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Agile Project Management with GreenHopper 6 Blueprints

By : Jaibeer Malik
Book Image

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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Estimating the backlog with Story points

Story points are the estimate size representing the size of a Story. All we need to know about a Story is whether it is a small Story or large Story. The Story points are relative numbers that different teams use for different strategies. The idea is to pick a small user Story covering the most portion of layers of the product or application and assign a number to it. For the rest of the stories, compare those with this Story and assign a relative number in terms of size.

We will see how we can estimate a Story with Story points in GreenHopper. Navigate to the board configuration screen, under Estimation tab configure the Estimation Statistics, and select the Story Points option as shown in the previous screenshot.

You can add Story points to a Story while creating the Story itself, as shown in the following screenshot.

The Story Points field is available to issue the types, Story and Epic by default. Update the custom field configurations in Jira to...