Retrospectives at Atlassian: How we do it

Happy November...it's almost December, the time for retrospectives!  The end of the year is a time for reflection. For our team, each member considers questions like: What went well? What accomplishments did I make? What do I want to improve on? What did I miss that I want to do next year? That's right, December is our yearly retrospective! (That's the cool agile term.) Retrospectives are the meetings held after a sprint, iteration, or release. They provide an opportunity for agile

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Atlassian customers: 40,000 reasons to celebrate

2014 has been a banner year for Atlassian. We introduced JIRA Portfolio and Atlassian Enterprise, held our biggest and brightest Summit yet, and opened new offices in Manila and Austin, Texas. There's another milestone that hasn't been talked about as much as these others, but is incredibly meaningful for all Atlassians, especially Mike and myself: we now have more than 40,000 organizations as customers. Small company, big goals Back when we had less than 500 customers, Mike and I wondered

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New webinar: JIRA + Stash, a love story

Context switching is a productivity killer for development teams of all sizes. In most workflows, issue trackers like JIRA record which features have been built, which bugs have been fixed, and what work is scheduled for future releases. Version control systems like Git track the actual code used to bring these bug fixes and features to life. While both systems are vital to your workflow, keeping the two in sync can take some effort and discipline from your development team. At Atlassian, we're saving

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Announcing an open source Puppet Module for Sonatype Nexus

TL;DR We've open-sourced a Puppet module to help manage the configuration of Sonatype Nexus instances. Check it out! The Build Engineering team at Atlassian has been running Sonatype Nexus instances for a few years now. We use Nexus for storing our public and private artifacts on https://maven.atlassian.com/ (which receives 2.6 million requests/day), publishing to maven central and the various proxies that we have spread out across the world to support our build grid, and our global development

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Why I nuked my old group chat clients

This story ends with me deleting Adium from my laptop, removing Skype's "open at login" setting, and turning off Gmail chat on my work account. I just don't need them anymore. HipChat has taken their place–both in my workday and in my heart. In case you missed it... ...HipChat is now free for all teams, no matter how big. Yet loads of Atlassian customers are still messing around with group chat and communication clients. So many people missing out on so much awesome. Free awesome, even! As

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Not anymore at Trulia. "The days of managing work items with sticky notes and a bunch of fragmented tools are long gone," says Nate Van Dusen, Trulia's Engineering Program Management Director. Like so many companies, Trulia's success and growth meant they had to adapt to meet new challenges to stay successful. What they wanted was a tool that could provide visibility at every level of the organization. They wanted the ability to understand each project's status in detail, and an easy, reliable

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