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Using Jira / Confluence for Waterfall and Agile Projects


I'm a new user to JIRA and Confluence, trying to configure the system for a business that has Agile and Waterfall projects. Agile projects are not a problem. The problem I have is the waterfall projects....

I have been recommended to use Epics for our waterfall projects not Projects? I'm still not clear on which direction to take, does anyone know of a blog that outline the pros and cons of each approach?

Any there any blog about mapping waterfall project in JIRA? case studies / white papers?

Can any one point me in the direction of how you do roll up reporting on Epics or Projects ie management traffic light reporting in a automated way?

The Tempo and Big Picture add-ons adds a lot of the functionality we need.

Many Thanks


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Kevin, here is a short simple page on using the waterfall model in jira:

I hope this helps you out.



Thanks for the help

hi Kevin,

just wanted to know if the waterfall model helped in JIRA



I'm handling a waterfall implementation so amazing its still relevant for 2018! :)

I'm wondering what was the incentive behind creating a separate Jira project per waterfall stage... what are the Pros here? WDYT @Gladness Mulaudzi

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