With the opening of the Atlassian Summit 2013, the Confluence team has released the new version of Atlassian’s social collaboration system. Especially the new Blueprints for spaces and the opportunity to share links easily within Confluence are true highlights. Let’s have a look at the improvements in Confluence 5.3.
In general, the establishing of a wiki must be supported through a series of measures. If these activities are successful, the system – as I know from my own experience – will quickly be accepted and used by employees. At //SEIBERT/MEDIA, TWiki has been used since June 2007, now containing a total of eight Webs. The main Web alone grew to contain more than 1000 topics within just a few months.
What before was true for the video recorder is unfortunately again true for many current websites: users have difficulties in completing tasks and reaching their goals. How to use those formerly expensive video recorders was just something the user had to learn, for better or for worse; after all, the piece of equipment was paid for. But the next website – and therefore the next provider of comparable services – is only a click away.
If measures for quality assurance and both internal and customer projects don’t run ideally and thus inefficiently, it is often due to a lack of established and binding workflows in task management. This article focuses on the use of JIRA and shows how JIRA can be used to convert all kinds of tasks into systematic and transparent procedures with the help of prototypical workflows. //SEIBERT/MEDIA is happy to provide you a JIRA test instance free of charge and without commitment, so you can learn about the following workflows and the diverse functions of JIRA.
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What started as a hackathon project at //SEIBERT/MEDIA, has become an alpha version that is available on the Atlassian Marketplace. The plugin Microblogging for Confluence is the first mircoblog extension for Atlassian’s social collaboration platform and therefore a solution that allows a seamless and direct information exchange with the team within the wiki – without leaving Confluence.
In this video podcast, Martin Seibert and Alex Boerger discuss Trello and Basecamp as JIRA alternatives in the enterprise. In the beginning, they give a brief introduction and overview of the functionality and best practice of each product. The discussion shows that each product has its own market and the usage depends on your use case. If you are a small team of up to 5 people, Basecamp and Trello might be a good choice. But for bigger companies, with different and more complex projects, JIRA is the only way to make you happy.
//SEIBERT/MEDIA is one of the biggest Atlassian Experts Partners worldwide. And of course we intensely use Atlassian tools for our internal organization. In the following video our colleagues Martin Seibert and Alex Boerger demonstrate first conceptual and later directly in the system what roles Confluence, JIRA and HipChat play in our digital communication, how the tools are connected to each other and how they support coordination, teamwork and productivity.
By using management dashboards, your company’s managers will have access to a better overview and more transparency. By dashboards, we mean graphical evaluations that represent certain quantifiable key numbers in charts and make time segments visible through trending. This compiles information into a critical mass in an easily understandable and accessible way.
Microblogging for Confluence, developed by //SEIBERT/MEDIA, is the plugin that enriches Atlassian’s social collaboration platform with seamlessly integrated Enterprise-Microblogging features. This add-on is already available on the Atlassian Marketplace: Download the alpha version for free and evaluate it in your test environment just as you like.
Stash has always been the fastest and most secure Git repository management tool available, and now, it’s also the most scalable. With clustering built-in, the Data Center deployment option for Stash is designed for massive scale to meet enterprise needs.