Managing a Product Backlog with Ease (3/3)

This article is part of a blog series! Part Title 1 Organizing your backlog 2 Prioritizing work 3 Handing off to engineering   In the last post, we outlined how Josh Devenny, one of the JIRA PM's uses GreenHopper to prioritize work for the team. He works closely with the development team to ensure the team works on the most important issues first, and is sensitive to feedback from the dev team on their status and concerns. The development team uses a

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Managing a Product Backlog with Ease (2/3)

This article is part of a blog series! Part Title 1 Organizing your backlog 2 Prioritizing work 3 Handing off to engineering   I got a number of comments on the blog post titled Managing a product backlog with ease. Because there were several key questions around the larger workflow and how the product managers interact with engineering, I wanted to do a follow-up blog post on that side of the process. The JIRA team is quite a large team, divided into smaller

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Visualize Your Roadmap

Backlog weighing you down? One of the most common challenges agile teams face is this: they lose the big picture. It's hard to stay motivated if you only see small pieces–sprints and stories–and not the entire product your team is building. Team members need to be part of the vision and not just authors of arbitrary features. Even for the Product Owner it can be hard to determine whether a system is fully described. And what does she say to a stakeholder if she gets asked the question: "What

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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. When was the last time you used the "Quick Search" box in the top right corner of every screen in JIRA? If you're anything like me, you probably use it almost daily. The Quick Search box is commonly used to navigate directly to an issue or perform a free text search across all of JIRA. But the Quick Search box is much

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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. We've got a great tip of the month for you! The GreenHopper team released a new feature in GreenHopper 6.1.2 to make it easier to work with sets of issues in Plan mode. You can now move issues between sprints and in the backlog using the right click context menu. Why is this cool? GreenHopper now gives the ability to move

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How Atlassian Uses JIRA: Email Marketing

When I joined the marketing team at Atlassian, I was tasked with ramping up our email program. If your company sends emails to market your product/solution, and you use Atlassian's JIRA, read no further and download the free 'Outgoing Email Workflow' for JIRA now. The problem Atlassian sends a lot of email to its 25,000+ customers. In fact, in the last 12 months we've sent about six million emails ranging in content from our monthly newsletter, JIRA tips, Confluence tips, product announcements,

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