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What view is best for managing an iteration across multiple projects?

Hello. We are looking for some help regarding best practices in GreenHopper/JIRA. We're currently using the tool across 4 teams and 20+ projects. Our organization runs on a 2-week iterations schedule, so every two weeks we get together to plan, then we record progress and get together again to debrief at the end.

Currently we are using JIRA to capture requirements, but still using a spreadsheet to actually plan and monitor progress. We'd like to use JIRA only, but are having trouble finding the right view to use. Ideally, we want something that reports across all projects and allows us to see some basic information:

-Which tasks are in progress/not started/complete

-Which tasks are having issues

-For active tasks, how long have they been active (vs what we estimated)

We would all look at this during daily stand-ups and work through any specific issues.

Any recommendations? Thanks!

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The new Rapid-Board should be able to deliver that functionality...(The Rapid Board is still evolving and in the current version of OnDemand it needs to be enabled under administration as it is still "in the lab"). Going forward the Rapid Board is going to be gaining a lot of new features with each new release so if you have suggestions, don't hesitate to submit a feature request.

You can approach these custom reports with the JIRA PDF View Plugin.

You can the trace bugs -> tasks -> requirements, calculate the time duration values and implement any kind of logic easily with Groovy scripts, and then format your report with the XSL FO language. See the default templates, because those may be good starting points for your report, too.

Although this is currently not available for JIRA OnDemand, only for self-hosted JIRA, Atlassian is actively working on "Facebook-style remote plugins". Once completed, it will make it possible to provide this functionality for OnDemand users, too.

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