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Agile Project Management with GreenHopper 6 Blueprints

By : Jaibeer Malik
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Agile Project Management with GreenHopper 6 Blueprints

By: Jaibeer Malik

Overview of this book

Agile methodologies like Scrum focus on customer values in an incremental way. Regular planning, tracking, reporting, and improving can become equally challenging from a project management perspective. GreenHopper is a tooling support for JIRA that offers easy adoption of agile practices through rich interfaces for effective team collaboration and project management. Agile Project Management with GreenHopper 6 Blueprints is a step-by-step guide that teaches you how to manage agile projects using the GreenHopper tooling system. With easy adoption using pre-sets for Scrum & Kanban, the rich interface focuses on the work at hand, increasing team productivity. Executing sprints, tracking sprints, and reporting on agile projects has never been so easy. The integration with different development environments helps teams to focus on collaboration, communication, and continuous improvement. This book covers agile project management concepts using GreenHopper. You will learn about backlog management for your agile team, how to create projects and boards for your agile team, and how to create new backlog items, prioritize items, estimate backlog items, create sprints, and update technical task status and report on the same. You will learn everything you need to know about managing an agile project using GreenHopper and how to achieve the best value for your team.
Table of Contents (17 chapters)
Agile Project Management with GreenHopper 6 Blueprints
About the Author
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Creating a project

GreenHopper is built on top of the Jira application. If you are already working with Jira and already have a project backlog in place, you can directly start creating a board for the existing projects, which we will be covering in the next section.

To get started with using GreenHopper, click on the Getting Started selection under the Agile tab in the top navigation of Jira.

As shown in the preceding screenshot, you have presets available to choose from, based on well-suited processes your team is currently working on, as follows:

  • Scrum Board is for Agile teams following Agile Scrum methodology delivering in time-boxed iterations. The board created will provide you with Scrum terminology available on the board mapping with typical Scrum terms like Sprint, user story, Story points, Burndown chart, and so on.

  • Kanban is for teams working in a controlled work flow manner that limits concurrent work in progress in a continuous flow of work. It allows you to prioritize work and...