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4 Common Problems That Inhibit JIRA Workflow Agility

[fa icon="user"] Greta Kelly [fa icon="calendar"]  Dec 19, 2018 8:30:00 AM [fa icon="comments-o"] 0 Comments

Workflows are vital for any Agile team. They help automate repeatable processes to make it easier for people to collaborate with more efficiency and fewer errors. Though they may sound like a magic bullet for productive team collaboration, they aren’t foolproof.

Here are four common problems that inhibit JIRA workflow agility and success. Learn to recognize them so you can prevent inefficiencies and ensure your workflows are always advancing organizational growth and sustainability.

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Maintaining a Healthy Product Backlog in Agile

[fa icon="user"] Greta Kelly [fa icon="calendar"]  Nov 14, 2018 10:30:00 AM [fa icon="comments-o"] 0 Comments

In Agile, items selected for development come from a backlog, a list of prioritized features describing functionality for the desired product. The inspiration for new features can strike at any time, but ideas may not be fully flushed out and can change as more is learned about the product. In this article, I’ve outlined 3 key elements of a healthy agile backlog that facilitate creativity, simplify ongoing development, and create a more valuable and profitable product over time.

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How Students Can Find the Best Engineering Career Opportunities

[fa icon="user"] Greta Kelly [fa icon="calendar"]  Sep 26, 2018 11:30:00 AM [fa icon="comments-o"] 2 Comments

I recently participated in the University of Notre Dame College of Engineering Women’s Advisory Group on a mission to help engineering students transition into successful professionals with rewarding careers. We worked in collaboration with the Center for Career Development and met with upcoming graduates getting ready to make their mark on the world. We discussed the following ideas on how to develop engineering careers that are fulfilling personally and professionally.

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2 Key Insights About Choosing a Software Engineer Career Path

[fa icon="user"] Greta Kelly [fa icon="calendar"]  Aug 1, 2018 9:00:00 AM [fa icon="comments-o"] 0 Comments

I was recently invited to be on an alumni panel at my alma mater, Notre Dame, to mentor first-year students considering joining the Computer Science and Engineering program. After having been a developer for over five years, becoming a parent, and assisting DragonSpears to recruit new talent, I had two key insights to share about choosing a software engineer career path.

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4 Steps to Ensure a Killer Project Initiation

[fa icon="user"] Greta Kelly [fa icon="calendar"]  Jan 16, 2018 9:30:00 AM [fa icon="comments-o"] 0 Comments

You’ve secured budget and stakeholder buy-in, and you’re ready to embark on a project that provides immense value to your organization. You think that with the hard parts over, everything from here on out will be smooth sailing. But without dedicating extra TLC to the project initiation phase, your hard work getting the green light may all have been for naught.

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