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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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Everyone needs to ask questions and get answers at work to get their jobs done, but it can be difficult to get the answers you need. Imagine if it was as easy as Googling the minds of your co-workers. On Wednesday, we hosted a live webinar to show you how we share knowledge through questions and answers here at Atlassian using Confluence Questions. We heard from Jeremy Largman, Atlassian's "knowledge guru" and the founder of Atlassian Answers, and me, John Wetenhall, product marketing lead for

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We're heading to eight cities to connect with you and talk about what makes for a truly kick-ass team. What are the methods, behaviors, and tools that make your team uniquely dynamic? We'll share some of our best practices and product roadmaps, and then facilitate group conversations among local Atlassian users to highlight how they use our tools to collaborate and deliver great software. Meet members of our JIRA, Confluence, and Dev Tools product teams, and join other local Atlassian users for

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3 ways to get more from JIRA and Confluence

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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Feed your wallboard

Any agile coach (except perhaps Chet Rong) will tell you that there are a few critical keys to doing agile right: Don't depend on email and spreadsheets; collaborate on work with an issue tracker. A short daily stand-up is important to keep everyone up to date on progress and identify dependencies. Display all critical team information on a highly visible wallboard, so nothing gets missed. The Atlassian Marketplace team relies on our wallboard to display the important shared information,

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This post is part of a series on Atlassian HackHouse 2014, where graduate developers spend a week with Atlassian mentors hacking code and learning about the world of software development.   Longtime followers of Atlassian know all about ShipIt – our renowned quarterly innovation event during which employees are given 24 hours to build an add-on, an update, or a feature to an existing Atlassian product. Our 18 HackHouse 2014 grads, with guidance from four Atlassian mentors,

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