Keeping you focused on what’s actually important
Skills for Jira is an Atlassian-powered, Jira application that enables the management of employee skills and competencies. The unique Skills for Jira software grants project managers increased expert visibility, objective planning, and work distribution, creating simplicity in project team planning and daily task assignment.
Skills for Jira is a time-saving tool built directly into your Jira platform, that provides total visibility of your employee’s capabilities and availability, as well as providing automation and objectivity in the task assignment process.
Skills for Jira helps you locate relevant experts within your organization as well as match tasks to your workers based on their skill sets. Skills for Jira helps you align with Agile and Kanban “pull” principles and turn your process into a self-service shop. Come in, press a button, get the next task. Not just any task, but the most important task that you are qualified for.
USE ALL SKILLS HIDDEN BEHIND ROLES AND TEAM ROOMS
Most organizations hire people into roles and assign them to teams. People then get only the tasks relevant for their team/role. They won’t get other tasks even if they are in fact an expert.
This is detrimental for the company (overstaffing, idle time, delays) and workers (stale skills, morale, reduced worth).
Benefit from simplified discovery of subject matter experts and decision makers, reduced managerial overhead, bias and work in progress, increased visibility, informed planning and staffing processes.
Benefit from reduced idle time and management overhead, shifting focus from mundane activities to things that mater.
Get a unique benefit of dividing the previously indivisible unit (worker) and operating in skill/hours instead. This simplifies and helps scale operations for you as well as your clients.
Reduce Idle Time
With Skills for Jira, team members no longer need to wait for new assignments or external input.
They are now able to access their next task with just the click of a button.
Not just any task, but the most important task they are qualified for.
Reduce Manager Dependency
Reduce dependency on the manager for mundane day-to-day work orchestration.
This eliminates a number of bottlenecks, freeing up the manager for more value-adding activities, such as prioritization, coaching, quality control or deep-dives
Easily Scale and Restructure Teams
Automatic work distribution makes scaling and restructuring teams easy: no overhead, no negotiations, and increased quality guarantees.
Stay in control of the important things without micromanaging: backlog, priorities and work queues.
Build a Self-Reliance and Learning Culture
Objective work assignments and clearly visible skill gaps, creates a motivating environment for growth.
Managers can focus on how to be effective leaders.
This is especially effective when paired with a skill-focused training program.
Measure issues and their skill requirements against your organisation’s skill supply.
This adds a whole new dimension to your analytics – insights obtained from matching supply and demand can power your planning and decision-making on both fronts.
Scarce Skill Sets
Real life assignments rarely require just one skill. While individual skills might be common in your team, the combinations might be rare.
This report examines your team skill pool for the skill combinations in demand by the scoped issues.
Issues At Risk
This report helps you identify those of the scoped issues for which your current team lacks expertise. You can use this information to:
This report helps you identify team members that hold exclusive knowledge/skills within your team. Depending on the type of knowledge, this may become a problem. For example in cases of critical bits of product knowledge or technical expertise required to maintain/develop core parts of the product.
Similarly to other sections, this information may be used for knowledge transfer, training, documentation, or hiring decisions.