We've been thinking a lot about releases in Bamboo Land recently. And I'd noticed a while back that releases of Bamboo are generally down-tempo events for the development team. None of the death marches, mandatory Saturdays, or tension I'd experienced at other companies — just another day at the office. So I asked James and Mark, our product manager and dev lead, respectively, "What's your secret recipe for wrangling releases?" Their answer surprised me. "Having developers own each of the story

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The Tip of the Month, brought to you by Atlassian University, is a monthly series to help master Atlassian tools. Products are more fun to use when you know all the tricks. Smaller tasks mean more issues Hey JIRA Agile (formerly GreenHopper) users. One of the key tenets of agile is to ensure that work is divided into small-enough chunks so that the team can reliably estimate and complete work predictably. Breaking down a complex task into sections that are easy to estimate is critical for the

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The Tip of the Month, brought to you by Atlassian University, is a monthly series to help master Atlassian tools. Products are more fun to use when you know all the tricks. Working on JIRA Mobile Hey everyone! This month's JIRA tip focuses on how you can get more out of JIRA's mobile interface. When working on a mobile device, it's important to focus your view on the issues that are most important. Since screen space is at a premium, it's helpful to filter out any issues that are not relevant. Looking

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3 Quick tricks in the new GreenHopper

We recently added a couple of new features to GreenHopper that are designed to help you move faster than ever. They may be small, but they're powerful. These tricks will have you navigating your backlog faster than ever. Check out three features in the new GreenHopper: Issue flagging Keyboard shortcuts for modes Resizable issue detail view 1. Flag your issues In the same way you might star an important email, you can now flag the issues that really matter. Flagged issues are highlighted

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Howdy Y'all! It's Dan here from the JIRA team. I wanted to let everyone know that Atlassian will be at the Agile 2013 conference in Nashville. We are looking forward to meeting everyone at one of the hottest Agile events in North America. We've got a couple of great reasons for you to swing by our booth at the Agile conference.  We will have a number of people from both Sydney and San Francisco who are excited to share in the latest innovations around Agile development. There will be people from

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Work, social? Software today is becoming increasingly social. At first, applications like MySpace and Facebook defined social media and social networking.  Social networks forged new norms about how we communicate and work together. Because of that, many applications are now including social features to enhance the interaction between people through the software. The other side effect of increasingly social software is that we become more visible across the organization. Features like activity

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