When I moved from Baton Rouge, Louisiana to San Francisco in 2011 to work for Atlassian, I wasn't sure what to expect. From the outside, everything looked great. They even had these values that seemed to be a big deal. It didn't take long being on the inside to realize what an amazing place to work this truly was. And, how seriously they take the values. There is no #1 or "most important" value. They're all important and in all sorts of different ways and situations. In 2013, however, be the change

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In a previous JIRA insiders, I showed you how the JIRA Portfolio team combines long-term planning and agile execution using JIRA Portfolio. I also mentioned that "techniques for coming up with a high-level product strategy could fill a separate blog post." We were overwhelmed by the interest and feedback in that blog (thanks!), so I'm delivering on that promise today by sharing some of the techniques that help us with defining, discussing and presenting a strategic product roadmap and how to translate

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Whether you’re large, small, co-located, or distributed, the key tenet of success for your team remains the same - communication. Clear and consistent communication, whether it's keeping everyone up to date with the status of your current project or simply informing the team of your upcoming vacation, is a vital part of ensuring your team continues to hum along like a well-oiled machine. Teams that realize this have turned to HipChat and its ability to integrate into their day-to-day workflow.

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Remember when they destroyed the printer in Office Space? Many companies want to destroy their legacy systems. Cimpress (formerly Vistaprint) was able to realize their destructive dream recently, and JIRA Service Desk was there to help. We wanted to bring a bulldozer, but, city codes and stuff. A week ago, Cimpress hosted a launch party for JIRA Service Desk and celebrated their old legacy system going six feet under. Luckily, they sent us a few photos.

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