Yesterday, December 3rd, Atlassian released Confluence 5.4. The main highlight of this new minor release is better integration with JIRA and JIRA Agile. JIRA, in combination with JIRA Agile and Confluence, now offers you full traceability of your Scrum process.
Your team has a job to do. Your customers expect efficiency and your business depends on it. In comes JIRA Service Desk, a brand new JIRA add-on that combines an intuitive user experience for your customers with powerful SLA support, customizable queues, automated request management, and real-time reporting.
All the productivity and power of JIRA, now in JIRA Service Desk.
Today was the big day for Atlassian Summit 2013 with the opening keynote where all the big announcements were made. Co-founders and co-ceo’s Scott Farquhar and Mike Cannon-Brookes traditionally open the summit and this year they had yet again cool stuff to announce. Here is a brief overview of the all new things announced. More in-depth analysis of all the new stuff is coming over the next couple of days.
Avisi is attending Atlassian Summit in San Francisco this week. A week full of announcements, meeting other add-on vendors and experts and talking to users of the products. It will be an exiting event!
The week started on monday with an experts day where experts were given a preview of the big announcements of today. See keep tuned to see all the cool announcements on this blog later this week. And we wouldn’t be a real technical company if we didn’t try out the new stuff that is coming already.
JIRA 6.0 is a completely new JIRA. The redesigned look and feel brings a whole new user experience to JIRA. It is modern and simple, clearing away the clutter so that you can get your work done faster. It’s also mobile so you can stay connected to your project on the go…
This is just a short blog to draw your attention to the latest edition of Thoughtworks’ Technology Radar.
For those new to it, the radar is Thoughtworks’ quarterly opinion on noteworthy things happening in IT engineering. These are put into four categories (Techniques, Languages & Frameworks, Tools and Platforms) and visually presented in a kind of radar display. Background information and additional explanations can be found on Martin Fowler‘s blog.
It’s quite interesting to watch for new blips, or to see old blips fade or brighten. And I find it pretty cool if a new technology or tool that I’ve just learned about or played with makes it on their radar.
But remember: it’s just Thoughtworks’ opinion… you are allowed to disagree.
Maybe we should attempt to create a radar of our own and then compare. Would be fun!
At Avisi we are using Scrum more and more on our development teams. And just now I ran into this interesting blog post on software inventory. Typical Scrum activities are organizing the backlog or planning a sprint. These are exactly the activities that are dealing with the inventory of a Scrum team. With the new GreenHopper 6, managing your inventory becomes an easy task.