Using JIRA for Agile Planning
Useful Add-ons for Agile TeamsIf you have Agile teams practicing Scrum or Kanban you will want to enable GreenHopper and a few other JIRA Add-ons. GreenHopper provides Agile project management capabilities. Bonfire makes everyone on the Agile team a tester. And JIRA Wallboards communicate what the team is working on today, their continuous integration builds, and other team metrics.
Specifically, a product owner can quickly order the backlog by dragging and dropping stories. The team can then estimate the stories and commit to a sprint. Finally, a burndown chart helps the team track their progress towards their sprint commitment.
GreenHopper is highly customisable so you can tailor it to fit your team's needs as the team evolves.
The JIRA Wallboards plugin turns your JIRA dashboard into an information radiator for your team. If you setup the JIRA wallboard in a common space, your team can constantly stay up to date with the progress of your project. You can display a number of different gadgets on your wallboard including: hour burndown charts, build plan status, and twitter.
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