Archives for the tag: ShipIt

Sometimes, especially under pressure, we can lose focus on what's really important. During this ShipIt, our 24-hour hackathon, we maintained our focus on delivering the highest value first. We used agile methodologies in the most effective way we could (yes, in a period of less than 24 hours), so: The plan We had a backlog (which consisted of Post-Its on a whiteboard). Every new problem or idea went into the backlog so it could be prioritized after the current sprint. No change of

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Every quarter, Atlassian holds an event called ShipIt. Essentially, the whole company stops work for 24 hours (usually a Thursday and Friday) to form teams and compete to build kickass products, plugins, or features. For ShipIt 25, Patrick Teen, Jason Sheehy, and I decided to tackle the visitor sign in app at reception here in Sydney. The current sign in experience (an iPad with a rather ugly app) has been the target of much critique from the design team. Anyone who visits the Atlassian

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The ExpertFinder: Winner of San Francisco ShipIt Day

Last week Atlassian held it's 23rd ShipIt Day event. Each quarter, staff are encouraged to participate in ShipIt Day by spending 24-hours hacking a project from start to finish. Participants must present their projects immediately following ShipIt Day and staff get to vote on their favorite; the winner gets serious bragging rights and a fancy trophy for their desk. This year's participants included a new 404 page design for Bitbucket, a gamification project for JIRA, and even a new PaaS service

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JIRA 5.2 sneak peek: Build the Perfect Screen

Those of us who've taken the red pill and gone down the rabbit hole know: JIRA can enable almost any process. Whether it's converting Neil Young's Lincoln to an electric vehicle or powering a toaster, JIRA's flexibility let's us keep pace with the unique needs of every project. A large part of JIRA's power and flexibility lies in screens. Screens let you capture different pieces of information at different points in your process, like a time estimate before someone starts work, or a due date when

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JIRA Real Life

Here at Atlassian we like to do things a little differently. Our HR initiatives are no exception. From ShipIt Days to European Recruitment Roadshows and Hack Houses on the shore, we're not afraid to try some pretty crazy ideas to "be the change we seek!" A few months back we were dealing with implications of the new Australian Work, Health and Safety Laws (WHS) that took effect earlier this year. One problem we wanted to tackle in particular was finding a way to empower staff to be more pro-active

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ShipIt Day: Out with the Old, In with the New

In May, we announced that our innovation day had creeped on to the radar of none other than [redacted] Corp itself. After they asked us (kindly!) to discontinue using their brand in connection with our event, we put out an open call for help finding a new name for our hack day that still retained its ambitious "ship in a day" flavor. The volume of responses was stunning, but not surprising considering how much the concept has grown in the hands of other companies like Adobe, Symantec, Ambientia,

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