This article is part of a blog series! Part Title 1 Yes Virginia, even agile teams roadmap! 2 Moving from roadmaps to requirements 3 Deliver well: requirements to deployment   If you're still with me after my agile heresy, Yes Virginia, even agile teams roadmap!, then I'd like to move down to the next level of the project planning process: requirements. In our roadmap, features are organized into themes that represent a significant enhancement to one of our

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This article is part of a blog series! Part Title 1 Yes Virginia, even agile teams roadmap! 2 Moving from roadmaps to requirements 3 Deliver well: requirements to deployment   Give context to your teams Roadmapping has always been a dirty word in agile circles. In some ways it feels inherently waterfall to plan a 6, 12, or 18 month roadmap for the team. I'm here to tell you that roadmapping is a good thing. It gives the organization context and shared direction

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When we introduced Confluence Blueprints a year ago, we wanted to empower all of our users to create rich pages for their repeatable business processes. If you've ever used the product requirements, or decisions Blueprints you've seen how easy it is to also track all the pages you've created on a single index page. This index makes it easy to quickly reference all your past requirements and decisions and also sort them by any parameter such as date, author, or current status. Indexes made easy Index

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Managing your tasks can often be more work than the tasks themselves. The problem is that you typically manage your tasks in one place and do the actual work in another – but the two are inextricably tied. Tasks are the product of meetings, decisions, project planning, and all the other content you create with your team. Keeping tasks together with the actual work or people they correspond to is the key to being productive. Tasks where you work Confluence 5.5 introduces a new way to keep yourself

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In January, two of our very own Atlassian Confluence product managers, Sherif Mansour and John Masson, hosted a live webinar where they shared agile best practices that they’ve learned over the years, including: When to write product requirements documents and when to seek alternatives How to write effective product requirements documents How to build prototypes when designing new features Using JIRA and Confluence for product management Watch the recording, share it with your

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Everyone needs to ask questions and get answers at work to get their jobs done, but it can be difficult to get the answers you need. Imagine if it was as easy as Googling the minds of your co-workers. On Wednesday, we hosted a live webinar to show you how we share knowledge through questions and answers here at Atlassian using Confluence Questions. We heard from Jeremy Largman, Atlassian's "knowledge guru" and the founder of Atlassian Answers, and me, John Wetenhall, product marketing lead for

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