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Managing Agile Projects with JIRA Software



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JIRA Software is an industry-recognized project-tracking tool that can be used to implement Scrum management techniques and achieve higher productivity within Agile teams. In this training course, you learn how to configure JIRA to fit your organization’s needs, use real-time reporting to track projects and identify impediments, and see how evolving requirements are incrementally captured.

You Will Learn How To

  • Manage Scrum and Kanban workflows with JIRA
  • Achieve higher productivity with integrated tools
  • Configure JIRA to align with your organization's needs
  • Utilize reports to increase visibility and transparency
  • Implement best practices to avoid common pitfalls

Important Course Information


  • Experience at the level of:
  • At least one year of work experience with Scrum or Kanban


  • This course will utilize both Windows and Linux, but no prior experience with either operating system is required

Course Outline

  • Introducing JIRA Interface and Workflow

Navigating the user interface

  • Selecting different project views (plan, work, report, search, admin)
  • Improving comprehension through rich text formatting and attachment
  • Cross-referencing tickets
  • Watching and voting for tickets

Prioritizing backlogs

  • Estimating work
  • Moving the tickets around
  • Assigning tickets to users and sprints

Learning about the JIRA Data Model

  • Updating story subtasks
  • Grouping tickets
  • Managing Scrum Projects

Managing boards (backlog, planning and review)

  • Exploring boards and project relationship
  • Starting and closing the sprint
  • Improving productivity through day-to-day use

Managing tickets, stories, bugs and tasks

  • Labeling and tagging components
  • Optimizing search techniques
  • Refining user stories
  • Filing effective bug reports

Leveraging reports

  • Actioning reports during retrospective and review
  • Creating burndown, sprint and velocity charts
  • Customizing and Advanced Configuration

Creating custom reports with JQL filters

  • Designing custom dashboards
  • Developing a custom search report
  • Utilizing custom filters

Customizing JIRA

  • Aligning JIRA with your organization's needs
  • Configuring custom fields, schemes and workflows
  • Applying semantic versioning to projects
  • Integrating with Other Systems

Versioning source code with Git

  • Implementing branching strategies
  • Developing pull request workflow
  • Reviewing source code

Embracing continuous integration and delivery

  • Automating feedback
  • Monitoring builds
  • Configuring CI jobs
  • Designing pipelines for continuous delivery

Integrating with collaboration tools

  • Collaborating HipChat and Slack
  • Documenting the project with confluence and wikis
  • Installing third party add-ons
  • Scaling Projects with JIRA

Managing Scrum of Scrums

  • Coordinating multiple projects
  • Minimizing organization dependencies

Applying JIRA to non-software projects

  • Expanding Scrum and Kanban workflows
  • Customizing reporting and time tracking
  • Managing Projects with Kanban

Constraining throughput and capacity

  • Setting up boards
  • Organizing data with swim lanes and custom columns
  • Tracking progress

Optimizing work in progress

  • Interpreting cumulative flow and control charts
  • Exploring Kanban for DevOps and continuous delivery
  • Deploying in Your Organization

Analyzing deployment options

  • Choosing the right approach for your organization
  • Implementing single sign-on

Performing administrative tasks

  • Backing up and restoring data
  • Managing users and groups
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Course Tuition Includes:

After-Course Instructor Coaching
When you return to work, you are entitled to schedule a free coaching session with your instructor for help and guidance as you apply your new skills.

After-Course Computing Sandbox
You'll be given remote access to a preconfigured virtual machine for you to redo your hands-on exercises, develop/test new code, and experiment with the same software used in your course.

Free Course Exam
You can take your Learning Tree course exam on the last day of your course or online at any time after class and receive a Certificate of Achievement with the designation "Awarded with Distinction."


Training Hours

Standard Course Hours: 9:00 am – 4:30 pm
*Informal discussion with instructor about your projects or areas of special interest: 4:30 pm – 5:30 pm

FREE Online Course Exam (if applicable) – Last Day: 3:30 pm – 4:30 pm
By successfully completing your FREE online course exam, you will:

  • Have a record of your growth and learning results
  • Bring proof of your progress back to your organization
  • Earn credits toward industry certifications (if applicable)

Enhance Your Credentials with Professional Certification

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Earn 23 PDUs

PMI, the Registered Education Provider logo, PMP, CAPM, PMI-ACP,
and PMBOK are marks of the Project Management Institute, Inc.

This course is approved by PMI® for 23 professional development units (PDUs). For more on the Project Management Institute and a full list of courses approved for PDUs.

Technical : 21 PDUs
Leadership : 2 PDUs

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