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Innovation Ain't Easy: Lessons Learned from 8 years in the Trenches at Atlassian

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  • 1. Innovation ain’t Easy: LESSONS LEARNT FROM 8 YEARS IN THE TRENCHES AT ATLASSIAN NICK MENERE • JIRA DEV MANAGER • ATLASSIAN • @GOODNICK
  • 2. 2005 - 20% Time Experiment
  • 3. “ We’ll be completely honest – so that others can learn from our experiences ” MIKE CANNON-BROOKES, ATLASSIAN, 2005
  • 4. The Early Years • No Roadmaps • No Managers • Product Managers? • No Worries!
  • 5. Fedex ShipIt
  • 6. 2005 - The First Fedex • Few Rules • 10 Developers • No Competition • 1 Day • Lots of Pizza • Just Show Off
  • 7. The Evolution of ShipIt • Quarterly • Game On! • Teams & Finals • 2 Days • More than just Developers • Delivery Focus?
  • 8. Idea Generation
  • 9. ShipIt Successes • Elastic Bamboo • Side By Side Diffs in FishEye • Task List Macro in Confluence • ViewPort
  • 10. Zero Failures!!
  • 11. “ To have a great idea, have lots of them. ” THOMAS A. EDISON
  • 12. 20%
  • 13. What is 20% • Crowd Sourced Ideas • A Motivator • A Marketing Tool • An Investment
  • 14. Different Teams / Different Models • A day a week • Innovation Weeks • Bootcamp • Incubator • How much time do we really take?
  • 15. Don’t call it 20%!
  • 16. 20% Successes • Unicorn Platform • JIRA 4.3 - 50% of Release Notes • JQL Auto-complete • Raphaël • 100s of others
  • 17. Failing at 20%
  • 18. “ “ “ “ “ Google’s “20% time,” is now as good as dead ” QUARTZ Google 'kills' perk that gave users Gmail, Gtalk ” The Times of India Google cuts back on 20% me-time: Can innovation be the work of one department? ” Smart Company Is this the beginning of the end of Google’s golden age of innovation? ” Investor Place Google plants seeds for its innovation destruction Smart Planet ”
  • 19. “ Our roadmap is too full. EVERY MANAGER ”
  • 20. “ We can’t trust developers with a percentage of our roadmap? EVERY BUSINESS OWNER ”
  • 21. “ We don’t want devs hacking, we want them coding. EVERY DEV MANAGER ”
  • 22. “ Is it worth it? EVERY STAKEHOLDER ”
  • 23. Thank you! NICK MENERE • JIRA DEV MANAGER • ATLASSIAN • @GOODNICK
  • 24. Rate this Talk From the Trenches with the Newest Atlassian Product Text code below to 22333 or visit http://bit.ly/14T3J5O MEH = 3J NO T BA D = 3K P R ET T Y GO O D = 3L A WES O ME = 3M To join this session, send text 136888 to