We’re excited to announce the launch of Atlassian’s newest solution, Agile Ready! Agile Ready is a package of Atlassian products – JIRA, JIRA Agile, Confluence and Confluence Team Calendars – that gives customers the tools they need to better plan, track, and measure software development success. From requirements building to sprint planning to reporting, we’ve got your agile planning needs covered.
Better requirements = happier developers
Capturing customer feedback and shaping it into consumable and actionable stories is a challenge that most product managers are familiar with. You want to make sure that the pain points are clearly articulated while giving developers enough information and the opportunity to add additional criteria. With Agile Ready, refine requirements and create JIRA issues in one place.
Now, when developers begin working on items in the backlog, or begin reviewing items in an epic, they can see all related content without losing context. Link product requirements, design guidelines, technical specs, and more.
Plan as a team
Agile roadmap and release planning requires strong team collaboration. Our built-in calendaring functionality lets product managers plan across multiple projects while accounting for personal time off. Pull in JIRA sprints and issues and make adjustments to deliverables as needed. Is that feature really going to make it into the release if John is on vacation the week before? Any update made to an item in the calendar is automatically updated in JIRA. With fewer surprises, you can better predict releases while keeping the team happy and setting the right expectations with stakeholders.
Track and share development progress
Are internal stakeholders regularly asking for updates on development progress? We know that keeping them informed not only requires patience, but often several reporting updates. With Agile Ready, we give them a single location for reviewing progress. Create graphs and charts for quick consumption, or display a table of individual items in an epic. As an item moves through the development process, its status is updated wherever it’s referenced in Confluence – business stakeholders are in the know without the product manager having to play middle man. This frees up time while building internal confidence.
Atlassian JIRA, JIRA Agile, Confluence, and Team Calendars are tightly integrated in Agile Ready to give you a one-stop-shop for all of your agile planning needs.
“The integrations in Atlassian’s Agile Ready solution provide a very consumable way for business stakeholders to get updates on development progress,” said Tristan Boutros, vice president of process management, Warner Music Group. “By having the status of JIRA issues automatically update in Confluence, business stakeholders can find all the info they need in one place. This cuts down on unnecessary update reports, while establishing transparency and accountability across the business.”
More to come…
We listened to our customers’ needs and are building integrations to make their lives easier. We’re dedicated to continuing to build stronger integrations between these products and have an entire product development team working on just that. What does that mean for this solution? It means more awesome stuff to come!
Already use JIRA, JIRA Agile, Confluence, and Team Calendars? Great! To take advantage of these integrations, just make sure that you’re on the latest versions of each of these (if you’re using them OnDemand, we’ve taken care of that for you) and have them connected to one another. Here’s a quick guide for how to do that.