Archives for the tag: case study

Not anymore at Trulia. "The days of managing work items with sticky notes and a bunch of fragmented tools are long gone," says Nate Van Dusen, Trulia's Engineering Program Management Director. Like so many companies, Trulia's success and growth meant they had to adapt to meet new challenges to stay successful. What they wanted was a tool that could provide visibility at every level of the organization. They wanted the ability to understand each project's status in detail, and an easy, reliable

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JIRA Service Desk customer stories: Vistaprint

From over twenty services to one powerful international service desk – in just five weeks From business cards to T-shirts to personalized phone cases, Vistaprint is the one-stop-shop for customized promotional material. With over 4,600 employees across three manufacturing facilities and 22 offices worldwide, Vistaprint's service desk needs to stay up and running 24/7. Still, the team struggled to find a service desk that worked for them. Then, in November 2013, Vistaprint's Dave

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Case study: How Audi builds luxury vehicles with JIRA

Audi is a German automobile manufacturer known for its luxury designs. Audi's company ethos is "Vorsprung durch technik" or "Progress through technology."  Audi has a goal: to become the world's number one automobile manufacturer in the premium segment by 2020. To get there, they're using JIRA and Confluence. Audi employs thousands of engineers, designers, software developers, and QA teams across the world. But while Audi's offices span the globe, its main research and development (R&D)

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Case study: How Orbitz migrated to Git

The first step of any trip is getting there. To make trip planning painless, Orbitz Worldwide – a leading online travel site operating in more than 180 countries – offers easy-to-use online travel booking for flights, hotels, and other travel services. Orbitz generates more than $11 billion in travel transactions annually. That means that for every second Orbitz's website is down, hundreds of dollars are lost. It's the Orbitz team's utmost priority to ensure everything stays up and running

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This guest post comes courtesy of Carolyn Van Slyck, a full-stack software developer and a newly converted champion for Git. Carolyn has recently spearheaded her team's source code migration from SVN to Git with the help of Stash and subgit. She will be sharing her learnings and wisdom with us today. Redefining what is possible I work at a large software company which is heavily invested in Subversion. In my division alone, we have 3 repositories, each with 100+ projects. I don't even know how

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In case you missed it in TechWorld last week Nick Good, Head of Technology Efficiency and Field Teams at Virgin Media, was tasked with tracking inefficiencies across the organization. Nick sent a team of internal "technical specialist" consultants to visit different business departments, including call centers and retail locations, and even to follow engineers on house calls. The pilot for this project had been carried out using spreadsheets, which Nick described as an “absolute nightmare”.

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