Agile Course

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This course introduces students to JIRA Software which is one of the most popular agile project management tool. Agile methods help in accelerating the delivery of initial business value. Continuous planning and feedback ensures that value is maximized throughout the development process. JIRA Software lets you manage project backlog, plan and execute sprints, and manage releases. It also lets you view useful reports, such as, velocity, various burndown / burn-up charts.

Skills Gained

  • What is JIRA Software?
  • Managing agile projects using JIRA Software
  • Managing project backlog
  • Managing iterations / sprints
  • Managing releases / versions
  • Managing project components
  • Managing security
  • Managing fields and screens
  • Managing custom issue types
  • Viewing various burn-down/burn-up reports


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Outline of Agile Project Management using JIRA Software Training Chapter 1. Navigating JIRA

  • Connecting to JIRA Software
  • JIRA Account
  • System Dashboard
  • Sidebars
  • Global Sidebar
  • Search
  • Help
  • Dashboards
  • Projects
  • Boards
  • Issues
  • Project Sidebar
  • Summary

Chapter 2. Managing Projects

  • What is a Project?
  • What is a Project (Contd.)?
  • Backlog
  • Sprints
  • Versions / Releases
  • What is Component?
  • Project Name and Key
  • Project Key Format
  • Editing Project Key Caveats
  • Editing Project Key
  • Deleting Project

Chapter 3. Managing Versions

  • What is Version
  • What is Version (Contd.)?
  • Merging Versions
  • Other Version Options
  • Version Fields
  • What is Version?

Chapter 4. Managing Issues

  • What are Epics?
  • Epics – Types
  • Creating a new Epic
  • What is a Story?
  • Creating a Story
  • Story Estimation
  • Tasks
  • Sub-tasks

Chapter 5. Managing Sprints

  • What is typically done in Sprint Planning?
  • Velocity
  • Agile Board
  • Sprint Naming Convention
  • Sprint Execution

Chapter 6. Search & Using JQL

  • Search Types
  • JQL
  • JQL Examples
  • Sharing search result
  • Save Search and Reuse in a Board

Chapter 7. Working with JIRA Dashboards and Reports

  • What is a JIRA Dashboard?
  • Creating a JIRA Dashboard
  • Choosing a Dashboard Layout
  • What is a Gadget?
  • Gadgets Available Out-of-the-box
  • Adding a Gadget to a Dashboard
  • Adding a Gadget to a Dashboard (Example - Calendar Gadget)
  • Moving a Gadget
  • Removing a Gadget from a Dashboard
  • Viewing Dashboard as a Wallboard
  • Deleting a Dashboard
  • JIRA Reports
  • Generating a JIRA Report
  • Generating a JIRA Report (Example – Burndown Chart)
  • Viewing the Burndown Chart
  • Report Categories Available Out-of-the-box
  • Agile Reports
  • Issue Analysis Reports
  • Forecast & Management Reports
  • For further details …

Chapter 8. Jira Agile

  • Common Jira Software boards
  • Scrum
  • Agility
  • Kanban
  • Scrum vs. Kanban
  • Scrumban
  • History of Kanban
  • Kanban for software teams
  • Kanban boards
  • Kanban boards (Contd.)
  • Kanban cards
  • The benefits of kanban
  • Planning flexibility
  • Shortened time cycles
  • Fewer bottlenecks
  • Visual metrics
  • Continuous Delivery
  • Kanban – Kanban backlog

Chapter 9. Miscellaneous Issue Features

  • Voting
  • Watching an Issue
  • Adding/Removing Labels
  • Linking Issues
  • Linking Issue (Contd.)
  • Commenting on Issue
  • Attaching a File to an Issue
  • Attaching a File to an Issue (Contd.)
  • Cloning (Copying) an Issue
  • Cloning (Copying) an Issue (Contd.)
  • Cloning (copying) an Issue (Contd.)
  • Viewing an Issue's Change History
  • Viewing an Issue's Change History (Contd.)

Chapter 10. Managing Fields & Screens (OPTIONAL: TIME PERMITTING)

  • Fields
  • OOB Fields
  • Custom Fields
  • Field Type
  • Screens

Lab Exercises

  • Lab 1. Navigating JIRA Software
  • Lab 2. Managing projects in JIRA Software
  • Lab 3. Managing Versions in JIRA Software
  • Lab 4. Managing Issues
  • Lab 5. Managing Sprints in JIRA
  • Lab 6. Issue Searching
  • Lab 7. Dashboards & Reports
  • Lab 8. Jira Project
  • Lab 9. Miscellaneous Issue Features
  • Lab 10. Managing Fields & Screens (OPTIONAL: Time Permitting)

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