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JIRA Tickets or Confluence Tasks: What Makes More Sense?

Confluence tasks - An example

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?

Tools4AgileTeams Conference 2017: First-Bird Tickets Are Now Available

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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.

Tools4AgileTeams 2017 Conference: Call for Sessions – Submit Yours Now!

Tools4AgileTeams 2016 Keynote

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?

Workplace by Facebook: Workplace, Social Intranet, or Social Network? (I)

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?

Linchpin Intranet: What the mobile app does for employees on the go

Linchpin Mobile

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.

Portfolio for JIRA: Three New Features for Better Roadmaps

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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.

Five Ways to Effectively Plan with Portfolio for JIRA

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.

Mobile Internet Use is Interactive and Communicative – Intranet Apps Should Be, Too

Linchpin Mobile

For years, mobile internet use has been on the rise. In 2015, over half of all Google searches worldwide originated from mobile devices. Yet another milestone was reached in 2016, as smartphones surpassed other devices in terms of where internet is accessed.

The new Linchpin intranet app fits right into this type of smartphone usage. Though a mobile intranet isn’t a chat application, it should also have social and communication features to provide mobile users with an interactive experience for mobile users.