This past spring, I blogged about women in the past who have made contributions to the field of technology. The ambitious, bravery and determination of these women set the stage for women today. I also started a series of interviews will brilliant women who I personally know, who no matter what technology-related field they’re in, are […]

In part two of this tutorial we’ll be going over how we upload the exercise content to Confluence. If you missed the first part, please check it out here. Using the Confluence REST API to create and update pages is fairly simple. The tricky part is knowing how to format the HTML body of the […]

After a recent round of retrospectives with my teams at the end of last quarter, I found myself feeling overwhelmed with gratitude at how much my team had opened up to me. Not only was I able to get to know them better and see our team’s work from new perspectives, but I also discovered […]

In the world of managed services we deal with a variety of client scenarios/situations. In some cases, the client may get “heated” and we have to do our best to mitigate and manage the situations to a favorable outcome. Sometimes these issues can be foreseen, but unfortunately unforeseen situations are unavoidable in our world. Here […]

cu·ri·ous /ˈkyo͝orēəs/ adjective: curious;  • eager to know or learn something.   I have always been a curious person. I love finding out all the things!!  To be curious for me means that I like to investigate all of the options that I have to get my job done in an as efficient way as possible.  It’s […]

Do you struggle with maintaining an appropriate and healthy balance between work and family life? If so, you’re not alone. Whether you’re a single, working parent, a married person with a flourishing career, a student, or a stay-at-home mom or dad (or any combination or variation of these), chances are you find yourself torn between your […]

When it’s time to audit your Jira instance to search for areas of improvement or cleanup, the findings can be unsettling… and even getting to the findings themselves can be a pain. Going through your Jira instance manually, searching for schemes that can be removed or consolidated is not one of the funnest tasks a […]

Looking for a way to report on your Jira issues? Try EazyBI, it provides plenty of different reports to choose from. To mention a few, there’s the Issue Resolution Days Report, Created/Closed Datetime Bar Chart, and Jira Project Roadmap.  You can select from many interactive reports, tables, bar, line, pie, etc. Find more information on […]

Atlassian tools are extremely popular. Jira, the subject of this article, in particular is an invaluable way for teams to organize their work, collaborate on how to get it done and to track it to completion. Jira is incredibly configurable and can quickly become difficult to use or provide noisy reports when its flexibility is […]

The 2 and half years that was been Conflunece 6 Now that Confluence 6.13.X has been out for a few months  it’s a good time to take inventory of my favorite features introduced in the past 2+ years. The list of features and changes is quite substantial, so I’ll be only touching on a few […]