Kanban is a leaner agile development methodology. In our blogs about Portfolio for JIRA, we’ve focused heavily on scrum methodology, but lately we’ve been getting more questions about how kanban can be planned in Portfolio for JIRA. Because no matter what agile framework your team uses, Portfolio for JIRA can forecast a realistic roadmap for your product or project. So let's see how you can set up and plan your kanban teams.

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This is a guest post from DevOps Manager Michael Kren and is part of a blog series about how he started a culture of DevOps at JAMF Software, how he built his team and the tools he used. His entire DevOps journey is collected in an ebook, which is available for download. Read on and check out the ebook!

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Marketing departments are made up of various teams: email, social media, creative, content, PR, product, etc. Though each is charged with different tasks, they all have something in common: they must manage projects and deliver work on time. What if marketing teams had a single source of truth? Rather than dealing with scattered information using clunky methods, what if each marketing team had a tool that helped manage projects by keeping all information in one place so everyone had visibility into the progress of each task, and access to all assets? JIRA Core was built with non-tech teams in mind.

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This is the second guest post in a blog series from DevOps Manager Michael Kren about how he started a culture of DevOps at JAMF Software, how he built his team and the tools he used. His entire DevOps journey is collected in an ebook, which is available for download. Here's a sample: "At JAMF, we've always had a GSD (get stuff done) attitude, but we were running into the same challenge most teams hit when they are trying to build too much, too quickly: everyone was trying to do everything, and it just wasn't sustainable. We knew we wanted to transform into a true DevOps team, adopting a DevOps culture — but our old ways of working were pretty entrenched, and change can be difficult." Read on and check out the ebook!

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It's not quite what I had in mind when growing up, but right now my role title tells me I am a team lead. In the course of my time in this role, I've learned that being a team lead is something my fellow developers are interested in doing someday, so I want to share about my experience. This is what I've learned in discovering what it means to be a team lead.

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