Documenting your JIRA project

I’m a big fan of good documentation because it: Protects my employer against the Mac Truck Theory. Saves me from the pain of forgetting something important. Helps everyone involved understand how all the pieces fit together to achieve their desired end result. Ensures the Quality Assurance team knows what to test. I create a set […]

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Abbreviated view of the Audacity and Camtasia cheat sheets

Cheat Sheets for Camtasia and Audacity

I am always trying to improve my productivity, and one great way to do that is to learn keyboard shortcuts for apps I frequently use. Unfortunately, software vendors and even other power users don’t organize their list of keyboard shortcuts in a way that makes sense to me. So, without further adieu, here are my […]

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Examples of message boxes

JIRA Tip: Using Message Fields

The Message Custom Fields provided by the JIRA Toolkit plugin have many great uses. In this post, I’d like to show several of my favorite ways to use them on a JIRA screen. I humbly tip my metaphorical hat to Neal Applebaum whose JTOOL-75 post got me started with these fields. Grouping related fields If […]

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JIRA Tip: Leveraging the Project description

Luckily for us JIRA Administrators, a Project Administrator can themselves control who can access their project. Assuming the JIRA Administrator set up the Security Scheme utilizing project roles rather than groups, then the Project Administer can add and remove people from those roles to determine their level of access. How does a typical JIRA user […]

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Persuading your organization to use JIRA

Most organizations have hundreds of things that are tracked: work requests, physical inventory, project artifacts, and many more. Maybe they’ve heard of JIRA and maybe they haven’t. However, if you know and love JIRA like I do, it will become your mission in life to “sell” them on the advantages of adopting JIRA.   Step […]

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