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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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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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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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Visualize Your Roadmap

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Backlog weighing you down? One of the most common challenges agile teams face is this: they lose the big picture. It's hard to stay motivated if you only see small pieces–sprints and stories–and not the entire product your team is building. Team members need to be part of the vision and not just authors of arbitrary features. Even for the Product Owner it can be hard to determine whether a system is fully described. And what does she say to a stakeholder if she gets asked the question: "What

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Announcing the Winners of Codegeist 2013!

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We wrapped up the seventh iteration of Atlassian's add-on development contest, Codegeist, a few weeks ago. The contest ran from February 1 to May 31 and saw our developer ecosystem contribute close to 100 completely new add-ons to the Atlassian Marketplace. Devs could build whatever type of add-on they wanted–plugin, integration, client, mobile app, or anything else they could think of. The new add-ons cover the range of Atlassian products, from JIRA to Bamboo. More money was up for grabs

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How to Manage Complex, Versioned Content in Confluence

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This is a guest post from K15t Software, Atlassian Experts and makers of Scroll Office, Scroll Versions, Scroll PDF Exporter, and many other Confluence add-ons. If you manage complex content in Confluence, Scroll Versions is a must-have add-on for keeping your Confluence instance organized. With it, you can manage concurrent versions of pages or product documentation in one space, enhance content-reuse, improve SEO, and now publish to an existing Confluence space! We've taken all the customer

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