Agile with Jira Essentials – Kanban (Cloud)

Agile with Jira Essentials - Kanban (Cloud). Learn project management within Jira. Optional 2-day course when combined with Jira Software Administration.

About this course

Is this course right for me?

This course is perfect for anyone in an agile team who is new to Jira Software. It covers topics on agile methodologies and provides a complete end-to-end overview.

Objectives and outcomes

By the end of this course, attendees will have a strong understanding of key Atlassian Jira concepts. They will be able to use Jira to work with Issues and provide change tracking control for software development projects using agile methodologies.

Prerequisites

-Access to a laptop.

-Internet connection

Modules breakdown

Module Sections

1. Overview and introduction to Jira agile

  • Introduction to Jira agile

2. High-level concepts of Jira agile and agile development terminology

  • Kanban
  • Backlogs
  • Iterations

Lab Exercises

1. Why agile?

Module Sections

1. Sign up for Jira

2. Create an agile board

3. Explore the interface

Lab Exercises

1. Overview of the interface – using sample projects

  • Study the sample Kanban project
  • Understand the Jira agile UI

Module Sections

1. Issue types

2. Epics

3. Stories

Lab Exercises

1. Create epics

2. Create stories

3. View versions

4. Rank the backlog

Module Sections

1. Kanban

  • Iteration planning
  • Estimating
  • Capacity/WIP

Lab Exercises

1. Create an iteration

2. WIP

Module Sections

1. Intro to workflows

2. Mapping to board columns

3. Constraints

4. Subtasks

Lab Exercises

1. Identify your current status

2. Identify possible transitions

3. Progressing Issues

4. Working with subtasks

Module Sections

1. Logging work

2. Flagging as important

3. Attaching files

4. Requesting notifications

5. Sharing with others

6. Copying

7. Setting due dates

8. Labels

Lab Exercises

Freeform – facilitators and students can try it for themselves.

Module Sections

1. Configuring boards

2. Swimlanes

3. Columns

4. Colours

Lab Exercises

1. Configuring boards

2. Swimlanes

3. Columns

4. Colours

Module Sections

1. Searching

2. Filters

3. Subscriptions

Lab Exercises

1. Example searches

2. Filters

3. Subscriptions

Module Sections

1. Jira reporting

2. Agile reporting

3. Dashboards

Lab Exercises

1. Accessing agile reports

2. Making use of agile reports

3. Configure a dashboard

4. Create a wallboard

“I am very pleased with how he (the facilitator) explained the use of all different sections in Jira. He points out the things which are useful for the team to start with agile and Jira. I appreciate the lab exercises after each theory session, it enhanced our knowledge of using the system.”

Manu, Moneysupermarket

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