Mind maps are a great way for visual learners and thinkers to brainstorm ideas, plan out projects, and tap into the creativity of the team. Plus, they're collaborative. You can work through ideas and problems together, going from initial ideas to formalized plan as a team. If you've felt frustrated at the start of a project, you gotta check out these 3 ways you can use mind maps in Confluence to go from concept to solid project plan.

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Teams need a way to work smarter. We think making teams smarter is the ultimate form of productivity. Our first mission to help teams work smarter was making it easy for anyone to create rich content in Confluence. But creating great content is only half the battle. All this rich content needed to be available beyond the confines of the desktop and office, so teams could keep moving projects forward. We needed to make it just as easy for any team member to contribute and build upon the content as it is to create it – from anywhere, on-the-go. That's why we built the new Confluence for iPhone app.

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If your project in JIRA Software is your one-stop shop for everything JIRA-related, then your project space in Confluence is your go-to place for everything else: requirements, retrospectives, meeting notes, and more. Here are 3 ways to use the project space to surface what's most important to you.

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Marketing can be a cyclical process. We marketers typically plan projects, assign work, review content, publish, and then.... start all over again. At the beginning of each quarter we approach this process with bright-eyed enthusiasm, big ideas, and a clear plan of attack. But as the months wear on, and more (or unexpected) work accumulates, it can be tough to keep the process together. That said, having the correct tools in place can alleviate the manual labor of staying organized and can sustain

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I wish I could say we started with grand plans to revolutionize our company culture, but in all honesty, we simply wanted to share funny stuff without sending an email blast. So, we tried creating a blog on Confluence. It didn't happen overnight, but we learned a lot. Read on to hear our story, as well as my 7 tips to encourage a culture of internal blogging at your company.

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Let's be straight: no tool in the world will magically make you DevOps (or agile, or lean). DevOps champions collaboration and communication between development and operations teams, so it's more of a cultural shift than a magic recipe. However, there are tools and technologies that support automation and collaboration between teams. People often ask us about the tools we use (besides our own) to support the DevOps way of working at Atlassian. So I put together a buyer's guide that will point out things to look for when shopping for DevOps tools, as well as tell you which tools we use on our teams.

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