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8 Steps to a Definition of Done in JIRA

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This is a guest blog post from Yves Riel of Okapya, makers of the Checklist and Rekall add-ons for JIRA. “Where is your DoD?” When I ask this simple question to agile teams, they sometimes look at me like a deer in headlights. Definition of Done (DoD) and Acceptance Criteria list are important concepts in agile, specifically scrum. They are the contract that binds what the Product Owner (PO) wants to what the Development Team delivers. A Definition of Done is a clear and concise list of

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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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Guest blog: test management for agile teams

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This is a guest blog post from Zephyr, makers of Zephyr for JIRA. The value of test management software in agile development Today's software developers and quality assurance teams face far different challenges than their predecessors. Balancing the need for speedy development cycles with the desire to keep costs down has led software developers to place more focus on their communication capabilities and foster collaboration among remote teams. Agile development was supposed to better address

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The Evolution of Plugins for the Cloud

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When I first heard about Atlassian some years ago, one description kept coming up–"the power of Atlassian applications is that you can make them do whatever you want”. Enterprise software normally comes with a lot of constraints–it's costly, it has a strictly defined set of features, the APIs may be limited or non-existent, and integration is often a matter of expensive experts with special tools and knowledge of each system. The importance of open At Atlassian we do things differently–we're

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Getting More Out of JIRA with Interactive Visualizations

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This guest post comes courtesy of Andrew Mottaz, part of the team behind Protoshare and their new add-on in the Atlassian Marketplace, Protoshare for JIRA. It's difficult for end users or other stakeholders to really know what they want from software until they see it, experience it and use it. Whether you are an Agile shop working from user stories, a waterfall team, or somewhere in between, adding higher fidelity interactive visualizations to your JIRA issues helps get stakeholders and end users

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