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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 […]

When Atlassian unveiled their toolset in 2002, they had software developers in mind, first and foremost. Their belief was that the flexibility and visibility these revolutionary new tools offered would enable development teams to collaborate better and speed project resolution times.  Over the years, more and more business teams have adopted the Atlassian toolset to […]

Creating a complete cycle of continuous integration can make or break a software team’s efficiency. A team has to leverage several components to fully utilize the autonomy of CI. The team’s commitment to properly configuring, maintaining, and optimizing this process will be the determining factor of success. Let’s talk about some of these integral components […]

In a hurry? It turns out that creating a Jira issue can be done directly via a single HTML link. Never thought of that before? Same. Think that’s super cool? Same! In this blog, I’ll quickly show you how to construct a URL to share with those who want to make Jira issues in a hurry. […]

While troubleshooting ranking error messages showing within the Jira UI, a collegaue and I came across approximately 1,800 FIELD_IDS within the LexoRank table having a negative integer out to 15 places. These immediately looked out of place considering every other FIELD_ID within the table carried a positive integer and wasn’t nearly as lengthy. We hypothesized […]

Intro Have you ever wanted to run Jira, Confluence or other Atlassian products in a jiffy so that you can test something without affecting your existing environments? This blog will give you the kickstart you need to get going. You should be ready to execute a few terminal commands and have a little sense of […]

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 three years that were Jira 7 Now that Jira 8 has been out for a few months (and the enterprise version of Jira is currently pegged at 7.13.X), it is a good time to take inventory of my favorite features introduced in the past 3+ years. Yes, it has been that long. Anyway, the […]