During the Apollo 11 mission in July 1969, an error message occured. And when things go wrong in such a high-stakes mission, they can go horribly wrong. Astronauts wouldn’t be able to come back to Earth. But thanks to the fact that the ground crew had checklists to work through when the error flashed up, they knew exactly what to do. And that’s why checklists are so important. They make sure you don’t forget anything when the stakes are high.
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Women in Tech Night 2023 – Boehringer Ingelheim – Tips & Tricks
At Boehringer Ingelheim, a cutting-edge research-based pharmaceutical company who are “in the business of saving human and animal lives”, recruit based on their 3G (Geography, Gender, Generation) policy. This means they recruit some top female talent. During our Women in Tech Night (2023), some of these talents gave some great tips for women in the tech field.
Creative Thinking, How to Free up Your Brain’s Idea Generator with Checklists for Atlassian Confluence and Jira
It’s important to not fill your head with too many ideas and things to worry about, because as a Chinese legend teaches us, you can only generate fresh ideas when the “cup” of your brain is not filled to the brim already. Checklists for Confluence and Jira can help in this regard; they make sure you (and your colleagues) don’t need to memorize procedures, but can just check off items on a checklist that can be used again and again.
The Importance of Clear and Concise Communication in Jira and How Awesome Custom Fields Can Help
In 2011, Netflix made quite a mistake with a rebranding, which could have been prevented had they communicated properly. Which brings us to our favorite issue tracking system: Jira. This tool uses custom fields, which can be customized with Awesome Custom Fields to make sure no one ever oversees any important information, improving communication.
Navigating the Maze of Confluence: How Navigation Menus Can Help Your Company
Just like cities and countries, Confluence can be a big place it can be easy to get lost in. Thankfully, Navigation Menus lets you navigate the maze that Confluence can be.
Properties for Confluence – a Lifesaver in Asset Management and Business Organisation
When you talk about running a business, people usually think about talking with exciting clients or creating new ideas and products, but often the more tedious part of running a business is forgotten: asset management. To make this tedious task (much) easier, Properties allows you to keep an automatically-updated overview of all your assets, so you have more time for those clients or coming up with the next must-have product!
Tools4AgileTeams 2022 – Skyguide Experience Report: Establishing SAFe in a Highly Regulated Environment
Most projects allow a degree of flexibility, but some are tightly controlled; imagine working on an ATC system (Air Traffic Control) and introducing new code in a live system. So how can you introduce SAFe in an environment where the slightest mistake can be catastrophic? Find out in this presntation from the Tools4AgileTeams 2022.
Tools4AgileTeams 2022 – Vision under a Spotlight
On 1 and 2 December, the Tools4AgileTeams conference took place. During this event, our speaker Joseph Assaf, consultant at our partner Kegon, explained an intriguing methodology to keep a project on track in times when businesses and teams can get lost in the fine detail of project work, which is known as project drift.
Tools4AgileTeams 2022 – How SAFe is Modernizing Agile Learning
On 1 and 2 December, the Tools4AgileTeams conference took place. During this event, our speaker Deema Dajani, SAFe Fellow and Product Manager at Scaled Agile, talked about how companies can up their training game and how SAFe can help with this training.
“I 🧡 draw.io” #3: Valuable Tips for Better UML Diagrams
The Unified Modeling Language (UML) comprises a wide range of diagrams and is not just used in software development because it looks so pretty; it makes it possible to create completely different diagrams that still draw in everyone related to one and the same project. Our diagramming tool draw.io covers the whole range of UML diagrams. In this blog article, we’ll show you three valuable tips on how your diagrams will keep everyone clear and excited!