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Sometimes, even with Advanced JQL in a Jira search, the data you need isn’t available without (or is just easier with) an add-on. I recently helped to solve a problem like this for a client and thought I’d share how it was done. Scenario: Client XYZ needed a report that showed a list of the […]

Introduction With its Cloud and server offerings, Atlassian is world famous for making their software easy to stand up, letting you get productive fast. The ease of getting Jira up and running has resulted in many of the 100K+ teams around the world who use Jira to collaborate. At least half of the work we […]

Use Case Many of us use Kanban and Scrum Boards with our Jira projects. The capability to visualize issues and their status simultaneously is very powerful. But did you know this is also possible with Trello? Here’s a use case for you: a team is interested in providing their customers with an overview of their […]

For those of you who attended our Stay SAFe with Jira webinar yesterday, I would like to thank you for your participation. If you weren’t able to make it to the webinar, feel free to watch the recording. Watching the webinar, you may be wondering if the strategies we discussed can be used even if […]

The PI Planning meeting is a hallmark practice for the Scaled Agile Framework (SAFe).  In this 2-day meeting, everyone from development teams, architects, business leadership, and stakeholders meet to align the Agile Release Train (ART) for the upcoming Program Increment (PI).  When done correctly, the benefits can be staggering: as reported in a 2018 SAFe […]

Introduction It has been 11+ years since the 1.0 release of Crowd from Atlassian. Crowd is still around and development seems quite healthy. To this day, many Atlassian administrators I talk to (even long time users) are still not clear if and how Crowd can solve any of their problems. The question is, “Why Crowd […]

Ahoy, mates! It’s your sporadic but emphatic blog writer, Lia Wood! Whenever I am going to sit down and write out a blog post, I try to make sure I am delivering a message, story, or Atlassian advice that our audience will appreciate and absorb. When speaking to potential customers recently, I realized that our […]

We’ve all been there. We’ve outgrown the processes we are familiar with, but we still need to grow. And look, what’s that over there? It’s a newer way to do things that will (on paper) fix all of our problems. So we roll up your sleeves, get trained up and rush headlong into better days. […]

Yes, that’s right, a chicken coop full of hens. Yes, as in bawk, bawk, feathers and eggs. A coop-full at my house is four hens to be exact, five if you count good ol’ Cuddles. Rest her soul. Don’t worry, my cohorts poke fun at me for owning chickens in the middle of suburbia San […]

Every Jira Software project is accompanied by a workflow. If it’s a new project, then you have the generic out of the box workflow. For seasoned projects, you may have realized that the current workflow isn’t very effective. It’s important for team members to have a high level view of how and when they’d like […]