Sessions are a great and simple way to organize testing tasks. They are nothing more than dedicated time to test a feature with the intent of fulfilling a mission. In fact, because the division of a task into smaller pieces is so intuitive, we often forget the importance of the mission itself. In this blog post I will talk about different types of test missions to keep in your arsenal and how you can leverage them in your testing. I assume some knowledge of what is exploratory testing and the

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Test Together: Atlassian Bonfire 2 Available Today

Today we're excited to announce Atlassian Bonfire 2, connecting people and teams involved in software development and testing. Bring developers and QA closer together, and get everyone exploring your web application to create high quality issues in JIRA. Share & Join Sessions Test Sessions are the central forum in JIRA to track activity while manually testing a particular story or requirement. Bonfire 2 introduces the ability to share, find and join test sessions within JIRA and

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QA Innovation Blog Round-Up

We've learned a lot from the submissions to our 13-part blog series raising awareness about testing innovation within the QA community. Today we're excited to announce Bonfire 2, with new features to connect teams and testers and foster collaboration, so now is a great time to take a look back at everything we've heard so far. You can find all the posts in this series under the QA Innovation tag. We started with a recipe for innovation success from our own Andrew Prentice, QA lead at Atlassian.

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Every year at Atlassian Summit (our annual user conference) we provide training classes to help customers of all levels get the most out of their Atlassian tools.  These training classes are a great way for your entire team to get up to speed on new products, hone and learn new skills and hear the latest tips and tricks and use-cases.  Courses sold out early last year, so sign up now to secure a spot for your top choices. We listened to your feedback and have a whole new line-up of stellar courses

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88 Reasons For JIRA

This is a guest post by Martin Seibert. He is the CEO of a German internet agency called //SEIBERT/MEDIA, a specialist in JIRA and corporate communication. //SEIBERT/MEDIA is one of Atlassian’s official partners in Germany and an Atlassian Platinum Expert. This blog post is also available in German at http://seibert.biz/jirareasons. 88 Reasons for JIRA For quite some time now, //SEIBERT/MEDIA has been using JIRA for both internal and external project management as well as software development.

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JIRA Best XI of 2011

If you follow me on twitter or have ever spent more than 10 minutes with me in person, you'll probably know I'm a huge football fan. I'm not talking gridiron here; I mean the kind you actually play with your feet - aka soccer. So, with my beloved Spurs having their best season in my lifetime, I felt inspired to borrow the "Best XI" format for my 2011 JIRA wrapup. 2011 was an epic year for the JIRA Family including two massive releases, the launch of a new product – Atlassian Bonfire –

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