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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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Chapter 6. Understanding the Burndown Chart

Two of the important aspects of Agility are visibility and simplicity. Every Agile team believes in visibility of work progress, communication, and collaboration. In earlier times, we used to have quite complex metrics around to track team progress. In Agile, to track team progress in a particular Sprint, we use quite a simple chart called Burndown chart to represent how much work is remaining and how much has been done over the time of Sprint.

In this chapter, we will be covering the following things:

  • The Burndown chart

  • Typical Burndown charts

  • Viewing Burndown charts in GreenHopper

  • Burndown chart measurement units

  • Configuring working and non-working days

  • Scope management for a Sprint