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JIRA Agile Essentials

By : Patrick Li
Book Image

JIRA Agile Essentials

By: Patrick Li

Overview of this book

Table of Contents (12 chapters)


Kanban is the other agile methodology that is supported by JIRA Agile. Unlike Scrum which was introduced in Chapter 2, JIRA Agile for Scrum, which revolves around the notion of running your project in planned iterations called sprints, Kanban does not run in iterations, or rather, usage of iteration is optional with Kanban.

In a nutshell, Kanban has the following three concepts:

  • Visualize workflow: This breaks down your tasks (issues) and puts them on the board. You need to organize your board so that each column represents a status in our overall workflow, ordered from left (start) to right (finish).

  • Limit work in progress (WIP): This sets minimum and maximum limits for how many tasks can be in any given workflow status.

  • Measure the lead time: This calculates the average time required to complete one task, keeping it as low and predictable as possible.