Yellow Pages Group (YPG) is one of Canada's largest digital media companies. YPG's mission is to connect Canadian enterprises to local consumers by offering a full suite of print and digital products and services. When you think "yellow pages," you might envision the iconic phone directory that has served as the sole source of contact information for decades. However, today the company has expanded its offerings to include digital listing options as well, making YPG one of Canada's largest

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My life runs on JIRA – Sommelier edition

Nobody will ever accuse me of being a wine snob, what with my unsophisticated palate and refusal to spend over $30 per bottle. But I know what I like, and when I find something I like, I tend to grab a few bottles to have on hand. This has led to me to build up a modest little collection over the past few years. I don't have space for a proper wine rack to hold it, so everything is stored in cardboard boxes in my basement. This is nicely space efficient, but about as un-transparent as can be.

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Task management with Confluence and JIRA

Hey! Dan from the JIRA team here. I'd like to take a few moments to share how task management in Confluence relates to JIRA. Both products enable teams to collaborate using task management and distribution, but Confluence works well for smaller business teams whereas JIRA excels for larger projects and software teams. Getting from here to goal People rally around goals. For goals to be actionable we need to break them down into a set of tasks that bridge the gap from where we are to where we

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Introducing Agile Ready from Atlassian

We're excited to announce the launch of Atlassian's newest solution, Agile Ready! Agile Ready is a package of Atlassian products - JIRA, JIRA Agile, Confluence and Confluence Team Calendars - that gives customers the tools they need to better plan, track, and measure software development success. From requirements building to sprint planning to reporting, we've got your agile planning needs covered.   Better requirements = happier developers Capturing customer feedback and shaping

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Deliver well: requirements to deployment

This article is part of a blog series! Part Title 1 Yes Virginia, even agile teams roadmap! 2 Moving from roadmaps to requirements 3 Deliver well: requirements to deployment   Prioritizing requirements using epics and versions Now that we have all of the requirements as user stories for a particular feature inside of JIRA, it's time to start work. When we did the import of issues from Confluence, we linked each user

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This article is part of a blog series! Part Title 1 Yes Virginia, even agile teams roadmap! 2 Moving from roadmaps to requirements 3 Deliver well: requirements to deployment   If you're still with me after my agile heresy, Yes Virginia, even agile teams roadmap!, then I'd like to move down to the next level of the project planning process: requirements. In our roadmap, features are organized into themes that represent a significant enhancement to one of our

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