Quality control is a major issue for software teams, and a simple solution for making sure everyone is always following the same steps is to include a checklist in your Jira issues. Whether you are preparing a software release, fixing a bug, or defining a user story, Multiple Checklists for Jira can help. By setting up templates for your recurring needs, such as a Definition of Done, or Definition of Ready, you can make sure everyone is following the same procedure.
You can set up a basic checklist with just two attributes (a tick box and a text field for the step to follow), and create multiple templates for your different teams.
Multiple Checklists for Jira is a great tool that introduces Jira checklists into Jira issues. Rather than using bullet lists within the issue description or subtasks, you can now easily add multiple, actionable Jira checklists and enhance your everyday workflow.
Use checklists in scrum and Kanban boards
As part of Agile, software development teams are recommended to display and monitor their activities on boards. Jira leverages scrum boards for the planning stage and kanban boards for the launched sprints.
By keeping both boards up-to-date and enforced with checklists, the agile team gets extra visibility into the product backlog, current tasks, job progress, blockers, team capacity, and other data.
Identify the definition of done (DoD) and acceptance criteria using checklists
When it comes to identifying the conditions for a product increment to be considered as ‘Done,’ the opinion of a product owner usually differs from those of a developer or a scrum master. So, to avoid misunderstandings and ensure only completed features are released, check feature readiness against the definition of done (DoD) and acceptance criteria checklists.
The team compiles a DoD list at the beginning of the sprint and integrates it into the existing Jira workflow for everyone to easily access. Before moving an issue to ‘Done,’ teammates check the list to make sure it’s actually complete.
Before a user story is delivered, a product owner must accept it. The acceptance criteria checklist is a list of business cases or conditions the product increment has to meet to be released.
Structure the working chaos with agile processes
Agile is an enormously popular methodology but is used differently everywhere because each team customizes it to fit its use case. Checklists allow teams to break up large tasks, monitor stages, create templates, and more. By introducing this simple tool in Jira, a company structures the working chaos and helps everyone see what needs to be done and when it is complete.
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