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Presentation: Agile Project Management with GreenHopper 6 Blueprints

Posted by Jai on October 2, 2013


An intuitive guide to efficiently track and manage projects in an agile way using GreenHopper for JIRA.

Available on Amazon.com

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Agile Project Management with GreenHopper 6 Blueprints

Posted by Jai on September 30, 2013


An intuitive guide to efficiently track and manage projects in an agile way using GreenHopper for JIRA.

Overview

  • 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

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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.
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People Management: I expected more, a motivational strategy?

Posted by Jai on October 29, 2012


A very common phrase used in the management, “I expected more” and I am sure everyone has heard or used the same at some point in their career. Some random thoughts here around the same, what exactly is the expectation management, is it the human psychology or management strategy or how to work together to come on common grounds.

Human Psychology

The perception, action and reaction of some task or statement is of-course very much up to the individual to grasp it. Different individual take it different way. Depending on your roles and responsibilities you handle it accordingly. Being in managerial position you think from end result perspective not thinking of minor details or complexities, you are more result oriented individual. From technical role perspective, you are more detailed oriented and try to perceive it from limited scope of technical boundaries.Being a sales or customer focusing individual you focus more from end user perspective, the added value to the end customer and not much about the internal complexities of the task or requirement/statement.
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Jira & GreenHopper: Things to try for Agile teams

Posted by Jai on October 10, 2012


This post shares findings and functionality related to jira and greenhopper which every agile team can try and explore further. The unique combination of Jira (the ticket tracking tool) and Greenhopper (backlog management tool) enables the team improve productivity and helps all in better status tracking in coordination.

Some of the things to try out for Agile team are,
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Challenges in managing offshore Agile teams

Posted by Jai on October 10, 2012


This post shares some of the challenges commonly encountered while managing offshore Agile teams. In general terms we do talk about self sustaining, self managing and independent Agile teams but freedom with responsibility always has some price to pay. Managing local teams is hard enough and the challenges becomes equally harder if we talk about distributed or offshore teams.

Outsourced/offshore co-ordination problems:

  • no idea how team on other side is working
  • how time is spent by the team
  • why it takes 2-3 hrs in doing 15-20 min job
  • why the productivity is different
  • is the concentration same that side
  • is the feeling of belonging to team and motivation same
  • how to track work status
  • how to work on communication plan
  • why expectation of once said and will get done is different
  • why the challenges are more in handling offshore
  • why it is hard to transfer functional and contextual knowledge

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