A personal calendar is great for keeping track of your schedule—meetings, appointments, dinner plans. What a personal calendar is NOT great for is keeping track of what everyone on your team is doing. With each person's different projects, leave requests, and travel plans, keeping everyone on the same page is nearly impossible. Trying to juggle all these events is what usually leads to an "Oh Shit!" moment—when you suddenly realize you're going to miss a deadline, or a feature has to be pulled

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If you tuned into the “Building a great agile team” webinar, then you participated in a first for the JIRA team: We hosted three webinars in three different time zones to try and reach as many of our customers as possible. Between the three webinars, there were 316 questions asked by audience members. Our host Jimi Hazel and Q&A support Michael “Tokes” Tokar, chose their top 10 questions to answer in this blog (plus three bonus questions). Enjoy! Here's a link to watch the webinar

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Form nimble agile teams

Focus on the agile team With agile, it’s easy to talk about processes, ceremonies, and workflows. But it’s also easy to lose sight of the team. In this article, we'll explore the dynamics of forming nimble agile teams and how to configure JIRA to support multiple teams. Plus, you'll learn additional tips from the JIRA team on how to optimize work across a set of teams. Teams of people are the lifeblood of any organization. Effective teams deliver well, but unoptimized teams affect developer

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A few months ago we held a webinar with two of Atlassian's rockstar product managers on doing agile product management the right way. After seeing how helpful and popular it was, we're doing it again! Save the date: November 12, 2014 10:00 AM PST We're bringing back the dynamic duo of Sherif Mansour and John Masson to share no-nonsense advice and best practices about developing agile customer feedback loops and collaborating with development and marketing. These are the methods they use to bring

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To better serve our customers and partners, Atlassian has modified our security policy for JIRA, Confluence, and Stash. Atlassian Cloud customers are not affected by any of the changes described in this email as Cloud customers are always updated to the latest fixes and versions. New policy for security fixes Under the new security policy, when fixes for critical security issues are identified, Atlassian will produce a new minor product release for all major versions of JIRA and Confluence

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Watch the JIRA Keynote from Summit 2014

2014 has been an exciting year for software teams here at Atlassian. During the JIRA keynote at Atlassian Summit 2014, we highlighted all of the changes and improvements (both past and present) that our teams are most excited about. In case you missed it, here is a recap of those highlights from what was our biggest and best Summit yet! Introducing JIRA Portfolio We could not be more thrilled to announce JIRA Portfolio. JIRA Portfolio is a new product from Atlassian that helps organizations

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