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Agile Practices using Atlassian Jira – Elevating your Agile environment

June 6, 2017 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

Abstract
The Agile Manifesto focuses on “individuals and interactions over processes and tools”. However many organizations, mainly large distributed organizations, find tools as the best way to reflect synchronization, status and progress between teams and different personas that work together on the same project or share organizational goals.
Jira Agile/Portfolio is one of the most popular tools that organizations of different sizes use to reflect their Agile working environment. Jira is highly configurable and can be adjusted to support a variety of different agile environments.
In this course we will learn how to use Jira wisely with minimum effort for configuration to fit your organizational Agile culture.
If you find jira configuration painful and awkward, if teams feel that using Jira is an overhead, if managers cannot get the information they need, this course is for you!
Learning Objectives

Understand how to use Jira Agile effectively
Strengthen the Agile mindset and make sure JIRA Agile/Portfolio SUPPORTs (rather than detracts) agility in your organization.
Learn to use Jira as a mean to boost your agility.
Best practices for using JIRA at the Team/Release/Program levels.

Target Audience
This course is targeted for people who work with Jira Agile as their tool to support their Agile environment.

Agile champions/coaches
Scrum masters

Prerequisites

Practice Agile for at least 6 months
Basic Jira Agile knowledge – advantage

Syllabus
Introduction – Agile exercise
Basic concepts in Jira

Backlog hierarchy

Features and Epics
User stories, Tasks and Sub tasks
Bugs

Projects and teams (boards)

A day in a life of a Scrum Team

Planning – Prepare the sprint backlog
Daily – Focus on the right thing
Retrospective – Reports
Tips and tricks:

How to effectively use the team board
How to progress user stories automatically
Bug management
And more..

Agile at Scale

Feature board
Release (PI) status
Create your own dashboard
Release planning using Jira Portfolio

Summary
Q&A
Our Jira Agile Trainer : Michal Epstein, Agile Coach

Duration : 1 Day
Where can I contact the organizer with any questions?
You can contact us at info@agilesparks.com with any question you have about the content or logistics.
What is the cancellation policy?
Up until 15 days before the event you can cancel at no charge. Afterwards you can either get a 50% refund or the option to apply your ticket towards a future workshop.
General Terms:

The course will open only if a sufficient number of participants is reached.
AgileSparks reserves the right to cancel the course up to 5 business days before it starts.

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