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Planning is an integral part of the product development lifecycle. But it can be an overwhelming process, requiring visibility across multiple projects and teams, goal-setting, and scheduling realistic release dates – and that’s just the beginning. The good news is, Portfolio for JIRA was designed to simplify the process and make planning less of a pain. Last month this process was streamlined even further with the labs release of Portfolio for JIRA live plans — a new type of real-time planning experience. By following the simple set-up wizard, you can have a portfolio plan ready to go in under a minute.

The under-a-minute challenge

When our team first saw the new seamless integration of JIRA Software and Portfolio for JIRA, we experienced an “Aha!” moment. Data selected from our JIRA Software boards automatically reflected in Portfolio and we were able to play with data in Portfolio and commit it to JIRA Software only when ready. Having the ability to set up live plans in under than a minute was just the icing on the cake, so we challenged Tareq from our team to set up a live plan in under a minute. The delight on his face says it all:

Now, we’re throwing down the gauntlet! We challenge you to put your planning skills to the test… and create a live plan in under a minute. See if you can beat our time.

The rules

  1. Record your screen as you create a live plan in Portfolio for JIRA (we used Screenflow to capture both the screen and the face)
  2. Post the video of your live plan creation on twitter with the hastag #portfolioliveplans
  3. The first 100 live plans created and posted will receive a free Portfolio for JIRA T-shirt

We’ll be posting entries on twitter as they roll in to showcase your creations. And remember, be creative! There is no right way to produce the video, as long as the plan was completed in under a minute.

Read the full live plans challenge terms and conditions here.

Happy planning! 🙂

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