Agile with Jira Essentials – Kanban (Server)

Agile with Atlassian Jira Software training course on project management within Jira. Make it a 2-day course by combining with Jira Software Administration.

About this course

Is this course right for me?

This course is perfect for members of an agile team who are new to Jira Software.

The course covers topics on agile methodologies giving a complete end-to-end overview.

Objectives and outcomes

This course aims to provide agile teams with an understanding of key Jira concepts, enabling them to use Jira to work with Issues and provide change tracking control for projects working with agile methodologies.


-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 interface – using sample projects

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

Module Sections

1. Issue types

2. Epics

3. Stories

4. Estimating

Lab Exercises

1. Create epics

2. Create stories

3. View versions

4. Rank the backlog

Module Sections

1. Kanban

  • Iteration planning
  • Capacity/WIP Limits

Lab Exercises

1. Create an iteration

2. Setup WIP Limits

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

A freeform module. What other tasks/actions would you like to be able to complete on a daily basis?

For example:

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, the facilitator demos a request and students then 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

“It was great having a session today. 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 exercise after each theory session, it enhanced our knowledge of using the system.”

Manu, Moneysupermarket

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