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Earlier this month, we had the pleasure of taking part in the Atlassian Summit 2019, this time in the one and only Las Vegas Nevada. During the event, we attended many inspiring talks and had great conversations with numerous Atlassians, Atlassian partners, marketplace vendors and customers. In this blog, we aim to share some of the highlights and takeaways we came back home with.
During the various keynotes, Atlassian made some announcements concerning their product roadmaps for the near future. Below is a summary of the product related highlights:
Atlassian is launching a Premium version of Jira and Confluence on its Cloud platform. Both editions will offer 99.9% availability, which will be financially backed with service credits. It will offer 24/7 Premium Support with a 1 hour response time for critical issues and will also include unlimited storage!
Pricing is yet to be announced...
Atlassian announced that they will be rolling out exciting new Data Center Only features and functionalities:
Based on input from customers, key elements of the Portfolio for Jira platform have been radically improved. It has become a lot more simple and intuitive to use. Portfolio 3.0 accommodates to customers' planning and process style and makes it more transparent for all users within their organization.
As part of Atlassian's mission, they are constantly reflecting on the changes taking place in how teams work. These changes have led to the rise of the "Team of Teams" construct. Further, the increased adoption of Jira Software and the increasing autonomy of teams are major influences in this new direction.
With Portfolio 3.0, Atlassian has changed the way Portfolio for Jira operates. It gives its users more control to create a roadmap exactly as they've envisioned it. It allows for plans to evolve as changes occur and the option to share strategy with key stakeholders. Its key features include:
Note: Themes are no longer a feature in Portfolio 3.0. You can use label colouring options to highlight your organization's strategic themes instead.
Atlassian announced a new addition to its product portfolio: Jira Align (formerly known as Agilecraft). This enterprise-grade solution enables an organization and its leaders to tie the work done across the organization to business outcomes, without disrupting the work of agile teams. This product is well suited for large enterprises as it will keep everyone in the organization, from top to bottom, aligned with the core strategy.
This is indeed a welcomed addition to the Atlassian tool suite. We really like how developers can see why a story should be developed, and how it fits in the overall strategy of the organization.
Click here for pricing.
Portfolio for Jira helps multiple teams (or up to a team increment known as a tribe) to get visibility across projects, map dependencies and visualize outcomes. It is an add-on designed to empower a number of teams by providing program management capabilities. It is best suited for a group of teams working on a single instance of Jira. By providing intuitive road mapping and planning capabilities; Portfolio feels like an extension of Jira Software.
Jira Align is most effective for large enterprises that begin scaling agile, as they often use multiple instances of Jira, Jira Service Desk, or other tools that are needed to get visibility across projects to make decisions. Jira Align combines the work happening on technological initiatives across an enterprise into an all-encompassing view that connects strategy, work, and outcomes. Agile teams are able to use their tools of choice, such as Jira or Trello. Jira Align supports a range of scaled agile frameworks and is best suited to scaling agile across the enterprise.
Jira Portfolio is integrated into your Jira instance. Jira Align is deployed outside of your Jira instance because it can connect multiple Jira instances if desired.
Just recently, Axelos released a new version of the ITIL framework. ITIL 4, as it is known, provides an emphasis on the world of business and technology, ranging from how it works today to how it will work in the future with Agile, DevOps and digital transformations. For the first time, the development of the framework was crowdsourced, by over 2,200 IT professionals across many roles and industries! Atlassian and Axelos have published an interesting whitepaper on the subject: A practical guide to ITIL 4 in an age of agile. Download your copy here!
In one of the general sessions, guest speaker Shawn Achor gave a talk that was not related to Atlassian tooling per se but was rather focused on Atlassian's mission to unleash the potential in every team. He shared his views on the power of human social connections. It was a long story, but in short, he discovered that when people actually work well together (effective teamwork), every metric of potential rises, for everyone involved. This was a very inspiring talk, backed up by factual research and rather welcomed in between all the "Atlassian-talk" during Summit. Unfortunately, this session isn't available online (unlike the other talks), so I guess this really was a thing that happened in Vegas, and stayed there.
Following a great number of requests, our very own Atlas CRM app has been launched for both Server and Data Center platforms! If you're not familiar with it, this app allows you to easily link Company and Contact Information to Jira (and Jira Service Desk) issues. This isn't just a custom field, but it displays all the information you're looking for. And best of all, you decide what information you store for companies or contacts. With a single click, you can easily see other related issues per contact, without any context switching.
Not all Cloud features are available in this version. To check out what our app team is currently working on, you can follow their roadmap here.
It's almost here! The Asset Management solution for Jira Cloud! The app is currently in beta, but it is now publicly listed and free for you to try out. Riada is working hard on making most of the on-premise features available for the Cloud version of their app. You can check this page to learn more.
Formerly known as RefinedWiki, Refined has launched a new website and has updated their look and feel across all products. Their vision is that the app shouldn't be your silo. Instead, it should gather information on all of your connected apps and present it in a way that matters: branded, in your look and feel. Refined is making the Atlassian products easier to use for all its users by making content more accessible and findable. Interesting? Have a look at this demo....
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