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Agile Project Management with Jira for Beginners

Improve your project management skills as you master Agile methodology and learn how to use Jira effectively.

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Delve into the Agile methodology

Companies use different ways to organise their projects, and the type of methodology they use determines the tool that is best suited for their needs. Jira is an issue tracking and project management tool that is highly configurable and flexible, which allows it to be used in a wide variety of processes.

On this two-week course, you’ll gain a clear understanding of Jira and the best way to use it for effective project management in teams.

Learning Jira also requires learning some Agile concepts, as Jira is often used for Agile project management. Therefore, you’ll also explore the basics of Agile methodology to help you get started with Jira.

Develop your project management skills

To help hone your project management skills, you’ll explore the difference between a team-managed project and a company-managed project.

You’ll learn how to use and navigate both, as you explore the benefits and drawbacks of each to understand which is best suited to your needs.

Learn how to use a Scrum board

You’ll delve into the uses of a Scrum board, as you learn how to create and customise a new board and develop a Scrum Agile board.

You’ll also explore a Kanban Agile board to understand how to create issues, filters, and use dashboards.

With this knowledge, you’ll learn how to create reports in Jira and bulk edit issues to help aid your project management.

Develop key skills for Jira project management

There are different versions of Jira available, but the core concepts are applicable across these versions. On the course, you’ll be using a non-premium version of Jira Software on Cloud, the flagship version of Jira.

By the end, you’ll have the knowledge and skills to use Jira and Agile methodology to improve your project management.

Syllabus

  • Week 1

    Introduction to Jira

    • Introduction to the course

      Welcome to Agile Project Management with Jira for Beginners, and the start of your learning journey, brought to you by Packt.

    • Jira concepts

      In this activity, we will discuss an overview of Jira, the different versions and how it is used when applying an agile approach to projects.

    • Team-managed projects

      In this activity, we will discuss how team-managed projects differ from other projects.

    • Wrap up

      You have reached the end of Week 1. In this activity, you'll reflect on what you have learned.

  • Week 2

    Company-managed projects

    • Introduction to Week 2

      Welcome to Week 2. In this activity we'll highlight the main topics that will be covered this week.

    • Company-managed projects

      In this activity, we will discuss creating company-managed projects and how to navigate these projects.

    • Scrum boards

      In this activity, we will explain using scrum boards in Jira. We will look at creating and customising the boards and all associated features.

    • Kanban boards

      In this activity, we will explain how to use Kanban boards in Jira. We will look at creating and customising the boards and all the associated features.

    • Issues and filters

      In this activity, we will discuss how to create issues and filters and how to use the issue detail view.

    • Reports and roadmaps

      In this activity, we will discuss the different reports available in Jira, as well as the use of roadmaps and creating and editing bulk issues.

    • Wrap up

      You have reached the end of Week 2. In this activity, you'll reflect on what you have learned.

When would you like to start?

Start straight away and join a global classroom of learners. If the course hasn’t started yet you’ll see the future date listed below.

Learning on this course

On every step of the course you can meet other learners, share your ideas and join in with active discussions in the comments.

What will you achieve?

By the end of the course, you‘ll be able to...

  • Identify core concepts used in Jira.
  • Describe team-managed projects.
  • Explain company-managed projects.
  • Discuss the use of scrum and Kanban boards.
  • Explain the creation and filtering of issues in Jira.

Who is the course for?

This course is designed for anyone interested in Agile project management and using Jira to manage projects more effectively.

What software or tools do you need?

You’ll need access to the cloud-based Jira programs. There are various versions and price points, but you can get started for free via your browser. We’ll talk you through the options on the course.

Who developed the course?

Packt

Founded in 2004 in Birmingham, UK, Packt’s mission is to help the world put software to work in new ways, through the delivery of effective learning and information services to IT professionals.

FutureLearn

FutureLearn is jointly owned by The Open University and The SEEK Group and has been providing online courses for learners around the world over the last eight years.

What's included?

This is a premium course. These courses are designed for professionals from specific industries looking to learn with a smaller group of like-minded individuals.

  • Unlimited access to this course
  • Includes any articles, videos, peer reviews and quizzes
  • Certificate of Achievement to prove your success when you're eligible
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  • Courses are split into weeks, activities, and steps to help you keep track of your learning
  • Learn through a mix of bite-sized videos, long- and short-form articles, audio, and practical activities
  • Stay motivated by using the Progress page to keep track of your step completion and assessment scores

Join a global classroom

  • Experience the power of social learning, and get inspired by an international network of learners
  • Share ideas with your peers and course educators on every step of the course
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Map your progress

  • As you work through the course, use notifications and the Progress page to guide your learning
  • Whenever you’re ready, mark each step as complete, you’re in control
  • Complete 90% of course steps and all of the assessments to earn your certificate

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