The aim of this project is to develop a new interface for organising Product Backlog Items (PBIs) for software projects at MaibornWolff. It is an open-source project although it is currently planned that only MaibornWolff will use it. Furthermore, MaibornWolff will continue to develop custom features for this software, after the project is finished.
This interface will address the issues with the currently used project management tool, Atlassian Jira, by providing custom features and improved usability at a lower cost.
The current project management tool, Atlassian Jira, has limitations in terms of usability and cost.
These limitations make it difficult to prioritise and visualise PBIs, and lack flexibility in managing software projects.
These issues affect the Scrum teams at MaibornWolff and their customers, potentially reducing productivity and satisfaction.
The new interface will be developed in the form of a desktop application that communicates with Jira using its API, allowing the data to remain on the customers' servers and avoiding compatibility and privacy issues. This will enable the Scrum team to better organise, prioritise, and visualise PBIs, and will provide a more intuitive and flexible tool for managing software projects in the current remote-first organisational strategy. In the end, making it possible to better serve the needs of the customer and deliver high-quality software products in a timely and cost-effective manner. Developing a new interface will also allow our client to avoid using other project management tools like Azure DevOps. This is important because MaibornWolffs customers already pay significant licensing fees to Atlassian Jira, and using another tool could raise compatibility and privacy issues. By keeping the data on the customers servers and using Jiras API, we can provide custom features without incurring additional costs or violating data protection laws, making it a more practical and feasible solution for MaibornWolff and its customers.