Archives for the tag: Agile

Tips for agile product management

At Atlassian, we pride ourselves on building great products. We rely on our fantastic product managers and product owners to lead the product design process. We're also strong advocates of agile methodologies for software development, and love to share what we learn about agile with all of you. We're excited to bring it all together with a new set of articles on Agile Product Management.   Learn more We've started with four articles from a few of Atlassian's product management experts, Sherif

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Until telepathy is mastered, software teams can enjoy the next best thing: the all-new JIRA HipChat integration. Shipped in JIRA 6.4., teams can now instantly generate project-specific chat rooms and choose which JIRA notifications are broadcast into each room. Teams will get the information they want, where they want it, in real time. This eliminates bothersome shoulder tapping, and messages that get lost in the shuffle. Heck, you won't even need mind reading with this. Let’s dive in and learn more about how teams can resolve issues faster than ever with real-time communication and collaboration in JIRA 6.4.

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Heather Fleming and Justin Riservato from Gilt shared their advice and experiences in helping teams and companies transition to an Agile methodology in their webinar, “Stop ‘Going Agile’: The three conversations you need to have before you start.” In their discussion, Heather and Justin highlighted why having alignment in how you approach agile is more important than implementing a process, especially when it comes to talking about deadlines, engagement, and people. Here, they selected some of the top questions from their Q&A sessions that dive a little deeper into some tactics on applying the methodologies discussed.

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Building great software is hard. It's one of the most intensely collaborative processes in the working world. Development teams are constantly battling the effects of tools that don't seamlessly integrate, aren't flexible enough to work for them, or aren't powerful enough to do what they need. JIRA and Confluence are integrated, flexible, and powerful tools; and we want to show you how they meet the needs of your software lifecycle in a webinar that showcases real use-cases and best practices from Garmin and Atlassian.

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Stand-up at Atlassian: how we do it

Stand-up is one of the fundamental parts of agile development, and it’s often the most misunderstood. Let’s be real: stand-ups by themselves don’t make your team agile. They aren’t about inflating egos or justifying job descriptions. They aren’t a time to plan; Sprint planning is for planning. They also aren’t the only time to mention blockers. If you’re stuck, ask for help!

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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.

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