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Project portfolio management with JIRA Agile (2/2)

This article uses several concepts in JIRA to manage a portfolio of initiatives at a company. Prior JIRA admin experience is very helpful, but not required; I link to documentation of each concept discussed in the article. Hey program managers! This is the second article in a series focused on portfolio project management with JIRA Agile. We are continuing our series on project portfolio management. If you have not read the first article about managing epics between multiple teams, please read it

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Do agile right. Run retrospectives in Confluence

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There's so much to do that it's not unusual for a team to finish a project and immediately start on a new one, leaving little time to reflect and improve. Agile methodology preaches continuous improvement, which means running retrospectives after each sprint or project to identify strengths and learn from mistakes so your team stops making them. While agile methodology typically focuses on development teams, at Atlassian, we believe every team can benefit from agile techniques. We built the Retrospectives

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Turn your JIRA Service Desk into a self-service desk

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The Tip of the Month, brought to you by Atlassian University, is a monthly series to help master Atlassian tools. Products are more fun to use when you know all the tricks. Hopefully by now you've gotten your hands on the shiny new JIRA Service Desk and your IT team is flying through internal service requests like never before. Well there's more good news. What if I told you that you could make your IT team's lives even better? You can. Connect your JIRA Service Desk to the knowledge base

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New in Confluence: Promote blueprints and page templates in your spaces

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Six months ago we gave you Confluence Blueprints – ready-made solutions to common business problems in the workplace. It started with blueprints for meeting notes, product requirements, and file lists. Then, we added blueprints for decisions and shared links, as well as how-to and troubleshooting articles for teams using Confluence as a knowledge base. Having lots of choices is great, but depending on how you use Confluence you don't need to see them all every time you open the create

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Code Your Flowcharts

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This is a guest blog from Damian Kaczmarek, CEO of Rapid Technology Solutions, makers of the code2flow for Confluence and code2flow for JIRA. Have you ever thought about why creating flowcharts and other diagrams is so time consuming? Most diagramming software requires a lot of manual work–placing each element on a canvas and connecting it to other elements. That requires a lot of clicking! Slight changes in logic may require huge changes in the visual representation of the process, meaning

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Announcing Confluence Questions (Beta): Ask once, educate forever

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UPDATE: Confluence Questions beta is now available for OnDemand. We are also offering a 25% discount on new Confluence Questions beta purchases through December 31. Read the announcement blog post here. How often do you get asked questions at work via email, chat, or a tap on the shoulder? It happens to me all the time. Everyone needs to learn from their colleagues, but doing so usually means interrupting them, often with a question they've already answered for someone else. Answers are out there. You

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