Agile development

The challenge

How can I use Jira to maintain velocity and improve Agile planning?

Jira is the undisputed champion of managing software issues. In the Agile development world, it allows teams to gain unrivaled insight into their outstanding issues and supports multiple agile development methodologies. But, as good as Jira is, it still leaves users asking some questions, such as:

  • Can I create customized boards in Jira?
  • Is there an easy way to plan Scrum Sprints or Kanban To-do lists?
  • How can I visualize my issues in Jira?
  • What can I do to speed up Sprint Planning?
  • How do I balance all of my team’s priorities?

Whether they use Scrum or Kanban, users want to be able to fuel their Agile collaboration with tools that will power them to work quickly and efficiently. Jira offers much of this capability, but with the addition of one or two apps, it can become truly an Agile development powerhouse.

The solution

Appfire apps fuel Agile development

Appfire has developed two adds-on that directly address the questions raised above. Comala Canvas for Jira and Comala Agile Ranking both utilize data visualization to make planning easier and simplify the management of your issues. Canvas for Jira lets you create customized boards and work with your issues as easy-to-use cards on those boards.

Comala Agile Ranking is also cards-focused, but in its case, it lets you work with cards to definitively rank your issues in order to determine which ones need immediate attention. Both apps extend Jira to provide you with visual information you can use to support your Agile development.

Last updated: 2023-03-21

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