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A Guide To Agile Requirements Documentation

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This is the second blog of a two-part blog series about requirements documentation for agile teams. Last blog post we looked at walking the documentation tightrope in an agile world - the challenges faced by teams switching over from a "traditional" product requirements document to other techniques used to define problems. We reminded ourselves that writing a requirements document should be considered as just one of many different ways we can define customer problems. So you've discussed

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I work with Atlassian, so no one would call me an objective third party, but the honest truth is this: I'm blown away by how my team – and this company – collaborates. Whether you use our products or not, this company has some great ideas on how remote teams can collaborate. At Atlassian we've found that technology plays an important role in establishing a collaborative culture amongst distributed teams, and we'll take a look at that in this post. Once we understand how groups grow, we'll explore

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Q&A from our ‘Keys to Driving a Collaborative Culture’ webinar

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Last month we hosted a webinar with special guests from Forrester Research and HubSpot. We focused on the meaning and business value of social content – a key component of any collaborative culture. We discussed the tools that drive the collaborative cultures at HubSpot and Atlassian, and gave practical examples to help you transform your company’s culture. Watch the recording, share it with your team If you’re interested in learning how to drive a collaborative culture in your company,

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This is the first blog of a two-part blog series about requirements documentation in an agile world. One of the exciting things I get to do as part of being a Product Manager at Atlasssian is talk to a lot of customers about how they build software. I hear about what works for them and the challenges faced by teams as they journey on their mission to build great products. One of the obstacles which often comes up is regarding the tension teams face with documentation in an agile world, particularly

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In my experience with Confluence, there are a plethora of pages I want to keep up with; some I already know about, others I don't know about, and the rest I don't know that I don't know about (Say that ten times fast).  Despite my best efforts to correct information deficit, I still miss out on important discussions and updates on Confluence. That's where the new 'Watch' button comes in.  You can now choose to focus your attention on a single page or oversee all pages within a space.  This

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Get in the zone with distraction free editing

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The Distraction free editor add-on has been updated based on customer feedback. The toolbar is now accessible when in distraction-free mode, but takes up significantly less editor real estate. We've also made DFE a persistent setting. If you save a page while the DFE is on, the next edit you do will take you straight into it. Facebook, Twitter, Tumblr, Youtube, Email and the guy who likes to tap you on the shoulder whenever he has a question. Work is full of distractions that often keep us from

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