Steve Caseley recently completed his “Being Agile with JIRA” course, which covers using JIRA Agile to support the delivery of Agile projects. Aimed at project managers, this 19-video course covers topics such as JIRA administration, KanBan Boards, code quality, and more.
Below, learn Steve’s advice for getting the most out of his course.
Q: What was your favorite Nugget to create?
The last one, JIRA Report Card. It is always fun to “grade” the tools and critique their functionality against the industry standards.
Q: What roadblocks did you come across when creating this training and how did you overcome them?
The biggest roadblock was that the “Build and Test” Nuggets needed a fully populated code repository to demo their functionality. As this wasn’t a development course, I didn’t have the necessary code that I could share with the Nugget community, so I had to demo using configuration options and in some cases screen shots from the Atlassian web site.
Q: From a student perspective, what did you keep in mind when creating this course?
I always tried to keep in mind, “What’s in it for me, or how does this help me be Agile?” For example, after demoing a really cool, but complex set of functionality, I would always try to conclude with, “and this is important because it will help you…”
Q: Any outside-the-box tips for students to get the most out of your course?
Download the evaluation version of JIRA Agile and follow along with the course. Get your hands dirty!
Q: What’s the ONE thing you hope learners take away from this training?
The obvious answer is that JIRA is a great tool for being Agile, but more specifically, don’t take the tool functionality at face value. Instead, think of it like this: “How can I use this the way my organization does Agile?” No company will be 100 percent textbook Agile. So always look for ways to “challenge” the tool to support what you need to get done.
Q: What’s one real-world application someone can expect to use, thanks to this course?
Being wildly successful delivering Agile projects with JIRA. Also, best of luck convincing management to buy you a 60-inch touch sensitive screen for use in your project space. 🙂
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