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Agile Project Management with GreenHopper 6 Blueprints

Jaibeer Malik

Written by an Agile enthusiast, this comprehensive guide to GreenHopper will help you track and manage your projects in a way that achieves the best value for your team. Excellent reading for everybody from stakeholders to scrum masters.
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Book Details

ISBN 139781849699730
Paperback140 pages

About This Book

  • 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

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.

Table of Contents

Chapter 1: Getting Started with GreenHopper
Being Agile
Agile flavors
Agile project management
Tooling system
GreenHopper glossary
GreenHopper interface features
Agile project example
Chapter 2: Planning Your Sprints with GreenHopper
Creating a project
Creating a board
Creating an Epic
Creating a Story
Creating subtasks
Ranking the backlog
Creating a Sprint
Chapter 3: Estimating and Time Tracking
Time tracking
Estimating using GreenHopper
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
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
Chapter 5: Using Quick Filters and Highlighting Issues
Working with filters for project backlog
Working with Quick Filters
Working with Swimlane
Highlighting issues
Chapter 6: Understanding the Burndown Chart
Burndown chart
Typical Burndown charts
Viewing the Burndown chart in GreenHopper
Burndown chart measurement units
Configuring working and non-working days
Scope management for Sprint
Chapter 7: Ending a Sprint
Completing a Sprint
Working with unfinished Sprint backlog
Viewing the Sprint report
Viewing the completed backlog
Completing an Epic
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
Chapter 9: Managing Kanban Team with GreenHopper
Kanban system
Push model versus Pull model
Kanban for software delivery and the services 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

What You Will Learn

  • 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.


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