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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
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Creating Swimlane for Kanban team

A Swimlane is a means of grouping and categorizing the issues together on work board. For a Kanban team, prioritization and grouping of backlog issues is very important. The team needs to know which issues are of higher priority, the clear distinction between regular support tickets and improvements, and so on, to ensure that work on the backlog item is much more streamlined and smooth.

To access existing Swimlanes for your board, go to the Tools action, click on Configure and select the Swimlanes tab.

Check your current Swimlanes settings, select Queries to take advantage of advanced Jira Query Language (JQL) to create Swimlanes, as shown in the preceding screenshot.

Some examples of typical Swimlanes for Kanban team based on current project settings and JQL are as displayed in following screenshot:

For example, suppose you want to Expedite all blocker issues, but you also want to separate out the new feature requirements from regular bugs and improvements...