A product manager’s guide to release planning

Growing up, my ski coach always used to say "If you don't plan for it, it won't happen." He wanted us to set goals and lay out a path to reach them. The same sentiment can be applied to building software, except building software is much more of a team sport than skiing. You need to make sure everyone on your team – plus other stakeholders like marketing and support – understands what you're trying to build, why you're building it, how long you expect it to take, and how the project is tracking

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Confluence has a simple mission: to be the one place where you organize, create, and discuss work with your team. You can centralize (and organize) all your work in a single place accessible by your entire team or company. In this blog post, I'll focus on three major improvements to existing macros available in our latest release, Confluence 5.8, that will help you organize your work and knowledge in Confluence.

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This post is part of our collection on product management. Learn best practices and get advice from Atlassian's product managers here. 1. Know and grow your lens. Product management is all about how you frame up problems and bring solutions into focus. Unlike some roles, a product manager’s success is not primarily based around growing a particular skill set, but instead by maturing their lens. If your background is primarily technical, it may be easier for you to focus on the solution first,

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Our crash course in the basics of using Confluence started off with organizing your work in spaces. Next came creating content with pages, and we concluded with discussing work with your team. The goal: to give new users the resources to get started successfully, and vets a chance to learn best practices and new tips and tricks. The Confluence 101 ebook: Getting started in Confluence We've now collected the coursework together into one convenient ebook. Download it, read it at your leisure

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Tables are a useful tool when creating beautiful and organized Confluence pages. In our latest release, Confluence 5.8, we made some major improvements to table functions that will help you create and manage even your most massive tables. Here's a look at three new features that will make a huge difference when you work with your next table.

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Featured add-on: Multiexcerpt Plugin - Select multiple excerpts across a page or across different spaces and recombine them to aggregate your content the way you want. You want to display content from one page onto another page? Confluence makes that easy. But what if you’re a super-user and want to pull together excerpts from multiple pages or multiple excerpts from a single page? The Multiexcerpt Plugin, made by Artemis Software, is built for Confluence super-users like you. The add-on

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