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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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We've been thinking a lot about releases in Bamboo Land recently. And I'd noticed a while back that releases of Bamboo are generally down-tempo events for the development team. None of the death marches, mandatory Saturdays, or tension I'd experienced at other companies — just another day at the office. So I asked James and Mark, our product manager and dev lead, respectively, "What's your secret recipe for wrangling releases?" Their answer surprised me. "Having developers own each of the story

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When I joined Atlassian in 2008 as our first engineering program manager, "project management" was a seldom-heard phrase; "program management" was, well, unheard. Now we have a handful of dedicated project and program managers, a little club that meets monthly to share and discuss all things project management, and a steady flow of staff members expressing interest in this career path. Here is a resource we've created for Atlassians with project management ambitions. We hope you find it useful

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Display JIRA Issues in Confluence: More power, more control

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The Tip of the Month, brought to you by Atlassian University, is a monthly series to help master Atlassian tools. Products are more fun to use when you know all the tricks. Creating one source of truth for project collaboration and issue tracking is effortless with an improved way to display JIRA issues in Confluence. While it's always been easy to bring your issues into Confluence, you now have more control over which issues show up and how they appear. Bring JIRA into Confluence. It's easy. Remember,

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JIRA Tip of the Month: Reporting!

The Tip of the Month, brought to you by Atlassian University, is a monthly series to help master Atlassian tools. Products are more fun to use when you know all the tricks. One of the great things about JIRA is the ability to visualize data in many different ways. Dashboards and gadgets are a big part of that strategy, but are there other ways to see and understand your data? Of course there are! JIRA ships with a number of preconfigured reports that emulate many of the gadgets. What's the

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How to run a marketing launch with JIRA & Confluence

A marketing launch is a time-boxed project during which the project manager (launch owner) plans, organizes and coordinates activities with several teams, usually engineering, product management, and marketing. As the launch project manager, I'm responsible for tracking activities and tasks and communicating status to stakeholders across the organization. Scheduled items & unstructured content A marketing launch involves creating lots of content - things like video scripts, blog posts, and

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