What you should be using your Jira Epics for

It’s easy to use Agile Epics for the wrong purposes. Knowing what Epics should be used for will help you avoid pitfalls when using Epics.

What is the best way to mark issues as cancelled?

I’m frequently asked the question: If a team wants to maintain stories that are deemed unnecessary, what is the best way to show these in Jira versus having a status of “cancelled”. Recommendation My view is to move issues to a Done status (any status with a Status Category of “Done”) and update the resolution […]

Jira’s Pre-configured Workflows vs. the Definition of Done

I frequently get asked: What’s the difference between resolved and complete? Why do I have more than one version of “Done”? On my workflows (when I’m running a team) I usually remove the Resolved status. I prefer to make sure the resolution field options are appropriate and use workflow transitions that go to a single […]

What happens in Vegas…

…we bring home with us. Wait! What? That’s not right! Okay, maybe not everything. I’m just talking about what happened during the day at HDI 2018… after hours are off limits. Speaking of HDI, did you get a chance to stop by the Atlassian booth and talk to Thad West, Danny Riley and JoJo Salazar […]

Why reinvent the wheel?

Everyone is familiar with the saying, “why reinvent the wheel?” We use this whenever someone is putting a great deal of effort into solving a problem that already has an optimal solution. We know it is wrong to waste effort this way. So why are so many IT teams okay with reinventing the wheel when […]

Atlassian at GDC?

The 2018 GDC (Game Developers Conference) was held in San Francisco the week of March 19th. When most people think of gaming, the first things that come to mind are the hottest new games like Fortnite, big-name game development companies such as Blizzard Entertainment, streaming services like Twitch and gaming hardware manufactures like Razer. What […]

5 reasons why your Confluence users need mobile

This is a guest post from Martin Seibert at Seibert Media. Atlassian has released version 6.8 of Confluence Server which includes a free mobile app. As a Linchpin Partner we also offer the more tried-and-tested mobile solution with additional useful features – Linchpin Mobile. Time to see why your employees need mobile access! 1. Knowledge […]

Removing DevOps friction from game development

Game development is a perfect example of the DevOps model for software lifecycles. When done properly, game development is in a perpetual cycle of building, releasing, supporting and updating. All parts of the development, operations and QA groups must be involved for a game to remain successful. In general, game developers are a creative group, […]

DevOps Grand Slam

Do you like baseball? Do you like learning about DevOps? Did you join Isos Technology for a day of DevOps and Baseball on March 16th? If you did, we would like to thank you for coming out and making the event successful. We hope you enjoyed yourself and took away valuable DevOps information from the […]

Isos and ChickTech

Isos Technology has been named one of the Best Places to Work by the Phoenix Business Journal for three years in a row. Though buzzwords such as “culture” and “work-life- balance” quickly lose their meaning through overuse, we recognize these concepts when we see them in action. What so many people see at Isos, what […]