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Not only is JIRA a great project management tool, it makes for a killer asset in fighting a disaster. Learn how Sycorr leveraged the flexibly of JIRA and GreenHopper to create a real-time disaster ...

Not only is JIRA a great project management tool, it makes for a killer asset in fighting a disaster. Learn how Sycorr leveraged the flexibly of JIRA and GreenHopper to create a real-time disaster recovery system that any enterprise disaster team would love. Dashboards, triage, detailed reporting, and a living disaster recovery plan are some of the things you can have too! With one day of setup and a little planning you can impress your boss and have the Swiss Army Knife to fend off your own flood, tornado, earthquake, zombie apocalypse, or angry nerd attack.

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    How to Survive a Zombie Apocalypse (Or Any Other Natural Disaster) Using JIRA How to Survive a Zombie Apocalypse (Or Any Other Natural Disaster) Using JIRA Presentation Transcript

    • How to:
Survive a Zombie Apocalypse"Managing your disaster recovery efforts in JIRA"Jeremy Neuharth!Founder, Sycorr"
    • Who is Jeremy Neuharth?"•  Atlassian’verse" •  Works in the financial services (banking) sector" •  JIRA & Confluence administrator since 2005" •  Involved in multiple disaster recovery efforts" •  GreenHopper user since 2008" •  Assisted five organizations with JIRA deployments"•  Outside the Atlassian’verse"
    • Managing a Disaster is Rough"•  Inherently, it has many unknowns"•  The dreaded Disaster Recovery Binder "•  How do you keep everyone on the same page"
    • Is There Something Better?"•  Solution 1" •  A Live Disaster Recovery Plan"•  Solution 2" •  Manage the Unknown with a Simple Triage"
    • What is a Live Recovery Plan?"•  Concept from a Scrum (Agile) Backlog" Rem inde•  Each item is:" Even a liv r plan e mus •  Contained within a single JIRA issue" revie t be wed •  Can be reprioritized at any time" •  Has key data in order to “recover” the item"
    • Example Living Recovery Plan"
    • PlugWhy is This Great?" - in Gree nH oppe r •  JIRA is Living Documentation" •  Have details in JIRA or linked to other systems" •  Reprioritize quickly using GreenHopper’s global ranking" •  Easily add data with custom fields"•  Flexibility during a disaster" •  Have the JIRA project ready-to-go at any time"•  Simplistic Clarity of Interface and Information"
    • Have an entire disaster recovery plan on asecure USB key with JIRA! Be prepared foreven a #ZombieApocolypse. #summit12
    • Issue Issue A Simple Triage" Prioritization Work AssignmentsQueue 1  Issue 2  Issue 3  Issue 4  Issue 5  …. Impediment/Completion Reporting
    • Example: Triage Dashboard" QueueWhose Pain Live Info Overall How is the Plan
    • Why is This Great?"•  This is what JIRA does…. issues & workflows"•  Easy and quick visualization with dashboards"•  Brings everything to a command center"•  It is what your teams are used to using"•  Social features like @ mentions are huge timesavers"
    • Even a #ZombieApocalypse can t beat theJIRA s ability to manage and visualize issuesin a disaster. #summit12
    • How to Create Your Own"•  Dust off the JIRA workflow engine" •  Create a simple workflow that MATCHES your situation"•  Use built-in fields" •  Components = Business Units" •  Version = Time (Date)" •  Labels = On the Fly Grouping"
    • How to Create Your Own" Plug - in•  Use custom fields" Verg o SLA •  Recovery Objectives " •  Pre-Assigned Teams, Systems, etc"•  Create a JIRA project"•  Start adding items to your plan"•  Create handouts and training to support the new simplified process"
    • •  A complete DR plan should cover a Zombie Apocalypse"•  Thinking outside the binder makes things easier"•  JIRA & GreenHopper are a great solution for DR"•  With very little effort (a day or two) any company could have a DR solution setup and started in JIRA" Take Aways!
    • Thank you!+1.701.212.1155 @jneuharth jneuharth@sycorr.com linkedin.com/in/jneuharth