Agile with Atlassian JIRA Software Training Course

The course will look at basic JIRA and agile concepts and cover the different out-of-the-box actions and functions available to JIRA Software users.

This Agile with Atlassian JIRA Software training course gets you to grips with project management within JIRA. Make it a 2 day course by combining with JIRA Software Administration - simply enquire. 


This course is ideal for users who are new to JIRA Software and agile (whole day). Users familiar with JIRA will find the course runs quickly as some topics will be “skipped”. 


  • No previous knowledge required

Course outline:

Module 1: Agile Concepts
  • Overview and introduction to JIRA Agile
  • High level concepts of JIRA Agile and Agile development terminology; Scrum, Kanban, Backlogs, Sprints
Lab Exercises Why Agile? (Battleships) 

Module 2: Introduction to JIRA

  • Sign up for JIRA
  • Create an agile board
  • Explore the interface
Lab Exercises Overview of interface – using Sample Projects
  • Study the sample Scrum project
  • Study the sample Kanban project
  • Understand the JIRA UI

Module 3: Creating a Backlog

  • Issue types
  • Epics
  • Stories
  • Estimating
Lab Exercises
  • Create Epics
  • Create Stories
  • View Versions
  • Rank the backlog

Module 4: Agile Planning

  • Scrum; Sprint Planning, Estimating, Capacity
  • Kanban
Lab Exercises
  • Create a sprint
  • Estimate
  • Plan a sprint
  • Start a sprint

Module 5: The Visual Board

  • Intro to workflows
  • Mapping to board columns
  • Constraints
  • Sub tasks
Lab Exercises
  • Identify your current status
  • Identify possible transitions
  • Progressing issues
  • Working with sub tasks

Module 6: Working with Tasks 
This is a free form module. What other tasks/actions do the attendees want to be able to complete on a daily basis?

  • Logging work
  • Flagging as important
  • Attaching files
  • Requesting notifications
  • Sharing with others
  • Copying
  • Setting due dates
  • Labels
Lab Exercises Free form – facilitator demos requests and students can then try for themselves. 

Module 7 (Optional): Introduction to Board Configuration

  • Configuring boards
  • Swimlanes
  • Columns
  • Colours
Lab Exercises
  • Configuring boards
  • Swimlanes
  • Columns
  • Colours

Module 8: Searching 

  • Searching
  • Filters
  • Subscriptions
Lab Exercises
  • Example searches
  • Filters
  • Subscriptions

Module 9: Reporting

  • JIRA reporting
  • Agile reporting
  • Dashboards
Lab Exercises
  • Accessing Agile reports
  • Making use of Agile reports
  • Configure a dashboard
  • Create a wallboard

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