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· 5 min read
Adam Kecskes

Jira is a powerful and highly customizable software project management tool. Because of its popularity and long-time presence in the industry, there is a myriad of add-on and integrations to the platform, including Slack and GitHub.

Best Practices

Make it easy for your co-workers NOT to have to ask you questions.

👍 General Practices

  1. You should never be talking about work without also being able to refer to a Jira issue number.
  2. Think of Jira as a journal. In each issue, record all the details you can think of. While it's best to plan ahead, it's just as valid as to update a Jira issue on the fly or before you transition it or assign it to another person.
  3. Do not leave an issue in an ambiguous state. Go with the workflow. Tell others what your current state is by transitioning the issue.
  4. Always provide enough information on an ongoing basis to let your peers and managers what your current status is.
  5. Anticipate questions and answer them in advance in the issue.
  6. Add comments, screenshots, and document and web links like crazy.
  7. Use @mentions vigorously.

· 2 min read
Adam Kecskes

Big name clients do not a big name PM tool make

Large companies like Disney, Intel, Google, and so on are often show on a PM tool's list of clients. Take this with a grain of salt. While a department or two (or a dozen) might be using the software, the entire company is likely not using the software. The software is simply another tool to them. Don't equate quality with the size of the company using it.

For reference, as of the date of these, here's a list of PM tools I found on the Internet. Not all of these are purely PM tools. Many are hybrids, focusing on other activities, but are often found associated with PM software.

Asana | Azendoo | Backlog | Basecamp | Beebusy | Beekeeper | Bitrix24 | Blink | Brightpod | Celoxis | Clarizen | ClickUp | Clubhouse | Communifire | Confluence | ConnecTeam | Drinkle | Favro | Flow | Flowlu | FogBugz | Freedcamp | FunctionFox | GanttPRO | GoToMeeting | Google Workspace | Hibox | Hitask | Hive | Holaspirit | HoneyBook | IDoneThis | Infinity | Jira | KanbanFlow | Kanbanize | Kintone Kipwise | Kissflow | Lavagna | LiquidPlanner | Lumeer | MeisterTask | Microsoft Teams | Monday.com | Monitask | nTask | Neetrix | Notion | Nrby | OpenProject | Ora | Orangescrum | OurPeople | Paymo | PivotalTracker | Podio | ProProfs Project | ProWorkFlow | Profit.co | Project Central | ProjectManger | Projectplace | ProofHub | QuickBase | Quip | Quire | Range | Redbooth | Redmine | Replicon | RingCentral | Scoro | Slack | Smartsheet | SoapBox | SpiraPlan | Taiga | TaskRow | Taskque | Taskworld | TeamGannt | TeamWork | Teamweek | Things | TickTick | TimeHero | Todoist | Toggl Plan | Toodledo | Trello | Trillian | Twist | UpWave | Wimi | WorkFront | WorkflowMax | Wrike | Yodiz | YouTrack | Zoho Projects | Zoho Springs