Chapter 1 This Chapter is from a series of blogs: “3 Unconventional Ways Of Using Jira”.
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Marketing Operations Management
Jira Core is an intuitive tool that is flexible enough to accommodate cumbersome
processes that are part of a marketing operation. Workflows outline the sequence of
steps your team will take as they’re completing a particular marketing task.
What are the elements of a workflow?
Workflows provide regular insights into task processes, people involved, and an
analysis of task completion within a sprint. Workflows in a Jira model strengthen
organizational processes and enable visibility of the tasks performed.
A basic layout for workflow represents:
Creation of an Issue, to reflect a new task. This represents “To Do” in the
After the work has begun it changes to “In progress”
Completion of the task depicts “Done” in the status
Use case for Marketing project management in a Jira workflow:
Let’s have a look at how we can use JIRA for a marketing campaign
Product launch Campaign
Blogs- Marketing Teams work vigorously towards publishing blogs about a new
product. The task begins from Brainstorming ideas for the product followed by curation
of the blog and seeking approval from the management. Further, they optimize the blog
with SEO and finally it is put in the pipeline. But this is one blog’s journey, there
are various people behind the process who work on specific tasks and other campaigns.
Hence, they use JIRA software to keep everything in order. Jira’s management tool allows
them to work with a workflow engine, so they spend less time managing their team and
data and more time crafting effective headliners.
Email marketing- Strategizing a product launch with product details,
announcements, sneak peeks towards the target audience is one of the most effective ways
to connect with customers.
Marketing teams are benefited by the visibility of email queues in Jira as it makes
their tasks systematic. Segmenting customers via product, location or type of customer
helps them think ahead and organize their tasks. They can observe patterns about their
products and customer behaviour and create data on what type of emails and during which
time frame works in their favour .
Social Media- Jira interface allows transparency and clear visibility of tasks,
assignees, breakdown of the procedure of specific tasks and finally, deadlines.This
gives an instant increase in productivity as Product details, launch dates, creatives,
approvals and postings are well aligned in the Jira pipeline. Social media teams can
work on their creativity and focus on their products while selecting the topics to
Product marketing- Launching a product requires a lot of coordination with various
teams which means working extensively on time focussed action. Jira core effectively
helps marketing teams to track people, tasks, and statuses so products are launched on
time. Managers supervise every update, collateral, videos and all the details that
require approval, QA, and reviews before the launch date.
Creatives- There are defined sets of creatives that the marketing teams have to
create for their product launches. They need information on the type of graphic, gif, or
video that needs to be created. Jira enables them to efficiently manage the multitude of
creative marketing projects. With clear and specified information on the guidelines,
spec requirements and feedback all at one place, delivery of the desired creatives
becomes quick and time effective.
Content and PR- The public relations department supervises and assesses public
behaviour, maintains mutual relations and understanding between an organization and its
target audience.This requires building great relationships with media channels and
analysts as well as getting feedback from subject matter experts on the content. Through
Jira’s management strategies, companies stay assured that approvals are done in a timely
manner and that the campaigns reach the right people.
What are the Business benefits of using JIRA for marketing management?
Affordable and Cost Effective- Jira license cost per user is measurably less than
many other applications in the market space. Its smooth configuration, easy upgrades and
the ability to connect with various platforms while providing tailored solutions makes
it desirable for marketers. This keeps the total cost of ownership low and affordable.
User-Adoption- Jira’s intuitive interface and effortless trajectory of actions
make it desirable for new users. Furthermore, the presence of a wide range of open
source product documentation and community support forums increases its adaptability
amongst users and administrators.
Scalable and Customizable- Jira can be used to centralize the collaboration and
tracking needs of small to large size enterprises, from business to software to services
teams, and from basic to large complex solutions. The broad range of use cases for Jira
may include Agile, Scaled Agile Framework (SAFe), ITIL, Assess Management, Product
Support, CRM, etc.
LightWeight Deployment- Jira has a lightweight footprint and is deployed as a web
application on Linux or Windows. Jira also supports all major commercial databases such
as Oracle, PostgreSQL, Microsoft SQL Server, and MySQL. Additionally, it supports
standard web browsers such as IE, Firefox, and Chrome.
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