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A tail of three and a bit Ambassadors

A tail of three and a bit Ambassadors



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  • Ambassadors go forth A tail of three and a bit Ambassadors ...and the new features of Confluence 4 and JIRA 4.4
  • Three Amigos BenHelen OlleValerie Sam
  • Where have we come from? Developing Blogging Tweeting Team leading Conferencing Coaching Community Training User groups Video interviews
  • Mission Impossible Get the world hooked on Atlassian... ...without selling anyone anything...
  • So how do we do this???
  • Our not so secret weapons...
  • Managing the ambassadors... Daily task list Weekly reports 90 day goals Events planning Meetings... and more meetings.. Avoid drowning in email.. Expediting and dealing with issues...
  • Could be very boring...
  • Use the power of JIRA... Luke
  • May the JIRA be with you... Ambassador project Simplified issue type to Task Enabled Greenhopper plugin - shipped with JIRA by default from now on
  • JIRA 4.x has become easier... Improved overview Easier install Well managed updates Unified overview Simple editing of issues Autocomplete JIRA queries Visual Workflow designer Greenhopper bundled
  • JIRA admin unified overview
  • K.I.S.S. Use simplest workflow possible Only create issue types you need Use labels to help you find issues - common labels could become issue types ...
  • Our workflow does what?? See what your BOfH has done to your workflow “Can we make a quick change to our project?” “Sorry, Dave did that workflow... I dont know what it does... He is not back until next week!” Visual workflow editor to the rescue !!
  • Workflow editor saves the day...
  • JIRA queries now not so scary...
  • Easier searching and reporting Type in what you want JIRA suggests the right things you want Save your query... … use those in Confluence
  • Report on specific week Type with help from auto-complete:project = AMBASSADORS AND assignee = jstevenson AND fixVersion = "Week 31" ORDER BY priority DESC Press the search button! Get URL for XML feed: xml/temp/SearchRequest.xml?jqlQuery=project+ %3D+AMBASSADORS+AND+assignee+ %3D+jstevenson+AND+fixVersion+%3D+ %22Week+31%22+ORDER+BY+priority+DESC&tempMax=100
  • Some feel JIRA is still fiddly... Too many fields Lots of irrelevant information Not sure what to fill in... Not a great user experience!
  • New way to edit an issue Simplified issue editing form Drag and drop to customise your own form Only add what’s important Raise issues quickly...
  • Editing an issue is simple...
  • Greenhopper is even easier...
  • Greenhopper for daily task list Picture of greenhopper wallboard as appetiser...
  • Even Darth uses Greenhopper
  • If you still think JIRA andGreenhopper is too much... …show your issues in Confluence
  • JIRA New features demo
  • Confluence 4
  • Communicate with confidence Communicate with Confluence Ambassadors have their own space Everyone has free run (except for deleting the whole space !!) Audit trail keeps people honest Really drives collaboration
  • Telling people who I am My Confluence home page Contact details / my location Recent documents / edits Planning activities
  • Making daily stand-ups more fun Talk about things we are learning Help each other priorities Identify dependant activities Talk to each other as human beings...
  • Boring status meetings......just say no
  • JIRA Issues gadget for Confluence Show any list of issues you can in JIRA Uses a XML source URL easy to use...
  • Work in progress
  • What I did last week...
  • Report on specific week Type in:project = AMBASSADORS AND assignee = jstevenson AND fixVersion = "Week 31" ORDER BY priority DESC Press the magic button! Get URL for XML feed: xml/temp/SearchRequest.xml?jqlQuery=project+ %3D+AMBASSADORS+AND+assignee+ %3D+jstevenson+AND+fixVersion+%3D+ %22Week+31%22+ORDER+BY+priority+DESC&tempMax=100
  • Confluence for 90 day goals Simple to create tables Emoticons to make goal status easy to see Could also use status field Simple to understand for a wider audience
  • Wiki Markup is dead, long live Wiki Markup Seperate Wiki markup editor is deceasedWiki markup is still alive and kicking and better than ever
  • New editor in town
  • Confluence editor demo
  • Team Calendars People related events - Holidays (yay!) Events – lets get planning JIRA tickets – oh, we are launching today, yay ! Sync with Google (iCal) Calendars
  • Team calendar demo
  • More new stuff in Confluence 4 Context sensitive menus Table editor toolbar Embedded powerpoint presentations Macro browser Macro keyboard shortcuts Status Macro
  • The big picture Using JIRA project dashboard for overview Thinking of usuing JIRA wallboard plugin
  • Back to dogfood-ing... Raising issues with Confluence “Give Feedback” button Bonfire Raise issues quickly in JIRA
  • Bonfire
  • Whats next for the Ambassadors Customer interviews / case studies Online promotion, blogging, tweeting Conferencing and community events University outreach – bridging the skills gap Atlassian user groups
  • A small tour around Europe !!
  • UK Atlassian user groups Bath / Bristol group starting soon Possible Reading group London kick-off planned Looking for willing customers to run groups Your user group needs you!
  • Taking beer to the community
  • … and cool T-Shirts
  • JIRA 4.4.x Easy admin, workflow editor, simple issue form, easy upgrade,Confluence Powerful new editor, team calendars, gadgets, Email mentionsAtlassian user groups need youAmbassadors marching all over Europe #LondonAPE
  • Thank you For everything else there is GoAtlassian YouTube channel
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