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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This article is part of a blog series! Part Title 1 Sprint to Program 2 Program to Portfolio   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

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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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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. Sometimes it's helpful to run queries on your current sprint or past sprints to better prepare for the sprint retrospective. November's tip of the month focuses how to use JQL in the context of sprints. I'll focus on JIRA Agile 6.3, but some of the features do work in prior versions of JIRA Agile. Calling a sprint out Sometimes

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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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JIRA Agile Tip of the Month: Bulk Changes

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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