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#JIRAHelpsMe: Meet the winners!

Last month, we announced the #JIRAHelpsMe contest. We asked JIRA users to tweet what JIRA helps them do with the hashtag #JIRAHelpsMe for a chance to win iPad minis and free t-shirts! We had a blast reading through all the things JIRA helps our customers do. Here are some of our favorite tweets: #JIRAHelpsMe maintain my sanity at work. #jirahelpsme http://t.co/75d6kj02Rq — Kevin Murphy (@kevin_j_m) January 8, 2014  #jirahelpsme help others manage work all over the organization - from

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Evaluating JIRA Agile: JIRA Agile is for everyone

Transitioning to agile is a journey for all teams. Fortunately, JIRA Agile has powerful tools for scrum and kanban teams that will help them optimize their journey to agile. JIRA Agile is deeply integrated in JIRA's powerful issue tracking platform, so when everyone in the organization uses JIRA, it's easier to collaborate and get work done. Requirements can be broken down into manageable chunks of work and distributed across the organization., and company leadership can make informed decisions

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Watch the Do Agile Right webinar – Q&A with Atlassian product managers

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Three weeks ago two of our very own Atlassian Confluence product managers, Sherif Mansour and John Masson, hosted a live webinar sharing Agile best practices that they've learned over the years, including: When to write product requirements documents, and when to seek alternatives How to write effective product requirements documents How to build prototypes when designing new features Using JIRA and Confluence for product management Want to watch? Just scroll to the bottom of

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3 ways to get more from JIRA and Confluence

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This is a guest post from Remie Bolte of CollabSoft, an Atlassian Expert and developer of 10 add-ons on the Atlassian Marketplace. In my time as a software developer, I have worked with a number of traditional software teams that made the move to agile development and switched to JIRA to track their work. That transition requires teams to reeducate themselves for a new methodology, so I've read many of the books and blog posts, attended the training sessions, and listened to the agile coaches. In

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What’s new in Git 1.9

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I know you are all busy with looting marathons in DayZ but bear with me. Something is worth checking out today. The latest git point release (1.9) has come out! Here is what caught my eye from the release notes. If you're inclined you can obviously go ahead and scour the notes in all their nerdy beauty by yourself. But let me help! Before I start let me also gently point you to my earlier notes on releases 1.8.2, 1.8.3, 1.8.4, 1.8.5. Lots of neat tricks and goodies in there, too. Upgrade

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If you've ever sat down with a more experienced developer for a pair programming session, you'd probably agree that it's one of the most effective ways to learn, and absorb new skills, tools, and tricks. So I am very happy to present you with a new webinar that will reproduce the same feel of a live training session. This is your chance to sit beside me as I work through a typical bug-fix lifecycle from branch creation, through code review, to the final merge, using the powerful toolset that Git brings

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