Archives for the tag: qa

Last week Penny Wyatt, leader of the JIRA QA team, hosted a webinar on how the JIRA team does QA. Several hundred people attended and a total of 154 questions were asked throughout the presentation. Penny took the time to choose her top five questions and answer them. Enjoy! Penny's top five Q&As: Q How long does it take to get a developer up to speed on this type of thinking? A: It's harder to change the culture of a whole team than it is to transform individuals. It's taken us five years

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As teams transition to an agile development workflow, many struggle with how to adapt traditional testing methods in an agile culture. Teams are often forced to trade off the quality of their product against the speed of shipping. At Atlassian, we've pioneered a different approach, known as Quality Assistance. Instead of creating a separate test team to hold responsibility for quality, a small team of Quality Assistance engineers evangelizes and coaches sustainable testing methods across the

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Sharing knowledge at work can be tough. Employees are scattered across different departments and geographies, working on different projects, and constantly creating pockets of tribal knowledge, not to mention the expertise everyone brings from past experiences. Join us for a live, 30-minute presentation on June 4th from one of our customers and one of Atlassian's own collaboration experts. They'll show you how to use Confluence Questions, an internal question and answer (Q&A) platform,

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Confluence Questions 1.0: Share Knowledge with Q&A

Sharing knowledge within your company can be hard. Employees are often scattered across different departments and locations, working on different projects, and constantly creating pockets of tribal knowledge. When someone has a question, they're not sure who to ask, or how to find the answers they need. The journey to find an answer usually includes searching through emails and instant messages, or a tap on your neighbor's shoulder. You might find an answer, but generally not before interrupting

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Everyone needs to ask questions and get answers at work to get their jobs done, but it can be difficult to get the answers you need. Imagine if it was as easy as Googling the minds of your co-workers. On Wednesday, we hosted a live webinar to show you how we share knowledge through questions and answers here at Atlassian using Confluence Questions. We heard from Jeremy Largman, Atlassian's "knowledge guru" and the founder of Atlassian Answers, and me, John Wetenhall, product marketing lead for

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March Question of the Month

Every time a new person starts at Atlassian, they're assigned a buddy. This buddy is usually an Atlassian veteran, who is there to help the new hire settle in and feel comfortable during their first couple weeks at the company. They answer questions, introduce them to other Atlassians, and even get to treat the newcomer to a welcome lunch on the company dime! Our Talent department makes the buddy system really easy by posting tips and guidelines on Confluence for everyone to reference. For the

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