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Managing to JIRA is Not Agile

How do you know if your JIRA/Agile project has a problem?You are constantly talking about “improving the process”There’s a blurry line between design and development indicating design is not being managed. Work is getting done for the ticket, and not for the project. Burn down rates are more important than deliverables. People are working slower, not faster. JIRA drives the project management instead of planning.  A Bad Pattern Has Emerged - JIRA Does Not Compliment Design For years I’ve worked on more than a half dozen Federal websites for various agencies, from the US Patent Office to USAID and a couple more places. I’ve participated in a very diverse set of projects with even more diverse teams and working styles. But two things have remained consistent throughout, the Agile development process and JIRA. All projects have been, or tried to be, Agile. Most projects use JIRA, a web-based project management and tracking tool made by Atlasssian Software.  Here’s the thing, ALL the pro…