During the Apollo 11 mission in July 1969, an error message occured. And when things go wrong in such a high-stakes mission, they can go horribly wrong. Astronauts wouldn’t be able to come back to Earth. But thanks to the fact that the ground crew had checklists to work through when the error flashed up, they knew exactly what to do. And that’s why checklists are so important. They make sure you don’t forget anything when the stakes are high.
It’s important to not fill your head with too many ideas and things to worry about, because as a Chinese legend teaches us, you can only generate fresh ideas when the “cup” of your brain is not filled to the brim already. Checklists for Confluence and Jira can help in this regard; they make sure you (and your colleagues) don’t need to memorize procedures, but can just check off items on a checklist that can be used again and again.
In every company, countless activities take place day in and day out that have already been processed many times in this or a similar form. And yet, in the same companies, many things go wrong. That’s why teams work with checklists. They explain how routine processes work. They map standardized processes that have been thought through beforehand so that they can subsequently be processed as efficiently and seamlessly as possible. But not all checklists are the same. And not all checklist tools are equal.
We can probably all agree that it’s nice to cross things off a list, so in today’s article, we give you 10 use cases for situations at work where a checklist would not go amiss. Especially if you use Jira and Confluence already.
If you’ve been using Jira Cloud for a while, you may know that it often happens that a Jira issue is marked “Done” when it’s not actually done yet. Maybe someone forgot something, or just didn’t realize there was still more to do, but from their point of view, it was done. Let us introduce a sure-fire way of never forgetting anything anymore: Checklists for Jira!
There’s nothing more satisfying than checking things off a to-do list. While it’s true that Confluence has its own built-in to-do list in the form of Action Items, this is very bare-bones. With Checklists for Confluence, you can create and share much more elaborate checklists. You can even load and use them on your phone with a QR code!
When you talk about running a business, people usually think about talking with exciting clients or creating new ideas and products, but often the more tedious part of running a business is forgotten: asset management. To make this tedious task (much) easier, Properties allows you to keep an automatically-updated overview of all your assets, so you have more time for those clients or coming up with the next must-have product!
It takes a mix of talents for a company to run well. But how can you make sure that when those people eventually leave the company (not everyone stays in the same job for their entire working career anymore these days) the established processes are maintained? With Checklists, of course! Let Martin explain why.
Some people love checklists, some people don’t. But it’s clear that when you need a certain number of things to be done the same way by lots of different people, it can help to write them down. Especially if the reputation of your company depends on it. Read in this article how our new app can help you do this.