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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!

Three Steps to Billing and Invoicing in Clockwork for Jira
Time Tracking

Three Steps to Billing and Invoicing in Clockwork for Jira

Migrating to Jira Cloud: How to Get Started
Jira

Migrating to Jira Cloud: How to Get Started

As support for Atlassian Server products nears the end, here's a few tips to get you started on your migration journey to cloud.

Clockwork Pro: The FREE Jira Time Tracking App for Small Teams
Updates

Clockwork Pro: The FREE Jira Time Tracking App for Small Teams

Clockwork for Jira Pro is now completely free for the 0-10 user tier. Get all the features you need to manage your team's time accurately and easily.

Comparing Time Tracking Apps in Jira – Part 2 Free Options
Time Tracking

Comparing Time Tracking Apps in Jira – Part 2 Free Options

Review the features and benefits of the top three free Jira time tracking apps to select the best option for your team.

Jira Time Tracking: Everything You Need to Know
Jira

Jira Time Tracking: Everything You Need to Know

How to track time in Jira including the best time tracking apps for project management, invoicing and billing plus productivity tips.

Comparing Time Tracking Apps for Jira – Part 1
Time Tracking

Comparing Time Tracking Apps for Jira – Part 1

Review the features and benefits of the top Jira time tracking apps to find the option that best fits your team.

2023 Year in Review
News

2023 Year in Review

A new partner program and Clockwork Pro free for small teams are just a couple of the highlights this year. And we've lots more to come in 2024.

Jira Time Tracking Reports
Time Tracking

Jira Time Tracking Reports

Discover how you can use Jira time tracking reports to improve billing, estimations and capacity planning.

Jira Time Tracking Apps
Time Tracking

Jira Time Tracking Apps

Jira time tracking apps: how they work, why you need one, and how to choose the best one for your team.

Building Acceptance Criteria Lists in Jira
Agile

Building Acceptance Criteria Lists in Jira

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

How to create a Definition of Done checklist in Jira
Agile

How to create a Definition of Done checklist in Jira

Embedding Definition of Done directly into Jira issues is a great way to keep your software development teams on track. Here's how to do it.

10 Ways To Get More Out of Jira Worklogs with Clockwork
Time Tracking

10 Ways To Get More Out of Jira Worklogs with Clockwork

Build better insights about your team's time with custom attributes in Jira worklogs.

HeroCoders' Renaissance Retreat
News

HeroCoders' Renaissance Retreat

HeroCoders held its annual team retreat in Florence. It was a great time to talk, laugh, plan and exchange ideas.

How to Analyze Time Tracking Data
Time Tracking

How to Analyze Time Tracking Data

Discover how you can optimize time track data to enhance productivity, streamline project management and improve your bottom line.

Beyond Product Discovery: Off-label Use of Jira Product Discovery
Jira

Beyond Product Discovery: Off-label Use of Jira Product Discovery

We love Jira product discovery so much, we've taken to using it for things that have nothing to do with product discovery.

Checklists & Automation: Do More in Jira Team-managed Projects
Jira

Checklists & Automation: Do More in Jira Team-managed Projects

Discover all the things you can do with shared custom fields – now available in Jira Team-managed projects.

Best Practices for Using Timesheets for Billing
Time Tracking

Best Practices for Using Timesheets for Billing

If you provide contract services, then time keeping impacts your bottom line. Optimize time tracking for more billable hours and less admin.

Clockwork Time Tracking & Timesheets for Monday and Everyday
Time Tracking

Clockwork Time Tracking & Timesheets for Monday and Everyday

Clockwork Time Tracking & Timesheets for Monday and Everyday

Issue Checklist for Jira: Dark Mode
Updates

Issue Checklist for Jira: Dark Mode

Working late? Issue Checklist for Jira now supports dark mode.

Three Ways to Ensure Up-to-date Timesheets
Time Tracking

Three Ways to Ensure Up-to-date Timesheets

Tired of chasing down timesheets? Discover how Clockwork can ensure time tracking in Jira is always up to date.

The Importance of Time Tracking for Big Teams
Time Tracking

The Importance of Time Tracking for Big Teams

How do you maintain visibility, manage a high volume of communications and ensure everyone is able to make the best use of their time in a BIG team?

