Today's best software is made not by lone hackers coding in solitary basements, but by teams of "makers" working together to build the next great thing. But without shared workflows, rigorous testing, and proper communication, the path to release day can look more like a Gordian knot. Enter the Git Essentials solution from Atlassian: planning, tracking, source code management, builds, and deploys–all in a single integrated suite. With these powerful tools, teams can coordinate their work

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Guest blog: Burnup reports for agile teams

Atlassian's public issue tracker, jira.atlassian.com, contains all kinds of feature requests from our customers. Occasionally, our ecosystem of add-on developers takes it upon themselves to build an add-on that implements one of these features, such as Broken Build recently did with GHS-5513. Meet them at Atlassian Summit 2014! “As a Scrum Master, I'd like to have BurnUp Charts available on the Rapid Board” says GHS-5513. What is a burnup chart anyway, and why does it matter? Can't you just

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At the heart of every software team is a vibrant culture around creation, organization, and delivery of work. All types of work – be it new features, bugs, spikes… are called 'issues' inside of JIRA. Issues provide a flexible way to organize and distribute work across the team so that everyone remains productive and the whole organization runs at a smooth cadence. This article will focus on three key mistakes teams make and how to correct them when using issues to track work. From feature

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Introducing new Atlassian Enterprise offerings

Many companies begin their JIRA journey by running it on a server under someone's desk. This is typically a short-lived situation – After someone inadvertently unplugs that machine one too many times, the JIRA instance gets moved to the company data center. We hear this story all the time. And for many of the IT teams inheriting a system like this, they have many needs that go well beyond the capabilities of a single server application. We have listened to our largest customers, and today we're proud

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I've had a number of people ask me lately, “how can I use priority to better manage issues inside of JIRA?” Throughout my career in software different teams have used priority to communicate different processes inside of their issue tracking systems. Failure to be crisp about the definition of priority makes work more confusing to get done. Allow me to set a few global definitions to frame our discussion: Priority – The relative importance of an issue in relation to other issues

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In February, two of our very own Atlassian Confluence product marketing managers, Matt Hodges and John Wetenhall, hosted a live webinar sharing agile best practices for software development that they’ve learned over the years. They talked about: Agile basics like sprint management and retrospectives Planning, communicating, and executing on quarterly goals Making the best use of JIRA, Confluence, and JIRA Agile Watch the recording, share it with your team If you’re interested

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