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  • Jun.9.2020

Jira best practice guide for your business teams

  • Jun.9.2020
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Companies that want to succeed need to become digital, regardless of their industry. And for effective digital transformation, they need to adopt agility.

Smart organizations are realizing the agile methodology not only among their technical teams but business ones as well. We all know that business projects (marketing, finance, operations etc) are sometimes just as complicated as software development projects and require a reliable methodology that leads to success. Agile is increasingly present in business contexts, so it makes sense for business teams to adopt tools built with agility in mind.

By introducing Jira as the project management tool of choice for both technical and business teams, organizations stand to launch successful digital transformation programs and gain a competitive advantage on the market. So let’s take a look at some of the many reasons to adopt Jira for your business teams.

Project co-ordination

Working on various tasks within project teams isn’t unusual in most fast-paced working environments. Especially, working on a variety of unique tasks on any given day. For example, on some days, you can fail to be aware of exactly what your other team members are doing. Generally, this can become frustrating for any manager, especially on a more frantic day. Teams with a high-level overview of actions and progress across a project need good coordination, it’s imperative. Jira provides centralized project data control and visibility allowing for business efficiency and scalability.

Analytics and actionable intelligence

Jira provides a project analysis of all processes in an efficient manner, thus delivering actionable data. Business efficiency is facilitated with insights into project progress and value streams. Generally, Jira prioritizes reducing errors in project workflows. Furthermore, Jira establishes standard processes thus eliminating ad hoc work and ensuring tasks are performed as efficiently as possible. Additionally, greater efficiency typically facilitates better project delivery times and improved customer satisfaction. The control and management of processes unified into a single tool and the usability for the end-user are improved.

Useful resource allocation

Identifying project resources and assigning them appropriately to the right departments is one of the ways of ensuring business efficiency. What is my team spending the most time on? How can I make better decisions regarding resource allocations in the future? Jira can answer these questions. How do changes to my team structure or size affect project progress? Does increasing the number of resources affect the way my team spends their time? Jira creates a route for better oversight of accurate, auditable, real-time reporting and record-keeping of the project resources.

Complete visibility and flexibility

With Jira’s efficient tracking and complete visibility, teams can calculate progress immediately, reducing the need for calls, emails, and meetings. Flexibility with Jira offers planning capability for teams of any shape or size. Moreover, time tracking improves the visibility and ability of teams and project managers to help your business accelerate growth. Specifically, without established lines of communication, important messages miss their designated targets. Hence, maintaining visibility on a complex project involving lots of moving parts. This also helps with monitoring progress, meeting deadlines and managing inter-project dependencies.


The final highlight we’d like to share with you is that lots of vendors interface their products with Jira. These integrations can make a huge difference to the efficiency of your business teams. Furthermore, Jira seamlessly integrates these tools in its adoption process and workflow. It then reports on all data changes, ensuring everyone has all of the relevent information needed. This real-time access means you can avoid any unseen problems lurking below the surface. Similarly, giving your team full control of the end-to-end improvement of your projects.

Key takeaway

Business teams can draw many benefits from adopting the agile approach – but only as long as they are supported by a tool designed to foster agility. Atlassian’s Jira helps to introduce and maintain agile practices in teams with its straightforward interface.

By implementing Jira, business teams can make the most of the tool to boost their productivity, deliver better results, and help their organization gain a competitive advantage.

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