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Expert Advice Form Design

Form Design in Jira Matters

Posted November 6, 2019 By Jenny Choban

Let’s just admit it. Forms aren’t sexy. They aren’t exciting or innovative. Few people would call them fun. They are, however, important and few business tools have proven to be as...

Expert Advice Form Design

Better Form Design in Jira (Series)

Posted October 31, 2019 By Jenny Choban

In our upcoming series, we’ll help you understand how form design in Jira can help or hinder data collection.  We’ll help you write good questions, choose the right custom fields,...

Expert Advice Jira Administration

7 Custom Fields Every Jira Application Needs

Posted March 19, 2019 By Rachel Wright

This is a guest by Rachel Wright, author of the Jira Strategy Admin Workbook

Expert Advice

Are You Ready for the New Jira?

Posted January 15, 2019 By Rachel Wright

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

 

Atlassian's introduction of "Next-gen" projects in Jira Cloud represents a paradigm shift in the...

Expert Advice Jira Administration

Keeping It Clean: Containing Jira Custom Field Growth

Posted January 8, 2019 By Jenny Choban

You did it! You audited, deleted, merged and substituted and now your Jira instance only has the custom fields it should have. Congratulations, that was hard work. Pat yourself on...

Expert Advice Jira Administration

Reducing Jira Custom Fields through Substitution

Posted November 30, 2018 By Jenny Choban

One of the principle advantages of using ProForma – the app that lets you create forms that embed in Jira issues – is that it allows teams to collect customized data without needing...

Expert Advice Jira Administration

Deleting, Hiding & Merging Jira Custom Fields

Posted November 22, 2018 By Jenny Choban

Congratulations! You’ve audited your Jira custom fields and even decided on which methods you’ll use to reduce them. So now it’s time to get started. In this article, we’ll provide...

Expert Advice Jira Administration

Time to Decide: What to do with all those Jira Custom Fields

Posted November 16, 2018 By Jenny Choban

In a previous article, Rachel Wright outlined a process for auditing Jira custom fields. If you’ve completed this process, you now have an idea of all of the custom fields in your...

Expert Advice Jira Administration

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...

Expert Advice Jira Administration

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.”

Expert Advice Jira Administration

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...

Expert Advice Jira Administration

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...

Expert Advice Jira Administration

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...

Expert Advice Jira Administration

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...

Expert Advice Jira Administration

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...

Expert Advice Jira Administration

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...

Expert Advice Jira Administration

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...

Legal Expert Advice Jira Administration

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.

Operations Expert Advice Jira Administration

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...

Expert Advice Jira Administration

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...