Jira Software for Scrum teaches you how to use JIRA Software for your scrum projects including grooming the backlog, sprint planning, and configuring your scrum boards. As part of the course, you learn about scrum methods, such as writing stories and running daily standups, and learn how to use JIRA Software. This combination of video lectures and hands-on activities requires JIRA Software application access, but you don't need to be a JIRA administrator. If you have JIRA Software application access and can work in a software project, you are ready to go!
In this chapter, we're going to cover each of the scrum rituals and how to use Jira Software as part of your sprint.
Your Jira backlog is your to-do list for a project and it includes all of the work you might need to do. From the backlog view, you refine your scope: adding more definition to stories, creating new stories, and then moving accepted stories to sprints or closing out stories that didn't make the cut. You'll learn the process of backlog grooming–why you should do it and how you should do it using Jira Software.
With the backlog groomed, we can start the magic of sprint planning. We'll talk about how to create a sprint, put the stories into it that you want, and communicate and collaborate with your team. Then, we'll cover how to conduct standups using Jira Software.
Last, before you close each sprint you should complete a sprint review and sprint retrospective. These two meetings give you a chance to show your work, as well as talk about how the sprint went. Each session serves a different purpose: Use the sprint review to review work and talk about what is happening across the team—what you created, developed, wrote, and so on—and use a sprint retrospective to talk about your process and how to improve future sprints. In this last section, we talk about both sprint review and sprint retrospective, as well as how to close a sprint.
Introduction to Scrum
Sprint Review, Retrospective, and Completing the Sprint
The reports in JIRA Software help you see where you've been, where you are, and where you're going. Different reports help you achieve different kinds of monitoring in your projects.
There are 7 reports unique to Scrum boards in Jira Software. You'll learn how to use and interpret all of these reports, with the remaining 2 reports in Jira Software taught through our Kanban course.
Sprint, Epic, and Release Burndown Charts
Velocity Chart, and Sprint, Version, and Epic Reports