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Evaluating JIRA Agile – Scrum masters

This is the second part of our blog series on how JIRA Agile optimizes the key players in an agile team (see also: product owners and the team). Agile methodology brings about a whole new way for managing projects – It focuses on iterative development where the product team can release to market in predictable iterations. Scrum masters sit between a product's ideation and delivery, and partner with the development team to ensure things are running smoothly, and there are no blocking issues

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How we manage Atlassian blogging with JIRA Agile

Atlassian has a very prolific blogging schedule, which includes 12 different blog categories with unique owners, and dozens of authors scattered throughout the company. Today we'll take a look at how the content manager uses JIRA and JIRA Agile to stay on top of everything. Keeping pace with the blogging schedule is all about flow. The content team has a few key goals when releasing content to Atlassian Blogs: Keep a steady flow of content rolling out to the readers Ensure each blog gets

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My life runs on JIRA – Project Little Man

Those of you who saw me at Summit 2013 know I've got a special project underway: In about four weeks, our family will welcome another member. Even though this isn't our first child, getting ready for "Little Man," as we've been calling him, gets to feeling pretty overwhelming at times: Replace the car seat that evaporated into our community of friends after our first child outgrew it. Get the forms ready to send in for disability and parental leave. Bring home the bags of baby clothes passed down

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Can agile scale? Absolutely.  We are going to take a look at project portfolio management for agile teams. Program managers, this blog series is for you. You're charged with being on top of everything going on at your company. You've got to keep executive stakeholders aware of what's going on, and keep tabs on all the teams you're working with. Agile can help, because it enables your organization respond to change. It works at higher levels in the organization when applied at scale correctly.

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Managing a Product Backlog with Ease (3/3)

In the last post, we outlined how Josh Devenny, one of the JIRA PM's uses GreenHopper to prioritize work for the team. He works closely with the development team to ensure the team works on the most important issues first, and is sensitive to feedback from the dev team on their status and concerns. The development team uses a kanban process. Kanban optimizes flow by minimizing the number of items the team is working on to keep everyone on the same page. With a clear focus on a few issues at

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How to Manage a Product Backlog with Ease

Update: Part 2 and part 3 are now online! Product owners have the challenging task of ingesting feedback from multiple sources, organizing it into a meaningful format, and communicating out to the product teams.  Feedback is a critical part of the product life cycle.  We can't iterate to make our products better without it, as we talked about in our three-part series on collecting feedback a few weeks ago. But what do we do when we get too much feedback?  Backlogs quickly become unmanageable. 

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