With over 500k agile projects in JIRA (among just Cloud customers – wow!), we realized we're sitting on a ton of data that sheds light on how agile teams function. We then bet, that with some anonymized data mining, we could find teams that have a release cadence that they hit sprint after sprint after sprint.

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The HipChat team went from one team in San Francisco to multiple teams across four time zones before anyone could blink – let alone think about how hard it is to pull that off. Josh Devenny (HipChat Product Manager, San Francisco) and Dave Minnigerode (HipChat Development Manager, Austin) gave a great webinar about how they manage HipChat's distributed teams of engineers, designers, and contractors. Check out the recording below. And below that, you'll find a transcription of some Q&As

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In a previous JIRA insiders, I showed you how the JIRA Portfolio team combines long-term planning and agile execution using JIRA Portfolio. I also mentioned that "techniques for coming up with a high-level product strategy could fill a separate blog post." We were overwhelmed by the interest and feedback in that blog (thanks!), so I'm delivering on that promise today by sharing some of the techniques that help us with defining, discussing and presenting a strategic product roadmap and how to translate

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JIRA Portfolio is now JIRA Data Center compatible

Data Center is all about performance at scale. JIRA Portfolio is all about agile at scale. And now we've combined the power of both -- JIRA Portfolio is now JIRA Data Center compatible! So if you want to combine long-term planning with agile, and get great performance for growing teams, your time has finally come.

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