Disclaimer: The concept of a product roadmap is vast and quite nuanced. However, this article will be focused on working with a product roadmap in Jira. As such, I am coming from an assumption that you already have a roadmap and are ready to transition your vision into Atlassian’s Project Management software. If this is … Continue reading Product Roadmap in Jira
February 15, 2022 marked a significant milestone in Atlassian’s Server EOL (End Of Life) roadmap. This was not the final step. We still have two major milestones ahead of us: end of new app sales in Feb 2023, and end of support in Feb 2024. In simpler words, businesses still have enough time to migrate … Continue reading How to Migrate From Server to Cloud or Data Center
It’s fun to go on a merry-go-round when you are five. But for a thirty-something project manager, the “joy” of merrily doing the same thing over and over again is more akin to flashbacks from ‘em cheesy 90’s action flicks. Think about starting a new development project, for example. You have some fresh ideas, an … Continue reading You’ll want to use more Projects as templates in Jira and here’s why…
Even if we take the fact that Jira was never built with test management functionality in mind at face value, we are still left in a world where QA and dev teams need to be in the same loop. Sometimes we simply need to play the hand we are dealt. In the case of using … Continue reading Jira Test Management Tools
While Jira is not the best tool for manual testing (it simply wasn’t built with QA in mind), it is - by far - the go-to choice for most software development projects. Jira has gained its popularity thanks to its vast customization capabilities. In simpler words, there are ways to fine-tune it to meet the … Continue reading Best Practices For Manual Testing In Jira
Using checklists to track your and your talent’s progress is convenient. Keeping an eye on how all projects are moving to completion gives you confidence that the team is meeting the deadlines. Automating your checklists is even better since you don’t have to write step-by-step workflows for repeated processes. Long story short, the range of … Continue reading Smart Checklist For Jira in Native Apps: How to Use it and Keep Track of Tasks Anywhere
The level of customizability and adaptability that Jira can offer can be found as an explanation for the phrase 'sky's the limit’ in the dictionary. That said, the variety of features, settings, add-ons, automations and integrations can be a double-edged sword. Going in too deep can become a cause for problems with functionality that’s essential … Continue reading Subtasks not showing on Jira Board? Do this!
Something as simple as baking a cake involves many steps such as finding a recipe, shopping for ingredients, following the instructions when mixing them together, etc. These steps are what one may call tasks and subtasks - individual efforts aimed at achieving a delicious result. Unfortunately, most software projects are quite more complex than casual … Continue reading Create Multiple Subtasks in Jira (Or Use Something Better)
In every Scrum team, the Definition of Done and Acceptance Criteria (AC) checklists can be compared to a contract between the Product Owner and the dev team. They determine what the PO wants and what the team delivers. According to Scrum Guide, a DoD is defined on a Company or Product level and all teams … Continue reading How to Manage the Definition of Done in Jira
Yesterday I stumbled upon an interesting question on the Atlassian forum - how does one add a subtask to another subtask. After briefly looking around, I found that more people are looking for an answer to this than I anticipated. So, given the demand for an answer to this, I thought I’d share my two … Continue reading Can you create a subtask of a subtask in Jira?