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Confluence and Jira – 3 Days

Course Description – Portfolio for Jira

The Jira and Confluence course provides students with the tools to utilize Atlassian’s agile tools set to accomplish more work in less time. This course emphasizes not only how to use an integrated Jira and Confluence set up, but teaches students collaboration concepts that drive innovation and better work product. This course will challenge individual and team concepts of effectiveness and efficiency. Students are introduced to Jira and Confluence. Then, using principles of agile development, students learn how to collaborate and create work product focused on end users.

What You Will Learn

  • Students can access Jira and Confluence
  • Create and manage issues from both Jira and Confluence
  • Add gadgets to Jira dashboards and access gadgets from Confluence pages
  • Create and manage Confluence spaces
  • Create and manage Jira projects
  • Add Macros to Confluence pages
  • Manage Jira project data from Confluence reports
  • Use and create Confluence Blueprints and Templates
  • Execute basic and advanced searches
  • Basic JQL
  • Configure a Confluence space
  • Set up and configure boards in Jira
  • Access Confluence pages from Jira
  • Identify how to select Confluence templates
  • Execute Jira reports
  • Use Jira reports in Confluence

Prerequisites

Basic computer and internet literacy.

Outline

  • Day One
    • Atlassian Background
      • Jira – Origin purpose and capabilities
      • Confluence – Origin purpose and capabilities
      • People and interactions over processes and tools
    • The Scrum framework
      • The Agile Manifesto
      • Scrum events overview
      • A lean primer
      • Wastes
    • Lean/Kanban
      • The House of Lean
      • Eight principles of waste
      • Lean/systems thinking
      • Intro to Kanban
      • The Kanban card
      • Push vs Pull
      • Value Stream
      • Workitems
      • Classes of service
      • Introducing the Kanban Board
    • JIRA – An Overview (Understanding the interface)
      • Gaining Access
      • Issues & Issue Types
      • Dashboards
      • Projects
      • Searching Issues
      • Completing Work & Workflows overview
    • Confluence – An Overview
      • Personal
      • Team
      • Project
      • Pages
      • Templates
      • Blogs
      • Tasks
      • Files
      • Images
      • Gaining access
      • Navigation
      • Spaces
      • Content Types
      • Workspace examples

    Day Two 

    • Setting your team up in Jira
      • Overview of using both Confluence and Jira
      • User Management
      • Confluence Application linking
      • Creating a team page
      • Creating & managing Confluence tasks
      • Macros & Gadgets
      • Jira Administrator
      • Project Administrator
      • Scrum team roles
      • Group permissions
      • Role permissions
      • Confluence & Jira integration with teams
    • Jira & Confluence Project Management
      • Reordering pages
      • Moving pages
      • Confluence shortcuts (Handout)
      • PO role and views
      • Development team roles & views
      • Document, document, document
      • Confluence page mgmt.
      • Routine requests & tasks – Confluence Blueprints & Templates
    • Jira and Agile Planning
      • Creating Epics and Stories in Jira
      • Technical Documents
      • Knowledge base development
      • Meeting notes
      • Decisions
      • Confluence Product Requirements
      • Initial/Subsequent PBR
      • Iteration backlog refinement
      • Features
      • Versions
      • Prioritization
      • Estimation
      • Sprint Board
    • Kanban
      • Process Flow (Pull Systems)
      • WIP Limits
      • Backlogs & Limiting WIP
      • Bottlenecks
      • Lab – Set Up Kanban board
    • Daily work in Jira (Iteration)
      • Direct
      • Components
      • Decisions
      • Issue references
      • Issue voting
      • Watching issues
      • Issue assignment
    • Searching & Reporting Views (Inspect & Adapt)
      • Searching for Issues
      • Adv. Search
      • Filters
      • Labels
      • Sharing
    • Reports
      • Velocity
      • Burndown
      • CFD
      • Dashboards
      • Scrum & Kanban Boards
    • Closing a sprint
      • Jira activities
      • Confluence activities

    Labs:

    • Lab – Identify scientific management processes
    • Lab – The impact of Jira and Confluence on your work
    • Lab – Where are you agile & not agile
    • Lab – Demonstration (time dependent)
    • Lab – Thinking lean in a value stream
    • Lab – Creating your Kanban board
    • Lab – Working with multiple projects
    • Lab – Making a Workflow
    • Lab – Team & Project pages
    • Lab – Creating a personal space
    • Lab – Agile roles, your teams, Jira and Confluence – Who’s on First
    • Lab – Confluence team page development & Assigning tasks
    • Lab – Assigning the team
    • Lab – Creating Confluence Blueprints & Templates
    • Lab – Product Backlog Refinement lab
    • Lab – Using Jira & Confluence during a sprint
    • Lab – Confluence Retrospective Documentation
    • Lab – Set up dashboards
    • Lab – Reporting on issues in Confluence
    • Lab – Which reports & Why
    • Lab – Set up reports in Confluence

    File:

System Requirements

  • HDMI or VGA capable projector
  • Flipchart and markers
  • Laptop and internet connectivity for instructor and all students

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