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Jira 101
Agile Ways of Working to More
Effectively Manage Team Delivery

(Sat. Feb. 25, 8:30am - 11:00am PDT).
Cost: $49.00

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ATS Partners, Inc. ( is an Oakland, CA-based consulting and training firm that assists and guides clients in their transitions from current state to future state, with project/program management, business analysis, and business process management needs. Our instructors must have a minimum of 5 years' industry experience, one or more industry-standard BA certifications, and prior training/instruction experience.

For this particular class
, ATS Partners founder Jay Ashford will be the instructor. He has almost 25 years' experience in the information technology domain, and 12 years' experience as a consulting IT project manager and business analyst. He currently holds the Certified Business Analysis Professional (CBAP) certification from, PMP and ACP certifications from, CSM and CSPO certifications from, and a Jira Certified Project Administrator credential from Atlassian.

For almost 6 years, he volunteered as a PMP bootcamp instructor for the San Francisco Bay Area Chapter of the PMI. He earned a BA degree in political-economics from UC Berkeley in 1992, and a Master of Business Administration from St. Mary's College of California in 2009. Please visit his LinkedIn profile for additional information (

Jira 101: Details

: The pace of change in today's business environment is only accelerating, and organizations need to be able to respond quickly to changing business conditions and changes in marketplace dynamics. Tools that enable and promote business agility, team alignment, and rapid delivery of value are increasingly in demand. 

: This introductory, instructor-led, online class is designed to give new and aspiring scrum masters, product owners, and team members a quick overview of the capability of Atlassian's Jira Software product. This course is designed for those individuals and teams who want to get up to speed quickly with Jira, so that they can begin managing their workflow in a way that is productive, highly visible, and focused on delivery of value. To facilitate a more interactive learning experience, we limit class size to 8 students.   


  • The world of projects and workflow - both waterfall and agile
  • Overview of the Jira family of products

  • Getting your team up to speed quickly with Jira issues, backlogs and boards

  • Creating, configuring and managing projects in Jira

  • Tracking and reporting on progress

  • Next steps on your journey

WHAT'S INCLUDED: At the conclusion of this 2.5 hour online course, attendees will have:

  • A solid overview of essential Jira concepts, terminology and practices.
  • A read-only copy of the class presentation slides for reference.

  • Ability to set up and configure your own free (but limited) instance of Jira cloud.

  • A list of online resources that attendees can pursue to further their knowledge, career development, and possible certification.

  • Free membership in the online community of ATS training graduates, for sharing tips/tricks, industry news/updates, and networking for job leads with fellow BAs.

PREREQUISITES: To access this course, you will need:

  • A camera- and microphone-enabled device such as a desktop/laptop Mac or PC (a tablet could work, but will limit your ability to participate in exercises) with the Zoom online meeting app installed (
  • Reliable broadband internet connectivity

  • Recommended, but not required: A Gmail/Google Apps account, and basic familiarity with Google docs/spreadsheets.

  • Recommended, but not required: Ideally, 1-2+ years of professional work experience, preferably  participating on a project team and/or change initiative.

CANCELLATION POLICY: You can cancel your attendance at least 1 week (7 calendar days) prior to the date of the course and receive a full refund. Cancellations submitted between 6 and 3 calendar days can get credit for the same training class in the future at no additional cost. Cancellations submitted less than 48 hours before the start of class start time will not receive a refund or future credit.

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