011 | The New JIRA Outlook Plugin
In this episode about the new JIRA Outlook plugin, Chris discusses this new tool he’s recently discovered that has been incredibly helpful and effective for him and his team. He begins by pointing out the issues he’s experienced with project management. There’s a gap in project management that continues to increase because every client, vendor and internal team has their own preference on which tools they use to carry out their daily objectives. To combat this, Chris discusses how a member of his team proactively installed a cost-effective JIRA Outlook Plugin that allows Chris for more flexibility in project management. With this new plugin, Chris now has the ability to create a new ticket or issue, monitor the progress of existing issues, and view issues that are currently in the pipeline. It’s an incredible tool, and one that Chris suggests all companies utilize if they have the time and wherewithal.
Chris is President and partner at Juhll.com, a full-service digital marketing agency and founder, operator and investor in Banks.com. If you want to listen more about his views on project management and how he manages a team efficiently on his two companies, in "How OKRs Help Us Manage Projects" and "Project Management & Selling" he dives into software and principles of managing projects to a successful outcome.
- 00:53 – Implementing the new JIRA Outlook Plugin
- 02:01 – The increasing gap within project management
- 03:07 – Explaining the JIRA Outlook Plugin
- 03:45 – The benefits of this new tool
“The gap, for most folks, is that even if your team’s a hundred percent in JIRA or Asana or Trello or whatever it is,the gap is not everybody else’s.” (01:21)
“It costs a dollar a user a month and when I get an email, I can hit a button that has a JIRA icon on it. And, it says ‘New Issue,’ or I can ‘Add to an Existing Issue,’ or I can ‘View My Issues.’ and it blows out a window right in my Outlook that maps to anything related to anything in that email.” (03:13)
“I think that’s a nice little snippet for a piece of functionality that I think folks should think about adding to JIRA. If they’re smart enough and have the patience, do it.” (04:03)