your Kanban board
          1. Visualizing workflows with Kanban
          2. Setting up column constraints
          3. Controlling what issues to show on the board
          4. Organizing your Kanban board with swimlanes
          5. Creating custom views with quick filters
        4. Releasing a version in Kanban
        5. Improving your team's performance
        6. Improving the process with charts and reports
          1. Cumulative flow diagram
          2. Control chart
            1. Customizing the control chart
        7. Summary
      12. 5. JIRA Agile – Advanced
        1. Customizing Agile Cards
          1. Customizing card color
          2. Customizing card layout
          3. Customizing the card details view
        2. Running parallel sprints with Scrum
        3. Displaying JIRA Agile reports
          1. Using the JIRA dashboard
          2. Using wallboard
        4. Integrating JIRA Agile with Confluence
          1. Setting up an application link with Confluence
          2. Creating Confluence pages from epics
          3. Creating user stories from Confluence
          4. Planning your sprints with Team Calendar
          5. Capturing sprint meeting notes
          6. Creating retrospective reports
          7. Displaying your project in Confluence
        5. Working with JIRA Agile offline
        6. Summary
      13. Index