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Taking agile development to the cloud: zu’s switch to JIRA

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Physical boards

When we switched to agile to manage our web development and maintenance tasks a few years ago, we went with the traditional magnetic boards with index cards. Each team had a daily standup in the morning, with members congregating around their board for a few minutes. Typically, each team member would have a turn sharing anything of note on the tasks or stories they worked on the previous day, making sure to bring forward any questions or blockers that may be impeding progress or completion. The cards would make their way through the different status columns on the board, and upon completion would get taken off the board at the end of the sprint. Piles of cards from the completed sprints would get stored somewhere, usually never to be looked at again, but kept nevertheless, because you

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