APTIS needed a better way to work with smaller projects. In particular how to create projects with tasks from different projects and not just work with issues (example moving around subtasks).
Solution using Epic Sum Up:
APTIS customized Jira to use containers to create a more flexible structure. This gives them the ability to bring different issuetypes together.
After it proved to work so well internally it was launched as an app on the Atlassian Marketplace in 2015 called Epic Sum Up.
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APTIS have developers working with story points, and customers and project managers working with time. Yet scrum boards are limited to one dimension – story points or time – which was endlessly frustrating.
They wanted to see progress in terms of both story points and time along with an overview.
All teams members have an easy to read overview thanks to progress bars that can be clicked on to get full details.
Created custom functionality
1. Stack issuetype as container
This increased flexibility by adding the ability for any issuetype to be a container.
The ability to stack issues from anywhere in Jira into containers is a key to Epic Sum Up helping APTIS’ workflow run smoother.
2. Container functionality to any issuetype
Add container functionality to an existing issuetype
3. Summary Panel
With summary panels APTIS gets an easy to understand overview of issues in a container. The progress bars are key to this easy of use and quick overview.
In one view see any number based value. These are the ones APTIS uses:
APTIS likes the budget marker in the time progress bar. The summary panel can be customized to only include what is relevant for a team.
The Email This Issue Atlassian Marketplace app enhances the email ability of Jira. APTIS wanted to avoid using internal email as much as possible.
Email This Issue allows APTIS to:
Watch this past webinar where Andreas Haaken, CEO and founder of APTIS, discusses how he does lightweight project management in Jira with the help of Epic Sum Up.