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JIRA: Removing old sprints from migrated ticket to resolve a velocity chart issue
Ran into an interesting problem in JIRA that I managed to solve this morning. Figured it might help out others, so here goes!

It turns out that if you had a ticket that was part of a Sprint in one Project, but then either move it to another project or clone it, it'll still retain a history of the prior closed sprints it was in. At first, that doesn't seem like a big deal, but it means that the Project it's now part of will have messed up Velocity Charts, because it'll start including the Sprints from the other Project. And there's no obvious way to remove the old Sprints from the ticket (editing the ticket only lets you change the current Sprint assignment, not clear out prior ones.) No good!

Fortunately, the Bulk Edit feature provides a workaround and will let you clear out the old Sprint associations, which will then fix the Velocity Charts. And here's how to do it:
  1. Run a search that'll return the ticket you need to remove the sprints from.
  2. Choose the "Bulk Change" option from the "three-dot menu" in the upper right.
  3. Check only the ticket you want to change. Hit Next button.
  4. Choose "Edit Issues". Hit Next button.
  5. Check the "Change Sprint" option. Leave it blank. Hit Next button.
  6. Review the Confirmation screen. Hit Confirm button.
  7. Hit Acknowledge button when the progress meter is done.

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by:Brian Matis
One word of caution: be careful when doing this! Bulk Change is quite powerful and if you're not watching out, you could accidentally change a lot more than what you really want to. I imagine this is why Bulk Change has so many steps to it... Sometimes I'm glad when a task is a bit difficult and cumbersome to do :-)
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Free Tool: Path Explorer
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Free Tool: Path Explorer

An intuitive utility to help find the CSS path to UI elements on a webpage. These paths are used frequently in a variety of front-end development and QA automation tasks.

One of a set of tools we're offering as a way of saying thank you for being a part of the community.

This looks like the simplest possible way to track time for projects.
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by:Brandon Lyon
How would one bill for the hours when they're not recording the screen? Not all work is done on computers. Research, client interactions, production meetings, etc often take up just as much time if not more than the actual project work. I don't see screen recording as building an honest relationship, I see it as trusting nobody.
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by:Lucas Bishop
How would one bill for the hours when they're not recording the screen? Not all work is done on computers.

No worries, for this type of thing you can enter the hours into the time app. They're just shown as 'offline' type hours.

I don't see screen recording as building an honest relationship, I see it as trusting nobody.

Personally, trust is something that is built over time. Acting as a consultant, I record my screen as a way to ensure that in the event of some sort of miscommunication, there is no doubt as to my intentions or work ethic. I don't expect that every person I hire would have the same openness.

Punch clocks, "security" cameras, screen recorders, etc., can all be viewed from both positive and negative perspectives. At their very core, they are simply record keepers.
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I wonder how many of you heard about this amazing story!
I am very impressed with the fact that these scientists launch to Mars with a budget of $74 million vs NASA's budget of $651 million. I think there is something we can learn from them.
As a minority female, I feel so excited to read stories that teach young girls that there is no limit to their dreams.

https://backchannel.com/isro-scientists-5ad220d6f38c#.m42p3oi8r 
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by:Daniella Barion
Yes, it's an amazing story.  A great breakthrough for science considering the time and expenses. Unfortunately,  the media does not give the right attention. I also wonder how much this information challenges other economic and political interests.
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by:Juana Villa
@Daniella I totally agree with you. We definitely need to keep an eye on these scientists because  they will keep doing amazing things.
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Over the weekend I was looking into "to-do" apps because I've got too many personal projects in the someday category. I stumbled unto habitica and signed up for it. I'm interested to see if gamifying my tasks will actually help me get through them or just become an annoying gimmick.
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by:Lucas Bishop
I use Trello too, although with mixed emotions, as it's one of Spolsky's products. The sale to Atlassian made me feel a little better.
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by:Brian Matis
@Lucas Ha! Yeah, I know the feeling! I'm also really interested in seeing where Atlassian takes it.
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Well this is interesting... Atlassian (makers of JIRA) just purchased Trello. I use JIRA for work and Trello for personal things, so I'm really curious about how this will play out.

https://techcrunch.com/2017/01/09/atlassian-acquires-trello/
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Project Management Software

Project management software has the capacity to help plan, organize, and manage resource tools and develop resource estimates. Depending on the sophistication of the software, it can manage estimation and planning, scheduling, cost control and budget management, resource allocation, collaboration software, communication, decision-making, quality management and documentation or administration systems.

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