Creating Enterprise Visibility With GreenHopper Michael de la Maza, PhD December 6, 2012
Who is cPrime?Engaged for Your Project Management Success
About Me•Currently: Lean/agile coach at edx.org, the Harvard/MIT/Berkeley online educationnonprofit•PhD in Computer Science from MIT•Former Research Scientist at MIT Lincoln Lab•Former VP of Corporate Strategy at Softricity (acquired by Microsoft)•Member of founding team at Inquira (acquired by Oracle)•During the past year, I have been an agile coach at PayPal, Symantec, and Blue Cross•Previously, I have done agile training and coaching at Carbonite, EMC, Intuit, VerizonWireless, etc.•Startup mentor at Blackbox.vc•Created scruminschools.org•Co-author of Professional Scrum with Team Foundation Server 3 3
Agenda• GreenHopper in one slide• Customizing GreenHopper• Using GreenHopper for Enterprise Visibility• GreenHopper is part of the Atlassian suite• Questions [15 minutes]
Survey: About YouWhat title best describes what you do?• Project Manager• Engineering Manager• Product Manager• Member of technical team• Circus clown• Other
Survey: About Your CompanyHow large is your company?• One person (me, myself, and I)• 2-50 people• 51-200 people• 201-1000 people• 1000+ people
Survey: About Your FrameworkWhich of the following frameworks do you use?• Scrum• XP• Other agile• Waterfall
GreenHopper in one slide• GreenHopper is a Jira extension. GreenHopper cannot be used without Jira.• GreenHopper adds three boards to Jira: – Planning Board: Backlog – Task Board: Work item progress – Chart Board: Forecasts, velocity, burndown/burnup• GreenHopper can be used for Scrum, Kanban, waterfall, XP, etc.
Survey: You and GreenHopperWhere are you in your GreenHopper adoption?• We started using GreenHopper over a year ago• We started using GreenHopper less than a year ago• We are evaluating GreenHopper and other tools and plan to make a tool decision within three months• Other
Two Steps to Increase Enterprise Visibility1. Capture what your organization does in GreenHopper2. Create a dashboard which makes the organization’s activities visible
Survey: You and Enterprise VisibilityHow good is the visibility in your enterprise?• Excellent! I can see for miles and miles.• Ok• Poor 11
Customizing GreenHopper• GreenHopper is the most easily customizable agile tool. You can create: – Custom fields – New issue types – New issue states – New workflow• Customizing Greenhopper is not difficult but it typically takes a person with Jira/GreenHopper “Admin” skills to do so.• Buying GreenHopper and then not customizing it is like paying for a Ferrari and settling for a Pinto.
Atlassian SuiteGreenHopper is part of a large suite of developmentfocused tools which include:• Confluence: An enterprise collaboration tool (wiki)• HipChat: Group chat• Crucible: Code review• Bamboo: Continuous integrationMany others….