The Agile Cafe Podcast

002 Atlassian Jira Portfolio with Michelle Melancon

January 16, 2018

Atlassian Jira Portfolio with Michelle Melancon

In this episode, I talk with Michelle Melancon about Jira and the Portfolio plugin. Michelle is an Agile Evangelist & Coach with a strong technical background in configuration management and Jira for the enterprise.


Background, Challenges


What is Jira?

What is it used for?

Why popular? History?

What is the latest version? 

Main new features

Portfolio for Jira - explained


When did the concept of Agile techniques first make sense?

What’s the best piece of advice you’ve ever received?

Share your favourite practical tip for bringing about positive results within your team(s)?

Can you share a quality internet resource with the audience?

Atlassian Team Playbook

If you could recommend one book to our listeners, what would it be and why?

Coaching Agile Teams: A Companion for ScrumMasters, Agile Coaches, and Project Managers in Transition (Addison-Wesley Signature Series (Cohn) by Lyssa Adkins *

You can contact Michelle here

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