Why You Should Keep Your JIRA Admin Group Small

JIRA Admin group

 JIRA Admin Group By Jo-Anne MacLeod Solutions Architect We often work with clients that have granted JIRA Admin access to a large number of people. Sometimes many of these JIRA Admins are not actually tasked with making sure that JIRA stays running. Other times they are…but with “too many cooks stirring the pot,” they have… read more

Take Your Atlassian Tools from Rogue to Company Sanctioned

Atlassian tools

  Atlassian Tools By Dave Theodore Atlassian Team Manager When companies decide to deploy Microsoft tools such as Exchange or SharePoint, this decision is pretty much always made from on high and then implemented organization-wide. However, for some reason this is often not the way Atlassian tools implementations take place. What we frequently see in the… read more

Using Confluence as a Team Interface

Confluence team interface

  By Sean Jason Byrne Atlassian Team Senior Engineer Atlassian’s Confluence is a great document collaboration application that gives teams one centralized web-based place to organize work, create documents and provide feedback to each other. Unfortunately, many organizations are not making the most of their Confluence investment because they’re just using Confluence as a general… read more

JIRA Workflow Separation of Duties

JIRA Workflow

JIRA Workflow By Logan Hawkes Senior Atlassian Engineer The JIRA Administrator and the Scrum Master were not seeing eye-to-eye. The JIRA Administrator wanted to get some firm rules in place regarding who would be allowed to transition issues between different statuses in the workflow. The Scrum Master was vigorously resisting this effort. “Everything is running… read more

Using JIRA Core for Business Process Automation

Business Process Automation

By Dave Kremer Guest Blogger San Francisco Bay Area Atlassian User Group Leader Atlassian’s JIRA was originally created as a tool to give software developers everything they need to build great software through strong teamwork, from project management to issue tracking. And Atlassian did a fabulous job with this! If you talk to developers, you… read more

Simplifying Atlassian Crowd Security

Atlassian Crowd

By Sean Jason Byrne Atlassian Team Senior Engineer Atlassian sells its Crowd software as a way to centralize identity management for your Atlassian applications. Crowd lets you manage users from multiple directories via a single admin console and control application permissions from one place. It gives you Single Sign On, group permissions, one area from… read more

The JIRA Settings that Can Cause JIRA to Crawl

JIRA settings

JIRA Settings By Logan Hawkes Senior Atlassian Engineer You’ve got a JIRA server running on the perfect environment. It lives on its own ESX server, and it has been allocated a dozen CPUs, 40 GB RAM, a terabyte of lightning-fast fiber-connected SSD storage space, and enough network bandwidth to stream an actual stream. Your authentication is on a remote Active Directory server, your database is… read more

How to Avoid Problems with JIRA Permissions

JIRA Permissions

JIRA Permissions By Sean Jason Byrne Atlassian Team Senior Engineer There are a lot of aspects to Atlassian security. In this post I will focus on JIRA Permission Schemes and Project Roles, and how you can simplify these while still providing your Users with the access they need. Keeping the JIRA security simple will make… read more

The Problem with Sharing JIRA Filters

JIRA filters

 JIRA Filters By Sean Jason Byrne Atlassian Team Senior Engineer One of the popular features in JIRA, Atlassian’s project management and bug tracking software, is the ability to search for JIRA Issues. You can search for Issues using the Basic search. This allows you to simply pick Project or Issue types and a variety of… read more

Things to Consider When Setting Up JIRA Data Center

JIRA data center

JIRA Data Center By Dave Theodore Atlassian Team Manager JIRA, Atlassian’s development tool for Agile teams, is available in the Cloud as well as in two on-prem versions: JIRA Server and JIRA Data Center. JIRA Server is just that—one server that does everything. JIRA Data Center is a multi-server solution designed for both high availability… read more