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How To Be A Confluence and Jira Requirements Hero

October 9, 2018

Manually creating user stories with Atlassian’s Jira from product requirements written in Confluence takes effort and doubles the work. Make it easier.

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Agile Boards in Jira Are For Everyone

September 10, 2018

This presentation explores how teams can use Kanban and Scrum boards for any part of your development cycle – from idea to deployment and beyond!

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Do You Know These 8 Powerful Jira Secrets?

August 24, 2018

Jira is an incredibly powerful issue tracking platform. These awesome, yet underutilized, features are usually left undiscovered.

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How to Control your Jira Notifications

August 7, 2018

You’re in a meeting and your coworker says, “Did you see that Jira ticket I mentioned you on?” Most of us might say, “Maybe, I get so many I probably missed it.” or “Who knows, I send all of those to a folder [that I never check].” It may sometimes feel like the more diligently…

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1 Simple Thing That Will Make Your Team Crush It

June 26, 2018

Is your team slow or do you think they could be faster? You can save them many wasted hours per week with a single short meeting called the Definition of Ready. Learning what exactly is meant by a user story or ticket is a great hidden inefficiency in agile teams. Think about this scenario: A…

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Searching for what you need in Jira using JQL

June 18, 2018

An organization’s Jira instance can quickly become a sea of issues. Seemingly overnight, an instance can accumulate thousands of epics, stories, and bugs. At first, it’s easy to remember and keep track of specific issues. But in a short amount of time, this feat of mental agility becomes impossible. A user can begin to feel…

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Using Jira Sub-Tasks for QA Workflows

June 6, 2018

If you don’t have an official test management tool, Jira offers enough configurations for both manual and automated testing workflows. Check out our guide to using Jira Sub-Tasks for QA workflows.

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Ship It: Release Management in Jira and Confluence

Ship It: Release Management in Jira and Confluence

May 23, 2018

Ship it! Planning, managing and communicating releases is often done as an afterthought. You release the functionality that is done at the end of the sprint, or you release whatever is ready when you hit your milestone. As for planning, well that is the result of numerous meetings, scrum board watching, and hand wrenching. Having…

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Jira: Using Epics vs Components vs Labels

May 9, 2018

We’re going to compare Epics, Components, and Labels as they are used in Atlassian’s tool, Jira. To properly use these features in Jira, you must first establish their definition of use and share these with your entire team and/or company. So let’s jump right in. What are these things? Epics are simply containers that are…

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How To Create A Dashboard In Jira

How To Create A Dashboard in Jira

September 28, 2016

Have you ever had an important project get killed? Have you ever worked on an agile project where a person who can kill your project doesn’t come to sprint reviews or any other ceremonies? In under an hour you can set up a dashboard that just might save your next project. In this blog post…

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