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                           ...
Managing a Disaster is Rough"•  Inherently, it has many unknowns"•  The dreaded Disaster Recovery   Binder "•  How do you ...
Is There Something Better?"•  Solution 1" •  A Live Disaster Recovery    Plan"•  Solution 2" •  Manage the Unknown with   ...
What is a Live Recovery Plan?"•  Concept from a Scrum (Agile) Backlog"           Rem                                      ...
Example Living Recovery Plan"
PlugWhy is This Great?"                                                  -  in                                            ...
Have an entire disaster recovery plan on asecure USB key with JIRA! Be prepared foreven a #ZombieApocolypse.    #summit12
Issue                Issue                           A Simple Triage"        Prioritization                              W...
Example: Triage Dashboard"          QueueWhose Pain                                          Live Info             Overall...
Why is This Great?"•  This is what JIRA does…. issues & workflows"•  Easy and quick visualization with dashboards"•  Brings...
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 ...
How to Create Your Own"                                 Plug                                                             -...
•  A complete DR plan should cover a Zombie Apocalypse"•  Thinking outside the binder makes things easier"•  JIRA & GreenH...
Thank you!+1.701.212.1155           @jneuharth	jneuharth@sycorr.com	   linkedin.com/in/jneuharth
How to Survive a Zombie Apocalypse (Or Any Other Natural Disaster) Using JIRA
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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 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

  1. 1. How to:
Survive a Zombie Apocalypse"Managing your disaster recovery efforts in JIRA"Jeremy Neuharth!Founder, Sycorr"
  2. 2. 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"
  3. 3. Managing a Disaster is Rough"•  Inherently, it has many unknowns"•  The dreaded Disaster Recovery Binder "•  How do you keep everyone on the same page"
  4. 4. Is There Something Better?"•  Solution 1" •  A Live Disaster Recovery Plan"•  Solution 2" •  Manage the Unknown with a Simple Triage"
  5. 5. 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"
  6. 6. Example Living Recovery Plan"
  7. 7. 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"
  8. 8. Have an entire disaster recovery plan on asecure USB key with JIRA! Be prepared foreven a #ZombieApocolypse. #summit12
  9. 9. Issue Issue A Simple Triage" Prioritization Work AssignmentsQueue 1  Issue 2  Issue 3  Issue 4  Issue 5  …. Impediment/Completion Reporting
  10. 10. Example: Triage Dashboard" QueueWhose Pain Live Info Overall How is the Plan
  11. 11. 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"
  12. 12. Even a #ZombieApocalypse can t beat theJIRA s ability to manage and visualize issuesin a disaster. #summit12
  13. 13. 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"
  14. 14. 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"
  15. 15. •  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!
  16. 16. Thank you!+1.701.212.1155 @jneuharth jneuharth@sycorr.com linkedin.com/in/jneuharth

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