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    CTXAUG Slides from 20 July 2011 Meetup CTXAUG Slides from 20 July 2011 Meetup Presentation Transcript

    • @CTXAUG Central Texas Atlassian User Group THIRD MEETING - 20 July 2011 Focus = Confluence CENTRAL TEXAS
    • Agenda REGISTRATION AND MINGLING INTRODUCTION/CALL FOR PRESENTERS SPEAKER: MATT HODGES, ATLASSIAN SPEAKER: TIANI JONES, AMD BREAK BIRDS OF A FEATHER CLOSING
    • Contact Us Twitter @CTXAUG
    • Stay in the Loop Facebook Page http://tinyurl.com/ctxaug-fb (Meetup page is going away!)
    • Thanks to our Sponsor blog.praecipio.com
    • Agenda REGISTRATION AND MINGLING INTRODUCTION/CALL FOR PRESENTERS SPEAKER: MATT HODGES, ATLASSIAN SPEAKER: TIANI JONES, AMD BREAK BIRDS OF A FEATHER CLOSING
    • Video: Matt Hodges http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BYJMdmD4-eE
    • Slides: Tiana Jones
    • Confluence From Silos to Open Collaboration
    • 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
        • Internal wiki (s)
        • SharePoint
        • Shared drives
        • Email
        • Documents saved on local PCs
        • Bill of Materials tool
      • … ... … … Napkins
      HOW IT WAS
        • 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
        • 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
        • 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
        • 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
        • 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
        • 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
    • CONCLUSION Becoming In line with the Atlassian Summit …
    • QUESTIONS?
    • THANK YOU.
    • @CTXAUG Central Texas Atlassian User Group NEXT MEETING: 21 Sept 2011, 6p CENTRAL TEXAS