DevOps Practices: 3 Point Health Checklist for Asset Management, CI/CD & Monitoring

Sep 16, 2019 12:09:49 PM / by Ken Fritz posted in DevOps, Atlassian, CI/CD, CI, CD, Monitoring, Asset Management


DevOps is unique for each organization but the 3 key areas that are common to almost all DevOps methods are asset management, CI/CD and monitoring.  Below you will find a 3 Point Health Checklist for DevOps practices complied from our years in working in multiple industries/sectors including healthcare, finance, and more!

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Top 5 Atlassian and ALM Pain Points and How to get the value you hoped for!

Sep 16, 2019 11:58:51 AM / by Ken Fritz posted in DevOps, JIRA, Atlassian


So you’ve got the Atlassian Suite up and running.  Jira, Confluence, and maybe some other products too, like Bitbucket and Bamboo.  Life is great!

Or is it?

Unfortunately, we often hear from customers that their Agile Lifecycle Management (ALM) suite hasn’t turned out to be the utopia they expected when they first installed it.  This isn’t a problem limited solely to Atlassian products, of course - others, such as Version One and Rally can also prove troublesome to organizations. But today, we’ll talk about some of the problems commonly found with the Atlassian suite of products, and how we address them.

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How to Make Your Scrum Master Happy Using JIRA Integrations

Aug 3, 2016 11:15:59 AM / by Paul Friedman posted in Agile, JIRA, Scrum, GitHub, Continuous Integration, Atlassian, Jenkins


Have you ever had your scrum master ask you, "what is going on with that story?"  As somebody that has assumed virtually every role possible on an Agile team over the course of my career, I can assure you that I have heard it many times, and I'm sure you have too.  Certainly there are many ways to answer this question, but in my opinion, the best way is to make it possible for your scrum master to find the answer for themselves, using the teams primary tool, JIRA.  In this article, I explain how you can make your scrum master happy by configuring your developer's primary tools, Jira, GitHub, and Jenkins to play nicely together and update JIRA stories with all of the information that your scrum master wants to see.  So let's get started.

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Getting Started with JIRA Portfolio 2.0

Jul 11, 2016 7:10:02 AM / by Ashley Hope posted in JIRA, Portfolio, Atlassian, Modernized Technology, Software Delivery, Agile Software Delivery, JIRA Portfolio

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JIRA Portfolio is a powerful tool which provides an easy way to manage one or more teams' backlogs and schedule work for months at a time. Portfolio for JIRA 2.0, which was just recently released, brings many useful changes including an easy startup wizard to create a new plan, powerful forecasting tools, and a much tighter integration with your JIRA Boards. Learning to use Portfolio 2 could be a challenge for both experienced Portfolio users as well as JIRA users thinking of trying Portfolio for the first time. Either way, this guide will walk you through setting up and getting started with Portfolio 2.

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Getting Started with Zephyr for JIRA in 5 Easy Steps

Jun 9, 2016 3:50:51 PM / by Jack Ozment posted in JIRA, Agile Testing, Scrum, Zephyr, Test Management, Atlassian, Modernized Technology

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The lack of built-in test support for JIRA can feel like a strange omission. Luckily, there are multiple JIRA plugins that add testing support to JIRA, the most popular of which is Zephyr. However, JIRA and Zephyr are extremely flexible tools, and getting their full value requires a team understanding of testing practice, and integrating those practices into JIRA.

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