Jan 14

Confitura 2020, 2019, 2018. What to expect?

So you're deciding whether to head for Confitura 2019... Learn what's behind the scenes from the major sponsor of Confitura Java Conference. Should an "ordinary" Java developer attend Confitura (or Konfitura) and what to expect? Softwareplant's chill out zone at 2017 Confitura deserved a recognition. Breakfast,... read more →
Jan 03

Trello for Wedding Planning. How would a pro do it?

You could use plain Trello boards for wedding planning, but you're likely to miss one thing - a timeline/bar chart. If it's your own wedding, you're going to feel overwhelmed by the number of appointments & commitments you need to make. When you're a professional wedding planner, on the other hand, you might need the timeline to coordinate... read more →
Dec 28

Jira + BigPicture: Best practices

What are the hidden, yet valuable features of BigPicture for Jira? This is a quick list of best practices for Jira + BigPicture from Jira certified trainers. The questions were asked by real-life project managers who yet test Jira + BigPicture... Gantt chart Should I create a new task from the BigPicture Gantt chart or in Jira? Best... read more →
Dec 10
Trello event planning

Trello for Event Planning. How would a pro do it?

Are you an event manager? Whether you plan birthday parties, weddings, concerts or conventions, Trello is an excellent tool. Amateur and professional event planners use three proven approaches to Trello boards, and we showcase them directly below this intro. But here's the catch: for the plenty-of-deadlines event planning business you need... read more →
Dec 03

Hackathony w Warszawie: Ucz się, wygrywaj, zarabiaj!

U nas Hackathony są inne! Zamiast walczyć w weekendy, robisz to w godzinach pracy. Zamiast tworzyć abstrakcyjne rozwiązanie, pracujesz nad realnym produktem, którego używa 10k+ project managerów, w tym ci z Fortune Global 500. Z kolei Angular i Java - upodabniają event do innych warszawskich hackathonów. Tak naprawdę nasz hackathon nazywamy w firmie ShipIt-Week. Wszystko to dzieje się w Warszawie w biurze SoftwarePlant. Aplikuj teraz! Lubisz pracować... read more →
Nov 30
PI planning, Program Increment SAFe

How to do PI planning in Jira with SAFe in mind?

Could 20 000 person-hours1 be wasted in one day? Yes, if you do the PI planning poorly. SAFe is serious about gathering all your Agile Release Train members in one place for the Program Increment planning, and we've seen clients chartering jets for the occasion. With time, however, enthusiasm usually... read more →
Nov 20
Nov 13
Jira BigPicture resource view

Managing teams and resources in BigPicture

Having a plan you follow through is not all there is to project management. Namely, you ought to take the human factor into account. Let’s face it: people are not robots that can work 24/7/365. They will take days off, work in less than full capacity and make mistakes. Importing... read more →
Nov 09

How to do Top-down planning in Jira?

A client of ours asked us during a BigPicture training session: how to do top-down planning in Jira, as opposed to bottom-up planning. In top-down planning PMs start with epics, or high-level objectives, only then they assign user stories or tasks to those epics. Let's investigate this interesting use case:... read more →
Nov 02

How to pick the right PI Planning plugin for Jira?

We, SAFe guided project managers, all know that. When doing PI Planning we are expected to utilize sticky notes and a paper board. And we all know how impractical these 'tools' are with teams distributed throughout the world. Since SAFe is religiously tool agnostic, let's examine two prominent PI planning Jira... read more →