Agile software development supports a release plan, but it's challenging to coordinate that on a multi-team level when you've got a lot of dependencies between teams. Rosetta Stone, a language learning technology company, found a solution to this challenge by bringing their entire development organization together about once per quarter to map out 10 to 12 weeks of work. And last week, I was lucky enough to watch how they do this at their 5th program increment planning (dubbed "PI5"). Here's how it worked.

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Our twitter chat has now ended! For a recap, check out the questions and answers on the #AskJIRABB hashtag, and stay tuned for more events to come. Are you a JIRA Software or Bitbucket user? How about an Agile fan or Git enthusiast? We're looking at you. To honor one of Atlassian's core values, Don't *%# the customer, we want you to use us as a resource. Today, Atlassian's Product managers and developer advocates will unite to give your team the leg up on any JIRA Software/Bitbucket, Git or agile

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Using both JIRA Software and Portfolio for JIRA, teams can see whether the day-to-day work they're doing maps directly to the company's overall strategy. But people often ask me "well, what happens in Portfolio for JIRA and what happens in JIRA Software?". So I decided to throw together a quick diagram to show you how they fit together.

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We built JIRA Core because we realized business and back-office teams could benefit from JIRA in the same ways software teams do. JIRA Core extends the workflow functionality and customizability of JIRA to business teams so they can track work, manage projects, and stay on top of everything. JIRA Core lets business teams define their processes, break down and track issues, and organize work. Issues in JIRA Core can represent all kinds of things: a task, a document... even a person. Just about anything you want to track can be an issue. Read on to see more of the many examples!

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Since the launch of JIRA Software, we’ve added some features to make the lives of every software team member easier. But you might not know these features exist! Read on to learn how these four features put more control of JIRA projects into the hands of team leads, scrum masters, and developers. You can start using these features today, and we guarantee they'll make you and your team more efficient.

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We recently conducted a survey to assess and evaluate the latest software development trends amongst our customer base and more than 1,300 people weighed in. While most of our insights are focused on process, one thing stood out to us that we wanted to dig deeper into: 80% of respondents said the average development team in their org had 10 or fewer members. Here are our thoughts on why that's happening, and the advantages small teams enjoy.

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