Getting Physical with Jira. Using a physical Kaban and Scrum boards with Jira.

This session I will review how we used a physical Kaban board and post-it notes with Jira and the Agile Cards plugin to sort through a sea over 500 of Jira issues in various states of progress. The process was complicated by a large number of projects with inconsistent workflows and confusing states ("In Review" could mean in code review or in QA review). I will review how the team members worked to examine and group issues, place them into the right state, abandoning some, moving others to the back log and prioritizing the rest. I will also show how having a physical board change the nature of our stand-ups and how we updated Jira to match the board.

(at the current time this is still a work in progress, but I will add to the presentation as we work towards a mature system).

1 favorite thumb_down thumb_up 0 comments visibility_off  Remove from Watchlist visibility  Add to Watchlist

Outline/structure of the Session

  • Discussion of the problem I found
  • Other attempts a fixing the problem
  • Evolution of the Physical board
  • Agile Cards for Jira
  • Printing cards
  • Demonstration of a standup session
  • Lessions learned

Learning Outcome

Printing Jira issues

Managing the board

Syncronization and taking pictures

Target Audience

Agile Coaches, Scrum Masters, Development Managers


Kaban and Scrum boards


backlog grooming.

schedule Submitted 3 weeks ago

Comments Subscribe to Comments

comment Comment on this Proposal