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Jan 22

How to pick a Project management plugin for Jira?

It's a red flag if a project manager has to micromanage. But this is what regular Jira is best at - i.e. tasks and granularity. Bring together the shareholders' interests (company growth, bird's eye view) and the needs of ordinary team members ("I wish to finish the scheduled issues in... read more →
Jan 18
Jan 14

Story Points in Jira explained

Story points were invented to beat the ever true problem of underestimation. The design process of Concorde ended up costing 10 times more than they originally estimated. So, how to use story points in Jira to bring down to earth overly optimistic time estimations? Story points... read more →
Jan 07

Roadmaps in Jira explained

Think of a roadmap as a bird’s eye view of the entire project. A roadmap is a high-level plan, or a strategy, visualised on a timeline. How to have a roadmap in Jira? Do I need a plugin, or app? What is Jira roadmapping? Roadmap associations Roadmaps are about: Strategy,... read more →
Dec 27
Dec 12

Custom fields from third-party Jira apps in BigPicture and BigGantt

Custom fields from third party apps can be viewed on the Gantt chart in BigPicture and BigGantt Newly covered plugins include: Tempo Budgets, CRM for Jira by Teamlead, nFeed by Valiantys, Jira Misc Custom Fields by Innovalog, Traffic-Lights for Jira by Frank Polscheit, Zones by celix Solutions and others. See... read more →
Dec 06
CatWorkX Atlassian Symposium Vienna

CatWorkX Vienna 2017, Atlassian Symposium

Atlassian Tools als Treiber der Prozess-Digitalisierung was the motto of catWorkX Atlassian Symposium 2017 in Vienna. How was the event from a Jira app developer's point of view? CatWorkX Wien in a nutshell Where: Eventhotel Pyramide, Vösendorf bei Wien When: 28.11.2017, 9-18 Uhr, Networking-Dinner 18-20 Uhr Who: CEOs, IT staff,... read more →
Dec 05
Jira and Bira, Manageware slide

Jira&Bira, Manageware event in Tel Aviv. What to expect?

 Jira & Bira name seems self-explanatory. How Atlassian partners benefit from the Atlassian-related event in Tel Aviv? And what to expect? Surprisingly sunny was Tel Aviv on Tuesday, November the 28th, 2017, the day our BigPicture salesman attended Jira&Bira.  ... read more →
Dec 05

WarsawJS: Meetups & Workshops. Wish to join?

Fell in love with JavaScript? Living in Warsaw? Get to know Warsaw's most renowned series of JS events. From SoftwarePlant, a sponsor of WarsawJS (Workshop#15)... WarsawJS falls into two categories: meetups and workshops. Pictured is the first of a series of workshops. They take place in... read more →
Nov 28
SAFe certified software team

SAFe Certified. Is it worth it?

As a CEO of a software company I got certified by SAFe®. What it takes and what are the benefits? Is Scaled Agile Framework certification worth the time? For whom is SAFe® certification? Individuals get SAFe® certification, not organizations1. 1 Companies make partnerships with SAFe, e.g. SoftwarePlant is a Bronze... read more →