One of the highlights each year at Atlassian Summit is the keynote which kicks off the second day of the conference. During the keynote, leading Atlassian employees present innovations, new features and future development directions. Here’s our summary of the most important news.
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.
Data loss is something that can be caused by a number of factors – from a bug to simple human error. As such it is important to have appropriate backup concepts in place. In order to deal with data loss quickly and efficiently, //SEIBERT/MEDIA offers enterprises effective backup concepts as part of its operation packages, which can be tailored to their specific requirements. These can include two-stage backups whereby your data is backed up securely and reliably.
Jira is typically regarded as a technical tool. In some companies, this reputation is so widespread that the IT and software teams use the Jira intensively, while other teams avoid it completely. In this two-part article, I’m arguing why it’s worth freeing Jira from this unfair constraint and expanding its use into the company as a whole.
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.
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!
Many businesses choose cloud data warehouse services, like Amazon Redshift, Google BigQuery, etc. to analyze their data, as they offer high scalability and on-demand computing power and are supported by a large number of various data analysis tools. Let’s consider a more specific case when there is a need to analyze company data from a Jira system, and Google BigQuery is selected as a data warehouse for analysis. There can be different ways to solve this scenario – build vs. buy.
Collaboration with partners is an important factor in the continuous development and improvement of our products. Here is a video interview with Brandon Huff from one such partner company, cPrime – a leading Atlassian expert. We talk about our software solution for the implementation of SAFe with Atlassian tools – Agile Hive – its potential from the viewpoint of a US partner, regional differences in scaling agile methods, the importance of comprehensive software integration, among other things.
Now that the era of Hipchat and Stride is at an end, we can reflect upon our transition from these Atlassian solutions to Google Hangouts Chat for group chat and messaging in organizations.
Atlassian Summit is the biggest yearly conference event run by the Australian software company, with customers and partners from all over the world attending. Once again, Barcelona is being a fantastic host city (3-5 September). Here are the highlights from the product keynote.