Meisterplan's Latest Integration - Meisterplan for Jira Is Here!
Meisterplan customers can now easily connect Jira data including epics, projects and releases to Meisterplan projects. This new integration is available for free to all Meisterplan customers.
Let’s start from the beginning. Here at Meisterplan, multiple agile teams work to continuously improve our cloud software and develop new features. They work iteratively, incrementally, and are self-organized. Our management team makes decisions and plans for the long term, and it is important that the projects we work on are aligned to the company strategy.
Our colleagues who use Jira and work agile speak a language that includes terms like Story Points, Epics, Velocity and Issues. While management uses terms like milestones, waterfall and deadlines that can go well into the future. And they use Meisterplan to build their corporate plans.
So we faced a communication problem between the strategic planning level and the agile implementation level. While management thinks in terms of projects and timelines, and always has to keep track of whether projects are aligned to the strategy and goals, the product owner and his agile teams deal with the backlog and its prioritization without regard for resource capacity or deadlines.
A bridge was needed to help management clearly understand what the agile teams are working on and to help the product owner prioritize the backlog. Our goal was to make Jira data understandable to management, while giving agile teams the freedom to continue to use Jira and work in the way that is best for them. Since a “Jira to Management” dictionary is not the solution, and we have development teams that can do much more than write dictionaries, we went another way…