JIRA Essentials & Agile Mindset

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Agile Foundatations & Jira

Takes our most popular Agile foundations course for Agile teams and incorporates one of the most popular Agile tools: JIRA.  If you’re new to Agile and need to know the basics or enhance your knowledge with hands-on experience with JIRA, this course is for you.

This course emphasizes practical agile principles and demonstrates how Agile can integrate into real projects with – JIRA. Participants are given a comprehensive overview of the Agile essentials and learn about the different Agile frameworks: Lean, Scrum, XP, and Kanban. Our workshop uses various learning tools, including hands-on demonstrations, participant lead instruction, videos, games, and a lot of fun.

*Note a 2 day version of this class is also available. Bolded items are not included in the 2-day course.

Custom Courses are available.

What you’ll Lean

  • What is Agile and why should you use it?
  • Agile Lifecycle
  • What are Scrum and Kanban and when to use them?
  • Agile roles & responsibilities
  • Writing and maintaining practical requirements using user stories
  • Managing agile projects using JIRA Software
  • Managing project backlog in JIRA
  • Managing iterations/sprints in JIRA
  • Managing releases & roadmaps
  • Creating transparency in JIRA
  • Managing reports & metrics
  • Customizing Dashboards in JIRA

    learning Objectives

    Agile Overview

      • Overview of Agile
      • Why Agile
      • Agile Manifesto & Principle
      • Workshop: Team Agile Manifesto & Principles Retrospective
      • Agile versus Waterfall
      • The Agile Team
      • Roles & Responsibilities
      • Workshop(s)

    Scrum Overview

      • Agile Delivery Lifecycle
      • Scrum vs. Kanban
      • Agile Requirements Levels
      • Progressive Elaboration
      • Features, Epics, Stories, Tasks, Bugs
      • Acceptance Criteria (BDD)
      • Workshop: Defining User Stories
      • Definition of Ready (DoR)
      • Definition of Done (DoD)
      • Estimation: Affinity Estimation
      • Estimation: Planning Poker
      • Prioritization Techniques
      • Workshop: Practice Scrum
      • Planning a Release

     JIRA Primer

      • Introduction to JIRA
      • Setting up a Real-Work Project in Jira
      • JIRA Components & Screen Navigation
      • Tracking business value and size (effort)
      • Understanding Jira Fields
      • Customizing JIRA Work Item Screens
      • Customizing JIRA boards
      • Advanced: Customize workflows

    Iteration\Sprint Planning

      • Definition of Ready
      • Breaking down user stories into Tasks
      • JIRA Workshop – Capacity Planning

    Closing out the Iteration\Sprint

      • Iteration\Sprint Retrospectives & Demonstrations
      • JIRA Workshop – Closing the Iteration

    Managing Release and Versions

      • Release & Roadmap Management
      • Managing Dependencies in JIRA
      • Creating traceability using versions in JIRA
      • JIRA Workshop – Create a Roadmap

    JIRA Basic Queries

      • ‘JQL’ Filter Overview
        • Saving Filters
        • Sharing filters
        • JIRA Workshop – Filters

    JIRA Advanced Queries & Reports & Dashboards

      • Reporting & Metrics Overview
        • Metrics: Burn-up Charts
        • Metrics: Burn-Down Charts
        • Metrics: Additional Helpful Metrics
      • JIRA ‘Dashboard’ Overview
        • Advanced Dashboards: Using Gadgets
        • JIRA Workshop – Create custom Dashboards 

    Who Should Attend

    • Development Teams
    • Product Owners
    • Product Managers
    • Scrum Masters
    • Executives
    • Leaders
    • Managers
    • Stakeholders




    Important Information 

    Duration: 3 Day
    Format: On-Site and Virtual


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