Archives for the tag: plugin

Angry Cookies: Solving the EU’s “cookie directive” for JIRA

This is a guest blog from InTENSO, makes of Angry Cookies for JIRA. Do you know what the “cookie directive” is? The "cookie directive," also known as Directive 2009/136/EC, defines consent requirements for cookies across the European Union (EU). Specifically, paragraph 26 says: “Member states shall ensure that the storing of information, or the gaining of access to information already stored, in the terminal equipment of a subscriber or user is only allowed on condition that the subscriber

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8 Steps to a Definition of Done in JIRA

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

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

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

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

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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