Karate is a new test framework based on the well-known Cucumber library. It allows you to quickly write meaningful tests for web services using a domain-based language (DSL). Here is an example to help you get started with Karate.
In JIRA, companies manage their projects, epics, user stories and detailed tasks. Requirements are translated into concrete tickets that can be assigned and processed. Dependencies are shown here. Project progress is measured and evaluated with JIRA.
Confluence has also had tasks and tasks lists for several years. On this topic, someone contacted us a while ago on Twitter:
I wonder when you should use Confluence’s task lists instead of JIRA?
The 6th instalment of our Tools4AgileTeams conference in Wiesbaden is on 30 November ad 1 December. The organizational and content preparation has begun, and the ticket sales for the T4AT 2017 are now open! The first-bird rate is currently available for early registrations and you can now secure your participation in the conference at an attractive price.
The 6th instalment of our Tools4AgileTeams conference is already looming on the horizon. It is on 30 November and 1 December, and as usual, in Wiesbaden. We return to the rooms of the IHK Wiesbaden, after having a good experience with them last year.
We’ve also decided on the overarching theme for this year’s conference: Agile Goliath – is this possible?
Confluence and JIRA are definitely great products in their own right. However, there are several great reasons to use them together. Software development teams already using JIRA will benefit from using Confluence as well.
Last year, Facebook started offering a solution for organizations called, Facebook for Work. It then officially started development in October 2016, changing its name to Workplace by Facebook. The question is, though, how much “workplace” is really in Workplace by Facebook? Is it mainly an intranet, or can it even be an alternative to a digital workplace?
In nearly every type of company, there are employees who are on the road often and can’t regularly be in the office. This can include sales representatives, consultants, commercial workers, and more. Individuals who need to be mobile have one thing in common: they’re usually on their own when it comes to staying up to date with company information. And information doesn’t just flow one way. The mobile app for Linchpin intranets helps such employees in real-life situations get necessary information quickly and easily. This can benefit the entire organization in several ways.
For more than a year now, I have been working for //SEIBERT/MEDIA from home at a distance of about 250km. Can agile software development work like this? Can Scrum processes be maintained, despite the distance? Will I fall out of sync with the team? Right now, I can say yes, it does work!
The beginning of the year is often a time when companies and teams plan their product development for the coming months. Project, product, and development managers gather to assess meetings, distribute resources, and commit to roadmaps. To facilitate this, Atlassian developed Portfolio for JIRA, which is now in version 2.2. The new release gives teams the ability to compare initial and current project timelines, select the best roadmap scenario, and determine their velocity.
There are times when even agile teams can’t get around a certain level of planning. But, it can be quite challenging to balance daily tasks within a sprint along with the added pressure of a plan.
Since development teams organize their day-to-day operations in JIRA, Atlassian developed Portfolio for JIRA, which takes planning to a new level. The new plugin helps align product roadmaps with sprint planning, keep track of dependencies, manage team skills, and pose what-if questions.