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A Jira Wedding, Key: Love

@Julien Nicolas de Verteuil is a Senior Advisor for the Atlassian Suite but more importantly is a groom-to-be. Read on to discover how Jira has played a key role in planning for his upcoming wedding! 
 
Can we start by talking about how AWESOME it is that you're planning your wedding in Jira?
 
Right??! It really made sense for me to set up a project of this complexity in Jira. It was really too big to handle all the staff we had to recruit and services we had to make sure to get in time. Unloading our brain into Jira makes us really more efficient and it does relieve a lot of unnecessary stress! I am currently using Jira to plan my wedding, which will occur in October (yeah!!).
 
Of course, the bride-to-be is the PO... always let her be the PO... Anyway, I am the scrum master in this case as I keep things on track to achieve what PO wants. That actually makes both of us happy as we are able to easily keep track of everything that needs to be planned and we even use monthly sprints to make sure to be able to plan ahead what we can accomplish within that time frame.
 
Here's a view of our Backlog, once again, a lot has already been accomplished!
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Another view, but the Active Sprint Board this time:
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For each Epics in our project, we have a Confluence page that we document our ideas or anything relevant that we need to keep a trace of. For instance, here's what our DJ/Music page looks like within the Divertissement et Staff Epic... as you can see, music will be my turf!
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Can you list some of the Sprint activities/themes?
 
Absolutely, this is where it gets more efficient since there's so much stuff to do. For this to be a success, the Jira project had to be simple to use and also be sufficiently convenient for the bride-to-be to accept to learn to use it. With a what's in it for you/us, she quickly understood that we could get much more done with much less energy spent. I also made sure to tell her that she'd have the role of saying what goes into the backlog and what doesn't. I, on the other hand, would be in control of making sure we're on track without timing based on what she would prioritize. The way I see it, she's the Product Owner and I'm the Scrum Master... taken very lightly!
To keep things as simple as possible sprints are monthly and since we started the JIRA project 12 months prior the wedding date :
  • Sprint 1: -12 mois (Octobre 2017)
  • Sprint 2: -11 mois (Novembre 2017)
  • Sprint 3: -10 mois (Décembre 2017)
  • Etc.
These are the Epics we ended up with so far :
  • Église (Church)
  • Salle de réception (Venue)
  • Divertissement et Staff (Entertainment and Staff)
  • Invitations
  • Groom & Groomsmen
  • Bride & Bridesmaid
 
Finally, as a bonus, here's a photo of the users of the LOVE project:
projectlove.jpg

29 comments

Emily Errico Jun 26, 2018

I love these stories of Atlassian products being used outside of the workplace. They're such a fun way to explore the capabilities of the tools.

Congratulations! ♥

Micky CARITTE Community Leader Jun 26, 2018

Knowing Julien personally he’s a great Atlassian user and will be a fantastic husband!

Best wishes!

I really enjoyed collaborating with @Bridget Sauer on this article! Indeed, @Emily Errico, there's plenty of way to use Atlassian tools and it was well worth it in my case to set it up. It wouldn't be as smooth without Jira as it currently is!

@Micky CARITTE, thank you champ, I appreciate it very much!

Ollie Guan Community Leader Jun 26, 2018

Congratulations! ♥

Ulrika Eriksson Jun 27, 2018 • edited

Love JIRA and Atlassian products, can be used in many different areas not only at workplace.

Congratulations to both of you!  ♥

Gonchik Tsymzhitov Community Leader Jun 27, 2018

Congratulations! ♥

Denis Boisvert Jun 27, 2018

Best wishes and hope you wedding is a good as your Confluence skills :)

Thanks everyone, this has made my day! A special thank you for @Denis Boisvert for sharing with me his knowledge about the tools and always supporting me professionally as well as personally! You've given me the opportunity I was striving for in my career 🙏

Etienne Gevry Jun 27, 2018

Congrats! :D

Marcos Sanchez Jun 27, 2018

Best wishes and congratulations!!  ♥😍

Meg Holbrook Community Leader Jun 27, 2018

Now I wish I'd been smart enough for planning JIRA in my wedding. Instead, I used about a bajillion notebooks. Well done!

Rodrigo Silva Jun 27, 2018

Congratulations! ♥

I'm also an Atlassian tools specialist (consultancy), and I'll also getting married in october =)
In my case, we started with a physical kanban board, and more recently moved to a board on trello - it was easier to us than jira, but the main organization ideas are very similar!

Best wishes!

@Marcos Sanchez@Etienne Gevry Thank you!!

@Meg Holbrook, I started with paper notes and then quickly got overwhelmed! I was already using Jira for another project (academic research) so I just figured it would do the job nicely!

@Rodrigo Silva, congrats!! October weddings are gonna be awesome! Trello would've worked just as well and as I mentionned to Meg, I were already using Jira at home prior to this project so it was natural to go with it for us. However, I think getting the bride-to-be onboard would've been easier with Trello! All in all, as long as everything goes smooth, we're gonna have a blast in October, both of our couples! Best wishes to you as well!

Jessica Abelson Atlassian Team Jun 27, 2018

How beautiful and amazing! Congrats!

Sean Regan Atlassian Team Jun 27, 2018

#engagedlife

Mesut Yilmazyildirim Jun 27, 2018

Amazing! Congratulations! ♥ 

Patrice David Förster Jun 27, 2018 • edited

Congratulations! I wish you a wonderful wedding :)

Great that Jira and Confluence can also be used outside worklife.

John Paz Atlassian Team Jun 28, 2018

Whoa! So much awesome here! Thank you so much for sharing!

Marynel Jun 29, 2018

Omg.. this is so sweet.. just Genius. Makes all the sense in the world to use JIRA for this.

Congratulations!

Adil Chahid Jul 02, 2018

Je vous souhaite beaucoup de bonheur dans cette belle aventure!

Take care Julien!

John Paz Atlassian Team Jul 03, 2018

Just noticed the "LOVE" project! SO SWEET. 

Man this awesome. Thanks again for sharing.

Thank you everyone! Gotta love all the genuine positivity around here! <3

Darline Auguste Community Manager Jul 12, 2018

This is so amazing ♥  Congratulations @Julien Nicolas de Verteuil!!!

Lena Nguyen Atlassian Team Jul 13, 2018

Congratulations! <3

Tzoe Keat Chiam Jul 16, 2018

Ok, first of all.... Congratulations @Julien Nicolas de Verteuil!!!

Secondly, I love this idea! This is so awesome! This would a fun thing to share during AUG! Just to show another (fun and efficient) way of the use of Jira!

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