Archives for the tag: Agile

I’m excited to announce a new member to the JIRA family: JIRA Portfolio.  As agile methodology becomes the development pattern of choice for many teams, challenges ensue when scaling agile across the business. Development teams need to communicate status, progress and forecasts throughout the development cycle. Program managers need to coordinate releases across multiple programs. Managers and executives need clear insight into the evolution of the company portfolio. JIRA Portfolio provides

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Sometimes, especially under pressure, we can lose focus on what's really important. During this ShipIt, our 24-hour hackathon, we maintained our focus on delivering the highest value first. We used agile methodologies in the most effective way we could (yes, in a period of less than 24 hours), so: The plan We had a backlog (which consisted of Post-Its on a whiteboard). Every new problem or idea went into the backlog so it could be prioritized after the current sprint. No change of

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Atlassian University is free!

Step-by-step walk-throughs on JIRA, JIRA Agile and Confluence are now free. Good news! Previously this content was only available for companies that paid, but now all content is freely available by going to university.atlassian.com. Paying customers have been enjoying the training for years, so we're very excited to offer all users the ability to learn the basics of our products in an interactive format. Last month, a customer went through the walk-throughs and said: The lessons are excellent

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5 tips for great code reviews

In almost every organization, team members collaborate to get work done. Software teams typically transition issues between people for different functions like code development, code review, and testing (even if they are all on the same team). When transitioning an issue from one team member to another it’s important to minimize the amount of ramp up required for the receiver to fully understand the issue. Transferring issues can be extremely expensive as it requires time from not only one,

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New webinar! Super-powered CI with Git

You've always known that continuous integration (CI) is a critical part of working as a team and shipping great software. Thanks to a dark-arts blend of JUnit, TestNG, and Selenium, you’ve built a deflector shield that keeps bugs at bay. And then it happened: Your team decided to switch to Git. CI was challenging enough when you just had trunk and a release branch. Now with the sudden explosion of active branches, things can feel downright chaotic. But never fear. Continuous integration with Git

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In February, two of our very own Atlassian Confluence product marketing managers, Matt Hodges and John Wetenhall, hosted a live webinar sharing agile best practices for software development that they’ve learned over the years. They talked about: Agile basics like sprint management and retrospectives Planning, communicating, and executing on quarterly goals Making the best use of JIRA, Confluence, and JIRA Agile Watch the recording, share it with your team If you’re interested

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