Linchpin Enterprise News 2.4: Improved overview, more visibility and personalization, enhanced performance

Linchpin Enterprise News is an extension for Confluence and the Confluence-based intranet suite Linchpin that complements the system with professional features for broadcasting internal company news. Our development team has just released version 2.4 on the Atlassian Marketplace. The newest features include an improved overview of news releases, increased visibility for personal news subscriptions, personalized obligatory subscriptions, and performance enhancements to the cover stories macro.

Terms of Use for Confluence: Obtaining and documenting users’ consent to comply with the GDPR

Terms of Use for Confluence

Now that the GDPR is in force, terms of use and explicit consent requests have been given a new lease on life in the internet. Because of these new legal requirements, you probably have an extended obligation to disclose how you use information and document consent from your users, partners, suppliers and more. Here’s how the updated Terms of Use app for Confluence will help you comply with the GDPR.

Quality, functional and non-functional requirements in software development

Users and customers want high-quality software that helps them to achieve their goals effectively and efficiently. It should run “smoothly,” and as “fast” and “bug-free” as possible. However, these obvious yet very general requirements are quite subjective and do not give a development team much to work with. It has to be more concrete, more specific. So, what does quality mean when it comes to software development? We will shed some light on that here.

Call for Sessions for the Tools4AgileTeams 2018 conference: Does culture eat your agile scaling strategy for breakfast?!

Tools4AgileTeams

The seventh year of our Tools4AgileTeams conference in Wiesbaden is starting to take shape! It’s scheduled for the 29 and 30 November and we’ve now opened the Call for Sessions! We are looking forward to receiving your proposals around the topic: Does culture eat your agile scaling strategy for breakfast?!

Jobs to Be Done: Unexpected competitors

Who or what is my competition? Which product categories am I competing against? Could my own customer even be a potential competitor for the “job” at hand? Defining our “competitors” too narrowly does not provide a true reflection of the competitive landscape, nor does it help to explain why customers switch from one solution to another. So, how do we define our competitors accurately?

Notifications from Atlassian software: Do they increase the flood of internal emails?

Companies are up to their necks in internal emails and they want a system that will alleviate the clutter. The Atlassian systems promise exactly that: to reduce the amount of internal email. However, at the same time, Confluence, Jira & Co. are not exactly squeamish when it comes to sending automated email notifications. At first glance, this may seem to be contradictory, but in fact, the questions above miss the main point, because it is not about fewer emails, but instead about less work time spent on email.