Scaling agile in the enterprise with SAFe and JIRA Agile

This guest post from Sander Brienen, senior engineer and Atlassian Expert at Avisi, is part of our Do Agile Right mini-series about about scaling agile. Sander speaks regularly at various Atlassian user groups and events, including Atlassian Summit 2013. Atlassian Summit was a while ago already. It was during the event that I presented a way to implement the Scaled Agile Framework in JIRA. The full video of my talk can be found in the Atlassian Summit archives. During my Summit

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Here at Atlassian we've been focusing a lot on user experience – a year ago, we introduced the Atlassian Design Guidelines (ADG), which serve to unify the customer experience across all of our products and add-ons with a  simple, and straightforward approach. JIRA goes ADG JIRA 6, released May 2013, is now ADG compliant with a more modern and beautiful experience. The header is now consistent with other products and easier to customize. Typography, spacing, and overall layout are uniform throughout

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Software development is intensely collaborative, requiring the effort of numerous people on many different teams. With so many stakeholders, it's difficult to maintain speed, transparency, and quality when shipping code. Most development teams accept these things as facts of life when building software, but this doesn't have to be the case any longer. Building better software starts here Today's release of Confluence 5.4 brings JIRA into Confluence – and Confluence into JIRA – like never before,

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Doing agile right at Starz Entertainment

Today we’re excited to present a new customer story with Starz Entertainment, the global media and entertainment powerhouse behind hit TV shows like Spartacus and Mad City. Headquartered in Denver, Colorado, Starz Entertainment has been evolving since 1991 to meet the demands of an "anytime, anywhere" audience. To overcome this challenge, Starz has been moving towards a leaner, more agile software development process. Engineering and business teams at Starz use JIRA as the single source of

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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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