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Managing Agile Projects with JIRA Software

COURSE TYPE

Advanced

Course Number

3642

Duration

4 Days

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JIRA Software is an industry-recognised project-tracking tool that can be used to implement Scrum management techniques and achieve higher productivity within Agile teams. In this training course, you learn how to configure JIRA to fit your organisation’s needs, use real-time reporting to track projects and identify impediments, and see how evolving requirements are incrementally captured.

You Will Learn How To

  • Manage Scrum and Kanban workflows with JIRA
  • Achieve higher productivity with integrated tools
  • Configure JIRA to align with your organisation's needs
  • Utilise reports to increase visibility and transparency
  • Implement best practices to avoid common pitfalls

Important Course Information

Requirements:

  • Experience at the level of:
  • At least one year of work experience with Scrum or Kanban

Software:

  • This course will utilise both Windows and Linux, but no prior experience with either operating system is required

Course Outline

  • Introducing JIRA Interface and Workflow

Navigating the user interface

  • Selecting different project views (plan, work, report, search, admin)
  • Improving comprehension through rich text formatting and attachment
  • Cross-referencing tickets
  • Watching and voting for tickets

Prioritising backlogs

  • Estimating work
  • Moving the tickets around
  • Assigning tickets to users and sprints

Learning about the JIRA Data Model

  • Updating story subtasks
  • Grouping tickets
  • Managing Scrum Projects

Managing boards (backlog, planning and review)

  • Exploring boards and project relationship
  • Starting and closing the sprint
  • Improving productivity through day-to-day use

Managing tickets, stories, bugs and tasks

  • Labelling and tagging components
  • Optimising search techniques
  • Refining user stories
  • Filing effective bug reports

Leveraging reports

  • Actioning reports during retrospective and review
  • Creating burndown, sprint and velocity charts
  • Customising and Advanced Configuration

Creating custom reports with JQL filters

  • Designing custom dashboards
  • Developing a custom search report
  • Utilising custom filters

Customising JIRA

  • Aligning JIRA with your organisation's needs
  • Configuring custom fields, schemes and workflows
  • Applying semantic versioning to projects
  • Integrating with Other Systems

Versioning source code with Git

  • Implementing branching strategies
  • Developing pull request workflow
  • Reviewing source code

Embracing continuous integration and delivery

  • Automating feedback
  • Monitoring builds
  • Configuring CI jobs
  • Designing pipelines for continuous delivery

Integrating with collaboration tools

  • Collaborating HipChat and Slack
  • Documenting the project with confluence and wikis
  • Installing third party add-ons
  • Scaling Projects with JIRA

Managing Scrum of Scrums

  • Coordinating multiple projects
  • Minimising organisation dependencies

Applying JIRA to non-software projects

  • Expanding Scrum and Kanban workflows
  • Customising reporting and time tracking
  • Managing Projects with Kanban

Constraining throughput and capacity

  • Setting up boards
  • Organising data with swim lanes and custom columns
  • Tracking progress

Optimising work in progress

  • Interpreting cumulative flow and control charts
  • Exploring Kanban for DevOps and continuous delivery
  • Deploying in Your Organisation

Analysing deployment options

  • Choosing the right approach for your organisation
  • Implementing single sign-on

Performing administrative tasks

  • Backing up and restoring data
  • Managing users and groups
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After-Course Instructor Coaching
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Training Hours

Standard class hours:
9:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Last day class hours:
9:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.

Free Course Exam – Last Day:
3:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Each class day:
Informal discussion with instructor about your projects or areas of special interest:
4:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.

AFTERNOON START class hours:
2:00 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.


Last day class hours:
2:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.


Free Course Exam – Last Day:
8:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.


Each class day:
Informal discussion with instructor about your projects or areas of special interest
9:30 p.m. - 10:30 p.m.

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