Scaling Business Agility in the Enterprise with SAFe, JIRA Portfolio and JIRA Software

It has been almost 3 years since Sander Brienen wrote the post “Scaling Agile in the Enterprise with SAFe and JIRA Agile ” and had his talk at Atlassian Summit 2013. Sander’s premise to view an organisation in three levels (Portfolio, Program and Teams) and the general approach on how to plan work of his talk and blogpost are still valid. Fortunately the tooling to provide insight and overview has advanced in the past 3 years. Organisations need a new definition of success. Not the biggest organisation wins, but the organisation who gets the best fitting products to the market in the most efficient and effective way. This is a collaborative game!  Continue reading

Seamless development workflow with Git and Atlassian

As Atlassian experts we rely heavily on Atlassian products for our day to day work. Our workflow makes use of Git, Stash, Confluence, JIRA and JIRA Agile, amongst others. It so happens that the folks at Atlassian just recently released a product pack which offers you essentially the same seamless experience. It’s called Git Essentials.

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How to do team management in JIRA

JIRA is used within a great number of teams as an agile issue tracking tool. In bigger companies different scrum teams will use the same tool to manage the company backlog. Program or project management often set up a corporate backlog of issues from which tasks are distributed across the different teams.

But teams are not an entity in Jira. So how should you go about distributing tasks between your different teams in JIRA? This post describes several solutions to that problem that we use ourselves and have seen in the field.

That said, we are very much interested in your solutions, so let us know what they are in the comments below!

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