(Talking about how IT tools are migrating into traditional management)
IT project management systems show themselves to be very effective, progressive and high-tech. And since business processes are quite similar, the classical management adopts findings from the IT world. Thus major modern companies have been building Agile processes for about decade, which allows businesses to be more mobile and faster in the market. Meanwhile, this term appeared in software development industry in early 2000s when Utah published «Agile Manifesto for Software Development».
Today we’re talking about how the most popular Agile digitalization tool is moving beyond IT. Talking about Jira!
At the stage of implementation of virtually any project there is a need for a simple and flexibly configurable tool for operational management, which allows you to assign tasks to specific performers, track their status and respond when problems arise.
This is a class of software solutions that we call organizers or task trackers. Jira has been one of the most popular task trackers in the IT sphere for more than 10 years. And even our own practice shows that Jira is such a convenient tool that our customers decide to implement it in their business management system after working with us.
«We have different systems that we use for project management. It often happens that each department has a different one (from Trello to various custom CRM systems). This makes it hard to work, interact internally, and perform control. In addition, it leads to budget overruns and lack of understanding of the current picture of project flow throughout the company as a whole,» one of our clients shares his pain.
So, what is Jira? What does this task tracker allow you to do?
This question is answered by expert Dmitry Virin. He has more than 10 years of experience in implementing ERP-systems in large state and private companies. And for the last 3 years he has been engaged in automation of business processes on the basis of Atlassian products (Jira and Confluence).
● Business processes can be described and automated using Jira.
● This tool increases transparency in setting tasks, makes it possible to track the status of their execution and the workload of employees.
● Jira allows you to define tasks, set priorities, assign performers, and easily distribute roles and responsibilities in the team.
● There is a function for recording the time spent on task execution.
What should you be prepared for when you are considering switching to Jira? First, you have to buy a license to fully use Jira. Secondly, you will have to invest additional funds for implementation, support, and staff training.
So that you are not too upset about the upcoming expenses, here is an example from life:
In one project of a construction company automation, we even trained construction crews on how to use Jira.
Imagine this: an excavator operator opens a mobile app on his phone before he starts work. He sees the task, takes it to work, and this information is available in real time to the supervisor.
This company invested 5 million rubles for licenses and implementation of Jira. At the same time, the savings only from reducing the downtime of construction equipment amounted to 20 million rubles per month!
For more details about the Jira task tracker, see the new series on our YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/c/ITQuick