Jira Essentials for Agile Teams

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AVG Duration4h


This learning path explores how to use Jira to control, manage, and maximize the effectiveness of your Agile projects. We'll start off with a quick refresher course on Agile, which looks at the main Agile concepts, benefits, and processes.

We'll also look into two popular Agile frameworks: Scrum and Kanban. You'll learn the practices and methodologies behind each framework and how it can be used to boost efficiency in your workflows.

You'll also be introduced to Jira and explore the wide range of features available for managing your processes, sharing information with your team, and implementing Scrum and Kanban methods. 

Finally, we'll take a look at the different Agile reporting features provided by Jira. We'll cover burn-down charts, burn-up charts, velocity charts, version reports, epic reports, and Kanban reports.

This learning path is full of on-screen demonstrations from the Jira platform, to ensure that you get a practical understanding of Jira, in addition to the Agile concepts that underpin the service.

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Learning Objectives

  • Enhance your knowledge of Agile, Scrum, and Kanban
  • Understand how Jira can be a powerful tool in implementing Agile processes including Scrum and Kanban
  • Learn about Agile reporting in Jira, the various reports available, the Jira dashboard, and the various Jira tools available for sharing information

Intended Audience

This learning path is designed for users who are already able to create, update and search for issues in Jira but now want to understand how to use Jira to control, manage, and maximize the effectiveness of their Agile projects.


To get the most out of this learning path, you should already have a basic understanding of Jira and Agile methods.


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Training Content

Course - Beginner - 2m
Learning Path Introduction
This course introduces the Jira Essentials for Agile Teams learning path.
Course - Intermediate - 35m
Introduction to Agile
This course introduces the concepts of Agile, Scrum, and Jira, and the benefits of using them.
Course - Beginner - 24m
Jira and Agile Methods
In this course, we explore two Agile methodologies: Scrum and Kanban. We also look at various features in Jira.
Course - Beginner - 52m
Getting Started with Jira
This course provides an introduction to Jira and covers user stories, user story mapping, epics, acceptance criteria, and MoSCoW prioritization.
Course - Beginner - 50m
Jira and Scrum Methods
In this course, we take a look at how Jira can be used to introduce Scrum methods into your workflows.
Course - Beginner - 25m
Introduction to Kanban
This course provides a foundational understanding of what Kanban is and how it makes workflows more efficient.
Course - Beginner - 30m
Agile Reporting, the Jira Dashboard, and Jira Tools
This course takes a look at the different Agile reporting features provided by Jira, and the tools available for managing workflows and sharing information.
Course - Beginner - 22m
Conclusion and Q&A Session
We round off Jira Essentials for Agile Teams with a brief conclusion before moving on to a Q&A session on the subjects covered throughout the learning path.
Exam - 35m
Final Exam: JIRA Essentials for Agile Teams
Final Exam: JIRA Essentials for Agile Teams
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