Gaia for JIRA - managing your work
Gaia for JIRA is an Atlassian® plugin which automates the creation of projects based on templates. These templates may contain JIRA work items (issues), reports, Confluence spaces, JIRA Schemes and project descriptions.
Summary of features
Simply put, Gaia for JIRA allows to automate JIRA project configuration.
Ultimately, The Gaia for JIRA solution allows users to organize their work, creating a quality process on which they can rely to execute their daily activities and to create their artefacts. Gaia for JIRA creates a framework for delivering quality.
How many times have you encountered delays in delivering your project, not knowing exactly what happened? How many times have you had to reinvent the wheel and redo whatever was already done? How many times was one member of your teams lost in everything that needed to be done?
Gaia for JIRA is for you. Absolute low cost solution and easy to use, this database of information helps you organize your activities throughout your projects. This is a process management solution doing just the right things, and not more!
Multimedia and web creation, Engineering projects, software projects, systems projects, environmental projects, there is something for you in it!
How to start
Step 1. Define your process
First things come firsts, determine how your team intend to work exactly. Now, this may be declined into dozens, if not thousands of different steps, tasks, documents, deliverables: repeated projects after projects.
Some engineering activities already have a process to follow, either volontarily (for instance, ISO 9001), or something imposed by a market (for instance EN 62304 for electronic medical devices). Or it may be a custom process of your own, something your teams develop themselves. In any case, it is important that you have it, not only in mind, but on paper so that it becomes obvious for everyone. Processes are defined by Roles, Activities, Relations and Artefacts. The steps may be written in words, or you may also download a graphical software to depict them.
Step 2. Install the software
Once you have the process defined, you may download and install Atlassian JIRA, Confluence and Gaia for JIRA. This setup is low price (starting at 3x$10/year for 10 users), and can be easily installed on a server or on your own computer. Getting professional tools for your work organization is no more a matter of costs.
Gaia for JIRA provides several predefined templates that you may use to organize your work in software and systems. Proven recipes that are easy to understand and apply. We help you save precious time.
See the How to Install page for detailed information.
Step 3. Create or buy your templates
Once you have the software installed, you may use Gaia for JIRA predefined templates, or create your own that follows your process. Templates are combinations of tasks, todos, document templates, reports, predefined activities with which you are expected to work for delivering your projects. Creating templates is quite easy to do and would satisfy most of our customers.
Different templates (called Deployment Packages) are produced by Nuum Solutions and can be sold separately. IEC/ISO 29110 is one of them. Nuum can also create templates for you, based on your Word and Excel documents for instance.