We recently hosted a webinar with two Atlassian product managers called "Practical Advice for Agile Product Management." Confluence product managers Sherif Mansour and John Masson shared their expertise on the elements that go into building great products, starting with conducting research and customer interviews and concluding with how you can tell a story about your release. We recorded the webinar for any of you that missed it or want to watch it again and share it with your teams. Watch it

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Pledge 1%: a new model for corporate philanthropy

Back when Atlassian was a very small company, we made a pledge to divert 1% of equity, 1% of product, 1% of profit, and 1% of employee time to charitable causes–a corporate philanthropy model pioneered by Salesforce. We made that pledge publicly so our customers and staff would hold us accountable. And it worked. Twelve years later, we have helped over 250,000 children in the developing world get an education they wouldn't otherwise have had access to through a partnership with the Room to Read

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If you didn't catch our announcement, in true Atlassian style, we've launched a Pop-Up Hiring Tour around Australia to bring our people, culture, and office directly to you. We're looking for the best and brightest talent in our own backyard to join our team and help unleash the potential in every team through the power of software. With more than 150 job opportunities available, we're making it as easy as possible to meet our team and find out all the things that make Atlassian unique. We launched

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Atlassian customers: 40,000 reasons to celebrate

2014 has been a banner year for Atlassian. We introduced JIRA Portfolio and Atlassian Enterprise, held our biggest and brightest Summit yet, and opened new offices in Manila and Austin, Texas. There's another milestone that hasn't been talked about as much as these others, but is incredibly meaningful for all Atlassians, especially Mike and myself: we now have more than 40,000 organizations as customers. Small company, big goals Back when we had less than 500 customers, Mike and I wondered

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Not anymore at Trulia. "The days of managing work items with sticky notes and a bunch of fragmented tools are long gone," says Nate Van Dusen, Trulia's Engineering Program Management Director. Like so many companies, Trulia's success and growth meant they had to adapt to meet new challenges to stay successful. What they wanted was a tool that could provide visibility at every level of the organization. They wanted the ability to understand each project's status in detail, and an easy, reliable

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Project zombies! Wiki tumbleweeds! Making teams more awesome! These were just three of the many activities we ran on the Workshop Wall at Summit, to get customers to have serious fun together and learn from each other. At Atlassian, we put a lot of effort into listening to what customers think. We really want to learn more about the ways they use our products. This year’s Summit was a great opportunity to do that, and we put an unprecedented effort into customer research activities. We not

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