2017 In Review: Task & Project Management Trends
We hope that your 2017 was successful, productive and full of bright and memorable moments for you and your team. We wish you all the best for the holidays and hope you have a great start to the new year. The end of the year is just the right time to take a retrospective review. What are the main usage trends in YouTrack? Which projects and boards are the most popular? Which reports do you use more often? We’ve collected the most interesting trends in YouTrack usage through 2017 and are excited to share them with you*. (more…)
Baking Boards – Episode 3: YouTrack & Hub Product Marketing
In this episode of Baking Boards, our Product Marketing Managers show you how they manage marketing-related activities in 20 different projects on an agile board. Preparation 1. Create your board. Start with the Scrum board template. 2. Add your projects First, make sure your projects all use the custom field that you want to use to identify columns on the board. It’s best to use the default State field. They don’t have to use the same set of value for this field, but if they don’t use the same field, you won’t be able to manage these projects on the board. Add all of t
Our Sprint Retrospective
You’ve made it to our last episode in the How We Scrum series. In this installment, I’ll walk you through our sprint retrospective. To catch up on older posts in this series, check out the Introduction, Our Scrum Roles, Our Backlog, Our Approach to Estimation, Our Sprint Planning, The Sprint, and Our Sprint Demo Session. We consider the Sprint Retrospective to be a very important part our Scrum process. The Sprint Retrospective happens at the end of each sprint, normally on Friday, after the Sprint Demo. This one-hour session helps us to get both positive and negative feedback from the team
Our Sprint Demo Session
In this, our seventh episode, I’ll give you a backstage pass to our sprint demo. Previous posts in our How We Scrum series include an Introduction, Our Scrum Roles, Our Backlog, Our Approach to Estimation, Our Sprint Planning, and The Sprint. At the end of every sprint, we have a sprint demo session. We normally schedule the demo on the last Friday of the sprint. We book one hour for the demo, however, it takes about 40 minutes on average. All team members are required to participate. As always, we connect the St. Petersburg and Munich offices by video conference and start our online show.
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 features that we plan to build for YouTrack. At JetBrains in general, and in the YouTrack team in particular, we conduct a comprehensive planning session at least once a year. We gather the whole team for several days outside the office and discuss our plans from different perspectives: what do our customers want, what’s important from our point of view, and what do
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 to adopt a Scrum practice ourselves and develop a tool for customers that conformed to the main principles of an agile framework. So, as our first Scrum Master told us, we started with a physical board. As we developed our agile board, we ported the physical board to YouTrack. After a while, we realized that we are happy with Scrum, and went further with our t
Case Study: YouTrack at Rostelecom-Integracija
This guest blog post is brought to you by a company called Rostelecom-Integracija. Rostelecom-Integracija a company that develops and implements software solutions for Rostelecom, the biggest national telecommunications company in Russia, with a presence in every segment of the telecommunications services market and coverage of millions households in Russia. Rostelecom-Integracija is developing solutions in different areas of telecom company automation, including CRM solutions, billing systems, reporting solutions and business process automation. What do you do from a business perspect
Cross-project Agile Boards in YouTrack: The Best Recipes
Today we would like to tell you about cross-project Agile boards and monitoring your work progress in several projects through a sprint or any other iteration. General use case My team works on two projects simultaneously, and I want to monitor the progress for both projects on the same board. One answer that springs to mind is, "Create a cross-project board. What could be more obvious?" True, but to make it work smoothly and fit your specific process, you need to configure the board appropriately, and that might be not so obvious. We've prepared three recipes to cover three common cases, s
Using the Agile Board for Scrum Project – Watch 5 Minutes Demo
We are pleased to present a really short video, demonstrating how to setup and use effectively YouTrack's 4.0 Agile Board for your Scrum project. Please watch Scrum with YouTrack 4.0 demo.
YouTrack 4.0 released!
We are ending this month on a high note: YouTrack 4.0 has been released and is available now! Our development team has worked very hard to provide this release on time and you can start using it right away. One of the main focuses of this release has been supporting Agile methodologies. This includes support for our brand new visual board and backlog management. Let's take a look at some of the new features. Support for Agile teams As mentioned previously, our main focus in this version has been to support Agile teams. With the introduction of the board, YouTrack now allows us to visually ma
YouTrack 4.0 Reaches the Final Stage with the Latest RC
Great news for everyone waiting for the release of YouTrack 4.0, especially with Agile support that we're anxious to bring you! Finally, the latest 4.0 Release Candidate is gone to JetBrains issue tracker production and available for internal and external users! Download the latest YouTrack 4.0 RC or play with a sample InCloud instance now. What does YouTrack 4.0 bring? Agile Project Management Now Scrum teams can plan, visualize and manage their work during a series of consecutive sprints, while teams that follow a Kanban process can manage and measure their work flow on the board. Manage
Webinar Recording — Agile With YouTrack 4.0
Thanks everyone for attending our second Agile with YouTrack 4.0 online webinar! We really enjoyed your company and we hope that you had fun watching it. We've got a lot of really valuable feedback, and we keep working to provide you with the best Agile project management in the upcoming v4.0. Since we were fully booked the day before the webinar and couldn't make it for everyone interested, here is the webinar recording that you're welcome to watch. Please share your feedback with us. Also, we are planning to host one more webinar on the same topic on the final stage of the upcoming release