4 ways prototyping untangles your product requirements

If a picture is worth a thousand words, then a prototype must be worth a hundred thousand pages of a requirements document. While a requirements document describes how a product works, a prototype is how a product works. Prototypes bring your user stories to life. They allow product managers to quickly communicate and validate functionality. Because they are visual, they are also easily understood by all stakeholders and agile teams. Here's how I’ve found prototyping most useful in my own work as an enterprise product manager:

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"Good morning, Mr. Kelley!" Over the past year, I've enjoyed hearing this cheerful greeting from my students at the start of every class. No, I'm not a teacher; I'm a Senior Java Developer at Atlassian. But this year, I've been able to teach kids computer science education in a local Sydney school. Like many places, Australia needs more graduates with technology skills, and, like many companies, Atlassian needs more graduates with technology skills. But in order to meet this need, kids

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At Atlassian, we believe good teams are made up of individuals with distinct strengths that collectively drive teamwork forward. This diversity of talent, experience, and background is what gives a team the ability to be truly great. To build on this concept, we created an infographic for you that's loaded with individual productivity and teamwork tips. It illustrates some of the things you can do as a teammate – whether you're an individual contributor or a manager – to make your team strong.

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There’s no better way to get the biggest bang for your buck than by giving yourself and your team the skills to use Atlassian products to their fullest potential. With Atlassian University, you can take your knowledge and skills to the next level with official Atlassian training, certification, and thought leadership resources. Our product experts have developed a series of courses to help you explore and apply the latest Atlassian features and industry best practices and ultimately be more successful with the products you rely on.

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