Jira Scrum and Kanban Planning for Agile Teams Using Tempo Planner

Tempo Planner Jira Resource Planning

What is agile planning?

Agile planning is a simple way to manage complex projects. It’s a way to divide a large meal into bite-sized chunks. With agile, teams can better respond to changing requirements and enjoy an even distribution of project responsibility. In agile, this degree of responsiveness to changing requests is valued above the ability to predict the needs of the market.

Arguably, the two most popular methods of agile planning are Scrum and Kanban.

Tempo Planner for Jira and Jira Agile is the perfect set of tools to meet your agile needs.

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Jira Scrum or Kanban?

Let's see the differences between scrum and kanban:

For Scrum Users

Scrum is based around timeboxed planning usually known as sprints or iterations. These timeboxes mark a focused effort with prioritizing taking place in the backlog before the highest priority goals are pushed into a sprint.

Each sprint is meant to enhance the product’s market value or add new functions and improvements and the key measure of success is a functioning product at the end of each sprint.

For Kanban Users

Kanban is marked by continuous flow where the team works in columns on a kanban board, traditionally divided by To Do, In Progress, Review, and Done.

With Jira kanban time tracking, all the focus is on the items in those progressive columns. Multitasking is avoided and team members are not looking beyond the scope of the current kanban board. The product owner prioritizes items in the backlog and once an item is completed in the kanban board the team adds a new one from the backlog. The aim being continuous delivery.

In kanban at its purest, the team is not working in timeboxed activity such as sprints or iterations, although, there are ways of incorporating the Scrum timeboxes into the process.


Tempo Suite of Solutions

Tempo Planner integrates with other Tempo solutions, including Tempo Timesheets for enhanced Jira time tracking, planning, budgeting, and portfolio management.

Screenshot Resource Planning view in Tempo Planner

Upgrading Tempo Planner is free for all customers with an active license. New customers can purchase or evaluate Tempo Planner through the Atlassian Marketplace.

To know more about Tempo Planner, read our Resource Planning guide:

Tempo Planner Resource Planning Guide



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