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How to answer "What's the status?" in Jira

By James Smith

Topics: Agile Predictability Delivery Tracking & Reporting for Jira
4 min read

How Hakkiri helps Litera bridge product & engineering delivery

By James Smith

Litera, the world’s leading provider of legal workflow and workspace technology, has been using Hakkiri since September of 2019 and is a valued voice of feedback and insights. We sat down with Eric Brown (virtually, of course), Sr. Manager Product Operations, to discuss how Litera uses Hakkiri to bridge the gap between their product strategy and engineering teams which enhances their ability to deliver with predictability.

"Hakkiri is the missing link between Jira and your roadmapping tool"

- Eric Brown, Sr. Manager Product Operations, Litera

Topics: Agile Jira Predictability
9 min read

3 Steps for Planning to Team Capacity

By James Smith

Topics: Agile Predictability
6 min read

3 Sprint behaviors to improve delivery predictability

By James Smith

Topics: Agile Predictability
3 min read

Why Software Delivery needs real-time navigation

By James Smith

Topics: Agile Predictability
5 min read

5 Jira Tips To Improve Transparency and Predictability

By Robert Orefice

Atlassian’s Jira is the most pervasive tracking and software management tool for Agile teams. However, the flexibility it allows can be both a blessing and a curse. In a previous blog post, we discussed 6 Challenges To Predictable Software Delivery in Agile. Number six was “Overly Customized Tools”. As developers of the Hakkiri platform which integrates with Jira, we see no end of different Jira configurations. We’ve even helped some organizations through game-changing refactorings of their Jira setup. In doing so, we share some of our tips to ensuring Jira is enhancing, rather than hindering, your team’s productivity:

Topics: Agile Jira Predictability
4 min read

6 Challenges to Predictable Software Delivery in Agile

By Robert Orefice

“What will I get, and when will I get it?”  The success of product management and technology leaders hinges on their ability to answer these questions from their stakeholders; and backing it up with a track record of delivering on that promise. If things change, you’re expected to communicate any deviations early and often.

Topics: Agile Predictability
1 min read

Hakkiri to Discuss Business Agility at MongoDB.live 2020

By Hakkiri

Hakkiri co-founders Robert Orefice and James Smith have been selected to present at MongoDB.live 2020 - a virtual, accessible-anywhere, two-day event. As alumni of MongoDB's startup accelerator, Hakkiri is excited to build off its MongoDB 2019 Demo and dual-feature last year in MongoDB's Blog.

Topics: Events
3 min read

What embracing Full Stack Engineering can do for your career

By James Smith

One of the key values of our company is to Dominate. Dominate everything you do, take extreme ownership, and continuously push your knowledge and abilities to new levels. A Full Stack mentality enables Domination. Rather than limiting yourself to exclusively Backend Engineer or Frontend Engineer, you are a Full Stack Engineer, capable of learning what is needed in any part of the Stack and implementing it yourself. Commit, and don’t sell yourself short. Cloud technologies, like these 5, have been providing fantastic building blocks that enable engineers to build across the Stack more easily than ever. We previously discussed the benefits of Full Stack Engineering that your company will get. Now let’s talk about how it’s valuable to you and your career growth. It's a great time to be an engineer, so unshackle yourself, and be a Full Stack Engineer. 

Topics: Culture Engineering Learning Culture
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5 SaaS Technologies that Accelerate Full Stack Engineering

By James Smith

As a business that needs to deliver quickly, we like to keep as much of our focus as possible on our products and services. We  believe in Full Stack Engineering and prefer SaaS technologies that enable our team to own delivering end-to-end. Every book or blog post on startups you read will, rightly, tell you to build what's special about you, and to use vendors for undifferentiated heavy lifting. At Hakkiri, we’ve benefited a lot from this mindset and wanted to share the technologies that most accelerated our MVP to market. 

Topics: Culture Startup Engineering