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CTXAUG Slides from 20 July 2011 Meetup

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  • 1. @CTXAUG Central Texas Atlassian User Group THIRD MEETING - 20 July 2011 Focus = Confluence CENTRAL TEXAS
  • 2. Agenda REGISTRATION AND MINGLING INTRODUCTION/CALL FOR PRESENTERS SPEAKER: MATT HODGES, ATLASSIAN SPEAKER: TIANI JONES, AMD BREAK BIRDS OF A FEATHER CLOSING
  • 3. Contact Us Twitter @CTXAUG
  • 4. Stay in the Loop Facebook Page http://tinyurl.com/ctxaug-fb (Meetup page is going away!)
  • 5. Thanks to our Sponsor blog.praecipio.com
  • 6. Agenda REGISTRATION AND MINGLING INTRODUCTION/CALL FOR PRESENTERS SPEAKER: MATT HODGES, ATLASSIAN SPEAKER: TIANI JONES, AMD BREAK BIRDS OF A FEATHER CLOSING
  • 7. Video: Matt Hodges http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BYJMdmD4-eE
  • 8. Slides: Tiana Jones
  • 9. Confluence From Silos to Open Collaboration
  • 10. Introduction
    • Name: Tiani Jones
    • Education: Colorado School of Mines
    • Engineering – Electrical Specialty
    • Company: AMD (Previously at EchoStar )
    • Role: Technical Project Manager / Program Manager
    • Other:
      • Atlassian user and enthusiast for 6 years
      • Moved to Austin from Denver 15 days ago
      • Achieved PMP credential 9 days ago
      • Accepted into the PMI Agile Certified Practitioner program 5 days ago
  • 11.
      • Internal wiki (s)
      • SharePoint
      • Shared drives
      • Email
      • Documents saved on local PCs
      • Bill of Materials tool
    • … ... … … Napkins
    HOW IT WAS
  • 12.
      • Started with JIRA
        • Rolled JIRA out to:
          • All Software PMs 
          • All STB engineering
          • Entire Software Test Organization
          • Test teams in Europe 
          • From California to Ukraine
          • Project work housed in JIRA
          • Teams started to become Agile in addition to using one tool
    WHERE WE STARTED
  • 13.
      • Special project created in JIRA for initiating changes or new features to STBs
        • Tracked all engineering design reviews
        • Tracked executive approvals
        • Tracked test procedure development change requirements
        • Customized workflow
        • Multiple document attachments to JIRA issues
          • Documents written and saved locally and uploaded to JIRA issue
          • Engineers would each add their piece and then reattach to JIRA
          • BUT improvement was still needed …
    WHERE WE STARTED
  • 14.
      • Lack of interest in using SharePoint
      • Need for collaborative documentation development
      • Need to relate this documentation to issues in JIRA
      • Need to get the documents attached in JIRA issues out and into a central location providing:
        • Version Control
        • Easy access
        • Easy administration
        • Ability to collaborate and provide instant feedback
    HOW CHANGE BEGAN
  • 15.
      • Imported WIKI to Confluence
      • Acronyms and Terms
      • Set up team global spaces
      • Created project pages spanning Infrastructure/Operations, Software development, and Test
      • Began writing software specifications in Confluence
      • Used Confluence for project meeting minutes
        • Tracked non-development tasks by means of Confluence
      • Piloted company social networking through Confluence
      • Wrote help screen content for internally-developed tools in Confluence
      • … no more napkins
    ENTER ONFLUENCE
  • 16.
      • Engineering Management
      • Set Top Box Software Engineering
      • Satellite Uplink Centers
      • Web Application development teams
      • Software Test Organization
      • Software Program Managers
      • Test Program Managers
      • Testers at global sites
      • Operations teams
      • Tech writers
      • And others …
    WHO USES CONFLUENCE
  • 17.
      • Getting Marketing, Sales, Hardware, and Systems on board
      • JIRA/Confluence Integration
        • Ability to create Stories out of Specs
      • Test tools
      • Test scripts/cases other content
      • Continuous Integration - Bamboo
      • Crucible
      • FishEye
      • JIRA/Jazz Connector by CM Logic
      • Internally-developed plug ins
    NEXT STEPS
  • 18. CONCLUSION Becoming In line with the Atlassian Summit …
  • 19. QUESTIONS?
  • 20. THANK YOU.
  • 21. @CTXAUG Central Texas Atlassian User Group NEXT MEETING: 21 Sept 2011, 6p CENTRAL TEXAS

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