Taking root in the Agile Manifesto, the agile methodology emphasizes a fast, iterative process. A divergence from traditional project management, agile teams work in “sprints” (usually between 1-2 weeks) and rely on rapid delivery and continuous testing.
Many awesome tools have been created to help agile teams, like JIRA for sprint planning and Bitbucket for code review. While working through your sprints, it’s crucial to have communication pipelines set up that help your team share information and make decisions quickly.
That’s where HipChat comes in.
Whether you’re sitting together in one office or spread across the world, HipChat has features that help agile teams stay organized and get more done. See how your agile team can get more from HipChat:
1. Communicate at the speed of agile
Agile means moving fast, and the right communication techniques make all the difference. The Agile Manifesto recommends face-to-face interaction as the first line of team communication. However, if your team is distributed worldwide, use HipChat to chat, video conference, and share ideas and code as a team.
2. Integrate with your agile tools
HipChat integrations allow your team to stay updated with all your agile tools. You’ll get notifications and updates in your HipChat rooms when there are changes on your services, for instance, a new ticket in JIRA. Agile integrations include JIRA, JIRA Agile, Bitbucket, Github, Confluence, Pivotal Tracker, and many more.
3. Bridge the gaps of distance and time
Is your agile team remote? No problem – HipChat can bridge the gap of distance. Use techniques to structure your team, build team rapport, and create a united development culture.
4. Perform agile ceremonies…anywhere
Four “ceremonies” make up an the backbone of an agile team: sprint planning, daily standup, iteration reviews, and retrospectives. HipChat can help your team stay organized and cohesive while performing these ceremonies.
5. Make the robots work for you
First, robots are just awesome. But besides the joy they bring to our nerdy lives, they are also very helpful to agile teams. Try Standup Bot, which records everyone’s standup and will report it on command.
6. Make code review easy
When you’re a developer, being able to share snippets of code is imperative. With the slash command “/code”, you’ll get code formatting (syntax highlighting) that maintains the integrity of your beautiful work.