This is a guest blog post by Holger Just from Plan.io, the creators of Planio for Bitbucket Cloud. It’s generally considered best practice to keep Git branches short-lived. But that approach won’t work for every team or every situation. I know this because it doesn’t work for my team. You see, our Git workflows include many long-lived branches that we maintain in parallel, which is quite unorthodox. In fact, we deploy both a master branch as well as almost a hundred separate branches based

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Marketing can be a cyclical process. We marketers typically plan projects, assign work, review content, publish, and then.... start all over again. At the beginning of each quarter we approach this process with bright-eyed enthusiasm, big ideas, and a clear plan of attack. But as the months wear on, and more (or unexpected) work accumulates, it can be tough to keep the process together. That said, having the correct tools in place can alleviate the manual labor of staying organized and can sustain

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In a DevOps world, work is often merged to master multiple times a day, but it’s not always easy to know when changes ship. Developers have full control over deploying their changes to customers which makes it extra important that those changes are tracked. The good news is that teams can automate much of this process using JIRA Software or JIRA Service Desk. Here are six actionable steps for better release management in the JIRA platform.

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Agile software development supports a release plan, but it's challenging to coordinate that on a multi-team level when you've got a lot of dependencies between teams. Rosetta Stone, a language learning technology company, found a solution to this challenge by bringing their entire development organization together about once per quarter to map out 10 to 12 weeks of work. And last week, I was lucky enough to watch how they do this at their 5th program increment planning (dubbed "PI5"). Here's how it worked.

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Our twitter chat has now ended! For a recap, check out the questions and answers on the #AskJIRABB hashtag, and stay tuned for more events to come. Are you a JIRA Software or Bitbucket user? How about an Agile fan or Git enthusiast? We're looking at you. To honor one of Atlassian's core values, Don't *%# the customer, we want you to use us as a resource. Today, Atlassian's Product managers and developer advocates will unite to give your team the leg up on any JIRA Software/Bitbucket, Git or agile

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