Agile Project Management with GreenHopper 6 Blueprints

Agile Project Management with GreenHopper 6 Blueprints
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Table of Contents
Sample Chapters
  • Manage multi-project and multi-team backlog items for agile projects
  • Learn how to use GreenHopper’s rich interface features to focus on the work at hand and increase productivity
  • Easy agile process adoption with pre-sets for Scrum & Kanban

Book Details

Language : English
Paperback : 140 pages [ 235mm x 191mm ]
Release Date : August 2013
ISBN : 1849699739
ISBN 13 : 9781849699730
Author(s) : Jaibeer Malik
Topics and Technologies : All Books, Application Development, Architecture & Analysis, e-Learning

Table of Contents

Chapter 1: Getting Started with GreenHopper
Chapter 2: Planning Your Sprints with GreenHopper
Chapter 3: Estimating and Time Tracking
Chapter 4: Using the Work Board to Update Issues
Chapter 5: Using Quick Filters and Highlighting Issues
Chapter 6: Understanding the Burndown Chart
Chapter 7: Ending a Sprint
Chapter 8: Project Reporting Using Charts
Chapter 9: Managing Kanban Team with GreenHopper
Appendix: Continuous Improvement
  • Chapter 1: Getting Started with GreenHopper
    • Being Agile
    • Agile flavors
    • Scrum
      • Scrum team
      • Scrum events
      • Scrum artifacts
    • Agile project management
    • Tooling system
    • GreenHopper
      • Prerequisites for GreenHopper
      • Installing GreenHopper
      • Accessing GreenHopper
      • Common uses and examples
    • GreenHopper glossary
    • GreenHopper interface features
      • Single view
      • Inline editing
      • Drag-and-drop
      • Quick filtering
      • Responsiveness
      • Highlighting
      • Flexible elements
      • Understandable
      • Intuitive
      • Target audiences
    • Agile project example
      • Project scenario
      • GreenHopper projects
    • Summary
      • Chapter 3: Estimating and Time Tracking
        • Estimating
        • Time tracking
        • Estimating using GreenHopper
          • Story points
          • Original time estimate
          • Business value
          • Issue count
        • Estimating the backlog with Story points
        • Estimating the backlog with hours
        • Estimating the backlog with business value
        • Estimating the backlog with issue count
        • Time tracking with hours
        • Time tracking with Tempo plugin
        • Summary
        • Chapter 4: Using the Work Board to Update Issues
          • Understanding the task board
          • Scrum task board in GreenHopper
          • Using GreenHopper Simplified Workflow
          • Adding a column to the task board
          • Updating an issue status on the task board
          • Updating issue details on the task board
          • Using keyboard shortcuts on the task board
          • Ranking issues on the task board
          • Summary
            • Chapter 6: Understanding the Burndown Chart
              • Burndown chart
              • Typical Burndown charts
                • Ideal team
                • Good or great team
                • Overloaded team
                • Not enough work
                • Less work committed
                • Scope change
              • Viewing the Burndown chart in GreenHopper
              • Burndown chart measurement units
              • Configuring working and non-working days
                • Time zone
                • Standard working days
                • Non-working days
              • Scope management for Sprint
              • Summary
              • Chapter 7: Ending a Sprint
                • Completing a Sprint
                • Working with unfinished Sprint backlog
                • Viewing the Sprint report
                • Viewing the completed backlog
                • Completing an Epic
                • Summary
                • Chapter 8: Project Reporting Using Charts
                  • Agile Project Reporting
                  • Reporting in GreenHopper
                  • Working with velocity chart
                  • Working with epic report
                  • Working with control chart
                  • Working with a cumulative flow diagram
                  • Summary
                  • Chapter 9: Managing Kanban Team with GreenHopper
                    • Kanban system
                    • Push model versus Pull model
                    • Kanban for software delivery and the services team
                      • Maintenance team
                      • Operations team
                      • Infrastructure/Network team
                      • Services/Support team
                    • Creating a Kanban board in GreenHopper
                    • Configuring columns and limiting work in progress
                    • Creating Swimlane for Kanban team
                    • Ranking issues on the Kanban work board
                    • Reporting for the Kanban team
                      • Cumulative Flow Diagram
                      • Control chart
                    • Summary
                    • Appendix: Continuous Improvement
                      • Retrospective
                      • Knowledge sharing
                      • Process improvements
                      • Wiki integration
                      • Testing collaboration
                      • Team communication
                      • Continuous integration
                      • Technical debt
                      • Code review
                        • Reporting and dashboard
                        • Notifications
                        • IDE integration
                        • Plugins

                      Jaibeer Malik

                      Jaibeer Malik is an experienced programmer and Agile enthusiast with a passion for new technologies, clean code, and Agile development.

                      He has been working in the IT industry for nearly 10 years now with extensive experience in software designing, architecture, and development in domains varying from internet to telecom, to finance, oil, gas, and transport. He is involved in the development of both small and big enterprise applications that make a difference in the real world. He has good experience in technologies such as Java, J2EE, Hibernate, Spring, Wicket, Flex, Scala, ElasticSearch, and many other open source technologies.

                      He is a Certified Scrum Product Owner (CSPO), Certified Scrum Master (CSM), and experienced in distributed Agile development. He regularly writes his thoughts in the form of blog posts on his personal website and on other technical forums.

                      He is currently located in Amsterdam, working as a Java Software Architect for one of the top e-commerce platforms in Netherlands.

                      To know more about the author visit the following links:

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                      What you will learn from this book

                      • Install GreenHopper and create projects and boards for your team
                      • Use GreenHopper’s rich interface features
                      • Learn about agile concepts and which GreenHopper tools are best suited for each
                      • Master backlog creation, prioritization, and estimation of items
                      • Understand sprint creation, how to execute sprints, time tracking, and how to manage sprint backlogs
                      • Use task boards effectively and create custom workflow status’ and column and update task status’
                      • Use JIRA filters effectively, including Quick Filters, Swimlanes, and card colours
                      • Analyze burndown charts effectively for sprint tracking
                      • Complete a sprint, manage unfinished backlog items, and generate sprint reports
                      • Use velocity charts, epic reports, control charts, and cumulative flow diagrams
                      • Manage Kanban teams using GreenHopper, create Kanban boards, control work in progress, and find bottlenecks in your system and report them to your Kanban team
                      • Understand GreenHopper integration points that support your agile team

                      In Detail

                      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.


                      A step-by-step tutorial-based approach.

                      Who this book is for

                      This book is of great help for agile teams who are already using or planning to use the GreenHopper tooling system to execute agile projects. It suits all roles in an agile project including system administrators, stakeholders, product owners, scrum masters, and team members. Fundamental knowledge of JIRA is essential.

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