This is a guest post written by Kat Boogard, a writer for Toggl who covers a little bit of everything — but places most of her focus on career, communication, and self-development topics. So, you want to be an amazing agile team. Who can blame you? It’s human nature to want to build something awesome, especially when your team is just starting to take shape. You’re in it to win it. You want to release great software—all while making it look easy. But, unfortunately, there’s no magic

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Before I joined Atlassian, much of my professional life had taken place in corporate environments where work and communications were compartmentalized into neat, but stifling silos. It was rare to experience spontaneous, cross-functional creativity or be privy to a range of ideas in development. Exposure to the inner workings of other teams was limited to what had been sanitized and prepped to share with wider audiences. What do work silos look like? Colleagues communicated in emails and private

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Each day, you and your team are given the seemingly insurmountable task of conquering a mile-long to-do list, decluttering a kanban board ridden with backlogs, or simply, just trying to stay afloat. We know how valuable your time is and we want you to have more of it. That's why we want to show you some of the best time-saving add-ons in the Atlassian Marketplace. These add-ons integrate with your favorite Atlassian products so you can increase your team's productivity and grow your business.

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Confluence allows you to create and organize any kind of content, like training material. Having everything within your company’s own space allows you to customize this content to your team’s needs and make any necessary adjustments as things change. Here are some ways to make training a success in your company:

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It's not quite what I had in mind when growing up, but right now my role title tells me I am a team lead. In the course of my time in this role, I've learned that being a team lead is something my fellow developers are interested in doing someday, so I want to share about my experience. This is what I've learned in discovering what it means to be a team lead.

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I’ve felt resistance to functional programming and to functional programmers ever since functional programming became "a thing". While I'm disappointed by the arguments made against functional programming, I am equally (if not more) frustrated that the functional programming point of view has not evolved, leading it to be easily derided as developer religion. It's time to move the discussion forward. Because no matter our views on functional programming vs. object-oriented programming vs. whatever else, we all need to be functional engineers.

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