Retrospectives at Atlassian: How we do it

Happy November...it's almost December, the time for retrospectives!  The end of the year is a time for reflection. For our team, each member considers questions like: What went well? What accomplishments did I make? What do I want to improve on? What did I miss that I want to do next year? That's right, December is our yearly retrospective! (That's the cool agile term.) Retrospectives are the meetings held after a sprint, iteration, or release. They provide an opportunity for agile

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Not anymore at Trulia. "The days of managing work items with sticky notes and a bunch of fragmented tools are long gone," says Nate Van Dusen, Trulia's Engineering Program Management Director. Like so many companies, Trulia's success and growth meant they had to adapt to meet new challenges to stay successful. What they wanted was a tool that could provide visibility at every level of the organization. They wanted the ability to understand each project's status in detail, and an easy, reliable

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If you tuned into the “Building a great agile team” webinar, then you participated in a first for the JIRA team: We hosted three webinars in three different time zones to try and reach as many of our customers as possible. Between the three webinars, there were 316 questions asked by audience members. Our host Jimi Hazel and Q&A support Michael “Tokes” Tokar, chose their top 10 questions to answer in this blog (plus three bonus questions). Enjoy! Here's a link to watch the webinar

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Form nimble agile teams

Focus on the agile team With agile, it’s easy to talk about processes, ceremonies, and workflows. But it’s also easy to lose sight of the team. In this article, we'll explore the dynamics of forming nimble agile teams and how to configure JIRA to support multiple teams. Plus, you'll learn additional tips from the JIRA team on how to optimize work across a set of teams. Teams of people are the lifeblood of any organization. Effective teams deliver well, but unoptimized teams affect developer

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A few months ago we held a webinar with two of Atlassian's rockstar product managers on doing agile product management the right way. After seeing how helpful and popular it was, we're doing it again! Save the date: November 12, 2014 10:00 AM PST We're bringing back the dynamic duo of Sherif Mansour and John Masson to share no-nonsense advice and best practices about developing agile customer feedback loops and collaborating with development and marketing. These are the methods they use to bring

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Watch the JIRA Keynote from Summit 2014

2014 has been an exciting year for software teams here at Atlassian. During the JIRA keynote at Atlassian Summit 2014, we highlighted all of the changes and improvements (both past and present) that our teams are most excited about. In case you missed it, here is a recap of those highlights from what was our biggest and best Summit yet! Introducing JIRA Portfolio We could not be more thrilled to announce JIRA Portfolio. JIRA Portfolio is a new product from Atlassian that helps organizations

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