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A Guide To Agile Requirements Documentation

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This is the second blog of a two-part blog series about requirements documentation for agile teams. Last blog post we looked at walking the documentation tightrope in an agile world - the challenges faced by teams switching over from a "traditional" product requirements document to other techniques used to define problems. We reminded ourselves that writing a requirements document should be considered as just one of many different ways we can define customer problems. So you've discussed

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This is the first blog of a two-part blog series about requirements documentation in an agile world. One of the exciting things I get to do as part of being a Product Manager at Atlasssian is talk to a lot of customers about how they build software. I hear about what works for them and the challenges faced by teams as they journey on their mission to build great products. One of the obstacles which often comes up is regarding the tension teams face with documentation in an agile world, particularly

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Confluence 5.0 Beta Now Available

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It's been a busy and exciting start of the year for the Confluence development team. Today we are happy to announce the Confluence 5.0 Beta is now available through our Early Access Program (EAP). Over the last week we've had plenty of Confluence developer bums on seats cranking out the Beta for you guys to try out. Here is your chance to provide product feedback, start preparing your team for what’s coming, and in doing so, help shape the product with us! How can you help? For Users The

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Running a User Group? Mix it up with a Q&A Panel

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A couple of weeks ago we held the Sydney Atlassian User Group. As always, we had a great turn out with over 40 attendees. In past user groups we would usually have a mix of customer presentations, Atlassian product updates and would break up into Birds of Feathers sessions. This user group, we decided to mix it up a little bit with a question and answer panel.  On the panel we had a wide range of Atlassian representatives, ranging from our SaaS Architect, Developers, Build Engineers and Product

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What marriage has to do with releasing software

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Someone recently emailed me this joke: "A little girl and a little boy were at daycare: The girl approached the boy and said, "Hey Johnny, wanna play house?" He said, "Sure! What do you want me to do?" The girl replied, "I want you to communicate." He said to her, "That word is too big. I have no idea what it means." The little girl smirked and said, "Perfect. You can be the husband!"" Okay, while we may find that amusing, we all know two-way communication is a helpful to have in a marriage,

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