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Evaluating JIRA Agile – Product owners

Making the transition from traditional project management to agile involves changing the way the team views and prioritizes work. This change can be made easier with tools that provide gentle guidance when learning the fundamental tenets of agile. This will be a series of posts walking through each of the major personas on an agile team: product owners, scrum masters, and team members. Product owners – Product visionaries Product owners are the visionaries for the product. They work with

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Confluence 5.4: Integrated with JIRA like never before

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Software development is intensely collaborative, requiring the effort of numerous people on many different teams. With so many stakeholders, it's difficult to maintain speed, transparency, and quality when shipping code. Most development teams accept these things as facts of life when building software, but this doesn't have to be the case any longer. Building better software starts here Today's release of Confluence 5.4 brings JIRA into Confluence – and Confluence into JIRA – like never before,

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3 steps to a rocking agile wallboard

Before I started working in video streaming, I had never heard of the term "10-foot UI." For those who haven't heard this one yet, a 10-foot UI is the user interface specifically designed for use on televisions and large screens. Why is this interesting for us? Because JIRA can be used on a television screen, and it's actually really useful. Every moment of every workday, we're processing information; from people talking to us, our computers, or just walking around the office and taking everything

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Do agile right. Run retrospectives in Confluence

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There's so much to do that it's not unusual for a team to finish a project and immediately start on a new one, leaving little time to reflect and improve. Agile methodology preaches continuous improvement, which means running retrospectives after each sprint or project to identify strengths and learn from mistakes so your team stops making them. While agile methodology typically focuses on development teams, at Atlassian, we believe every team can benefit from agile techniques. We built the Retrospectives

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Introducing Team Calendars 4: One calendar, many event types

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Confluence Team Calendars has come a long way since its initial release in June 2011. Over 2,300 customers have benefitted from 19 new feature releases – drag-and-drop rescheduling of JIRA issues and a beautiful new timeline view to name a few. Today it gets even better with an entirely new user experience in Team Calendars 4. Let's take a look at what's new. Goodbye calendar types, hello event types In earlier versions of Team Calendars, you could create and subscribe to three types of calendars:

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What you need to know about the new git 1.8.4

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Hey all, it's Christmas again. Just kidding... But the new git 1.8.4 is out! This time is so packed with awesome that my selection skills have been put hard to the test. It's easy and painless to upgrade It is customary for me to provide a few pointers for the upgrade, with caveats and reminders that package managers in some cases might delay the distribution; That is out of my hands. In any case here some painless instructions to upgrade: Type brew update && brew upgrade git if

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