As agile teams change, it's increasingly important to track your own work while understanding what the rest of your team is working on and how the team as a whole is doing. The solution? Dashboards. You can assemble a dashboard in minutes (if not seconds), change it on the fly, and use it to get a high-level overview and/or granular view into the progress of you and your team's day-to-day work. Plus, they’re great for any member of a software team, regardless of role. Here's how to set up an agile dashboard for yourself or your team using JIRA Software, and how different gadgets – the building blocks of a dashboard – can help you organize projects, assignments, and milestones.

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In the world of software, dev speed is critical. Better to add that highly-requested feature to your product today than see it show up in a competitor's product tomorrow. We did an extensive study amongst our users and found teams who have JIRA Software and Bitbucket integrated release 14% more often (when compared to teams using just one of those products). Part of the difference is that these teams chose JIRA Software and Bitbucket because they support the practices high-performing teams already

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JIRA Software and Bitbucket are two of the most popular developer tools among software teams and many of our customers choose to integrate them. While they swear by the integration, we were curious as to whether there was a measurable improvement to their processes and if so, how. So we asked one of our product analysts to pull the data for us.

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Let's be straight: no tool in the world will magically make you DevOps (or agile, or lean). DevOps champions collaboration and communication between development and operations teams, so it's more of a cultural shift than a magic recipe. However, there are tools and technologies that support automation and collaboration between teams. People often ask us about the tools we use (besides our own) to support the DevOps way of working at Atlassian. So I put together a buyer's guide that will point out things to look for when shopping for DevOps tools, as well as tell you which tools we use on our teams.

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Top software development trends in 2016

With over 50,000 customer companies, Atlassian is in a unique position to spot software development trends by tapping into our best resource: our customers. We surveyed more 1,300 customers and turned our findings into an interactive resource you can use to see how your team stacks up against your peers. Here are some highlights and insights we pulled out of the raw data.

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Ever since I joined Atlassian as a product manager for Portfolio for JIRA, there is one thing that keeps blowing my mind: the quantity and quality of feedback we're receiving from you, our users. It's humbling to see how much effort you put into providing us with great ideas, detailed descriptions of challenges you are facing, and positive feedback. I love passing your feedback on to the dev team (yes, even the critiques) – often times, it makes someone's day! One important feedback channel

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