“Agile” is defined in the dictionary as “able to move quickly and easily.” You can apply that to your ninja nunchuck skills, yoga moves, or, even, the way your team works.
The agile methodology is an alternative to traditional project management that uses an iterative approach to software delivery. Broken up into “sprints,” teams can tackle tasks in pieces and review along the way. This methodology encourages flexibility to change, focusing on adaptive planning, early delivery, and continuous improvement.
Four “ceremonies” make up the agile process – sprint planning, daily standup, iteration review (demos), and retrospectives. Atlassian has an amazing resource, The Agile Coach, which gives detailed information about these ceremonies and how to implement them on your team.
Atlassian is home to many products that help teams adopt the agile methodology, specifically JIRA, JIRA Agile, Bitbucket, and Confluence. HipChat can also play a huge role in helping your agile team communicate. Use The Agile Coach to gain deeper knowledge on agile methodology, and read on below to get our best tips for using HipChat on an agile team.
1. Sprint Planning
Set up your team for success by defining what will be delivered in a sprint.
HipChat tip: Set up your JIRA integration to monitor the progress of your team’s sprint
2. Daily Standup
Quickly inform everyone of what’s going on across the team.
HipChat tip: Use the Standup Bot to keep track of every teammate’s report.
3. Iteration Review
Showcase the work of the team and get feedback.
Help your team understand what worked well – and what didn’t.
HipChat tip: If you’re working with a remote team, use video chat to review work as a team.