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PO using Github as scrum project tool

Last post 08:32 pm January 31, 2023 by Thomas Owens
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02:57 pm January 31, 2023



I am PO in a ehealth compagny : the lead team wants me to use Github as project management tool - I have always worked on JIRA to manage sprints within Scrum framework.


Do you have any experience in using Github as scrum project management ?

I want to define wether or not I can use it instead of JIRA without changing to many aspects of my daily work.


Thanks for your answers :) 

08:32 pm January 31, 2023

There are a few different versions of GitHub - the self-hosted Enterprise edition (Enterprise Server), the GitHub SaaS Enterprise edition (Enterprise Cloud), and the standard edition with various paid plans for teams and organizations. The features and functionality of all of these aren't identical and they have different rollout options for new features. I'm most familiar with the standard edition.

I can say that with some of the vast improvements to the GitHub Issues functionality around projects and issues in repositories, it has gained a lot of the expected functionality that you would typically associate with other tools designed to manage a product backlog. If the team is hosting their source code and perhaps build pipelines in GitHub, it would make sense to consider GitHub Issues for product management. Nothing on the surface should stop you, but there may be things that you desire that aren't implemented or available.

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