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The HeroCoders Blog

Our arguably heroic team put a lot of effort into creating valuable content for you.
Watch this space for tips, how-to articles, and uses cases about Agile, Jira, and more!

An Epic Odyssey: HeroCoders Goes to Greece
News

An Epic Odyssey: HeroCoders Goes to Greece

Geeks in Greece: Highlights from HeroCoders annual team retreat

Clockwork for Jira – Tags & Billable/Nonbillable Worklogs for Easier Invoicing
Updates

Clockwork for Jira – Tags & Billable/Nonbillable Worklogs for Easier Invoicing

Using Jira to track work you do on behalf of clients? Invoicing just got easier with tags and billable hours in Clockwork.

To-do Checklist for MS Teams
Updates

To-do Checklist for MS Teams

Looking for an easy way to track what’s been done and what needs to be done in MS Teams? Introducing To-do Checklist.

End of Clone Epic Template
News

End of Clone Epic Template

The Clone Epic Template app will be discontinued as of August 4th, 2022.

When Not to Use a Checklist in Jira
Jira

When Not to Use a Checklist in Jira

Checklists are a powerful, but lightweight way to breakdown tasks in Jira, but there are times when you shouldn’t use a checklist.

Easier Invoicing with Clockwork for Jira
Use Cases

Easier Invoicing with Clockwork for Jira

Using Jira to manage consulting projects? Discover how you leverage your Jira configuration and a couple of Marketplace apps for effortless invoicing.

JXL Integration: Checklists, Meet Spreadsheet
Jira

JXL Integration: Checklists, Meet Spreadsheet

Discover how you can use Issue Checklist for Jira fields in JXL spreadsheets.

Checklist for Jira - Version 6.1 (Server/Data Center)
Updates

Checklist for Jira - Version 6.1 (Server/Data Center)

This release adds functionality to your checklist template. Users can tag their favorite templates while admins can pin templates for quick access.

Vetting Jira Apps
Jira

Vetting Jira Apps

Maximize the power of Jira with apps? Or keep your Jira instance clean and lean by limiting apps? This checklist will help you decide.

Managing Employee Offboarding in Jira
Use Cases

Managing Employee Offboarding in Jira

Small software companies can manage their HR processes in Jira. Here’s how.

Managing Employee Onboarding in Jira
Use Cases

Managing Employee Onboarding in Jira

Discover how you can use checklists to add functionality to the Employee Onboarding Jira Work Management project template.

What's New? Highlights from Team '22
Jira

What's New? Highlights from Team '22

Didn't make it to Las Vegas for Atlassian Team '22? Here are the highlights.

Managing Procurement in Jira
Use Cases

Managing Procurement in Jira

Discover how you can combine checklists and automation to easily manage procurement processes in Jira.

Clockwork Time Tracking: Almost Surreal
Jira

Clockwork Time Tracking: Almost Surreal

Jira’s time tracking capacity is limited. Learn how you can enable automatic time tracking - so easy and effective it’s almost surreal.

Cloning Epics: It's so Useful, It's Epic
Jira

Cloning Epics: It's so Useful, It's Epic

Clone Epic Template will be discontinued as of August 4th, 2022.

We Stand with Ukraine
News

We Stand with Ukraine

HeroCoders unequivocally condemns the invasion of Ukraine. We support the right of the Ukrainian people to live in freedom, peace, and sovereignty.

List for Life: 5 Reasons Checklists Rock
Agile

List for Life: 5 Reasons Checklists Rock

All hail the list! Lists do much more than track tasks. From QA to mental health, here are a few ways the lists improve our lives (and our software!).

Forms vs Checklists
Jira

Forms vs Checklists

Forms are available in JSM cloud projects. So when should you use a form and when should you use a checklist? Here are how the two differ and overlap.

Nine Ways Product Owners Can Crush a Team's Morale
Agile

Nine Ways Product Owners Can Crush a Team's Morale

Good product owners are gold. But if they’re not careful, they become vampires, draining strength from their teams. Avoid becoming a vampire PO.

Best Practices for Debugging
Dev

Best Practices for Debugging

Fixing bugs is just one step in the debugging process. Learn the best practices for finding, communicating, fixing and documenting bugs in software.

Better Estimations with Automated Time Tracking
Agile

Better Estimations with Automated Time Tracking

Discover how you can overcome the “planning fallacy” and make more accurate time estimates in your agile projects.

Clockwork for Jira: Foolproof and Fortified
Jira

Clockwork for Jira: Foolproof and Fortified

Clockwork for Jira is Cloud Fortified. Here's what that means...

HeroCoders Joins Forces with Okapya Software
News

HeroCoders Joins Forces with Okapya Software

Put two good things together and you’ll get something even better: HeroCoders and Okapya Software are joining forces!

Why You Need Checklist for Jira to Get through the Holidays
Jira

Why You Need Checklist for Jira to Get through the Holidays

May the holiday season bring you health and happiness… And tools to help you get through it.

Five Jira Automation Rules that Guarantee Better Support
Jira

Five Jira Automation Rules that Guarantee Better Support

Use these Jira automation rules to ensure great support for your customers.

Making the Convoluted Clear: Strategies for Documentation
Dev

Making the Convoluted Clear: Strategies for Documentation

Technical documentation has to information that’s convoluted and complex and make it crystal clear. Here are a few strategies for making that happen.

Building Acceptance Criteria Lists in Jira
Agile

Building Acceptance Criteria Lists in Jira

Acceptance Criteria differ from Definitions of Done. But both can (and should) be easily added to your Jira issues.

Creating "Definition of Done" Lists in Jira
Agile

Creating "Definition of Done" Lists in Jira

Learn how you can easily embed Definition of Done lists in your Jira issues.

Magic Behind Rails Query Params
Dev

Magic Behind Rails Query Params

Ever wondered why Rails will sometimes automatically include params under the model name? Here’s how it happens.

Using Checklists to Battle Backlog Bloat
Agile

Using Checklists to Battle Backlog Bloat

Learn how you can collapse an epic into a single Jira issue until you’re ready to start developing it, allowing you to enjoy a clutter-free backlog.

Definition of Ready: Keeping Your Backlog in Check
Agile

Definition of Ready: Keeping Your Backlog in Check

Your product backlog is a bit like a garden. Learn how regular tending with simple tools can allow you to harvest some great features.

We Run Quarterly Hackathons
Dev

We Run Quarterly Hackathons

At HeroCoders we want to encourage innovation and have fun working together. That’s why we dedicate a week of every quarter to do an internal hackathon

Status, Subtask or Checklist: How to Divide Work in Jira?
Jira

Status, Subtask or Checklist: How to Divide Work in Jira?

Jira lets teams work the way they want, but you have to make some decisions. How do you decide if it’s best to add a status, a subtask or a checklist?

Issue Checklist for Jira Hits 20K Installs in 2 Years
News

Issue Checklist for Jira Hits 20K Installs in 2 Years

The free version of Issue Checklist for Jira, has been installed by over 20k customers. But we did run into some challenges along the way…

Best Practices for Working Remotely with Jira
Jira

Best Practices for Working Remotely with Jira

If you’re a software developer, graphic designer, writer, or anyone else who primarily works via computer, remote work could work for you.