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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 […]

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 […]

This post is a collaborative effort between Bob Wen and Tracy Walton. When undergoing a SAFe transformation, many organizations start with the familiar. This may include adapting tools currently in use, such as Jira. Jira is flexible to take on the changes from SAFe, but does require some additions. Let’s take a look at what changes […]

We’ve talked about using Jira to implement the Scaled Agile Framework or SAFe before.  On those occasions, when looking at the framework we’ve narrowed the focus to the Agile Release Train (ART) and the teams, commonly known as the Program level of SAFe.  But what happens if you’re a business stakeholder looking to see when […]

We all hate price increases, but we all love sandwiches. Let’s deliver the former via the later. “All of humankind has one thing on common. The sandwich. I believe that all anyone really wants in this life is to sit in peace and eat a sandwich.” – Liz Lemon, 30 Rock The ole Sandwich Technique… […]

There are many ways to plan, and there are lots of tools to help you plan. Planning with project data in Jira is always an interesting area as Jira, without any add-ons, focuses on enabling a small team’s ability to plan. Out of the box, Jira is not very good at dealing with cross-team and […]

I’ve been excited about the new 2.0 version of Portfolio for Jira ever since I learned about the objectives of the release at Atlassian Summit. Last week I discovered that I’ve been using it for a few months now through the Live Plans beta. It’s actually really easy to activate the Live Plans lab release… […]

Portfolio for Jira (formerly Jira Portfolio) is a powerful, and highly attractive add-on for Jira. Portfolio provides strategic planning capability to Jira. This is a huge development in the Atlassian community. For many years product developers and managers have had to maintain strategic plans and product roadmaps outside of Atlassian’s tools. With the new release […]

Last week at Atlassian Summit was a blur… but a very productive one. I posted my objectives for the summit before I left, so how did I do? Well let me tell you! I said I wanted to meet the folks I work with remotely, and I did that for sure. I had a wonderful […]

I have made it pretty clear to those who have cared to ask, Billy Joel is my dude. His brilliant lyrics, incredible talent with piano keys, and over all “cool” style have been my go to music since I was little girl. I can listen to his music and can find a song that relates […]