Archives for the tag: JIRA Agile

What's the best way to capture and document customer feedback without letting anything slip through the cracks? To learn how Atlassian product managers handle this process, we reached out to two of our own: Jason Wong, Principal PM of JIRA Software, and Sherif Mansour, Senior PM for Confluence. Today's post kicks off the two-part blog series with Jason, and in the second part we'll get insights from Sherif.

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I decided to sit down with different JIRA designers to learn how they reimagined JIRA as JIRA Software, JIRA Core, and JIRA Service desk from a design perspective. The stories were endless, but three things kept popping up in each designer’s story: design spikes, live data prototyping, and a stellar feedback collector.

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Inside Atlassian: 4 ways to deal with scope creep

Stealthy and unavoidable, scope creep hovers over every software development project. Like any other agile practice, no two teams manage scope creep the same and teams at Atlassian are no exception. So we decided to go straight to the horse’s mouth to learn how two of our teams deal with scope creep. We interviewed development leads on two teams: the JIRA Agile team and the Fusion team – our Fusion team oversees JIRA Software's integrations with Atlassian's developer tools. Even though

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A product manager’s guide to release planning

Growing up, my ski coach always used to say "If you don't plan for it, it won't happen." He wanted us to set goals and lay out a path to reach them. The same sentiment can be applied to building software, except building software is much more of a team sport than skiing. You need to make sure everyone on your team – plus other stakeholders like marketing and support – understands what you're trying to build, why you're building it, how long you expect it to take, and how the project is tracking

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Heather Fleming and Justin Riservato from Gilt shared their advice and experiences in helping teams and companies transition to an Agile methodology in their webinar, “Stop ‘Going Agile’: The three conversations you need to have before you start.” In their discussion, Heather and Justin highlighted why having alignment in how you approach agile is more important than implementing a process, especially when it comes to talking about deadlines, engagement, and people. Here, they selected some of the top questions from their Q&A sessions that dive a little deeper into some tactics on applying the methodologies discussed.

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With over 6 million members, Gilt is one of the hottest e-commerce sites on the planet. At noon every day it provides a flash sale of today’s top designer labels at up to 60% off retail. “At Gilt, every day is Black Friday,” says lead engineer Yoni Goldberg. Seconds after announcing a new sale, site traffic and transactions hurtle astronomically. Every employee and every team from development to distribution centers must be ready for the spike. It takes an agile, collaborative effort, spanning hundreds of employees from Dublin to Manhattan, to ensure a smooth and reliable customer experience.

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