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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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Win prizes for organizing JIRA issues with Structure

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This is a guest post from ALM Works, makers of the Structure add-on for JIRA. ALM Works is thrilled to announce a new coding contest for developers to extend and integrate with Structure, our best-selling issue organization add-on for JIRA. If you’re a developer who uses Structure – or a Structure user with access to a friendly developer – this is an awesome opportunity to show off your skills and ingenuity, earn kudos, and be recognized as an accomplished Structure expert. As if that wasn't

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January Question of the Month: Productivity

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This is part of the Question of the Month series in which we highlight the many ways Atlassians use Confluence Questions. Read on for insight into Atlassian’s culture, values, and our newest collaboration tool, Confluence Questions. Keeping your New Year's resolutions is about as hard as keeping up with your email, which is to say, nearly impossible. What makes it so difficult? The next pressing thing usually takes precedence, and life – with all of its distractions, temptations, and excitement

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This is a guest post from Valiantys, a consultancy specialized in the deployment of Atlassian products. Since being recognized as an Atlassian Expert in 2006, Valiantys has developed an expertise trusted by over 600 clients and is ranked in the Top 5 Atlassian partners worldwide. Many different types of organizations use JIRA to power their business.  JIRA is a platform of choice because of it’s flexibility to adapt to many different use cases.  Valiantys brings extensibility of JIRA to

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Who’s who in agile teams?

Agile teams are structurally different than their waterfall counterparts. Agile teams focus on the team itself, where waterfall teams often follow the structure of the organization. In traditional waterfall development scheduling often is “top down,” meaning management sets the pace and schedule. In agile, the team is self organizing, and sets its own schedule and destiny within the larger organization. As I was learning scrum one of the questions that kept coming to mind was, “How do development

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