I help a lot of large organizations set up Jira Software for their teams because they love the agility of Jira Software. The teams all have unique perspectives, capabilities and use tools differently, yet their organizations have one thing in common – they want to preserve agility while reaping the organizational benefits of using a common process. […]

Automation has been one of the decisive innovations of the last 150 years. Starting with devices such as the cotton gin and the steam engine, many processes that once required tons of manual labor were streamlined to be handled by machines in the background. More recently, software has taken automation to an entirely different level. […]

DynamoDB is Amazon’s version of a NoSQL database. Now normally like everyone in the Amazon web space you have to develop your application remotely… and every developer knows that developing remotely is a huge pain. Not only do you have to worry about network and speed issues, you also have to worry about racking up unnecessary costs […]

Several years ago, IT organizations of all stripes were looking for the perfect combo of hardware, software and experienced personnel (e.g., data scientists) that could help them harness the massive quantities of information being gathered by their systems. Big data was one of the most talked-about issues in software development and release. In 2016, big […]

Schedules are a fact of life for everyone, but they’re especially strict within the business realm. For software development teams in particular, plans deal out specific dates to turn in deliverables and guide on what tasks are supposed to be done within that timeframe. Under waterfall testing, the entire program would be released by the […]

The barriers that once existed between teams under waterfall processes have been effectively mitigated with the rise of agile software development and its subsets. DevOps is one offshoot in particular that brings together development and operations groups to collaborate and push out deliverables quickly. However, getting DevOps to work is much easier said than done. […]

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That’s right, folks… Confluence pricing is going up! With the last few releases of Confluence, there have been immense updates in dashboards, audit logs, notifications and Team Calendars. There is a rhyme and reason to this change, and it’s important to understand how it affects you and your organization. Don’t worry, this increase doesn’t break the […]