Jira for Agile Project Management

Live Classroom
Duration: 2 days
Live Virtual Classroom
Duration: 2 days
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This hands-on immersive workshop helps participants align their organization’s agile principles and ceremonies with Jira. The course covers the core functionality of Jira, and equips participants with the skills to customize it for their organization’s software development processes and methodology. The course discusses everything from creating projects to managing users, and from setting up reports to reviewing them, helping participants be thoroughly skilled at using Jira for all their Agile development projects.

What You'll Learn

  • Manage Agile projects within Jira effectively
  • Create Agile projects and manage your team members using Jira
  • Customize Jira for your project and program management needs
  • Manage your user stories/ requirements/issues and their lifecycle using workflows
  • Configure issue types, schemas, workflows and screens to map your SDLC
  • Run your Agile software development process and ceremonies within Jira
  • Set up sprints and manage Scrum / Kanban boards as part of your delivery process
  • Handle status updates using customized search and filters
  • Measure and monitor team, product, and release progress using off-the-shelf and customized reports
  • Identify how Jira can be used in your organization to manage and track work


  • Navigation basics and different project views (plan, work, report, search, admin)
  • Cross-referencing tickets
  • Watching and voting for tickets (hands-on exercise)

  • Estimating work using story points / hours
  • Assigning tickets to users and sprints (hands-on exercise)

  • Updating story subtasks
  • Grouping tickets (hands-on exercise)

  • Managing boards (backlog refinement, sprint planning and review)
  • Exploring boards and project relationship
  • Improving productivity through day-to-day use
  • Managing tickets, stories, bugs and tasks (hands-on exercise)
  • Labeling and tagging components (hands-on exercise)

  • Refining user stories
  • Filing effective bug reports (hands-on exercise)
  • Leveraging reports
  • Action items on reports during retrospective and review
  • Creating burn-down, sprint and velocity charts (hands-on exercise)

  • Creating custom reports with JQL filters (hands-on exercise)
  • Designing custom dashboards (hands-on exercise)
  • Developing a custom search report (hands-on exercise)
  • Utilizing custom filters
  • Configuring custom fields, schemes and workflows (hands-on exercise)

  • Retrospective
  • Feedback and collaborative discussion

  • Collaborating HipChat and Slack
  • Installing third party add-ons

  • Managing Scrum of Scrums for remote teams
  • Coordinating multiple projects and search
  • Managing releases and burn-down charts for reporting
  • Issue Linking and referencing (hands-on exercise)

  • Expanding Scrum and Kanban workflows
  • Customizing reporting and time tracking (hands-on exercise)

  • Setting up Kanban limits (hands-on exercise)
  • Creating Kanban boards (hands-on exercise)
  • Organizing data with swim lanes and custom columns (hands-on exercise)
  • Tracking progress
  • Optimizing work in progressvInterpreting cumulative flow and control charts

Feedback and collaborative discussion
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Who should attend

The course is highly recommended for –

  • Agile practitioners
  • Project managers
  • Scrum Masters
  • Product owners
  • Program managers
  • Analysts
  • Developers
  • Programmers
  • IT managers and directors
  • Customers and stakeholders
  • Product managers


Participants need to have a thorough understanding of the Agile methodology and how Agile projects function.

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