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GreenHopper Tip of the Month: Organize with Epics

The Tip of the Month, brought to you by Atlassian University, is a monthly series to help master Atlassian tools. Products are more fun to use when you know all the tricks.   Epics, which were introduced in GreenHopper 6.1, are a group of related user stories and usually capture a large body of work or a big project.  For example, the University team currently has an epic for all work related to an upcoming homepage redesign.  We had an epic for all work related to our better, faster,

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What are people saying about GreenHopper 6.2?

For a week now product owners everywhere have been taking advantage of all the exciting new reporting features in GreenHopper 6.2. Not only can you track progress toward large feature work spanning multiple sprints, but you'll gain confidence over release dates and broadcast details to everyone on the team with your JIRA dashboard. What's the word on the street?   Hey @greenhopperteam, version report from a live @unbounce project with notes. So useful, thx! #agile twitter.com/carl_schmidt/s… —

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How to Manage a Product Backlog with Ease

Update: Part 2 and part 3 are now online! Product owners have the challenging task of ingesting feedback from multiple sources, organizing it into a meaningful format, and communicating out to the product teams.  Feedback is a critical part of the product life cycle.  We can't iterate to make our products better without it, as we talked about in our three-part series on collecting feedback a few weeks ago. But what do we do when we get too much feedback?  Backlogs quickly become unmanageable. 

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Keep your Product Owner happy with GreenHopper 6.2

We're very excited today to announce the availability of GreenHopper 6.2! We've satisfied a whopping 850 votes with this release, and no matter how long you've been using JIRA & GreenHopper, you'll find some exciting stuff in all the reporting goodness of GreenHopper 6.2: New Epic Report - track progress toward larger feature work spanning multiple sprints New Version Report - projected completion dates calculated per-day based on historical velocity, giving you confidence as you get close

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Guest Blog: Monitoring Your Teams Estimation Skills

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Yves Riel acts as a Scrum Coach to help teams learn the Scrum methodology. Yves has actively been using JIRA and GreenHopper since 2009. He built Rekall for JIRA to help agile teams improve their estimates. Every year, I try to make an appointment with my doctor for an annual check-up. Invariably, I walk out of his office with a blood tests form in my hand. These tests are what helps my doctor notice illnesses like high cholesterol or diabetes. About two years ago, I began to suspect my agile team

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Webinar: Agile Concepts with JIRA & GreenHopper

This is a recording of the Atlassian Enterprise Workshop webinar on Agile Concepts using JIRA and GreenHopper. The session was presented in March 2013 by Roger Symonds from Customware, an Atlassian Enterprise Expert. This webinar is an introduction to Scrum and Kanban and how iteration and flow based workflows can be implemented in Atlassian GreenHopper. Covering the new GreenHopper Boards, Epics and Sprints along with the three new modes Planning, Working and Reporting, you will leave the session

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