Agile with Jira Software Essentials (Server)

This Agile with Atlassian Jira Software training course on project management within Jira. Make it a 2-day course by combining with Jira Software Administration.


This course is perfect for members of an Agile team new to Jira software. The course covers topics on agile methodologies giving a complete end-to-end overview.


  • No previous knowledge required

Objectives & Outcomes:

At the end of the Agile with Jira Software training course agile teams will understand key Atlassian Jira concepts and will be able to use Jira to work with issues and provide change tracking control for software development projects working with agile methodologies.

Course outline:

Module 1: Agile Concepts

1. Overview and introduction to Jira Agile

  • Introduction to Jira Agile

2. High level concepts of Jira Agile and Agile development terminology

  • Kanban
  • Backlogs
  • Iterations

Lab Exercises

1. Why Agile?

Module 2: Introduction to JIRA

  1. Sign up for Jira
  2. Create an agile board
  3. Explore the interface

Lab Exercises

1. Overview of interface – using Sample Projects

  • Study the sample Kanban project
  • Understand the Jira ? Jira Agile UI

Module 3: Creating a Backlog

  1. Issue types
  2. Epics
  3. Stories
  4. Estimating

Lab Exercises

  1. Create Epics
  2. Create Stories
  3. View Versions
  4. Rank the backlog

Module 4: Agile Planning

1. Kanban

  • Iteration planning
  • Capacity / WIP Limits

Lab Exercises

  1. Create iterations
  2. Setup WIP Limits

Module 5: The Visual Board

  1. Intro to workflows
  2. Mapping to board columns
  3. Constraints
  4. Sub tasks

Lab Exercises

  1. Identify your current status
  2. Identify possible transitions
  3. Progressing Issues
  4. Working with subtasks

Module 6 (Optional): Working with Tasks

A freeform module. What other tasks/actions would you like to be complete on a daily basis?

For example:

  1. Logging work
  2. Flagging as important
  3. Attaching files
  4. Requesting notifications
  5. Sharing with others
  6. Copying
  7. Setting due dates
  8. Labels

Lab Exercises

Freeform – the facilitator demos a requests and students can then try for themselves.

Module 7 (Optional): Introduction to Board Configuration

  1. Configuring boards
  2. Swimlanes
  3. Columns
  4. Colours

Lab Exercises

  1. Configuring boards
  2. Swimlanes
  3. Columns
  4. Colours

Module 8: Searching

  1. Searching
  2. Filters
  3. Subscriptions

Lab Exercises

  1. Example searches
  2. Filters
  3. Subscriptions

Module 9: Reporting

  1. Jira reporting
  2. Agile reporting
  3. Dashboards

Lab Exercises

  1. Accessing Agile reports
  2. Making use of Agile reports
  3. Configure a dashboard
  4. Create a wallboard

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