All posts by Martin Seibert

Management, leadership, collaboration, innovation. Book recommendations – part one

Martin Seibert often found himself thinking the books he was listening to as audiobooks could also be helpful for his colleagues or clients. So now he has started a series of blog posts where he provides short reviews of interesting (or not so interesting) books. They receive a stamp of recommendation or are relegated to the trashcan. Here’s part one.

The office notice board – but is anyone taking any notice?!

Are notice boards a thing of the past? Be it for essential company information, employee representative announcements or personal notices for social activities outside of work time, Linchpin intranet takes the capabilities of a physical notice board to a whole new level. Not only does it increase and refine reach but it also allows for a greater degree of personalization and interaction.

Meetings as a last resort: Asynchronous communication with Atlassian Confluence and Jira

While meetings can be useful to come up with new ideas and alternatives, most meetings are very productive at all, and they tend to eat up employee’s valuable time. Here I make a case to reducing meetings to an absolute minimum and cultivating a culture of considerate asynchronous communication instead.

Migration strategies for Confluence, intranets and corporate wikis

Existing intranet and wiki systems in all companies are filled with content. When it comes to launching a new Confluence system or a Confluence-based intranet such as Linchpin, many customers want their existing information to be transferred to the new environment and want a fool-proof and efficient migration strategy.

Is Jira trapped in your IT and development teams? (Part 1)

Technical teams in many companies work happily and successfully with Jira – but software that has a reputation for being a development system is not normally something which the Average Joe can also use for their work. When such a person starts working with Jira for the first time, they may be a little overwhelmed by the depth of the system’s many features and functions. Nevertheless, we and many of our customers use Jira with completely different teams and company departments. The advantages of Jira are not limited to just our technical teams. You can clearly see the advantages that Jira brings to all sorts of teams when you focus on its ability to be transparent, its visualizations and how it inspires collaboration rather than technical integration.

True integration – How Jira, Bitbucket and Bamboo work together

Although this demonstration was from several years go, it is still relevant today. And in fact, Atlassian’s expanded tool suite have only been more tightly integrated! Atlassian’s tools ensure they work well together, achieving a seamless integration of ticket and tracking systems, continuous integration servers and repository management systems.

Back in 2014, we hosted Jens Schumacher, then the group product manager for Atlassian’s development tools in Sydney for a few days. We captured this demonstration where he showed us how Jira, Stash and Bamboo work together – from issues to branches, pull requests and tests, to a successful quality-checked release of a change made to the main code base.

Let’s have a look at how Atlassian’s tools were integrated all those years ago!