Sprint review at Atlassian: how we do it

In the late afternoon on Fridays you can often hear clapping and cheering throughout the Atlassian office. Here, we work hard, play hard, and celebrate our successes in the form of sprint reviews. Sprint reviews are not retrospectives. A sprint review is about demonstrating the hard work of the entire team: designers, developers, and the product owner. At Atlassian we like to keep our sprint reviews casual. Team members gather around a desk for informal demos and describe the work they've done for that iteration. It's a time to ask questions, try new features, and give feedback. Sharing in success is an important part of building an agile team.

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We hosted a webinar last week called 'How to build an engineering knowledge base to power better development,' which covered how to transform your development process to make it more collaborative using Confluence and Confluence Questions. If you missed the live event or want to share it with your team, here's the webinar recording!

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The latest release of RefinedWiki Original Theme makes it even simpler to see who’s working on what and who’s responsible for the different content in Confluence - it's quicker and easier to discover the right person to speak to within your organization.

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Stash on Docker

Docker has been moving at 'lightning speed' and has been adopted by software development teams all over the world. Since the beginning, we at Atlassian, have been very excited about the potential of Docker. In fact, we wrote early on how to run Java in a Docker container, and created an internal self-service model to deploy applications on our cloud using Docker containers. We also experimented early with containerizing our products (see our experiments on bitbucket). We have been big fans of Docker, and I am proud to serve on Docker’s Advisory Board.

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Last week saw us welcome 39 new graduates to Atlassian, and marked the start of our fourth consecutive year of HackHouse. HackHouse is our unique accelerated on-boarding program for new graduate hires from around the world who are joining our Sydney office. This year's awesome group of 39 grads–more than double the size of last year's graduate program–were hired from across Australia and New Zealand.

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Yesterday, the HipChat team announced the launch of HipChat Server, which can improve communication for every team, including all those that need business-critical information to stay behind a firewall. OGSystems was one of those companies that needed a better way to communicate. But since they specialize in Department of Defense, Intelligence Community, and commercial systems development, they needed everything to remain ultra secure.

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