I often get asked about how we use our own tools for software development here at Atlassian. Since it is fast becoming the norm to work as a distributed team at Atlassian, I thought I'd take a moment to share some of our experiences in working more efficiently across time zones and geographies. I'm highlighting FishEye and Crucible as we've spawned a new team in Gdansk over a year ago, so it's a good example of a distributed effort. 1. Release planning Planning begins when the Product Manager (PM)

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Confluence Questions 1.0: Share Knowledge with Q&A

Sharing knowledge within your company can be hard. Employees are often scattered across different departments and locations, working on different projects, and constantly creating pockets of tribal knowledge. When someone has a question, they're not sure who to ask, or how to find the answers they need. The journey to find an answer usually includes searching through emails and instant messages, or a tap on your neighbor's shoulder. You might find an answer, but generally not before interrupting

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Introducing Agile Ready from Atlassian

We're excited to announce the launch of Atlassian's newest solution, Agile Ready! Agile Ready is a package of Atlassian products - JIRA, JIRA Agile, Confluence and Confluence Team Calendars - that gives customers the tools they need to better plan, track, and measure software development success. From requirements building to sprint planning to reporting, we've got your agile planning needs covered.   Better requirements = happier developers Capturing customer feedback and shaping

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AcDart – An Atlassian Connect Client Framework in Dart

TL;DR What: AcDart is an Atlassian Connect client framework written in Dart. It is designed so that it can be used in an À la carte fashion where you can pick and choose the parts you want in your own Dart stack, at the same time as providing a nice out of the box web stack to get started quickly.   Intro This blog serves two purposes: Introduce AcDart for anyone that may want to try it Give an insight into what's involved in building your own connect client

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Publishing kick-ass websites with Confluence

This is a guest post from K15t Software, the makers of the Scroll PDF Exporter, Scroll Office, and many other add-ons for Confluence. Their latest add-on, Scroll Viewport, makes it easy to turn Confluence into a CMS capable of publishing all types of content on a website. Since K15t was founded, we have built our entire company website in Confluence. Good idea? Maybe, maybe not – but we certainly learned a lot about Confluence theming. Over the years, we’ve discovered many of the

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Deliver well: requirements to deployment

This article is part of a blog series! Part Title 1 Yes Virginia, even agile teams roadmap! 2 Moving from roadmaps to requirements 3 Deliver well: requirements to deployment   Prioritizing requirements using epics and versions Now that we have all of the requirements as user stories for a particular feature inside of JIRA, it's time to start work. When we did the import of issues from Confluence, we linked each user

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