Archives for Ryan Anderson

Plan better in 2015 with the Roadmap Planner macro

A new year brings New Year's resolutions. You may have set a couple resolutions for yourself, but have you made any with your team? If not, here's a good one to start with: Planning at a bird's eye view We're excited to introduce a new macro to help you achieve your team's resolutions for 2015 and beyond. The Roadmap Planner macro is perfect for creating light-weight product and team roadmaps, as well as visualizing timelines for your team's projects. How many times has a teammate

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I recently hosted a webinar with Itamar Goldminz, the Director of Product at Opower, in which we discussed the best practices that Atlassian and Opower have found using JIRA and Confluence to plan and collaborate when building software. We focused on a variety of topics, including: requirements management strategies, approaches for group decision-making, and how to help teams outside of the software development process make use of agile best practices. We recorded the webinar for any of you that

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A personal calendar is great for keeping track of your schedule—meetings, appointments, dinner plans. What a personal calendar is NOT great for is keeping track of what everyone on your team is doing. With each person's different projects, leave requests, and travel plans, keeping everyone on the same page is nearly impossible. Trying to juggle all these events is what usually leads to an "Oh Shit!" moment—when you suddenly realize you're going to miss a deadline, or a feature has to be pulled

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In our last major release, Team Calendars 4, we moved away from calendar types to event types so that you could centralize your team's schedule into fewer calendars. Shortly after the release, a feature request for custom event types was logged on our public issue tracker (about one year ago). We had no idea it would gain so much traction: It accumulated over 430 votes, 260 watchers, and 120 comments. It's the 13th most voted open feature request for all our products (some of which have

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This is the second of a two-part blog series about creating team and project spaces in Confluence. You can find the first part here. Let's pick up where we left off in the last blog post. At Atlassian, the answer to the title of this blog post, is ‘both’. We primarily dedicate spaces to a team – we have spaces for our marketing team, development team, and HR team. But some projects are HUGE and require their own space, too, so we have a number of spaces dedicated to bigger projects

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This is the first of a two-part blog series about creating team and project spaces in Confluence. Confluence is powerful team collaboration software because it’s so flexible. At Atlassian, it’s our company intranet and helps every single team get their work done. Confluence is our heart and soul - where teams work together on projects, blog about important company updates or announcements, and even automate all of our financial reports. For us, the answer to the title of this blog

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