Many years ago, some smart people devised a better way to develop software quickly and with high quality using a test-first methodology in place of a traditional requirements-driven approach. But businesses quickly realized it didn’t give them the visibility and coverage they needed for the most important business cases in their systems. So, a variant was born called behavior driven development (BDD). Now, organizations could push features quickly with quality AND confidence that they met end user expectations.

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At Atlassian, we strive to bridge the gap between software and marketing by using the same tools: JIRA Software and JIRA Core. That is, both teams collaborate in the same JIRA instance so our marketing team is aware of what the software team is up to, and vice versa. This breaks down walls between teams, and everyone stays informed and in sync. Marketing teams know if a product is on time and can manage their tasks and timelines, and software teams can provide updates while staying focused on their work. Read more about what's possible, and how a global admin can help these two teams get in sync using JIRA Core and JIRA Software.

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Cue the music for one of JIRA Software’s new permissions: manage sprints. Learn more about permissions and how they function behind the scenes to affect every member of your team. Plus, get an overview of how manage sprint permissions bring simplicity to planning and tracking work, remove overhead, and minimize risk for everyone – no more single points of failure and instead an environment in which the entire team can be more agile.

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How does your IT team solve problems? Does it involve answering a lot of emails? Does half the company walk by and ask for help? That's not exactly the most efficient way to help your internal customers. Good news: there's a way to re-write the script, and it's called knowledge management. Here are four things to keep in mind as you get started.

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The Atlassian Marketplace has killer add-ons – built by those who've been there and know your pain. Automation add-ons like these increase your team's productivity and efficiency. What's more, these are only a few of the 2000+ add-ons available in the Atlassian Marketplace! Whether you're a JIRA admin, engineering lead, product manager, or another member of a software team, these add-ons will help you and your team move faster, collaborate better, and write kick-@$$ code.

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