Successful product teams incorporate user feedback throughout their development cycle. Product owners meet with customers.  Development teams respond to bug reports internally and issues from the field.  For user feedback to be helpful to the program, it needs to be actionable.  For the developers in the audience, how many of you have seen bug reports like this? As developers, that type of bug report doesn’t give us much to go on.  Ill formed issues are a central developer pain point.

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Update: JIRA Portfolio is now available for both JIRA Cloud and JIRA Server. I’m excited to announce a new member to the JIRA family: JIRA Portfolio.  As agile methodology becomes the development pattern of choice for many teams, challenges ensue when scaling agile across the business. Development teams need to communicate status, progress and forecasts throughout the development cycle. Program managers need to coordinate releases across multiple programs. Managers and executives need clear

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JIRA Agile 6.6 – Now available

It's no secret that better planning means faster and higher quality deliverables for any agile team. Our newest release of JIRA Agile provides richer data during the planning process by making agile cards more customizable than ever before. Now teams can display the data that is important to them. Additionally, we've made improvements that will allow agile teams to better optimize their flow of work across the team. With JIRA Agile 6.6 it’s now easier than ever to pre-assign work to specialists,

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5 tips for great code reviews

In almost every organization, team members collaborate to get work done. Software teams typically transition issues between people for different functions like code development, code review, and testing (even if they are all on the same team). When transitioning an issue from one team member to another it’s important to minimize the amount of ramp up required for the receiver to fully understand the issue. Transferring issues can be extremely expensive as it requires time from not only one,

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We are happy to announce new Atlassian University lessons for Confluence 5.5 and JIRA Agile 6.5! In the last few versions we've released a lot of handy features you may have missed. For example, did you know that you can create JIRA issues directly from a table in Confluence? Or that you can easily move issues from the backlog to a sprint by using the right click menu? The Confluence 5.5 lessons include: Blueprints Production Requirements Blueprint (Video) JIRA Integrations

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Manage scope with the new release burndown chart

Today I'm excited to announce the availability of the new release burndown chart inside of JIRA Agile labs. The release burndown chart gives the team clear insight into the evolution of a release throughout its life cycle. It's every scrum software team's goal to deliver new features and optimizations to their customer base. Many software teams bucket chunks of work for a release into a version inside of JIRA. A version is a distinct piece of software that is shipped to customers. During development,

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