In a previous blog, I discussed all the fantastic ways our marketing department utilizes the Atlassian toolset to manage projects, organize documents and enhance collaboration. As I mentioned, Atlassian has long been synonymous with development tools, but many organizations don’t realize that products like Jira and Confluence can be used amongst business teams, as well. Here’s a list of five other business departments […]

As Atlassian consultants, we here at Isos Technology have a lot of visibility into how many large organizations around the world deploy and run Atlassian (and specifically Jira)  applications. As part of that effort we highly recommend, even for internally hosted instances, all web traffic coming in and out of your Atlassian instances be encrypted. […]

Early on in my career I learned that the intention of writing down your goals serves great purpose. I’ve followed this practice for some years now, and I swear by it. I find this to be my biggest piece of advice for friends who are starting new jobs or moving into leadership positions. While writing […]

When using Oracle for Atlassian applications, your sequences should stay up to date in normal operation.  However, if you migrate from another platform you may run into a problem with sequences not being set right. If you are in this position where Jira issues won’t create or you can’t add pages in Confluence, sequences maybe […]

This spring I had the pleasure of setting up Opsgenie for internal use here at Isos. For the unfamiliar, Opsgenie is an alert management system that provides the means for an organization to address notifications generated by tools they already have in place from a centralized platform. For example, if your monitoring system detects a […]

Introduction: I have spilled a lot of virtual ink lately on Bamboo (Atlassian’s on-premise CI/CD solution), specifically regarding implementing “build as code.” To be sure it is a great feature that we here at Isos believe all Bamboo users should consider, both for existing and green-field installations. However the Bamboo product team at Atlassian has […]

Does your team use labels?  Did you know that using labels to categorize pages and spaces gives you the power to: Group related pages that may not be naturally “near” each other without having to duplicate them Make the spaces more intuitive and familiar by associating pages with the same “key concept” phrases and words used […]

I love watching baseball. It’s relaxing, it makes sense (most of the time) and the teams that win are usually talented and resourceful. It occurred to me as I watched my Nationals lose again (when this was written they weren’t doing too well, I’m hoping they’re in a different position when it gets published) that […]

With the announcement of Jira Align, many clients are asking us if there is still a place for Portfolio for Jira.  Our response is a resounding Yes!  Don’t get me wrong, we are very excited about Jira Align and looking forward to getting some of our largest customers started on the Jira Align journey. But […]

Need some Advanced JQL for not counting time over a weekend?  Keep reading… A client recently asked for some advanced JQL magic.  I’ll admit my first thought was something like, “Jira can’t do that”, but in a flash, my next thought was, “Oh, wait – Automation for Jira can probably handle this!”** Scenario: I had […]