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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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Reporting for the Kanban team

GreenHopper provides the following reporting tools and charts available for Kanban teams which can help them in monitoring and continuous improvement:

Cumulative Flow Diagram

To view the cumulative flow diagram, select Report mode and click on Cumulative Flow Diagram.

The cumulative flow diagram will display the incoming work which still needs to be done, work still in progress, and work that is already finished. Balancing the work that still needs to be done and controlling the work in progress can clearly show if a team is capable of handling all the incoming work or when the team will be able to finish the piled-up work.

The detailed cumulative flow diagram has already been covered in previous chapters.

Control chart

To view the cumulative flow diagram, select the Report mode and click on Control Chart.

For Kanban teams, the cycle time is very important. Analyzing the cycle time helps the team to focus on the bottleneck in the whole process flow. Reducing the cycle...