On November 17th, 2021, we held a Jira Advanced Roadmaps webinar. Participants had the opportunity to hear from Oxalis on how to make better planning decisions within their organizations with this versatile software. Topics included:
- [3:19] The challenges of Enterprise Portfolio Management
- [6:52] Comparison of Basic vs Advanced Roadmaps
- [8:02] Issue hierarchies
- [9:23] Demo Session start
- [13:59] Creating a plan
- [15:04] Plan overview
- [25:57] Creation of filters
- [41:12] Best practices recommendations
- [48:32] Q&A Session
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How can I get the most out of Jira software Advanced Roadmaps?
To get the most out of Jira Software Advanced Roadmaps, teams should define their project hierarchy, plan for dependencies, use “what-if” scenarios, customize their view, review and adjust their roadmap regularly, and collaborate with their team.
- Define your project hierarchy: Before creating a roadmap, define your project hierarchy. Use Jira to create epics, stories, and tasks that align with your team’s goals and objectives. This hierarchy should be consistent across all projects and should be used to create a roadmap that shows the relationship between projects.
- Plan for dependencies: Use JAR to identify dependencies between projects and plan accordingly. Ensure that you schedule projects in the right order and that you have enough resources to complete each project.
- Use “what-if” scenarios: JAR allows teams to create “what-if” scenarios to test different project schedules and resource allocations. This can help teams make informed decisions about their work and ensure that they are maximizing their resources.
- Customize your view: JAR provides several views, including Gantt, capacity, and team views. Customize your view to get a better understanding of your project, and to find the best view for your team.
- Review and adjust your roadmap regularly: Review your roadmap regularly to make sure that it aligns with your team’s goals and objectives. Adjust your schedule and resource allocation as needed to ensure that your team is on track to meet its goals.
- Collaborate with your team: Use JAR to collaborate with your team. Share the roadmap with your team and stakeholders, and keep everyone informed of any changes to the project.
By following these tips, teams can use Jira Advanced Roadmaps to manage complex projects and visualize their work, ultimately improving project outcomes.
What are the differences between Jira Advanced Roadmaps vs Jira Align?
Jira Align and Jira Advanced Roadmaps are both tools from Atlassian that help teams manage complex projects and align their work with organizational goals. However, they differ in their approach and functionality.
Jira Align is a scaled agile solution designed for enterprise organizations that are looking to align their strategic objectives with their agile practices. It provides a holistic view of the organization’s portfolio of work, allowing teams to collaborate and plan across multiple levels of the organization. Jira Align focuses on portfolio management, providing a centralized hub for planning and tracking work across multiple teams and projects. It includes features like program increment planning, portfolio and capability management, and value stream mapping.
On the other hand, Jira Advanced Roadmaps is a tool that helps teams plan and track their work using agile methodologies. It allows teams to create detailed roadmaps that visualize their work, providing a clear understanding of what needs to be done and when. Jira Advanced Roadmaps provides teams with features like dependency management, what-if scenario planning, and multiple-level roadmaps. It enables teams to track progress and make informed decisions about their work.
In summary, Jira Align is designed for larger organizations that need to align their strategic objectives with their agile practices, while Jira Advanced Roadmaps is ideal for teams that need to plan and track their work using agile methodologies. Both tools provide essential features for managing complex projects and can be used together to create a comprehensive solution for managing work across the organization.
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