We have discussed the Scrum framework in software development in various of our blogs and in our wiki. The conclusion has always been: it is not an easy task to establish agile methods, however, Scrum is always worth it. In this series of articles, we have collected 99 reasons, why customers, coworkers, and service provider equally benefit from Scrum. First, let’s take a look at the benefits for the customer:
Events, team events and office parties take place in every company. Meetings and discussions are part of daily life at the office. Creating and operationalizing Confluence documents to organize acceptances and rejections is repetitive and time-consuming work. The EasyEvents Confluence plugin developed by //SEIBERT/MEDIA does a lot of this work for you.
The Duplicate Content Defender plugin is a Confluence extension developed by //SEIBERT/MEDIA that points out similar existing content while creating new wiki pages. When a user creates a new page and enters the title, the plugin reports if there is corresponding or overlapping content. This function is simple and provides a number of benefits.
A form that issues an error message after completing is an annoyance for the user and doesn’t generate any requests. Or: An interactive feature suddenly no longer functions after maintenance work on the code. These and similar scenarios are well-known to web developers. Therefore, it is indispensable for solid high-quality web applications, to run an acceptance test on a regular basis and make use of systematic bug tracking.
Within an Intranet, Wikis are a good means for the quick and uncomplicated collecting of information that is needed for the long-term; this creates a base of knowledge as well as a platform for communication that is always available to the participating employees.
Within software development there are distributed version control systems, with especially git currently most popular. More and more teams are recognizing the advantages of DVCS and migrate from central version management. The market offers numerous products which enable teams of developers to manage their git repositories. All have their advantages. The most mature and most feature rich solution for an enterprise is in our opinion Atlassian’s Git repository management system Stash. We have collected 99 reasons, which all are argue for Stash and show why it is reasonable to test Stash, regardless whether a transition to Stash in the planning or has been started. 99 reasons – none longer than a Twitter tweet.
First steps in JIRA Yes, we won! At the end of 2013, Atlassian had started a small competition – the JIRA …
Did you know that Atlassian has a beer wardens? That the Atlassian User Groups in Sydney meet at the Hall of Justice? That there is an extremely dangerous item in the kitchen of the Atlassian office? That Atlassians innovation program ShipIt offers very practical solutions to everyday requirements? We bet you didn’t. Check out the video tour to learn more.
Exciting product news, such as Confluence Questions, were announced during Atlassian Summit 2013, Atlassians big user and partner conference. Confluence Questions expands Confluence by functionalities to build a knowledge base, which allows the user to actively ask for information. During the Summit, we met and interviewed Matt Hodges, Product Marketing Manager for Confluence, and Chris Kiehl, Dev Manager in the Confluence Team. What can Confluence Questions do? How does it differ from Microblogging-Tools such as Yammer, where users can also ask questions? Why is Confluence Questions not available with Confluence for Enterprise customers, but needs to be licensed separately? The following video has answers to these and more questions:
JIRA is Atlassian’s tracking and project management system, recently released in version 6.0. We recommend teams and business that work with other tools, such as ClearQuest, Trac, FogBugz, Mantis, HP Quality Center or Bugzilla, to consider the alternatives, no matter how established an existing system might be. What does JIRA offer, that other tools don’t?