Jun 23

Jira and Scrum. What can plain Jira do and what it can’t?

"Jira Scrum" has been increasingly popular on the Internet for the last 10 years (see Google Trends). So let's check what plain Jira can and cannot do in terms of Scrum methodology. On the occasion we'll show how people confuse Agile and Scrum. Jira is a modern piece of software. It must support Scrum by default, mustn't it? Not so true.... read more →
Jun 20
Jun 04
May 29

How to choose the right Free Gantt chart for Trello?

Google "Trello Gantt chart" and you'll see quite a number of solutions. Since they all appear attractive we take a closer look at them. Few of them are Power-Ups and the majority are standalone apps. Some of them are free of charge, whereas the rest of them cost money, at least after their trial periods. Interestingly, only one Gantt chart for Trello is both a Power-Up... read more →
May 25

How to grow with Jira? Case study for medium & large businesses

What issues do medium & large businesses encounter in Jira, especially when they grow? Let's look at the case of Wirecard, a pretty mature German company, but still growing. We've recently trained their project management team in Jira & BigPicture and we'd like to share a collection of their hacks and tweaks. [caption id="attachment_39957" align="alignnone"... read more →
May 22

Which tools make up the perfect Atlassian project management suite?

Is there a valid reason why project managers google "Atlassian project management tools" whereas they could just search "Jira"? We think there is. While Jira is often considered an 'essential' or 'central' tool for any project manager, most organizations will want to include two more within their toolbox, namely Confluence and... read more →
May 13

Program, Programme, Project. What’s the difference in Jira?

The good news is that 'Program' and 'Project' means the same for 80% of Jira users. However, since these separate terms exist, let's look closer at how they differ from each other for the remaining 20 per cent of the project management world. Let's start with the rationale behind three different terms being in... read more →
May 11
Big Picture 7 for Jira

BigPicture 7. What’s changing?

Are you using Jira for managing projects? BigPicture version 7 is coming this summer. What's new and how to upgrade from BigPicture 6? BigPicture is one of the most popular Project Portfolio Management plugins for Jira. It features resource, roadmapping, risks, teams, the Gantt chart modules and is SAFe compliant. It's been a year and a half since the... read more →
May 07

Valiantys Enterprise Day Lausanne 2018. Worth it?

Lausanne Valiantys Enterprise Day will appeal to those who prefer a cosy atmosphere: merely 50 guests and only 6 app vendors. Atlassian representative will be there and you can have a ride on the unique 28-station metro (the smallest city in the world with a metro system). ... read more →
May 02