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This post is the second in a Do Agile Right mini-series about about agile maturity. Matt Schenck is a Product Advocate with Atlassian. His experience implementing agile tools at companies of all sizes gives him a unique perspective on how tools and methodology coexist without disobeying the Agile Manifesto. We closed out an excellent 2013 Atlassian Summit with a plethora of great talks, many of which got me thinking – but none more so than that of Damon Poole, Chief Agilist at the Eliassen

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3 steps to a rocking agile wallboard

Before I started working in video streaming, I had never heard of the term "10-foot UI." For those who haven't heard this one yet, a 10-foot UI is the user interface specifically designed for use on televisions and large screens. Why is this interesting for us? Because JIRA can be used on a television screen, and it's actually really useful. Every moment of every workday, we're processing information; from people talking to us, our computers, or just walking around the office and taking everything

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7 steps to a beautiful and useful agile dashboard

Your agile dashboard: Inform to win! Hey agile ninjas! One of the questions I get from time to time is how to configure JIRA's dashboards to show content that's relevant for agile teams. About a year ago, Christina Bang published an excellent article about how to build a killer dashboard in JIRA. If you've not read her article, please start there first. We'll build on a number of concepts in her article as we extend it for agile teams. We will focus on scrum, but many of these tips apply for kanban

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My life runs on JIRA – Project Little Man

Those of you who saw me at Summit 2013 know I've got a special project underway: In about four weeks, our family will welcome another member. Even though this isn't our first child, getting ready for "Little Man," as we've been calling him, gets to feeling pretty overwhelming at times: Replace the car seat that evaporated into our community of friends after our first child outgrew it. Get the forms ready to send in for disability and parental leave. Bring home the bags of baby clothes passed down

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Can agile scale? Absolutely.  We are going to take a look at project portfolio management for agile teams. Program managers, this blog series is for you. You're charged with being on top of everything going on at your company. You've got to keep executive stakeholders aware of what's going on, and keep tabs on all the teams you're working with. Agile can help, because it enables your organization respond to change. It works at higher levels in the organization when applied at scale correctly.

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Wouldn't it be great to stop fretting over the small stuff, and spend your time being a developer? Our latest releases* make the once-tedious hurdles of software administration a thing of the past. Our tools now integrate better than ever, with best practices baked right in to guide you through the development flow. They work together to get you from issue creation to coding to merging effortlessly. You have to see it to believe it. Free your focus from the non-development tasks. Get back

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