Have you ever noticed how hard it is to quickly identify all Jira projects using a specific issue type? I, for one, have found myself asking this basic question many times, whether I am in need of the data for myself or am collecting it for a client. Whether you look at the list of […]

As mentioned in The Beginning, the Atlassian setup that was inherited started out as 1 team’s answer to a problem. As such, the infrastructure too was built for 1 teams answer. This included servers for Jira, Confluence, Crowd, and Bamboo / Fisheye / Crucible on a shared server. By the time my team became owners, […]

I have been using Jira since 2004, I know the ins-and-outs and feel like it’s the hammer I can hit any problem with!  Suffice it to say that my love for Jira runs deep. When Atlassian announced Trello was joining the family, my initial reaction was…Why? Jira can already do everything Trello does, and it […]

Close your eyes for a minute and imagine the administrative nightmare of a Jira Server instance with 936 projects, 1 million+ issues and 5000K users. Now what if I told you that instance was managed by 1 full time employee with a part time assistant with SLAs for requests at no more than 24 hours? […]

I’ve recently picked up the already saturated market of flipping houses. While I enjoy getting my hands dirty tearing down walls, installing flooring, and building decks, I immediately realized that my small collection of standard American household hand tools weren’t going to cut it. For instance, whacking nails with a hammer vs. using a Bostitch […]

One piece of advice I give to organizations using Atlassian products is to have a Jira Guild in place. Wondering why? Well, we often do employ great Atlassian administrators… but we don’t always have the correct answer for every situation. Our products and processes can be complex, from the way they are implemented to the […]

In my last blog, I shared my experience with Jira next-gen, trying to be as objective about the experience as possible. If you are working in Jira cloud, you are most likely aware that there are constant changes in Classic Jira and Confluence. It is no different in Jira next-gen. From the point of coming […]

Have you been wondering what Jira next-gen is? …have you taken the time to take a closer look yet? While I have heard “don’t even…”, and “You’re grounded if you even touch that…” I couldn’t resist looking and trying. I took a deep breath and clicked ‘create’ before someone took the mouse away from me. […]

To be, or not to be, that is the question: Whether ’tis nobler in the mind to suffer The pains of heartlessly initiated help solicitations by email Which cause relentless conversations tween agent and reporter ‘Cause of outrageously scant information, Or to take arms against email intake And by opposing end them. To die—to sleep, […]

So your first introduction to Atlassian was the Server versions of Jira and Confluence. As an organization, you installed them, administered them, and watched them grow to meet your needs. Over time, you may find yourself wondering if Server is the right model for your organization. Would moving to the Cloud version be a good […]