Archives for the tag: hipchat

Maintaining company culture as your agile teams scale

Establishing a unified culture with a small team can be easy. But as an organization grows, maintaining that same agile culture gets more and more challenging. Teams can become siloed, and the shared company vision, norms, systems, and habits are more difficult to preserve. So what lessons can we impart about keeping your culture intact as your agile teams scale?

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If there's one thing everyone everywhere can agree on, it's that we all hate cancer. When we found that Magview, the leader in mammography technology, relies on JIRA Service Desk and Hipchat to help their customers–we were thrilled. Helping technology that saves lives is a dream come true for us.

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Are you a boss? Maybe not technically, but you should always be living the boss life. And that means taking control of your work environment so you can pop that collar and win those dollars. New features and improvements in HipChat are aimed at giving you the controls. Three newbies--per-room notifications, appearance settings, and custom emoticons for all--let you choose how you want to work.

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Last month, we had the pleasure of attending the SITS 2015 conference, and we were blown away by what we saw, who we met and the overall reception from newcomers and our peers alike. We met some amazing teams doing incredible things, and we were humbled by the glowing review that not just JIRA Service Desk received, but Atlassian. When we arrived at SITS 2015, we were new to the space – this was only our second year in London, so the Atlassian crew was a little nervous that JIRA Service Desk

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85% of the IT teams we surveyed use chat tools. That's a lot of people. 85% out of a 100% is a better number than Presidential election results, or how many customers were satisfied with The Baconator. We wanted to dig deeper, we wanted to know why IT loves them some chat instead of email. So, we went directly to the IT community to find out. We talked to agents, managers, and directors and asked them about how chat makes their work life awesome. Check out what they said.

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Whether you’re large, small, co-located, or distributed, the key tenet of success for your team remains the same - communication. Clear and consistent communication, whether it's keeping everyone up to date with the status of your current project or simply informing the team of your upcoming vacation, is a vital part of ensuring your team continues to hum along like a well-oiled machine. Teams that realize this have turned to HipChat and its ability to integrate into their day-to-day workflow.

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