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Evaluating JIRA Agile – Scrum masters

This is the second part of our blog series on how JIRA Agile optimizes the key players in an agile team (see also: product owners and the team). Agile methodology brings about a whole new way for managing projects – It focuses on iterative development where the product team can release to market in predictable iterations. Scrum masters sit between a product's ideation and delivery, and partner with the development team to ensure things are running smoothly, and there are no blocking issues

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Evaluating JIRA Agile – Product owners

Making the transition from traditional project management to agile involves changing the way the team views and prioritizes work. This change can be made easier with tools that provide gentle guidance when learning the fundamental tenets of agile. This will be a series of posts walking through each of the major personas on an agile team: product owners, scrum masters, and team members. Product owners – Product visionaries Product owners are the visionaries for the product. They work with

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If you're reading this, you likely use and love HipChat. Sure, we let you communicate in real time with team members all over the world, but HipChat does more than that. Our emoticons allow you to connect and bond with your team members by conveying tone (in our case, it's usually sarcasm) that would be missing from text alone. HubSpot listed our universal emoticons in the post Easter Eggs: 13 of the Internet’s Best Hidden Gems HipChat natively supports over 150 universal emoticons. However,

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Yesterday, two of our very own Atlassian Confluence product managers, Sherif Mansour and John Masson, hosted a live webinar where they shared agile best practices that they've learned over the years, including: When to write product requirements documents and when to seek alternatives How to write effective product requirements documents How to build prototypes when designing new features Using JIRA and Confluence for product management You were clearly eager to learn We reached GoToWebinar's

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This is the second post in a three-part series about how we use our tools to power blogs.atlassian.com. In part one we focused on using JIRA Agile to manage the cadence and blog flow. Unlike a personal blog, content is a collaborative effort here at Atlassian; this allows for multiple perspectives and results in better quality content.  Confluence is a key part in us producing and curating content for you, our readers. So in this post, focus on the content itself, and how Confluence helps us develop,

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