Issue Checklist for Jira: Global Checklists are Here
Updates

Issue Checklist for Jira: Global Checklists are Here

Global checklists are now in Beta. If you use Issue Checklist for Jira Pro you can join the Beta to use live, global, admin-managed checklists in Jira

How Clockwork Can Help You Work Smarter, Not Harder
Time Tracking

How Clockwork Can Help You Work Smarter, Not Harder

Discover how you can work smarter in Jira, with Estimated vs Actual views on Clockwork timesheets.

Implementing a Time Tracking Solution in Jira
Time Tracking

Implementing a Time Tracking Solution in Jira

Good time tracking informs planning, reduces bureaucracy and helps prioritization. Here’s how to overcome resistance and implement a solution in Jir

HeroCoders Announced as a Finalist for Atlassian Partner of the Year 2022: Work Management  App
News

HeroCoders Announced as a Finalist for Atlassian Partner of the Year 2022: Work Management App

Atlassian announced today that HeroCoders is a finalist for the Atlassian Partner of the Year 2022 Award: Work Management App for their outstanding co

HeroCoders: Five Years in the Atlassian Marketplace

HeroCoders: Five Years in the Atlassian Marketplace

HeroCoders is celebrating five years making great apps for Jira.

Migrating from My ToDo to Checklist for Jira
Jira

Migrating from My ToDo to Checklist for Jira

We've made it easy to migrate from My Todo to Checklist for Jira.

End of Backlog Pro
Updates

End of Backlog Pro

Backlog Pro will be discontinued as of June 10th, 2023.

Migrating Checklists to Jira Cloud
Jira

Migrating Checklists to Jira Cloud

Migrating from On-prem to Cloud? Here's how to migrate checklists from Checklist for Jira to Issue Checklist for Jira Pro.

Customize Your Jira Worklogs with Clockwork Attributes
Time Tracking

Customize Your Jira Worklogs with Clockwork Attributes

Clockwork Pro now lets you customize your Jira worklogs with up to 10 additional attributes – no custom fields required.

Clockwork Pro: Connecting Google Calendar & Jira for the Holidays
Time Tracking

Clockwork Pro: Connecting Google Calendar & Jira for the Holidays

An exciting new feature for Clockwork Pro: You can now integrate your Google Calendar with Clockwork and create worklogs from calendar events.

Top 10 Reasons to Work for HeroCoders
News

Top 10 Reasons to Work for HeroCoders

Want to be part of our growing team of heroes? From an international retreat, to a great salary – here are the top ten reasons to work for HeroCoders.

Better Content Management in Jira
Use Cases

Better Content Management in Jira

Want to use Jira to manage marketing assets? Here’s how you can use alternative workflows and asset-type specific checklists to ensure quality content.

5 Use Cases — How You Can Use HR Forms in Confluence
Use Cases

5 Use Cases — How You Can Use HR Forms in Confluence

In this article, we share some suggestions and ready-to-implement cases on how Confluence forms can help HR professionals in their daily activities.

Travel Security for Techies
Dev

Travel Security for Techies

A developer reflects on what measures should you take to ensure security when working on public networks and what should you do once you return home.

Increasing Prices  (Server/DC) to Ensure Ongoing Improvements
News

Increasing Prices (Server/DC) to Ensure Ongoing Improvements

Price changes and Advantage Pricing Plan for Checklist for Jira Server & Data Center

An Epic Odyssey: HeroCoders Goes to Greece
News

An Epic Odyssey: HeroCoders Goes to Greece

Geeks in Greece: Highlights from HeroCoders annual team retreat

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.

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

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.

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.

End of Clone Epic Template
News

End of Clone Epic Template

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

Easier Invoicing with Clockwork for Jira
Time Tracking

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.

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.

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.

JXL Integration: Checklists, Meet Spreadsheet
Jira

JXL Integration: Checklists, Meet Spreadsheet

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

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.

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.

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.

Clockwork Time Tracking: Almost Surreal
Time Tracking

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.

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.

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.

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!).

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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 take info that’s convoluted and complex and make it crystal clear. Here are a few strategies for making that happen.

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.