Playing “hunger games” in Amsterdam for Room To Read

Recently some colleagues and I at Atlassian's Amsterdam office got to thinking about how privileged we are to have some of the best local food in our very own kitchen. Not just that...it's free of cost! We feel very blessed for this, and although we can't stop boasting about it to our family and friends, there's always a feeling in the back of our minds that not everyone is as lucky as we are...

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Happy New Year! It's time to dust off those running shoes and tackle your new year’s resolutions! Often, teams take the New Year as a time to assess, re-prioritize, and plan. Even when using an agile approach, there is still a need to project and forecast over a longer time period. The challenge is to combine both a long-term vision and frequent, continuous delivery along the way. Agile portfolio management helps to get everyone in the organization on the same page by visualizing the

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This is a guest blog post from Valiantys the maker of Spreadsheets for Confluence. Confluence is all about collaboration. It allows you to share ideas, data, and valuable information across your teams easily and painlessly. Information of almost every kind can be captured and flow smoothly within your pages, but there is still one thing that causes you trouble: spreadsheets. Everyone enjoys creating a spreadsheet to crunch numbers and data. It can be anything from a contact list to project

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Plan better in 2015 with the Roadmap Planner macro

A new year brings New Year's resolutions. You may have set a couple resolutions for yourself, but have you made any with your team? If not, here's a good one to start with: Planning at a bird's eye view We're excited to introduce a new macro to help you achieve your team's resolutions for 2015 and beyond. The Roadmap Planner macro is perfect for creating light-weight product and team roadmaps, as well as visualizing timelines for your team's projects. How many times has a teammate

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Sprint planning at Atlassian: how we do it

This article is the second in a series on agile ceremonies. Learn how we do sprint retrospectives, too! Every new year brings a renewed sense of purpose and in the software world, promises to ship better software. At Atlassian, we rely heavily on the agile ceremony of sprint planning to refocus execution, minimize surprises, and guarantee overall higher quality code during the new year. Let's walk through four tenets of sprint planning we find most helpful. Step 1: Check your roadmaps before you

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