Author Archives: Valerie Andrianova

About Valerie Andrianova

Valerie Andrianova is YouTrack, Hub and Upsource Product Marketing Manager at JetBrains. Her professional interests include issue & bug tracking, project and task management, agile methodologies and team collaboration. Apart from work, she cannot imagine her life without live music, quirky books and lattes with those cute little foam hearts.

Our Sprint Planning

This is the fifth episode in our How We Scrum series. This installment is devoted to our sprint planning. If you missed any of the previous posts, check out the Introduction, Our Scrum Roles, Our Backlog, and Our Approach to … Continue reading

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Our Approach to Estimation

Previous installments in the How We Scrum series include the Introduction, Our Scrum Roles, and Our Backlog. The fourth post is devoted to our approach to estimation. Last year, we introduced the #NoEstimates approach to our Scrum process. Instead of using … Continue reading

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Our Product Backlog

Previously we published the Introduction and Our Scrum Roles installments from the How We Scrum series. This post is the third in the series and is devoted to our product backlog. In our case, the product backlog is a set of … Continue reading

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Our Scrum Roles

In the previous post, I outlined the steps we took to implement a Scrum methodology in the  YouTrack team. The first step in our Scrum transformation was to define who would take on each of the core roles. Product Owner … Continue reading

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How we Scrum in YouTrack Team

Introduction The YouTrack team has been practicing Scrum for several years. We decided to switch to Scrum six years ago, when we started to develop an agile board in YouTrack. Since dogfooding is a core concept at JetBrains, we decided … Continue reading

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Most Wanted Features in 2016 and 2017

Christmas time is just around the corner, Jingle Bells! We wish you a Merry Christmas and a very Happy New Year! Christmas time also means that the year is almost over.  Today we want to share with you some results … Continue reading

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Introducing YouTrack Mobile

We are happy to announce the release of YouTrack Mobile, a native mobile application for iOS and Android.   Here is a short story behind this app: we presented the YouTrack Mobile project at last year’s JetBrains Hackathon. The idea … Continue reading

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New Agile Board Concept in YouTrack 7.0

We are proud to introduce a brand new Agile board in YouTrack 7.0. We’ve completely revamped it to improve usability, design and concept, and most importantly, the way it’s used to visualize your team’s progress and track personal tasks. Welcome … Continue reading

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YouTrack 6.5.17105 Is Here

Please welcome a brand new YouTrack 6.5.17105. This minor update introduces a number of fixes, including: Security issue Jira integration Problem with images with Cyrillic names Check the Release Notes for more details. Download YouTrack 6.517105 today and enjoy the enhanced issue … Continue reading

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Meet the YouTrack Team at the Agile Alliance Technical Conference 2016

YouTrack team is going to Raleigh, NC, US this week. We are attending and sponsoring the first Agile Alliance Technical Conference (AATC2016).  So, let’s meet at the AATC2016 on April 7-8 2016! We are focused on our Team tools: TeamCity, … Continue reading

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