JIRA Agile UsageΒΆ

  • Cycles (aka Releases) occur every 6 months.
  • Sprints are monthly, fixed timeframes.
  • Epics are higher-level features or capabilities that are to be delivered in a cycle. Epic names should be of the form “Area Short Description” (e.g. Database qserv refactor)
  • Stories describe concrete, demonstrable features to be delivered in a single sprint.
  • Story points are to be assigned at 2 story points per full-time day of an appropriate developer.
  • Stories and story points should not be changed once work on a story has started.