Jira is increasingly used outside Atlassian’s traditional targeted market of Software Engineering. At Blended Perspectives, Jira is also our key tool for our strategic planning, customer relationship management and book keeping processes – areas nothing to do with developing software.
I am an unashamed Aussie red wine enthusiast (I also like Whites too!) and I am a big fan of tracking in Jira.
Helping teams get ‘release ready’ is one of the things that Atlassian does best.
Who or what is GILT? GILT is a very hot “daily deal site” and has enjoyed phenomenal growth with now over six million members. Atlassian has spotlighted them with an interesting lead from their PMO team.
In the case of Agile, issues are actually epics and stories. Issue types are also bugs or defects.
As part of any project or even in your backlog PMs have to utilize issue management. In Jira although issues are called issues – an “issue” issue type does not come out of the box!
Backlog management doesn’t have to be tedious! Whether you use Jira Agile or any other tool such as Rally, there are some best backlog management practices.
We have been asked recently by a number of clients about how Jira and Atlassian tools can be used to help manage their project portfolios. And, as always, we are more than happy to help them tame the beast that is portfolio management!
Jira vs MS Project – Round One! A lot of people ask me how Jira is different than MS Project or conversely when they should use either one.