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Jira Administration Expert Advice Custom Fields

How to Audit Custom Fields

Posted October 25, 2018 By Rachel Wright

How many custom fields do you have?  For most of us the answer is: too many!  With research and diligence, you can clean up your duplicate and unused custom fields and get...

Jira Administration Expert Advice Custom Fields

Battling Jira Custom Field Bloat, Step by Step

Posted October 5, 2018 By Jenny Choban

“I have over 3,000 custom fields and everyone says I need to talk to you.”

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Bringing FY 2018 to a Successful Resolution in Jira

Posted June 25, 2018 By Jenny Choban

Everything must come to an end. One could say that FY2018 is about to reach it’s resolution. (I’ll let you decide if want to mark it off as Fixed, Won’t Fix or simply Done.) The end...

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Getting a Handle on Jira Custom Fields

Posted June 6, 2018 By Jenny Choban

You know the danger. Too many custom fields and your Jira instance will slow down. You know the drama. People want what they want, and they want fields specific to their needs. As...

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Jira Clean-up Time: How to Audit and Tidy Your Jira Instance

Posted May 15, 2018 By Jenny Choban

Depending on where you are in the world, you may be smack in the middle of spring – as in time for Spring Cleaning. Even if it isn’t spring, it’s a good idea to occasionally audit...

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Tips for Vetting Jira Apps and Plugins

Posted April 25, 2018 By Jenny Choban

Do you get sensory overload when you visit the Atlassian Marketplace? The current count shows over 1,600 offerings for Jira alone.  Too many choices can be paralyzing. How can you...

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Four Jira Workflows for Business Teams

Posted February 20, 2018 By Jenny Choban

It’s awesome when one tool can be used for multiple purposes. Jira workflows are no exception. There are a few reasons you should try to limit the number of workflows used within...

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Five Steps to a Successful Jira Upgrade

Posted February 19, 2018 By Rachel Wright

Note: This article is one in a series written in collaboration with Rachel Wright, author of the Jira Strategy Admin Workbook. See the bottom of this post for links to the other...

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Jira Custom Fields and their Alternatives

Posted January 31, 2018 By Jenny Choban

Customizing Jira for Business Teams

Jira is a great tool for business teams because it’s so easy to customize. After all, the information a software team needs to track will be...

Jira Administration Expert Advice Legal

Best Practices for Creating a Custom Workflow

Posted January 8, 2018 By Rachel Wright

Guest post from Rachel Wright, author of the Jira Strategy Admin Workbook.

Jira Administration Expert Advice Operations

Keeping Track of it All: Jira for Asset Management

Posted January 2, 2018 By Jenny Choban

We’ve talked about what a great tool Jira can be for helping your employees get the right stuff, but what about once they have it. You still have to keep track of what’s in your...

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And the Best Tool for Managing Jira is…Jira!

Posted December 6, 2017 By Jenny Choban

Perhaps it’s stating the obvious, but Jira is complex. There are a lot of parts to manage. In order to keep everyone who uses your Jira application happy you need a way to receive...

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System, Application & Project Admins: Who Does What in Jira?

Posted November 27, 2017 By Rachel Wright

 Guest post from Rachel Wright, author of the Jira Strategy Admin Workbook.

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Who’s in Charge? Jira Governance for Business Teams

Posted November 23, 2017 By Jenny Choban

Getting off to the right start is always the best way to go. It’s not always reality. We usually inherit things- business processes, Jira applications, our parents’ bad habits,...

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Teaming Up for Business Teams

Posted November 22, 2017 By Rachel Wright

The beginning of a beautiful friendship...

Jira began as a tool for software teams but has evolved into a tool for any team! Business teams can benefit from Jira’s task collection,...