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This is a guest post from Valiantys, a consultancy specialized in the deployment of Atlassian products. Since being recognized as an Atlassian Expert in 2006, Valiantys has developed an expertise trusted by over 600 clients and is ranked in the Top 5 Atlassian partners worldwide. Many different types of organizations use JIRA to power their business.  JIRA is a platform of choice because of it’s flexibility to adapt to many different use cases.  Valiantys brings extensibility of JIRA to

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Inside Atlassian – How QA makes development faster

This post is part of a series of blogs on Atlassian QA. We will cover how the QA strategy has been implemented in different teams, the tools and techniques we use, and the personal experiences from members of the team. Traditionally, software QA is often seen as an impediment to software development; a necessary evil that gets in the way of delivering features to customers. QA time is dutifully scheduled on the project plan, but as deadlines get uncomfortably closer, it's the first item to be squeezed

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This post is part of a series of blogs on Atlassian QA. We will cover how the QA strategy has been implemented in different teams, the tools and techniques we use, and the personal experiences from members of the team. Goliath online After arriving at the office, you stop by the kitchen to grab your morning cereal and head to your desk. You settle down and begin responding to customer emails regarding bugs under investigation. After standup, you join up with your team lead and PM to triage bugs

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Who’s who in agile teams?

Agile teams are structurally different than their waterfall counterparts. Agile teams focus on the team itself, where waterfall teams often follow the structure of the organization. In traditional waterfall development scheduling often is “top down,” meaning management sets the pace and schedule. In agile, the team is self organizing, and sets its own schedule and destiny within the larger organization. As I was learning scrum one of the questions that kept coming to mind was, “How do development

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Power to JIRA champions: A story of collaboration between Atlassian and our customers

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One of the greatest things about Atlassian is our awesome customers. Without a sales team we count on grassroots adoption that's often led by a single person or team that loyally champions our products. These champions bring our products wherever they go, and often have to convince their peers and management to use them as well. Our job is to empower these champions as much as we can by creating resources that save them valuable time and to help them spread our products like wildfire in their organizations. Power

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Inside Atlassian: Employee recognition with JIRA

Inside Atlassian is a blog series that highlights our internal teams using Atlassian products in unique and creative ways. This is the first post in the series. Quick facts: Name: Rebecca Neilson Position: Experience Specialist Team: Experience Team Tools used: JIRA, JIRA Service Desk   Employee recognition with Kudos At Atlassian any employee can nominate a coworker for going above and beyond their job description with what's called a Kudos. A Kudos is a small gift such

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