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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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Using Workflow Awesome

This is the second blog post in a two-part series about using workflow in JIRA. If you haven't read the first post, Building Workflow Awesome, go ahead and start there. For those who already read it, this post will answer any questions you might have, as we'll focus on practical applications to help solidify how you can use workflows more effectively in your organization. Many of the items that we work with every day have a lifecycle that can be represented within a workflow. Going back to the

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Building Workflow Awesome

As an organization grows, it begins to develop a unique culture based on how its employees work together within small teams. And a huge part of how a team functions relies on its workflow, a repeatable process which allows people to work together at scale. I’m continually amazed at how many different types of organizations use JIRA to manage their workflows. JIRA's customizable workflow lets it adapt to all kinds of organizational cultures, both large and small. I’ve written several articles

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Announcing JIRA 6.1: Accelerate change

I’m pleased to announce the availability of JIRA 6.1. We've continued the work in creating a whole new JIRA: modern, fast, mobile, and simple. This release focuses on several key areas of the administrator's workflow, and makes it easier for developers getting started coding. We’ve made it simple to embrace change within your organization with building workflows, better managing fields, and getting started with development. We’ve also added a couple of key enhancements that you, our

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Managing a Product Backlog with Ease (3/3)

In the last post, we outlined how Josh Devenny, one of the JIRA PM's uses GreenHopper to prioritize work for the team. He works closely with the development team to ensure the team works on the most important issues first, and is sensitive to feedback from the dev team on their status and concerns. The development team uses a kanban process. Kanban optimizes flow by minimizing the number of items the team is working on to keep everyone on the same page. With a clear focus on a few issues at

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How Atlassian Uses JIRA: Email Marketing

When I joined the marketing team at Atlassian, I was tasked with ramping up our email program. If your company sends emails to market your product/solution, and you use Atlassian's JIRA, read no further and download the free 'Outgoing Email Workflow' for JIRA now. The problem Atlassian sends a lot of email to its 25,000+ customers. In fact, in the last 12 months we've sent about six million emails ranging in content from our monthly newsletter, JIRA tips, Confluence tips, product announcements,

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