Jun 08, 2023

68: We Figured Out How To Make Agile Better

JIRA can be a pain for many teams. The popular project management tool is known to have a steep learning curve, and its user interface can be overwhelming and confusing. But don’t let JIRA’s shortcomings discourage you from adopting an agile methodology like Scrum. In fact, having a skilled Scrum Master on your team can make all the difference in turning your JIRA experience from frustrating to productive.

In our latest episode, Nicole Cotton and Samantha Bretous will take a closer look at why JIRA often gets a bad rap and how Scrum Masters can help overcome common challenges in using the tool effectively.


  • 0:00 – 0:35 Intro
  • 0:43 – 1:09 What Is A Scrum Master?
  • 1:09 – 2:21 Why Does A Team Need A Scrum Master Verses A Project Manager?
  • 2:27 – 6:01 What Is JIRA?
  • 6:01 – 7:56 What Is the Difference Between A Story, A Task, An Epic In JIRA?
  • 8:15 – 10:10 How To Break Down Projects In JIRA?
  • 10:15 – 10:52 What Is Sprint Planning? What Is A Sprint?
  • 10:52 – 12:33 How Does JIRA Play Along With Agile Sprint Planning?
  • 12:33 – 12:46 Closing Remarks

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68: We Figured Out How To Make Agile Better


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