Archives for the tag: cloud

This is a guest post by Vitalii Zurian, a software engineer and the creator of a series of agile add-ons for JIRA Cloud, including the #1 paid add-on, Planning Poker. Vitalli blogs at agilevalues.com. As your team matures and becomes more experienced, you'd think your estimates and planning poker sessions would improve as well. Seems only natural, right? But that's not what usually happens. In reality, an agile team's estimation accuracy actually tends to degrade over time. That's a painful truth.

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Atlassian is helping teams across all industries do amazing things. The common thread between all teams is the need to work smarter and faster. And we see more and more teams choosing to collaborate in the cloud. During today’s keynote at AtlasCamp 2016 I shared new product advancements for team productivity in the cloud. At a time when the speed of software development continues to increase, our Atlassian teams are focused on delivering new tools to help you work smarter and be more connected with your team.

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We recently conducted a survey to assess and evaluate the latest software development trends amongst our customer base and more than 1,300 people weighed in. While most of our insights are focused on process, one thing stood out to us that we wanted to dig deeper into: 80% of respondents said the average development team in their org had 10 or fewer members. Here are our thoughts on why that's happening, and the advantages small teams enjoy.

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Confluence performance: twice as fast in the cloud

We need tools that support the speed at which we work. Even a slight wait can throw you off your flow. Have you ever gotten impatient while waiting for, oh... I don't know... a Confluence page to load? So you pop over to Facebook (just for a sec – seriously!), and after chuckling over some pics of cats in Halloween costumes, you realize twenty minutes has gone by and you're on a sub-reddit you never knew existed, with no recollection of what you were working on. Not exactly ideal for productivity. One

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