About Sarah Goff-Dupont

I've been working in and around software teams since before blogging was a "thing". When not writing about all things agile, automated, and/or Atlassian, I can be found reading contemporary fiction, smashing it out & keeping it real at CrossFit, or rolling around on the floor with my kids. Find me on Twitter! @DevToolSuperFan

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So. You have to manage a project, and you're not a project manager by trade. I've been there. It's pretty daunting, with all these different frameworks and methodologies to consider... But if you're like me, you don't really care about methodology. You just want to deliver your project successfully, and not lose your mind in the process. Fortunately, I work with people who are really good at leading projects – some are even bonafide project managers! They've given me loads of project management

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I'm a 16-year veteran of the tech world, a "recovering coder," and the mother of a 6-year-old girl. And if I was looking at tech from the outside, I would be freaked the F out right about now. But there's a lot going right with women in tech. Talk to people on the inside and they'll tell you there's a ton of energy surrounding this issue. We're rapidly approaching the tipping point.

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"I don't think I've been doing a very good job lately." Not the way I usually kick off 1-on-1 meetings with my boss. But that day, it's what needed to be said. Before you dismiss this claim a as case of imposter syndrome, know that I came to that conclusion rationally. I pulled out an old trick and did some root cause analysis, using a technique called the "5 whys".

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Atlassian blog update

Blog team here, with a quick update on how we are managing the Atlassian blog. Starting Friday, September 30th, we will be turning off commenting on the blog. It's not that we don't want to talk to you – we do! But, we want to make sure that you are able to get answers to the comments and questions you have on the right channels and by the right people. Here are the places for you to chat with us on anything from product questions, support requests, reporting bugs, and requesting features.

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I can hold my own with math and numbers, but I don't love them. I have to admit though, I'm starting to love data. Like many marketers, I spend a lot of time thinking about blogs. And blogging itself is becoming increasingly data-informed (if not fully data-driven, but that's another story). How awesome is it that we marketers can know exactly how many people clicked on that CTA button, or how long people spent reading our blog posts?? Pretty awesome, really. In my previous post, I showed

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