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[Success Story] How an Engineering Team at Atlassian Changed Their Physical Board Collaboration Into An Effective (and fun) Virtual One

Online collaboration is on the rise this year. Due to the global pandemic outbreak, more teams had to make a quick shift to remote work and make wise decisions about adopting new tools to support them in daily meetings and activities.

Read on to see how Zakaria Benbakkar and his engineering team at Atlassian, mainly focused on scalability and performance in the cloud, turned their brainstorming sessions, kick-off meetings, and other daily meetings into online collaborative sessions with Whiteboards.

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Planning Poker vs. Relative Methods: Which Agile Estimation Technique is Best for Your Team?

Product managers, project managers, and software developers would agree that estimation is difficult. In fact, many software developers claim that it is one of the most challenging aspects of the job. This article will explain more about what Planning Poker is, how it works, and the advantages and disadvantages of using it. We will also discuss Relative Mode and why teams should consider it as an alternative agile estimation method.

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[Success Story] How Mi9 Retail Moved Their PI Planning to the Remote Setup With Whiteboards for Jira

Due to the pandemic, there has been a massive shift to work from home. According to Gartner, 88% of organizations have encouraged or required their employees to work from home. While companies moved to remote work, they had to continue carrying out their regular activities, like project planning, retrospectives, brainstorming sessions, etc. In order to do so, they needed a convenient way to collaborate online and stay aligned across every sprint planning meeting or simply brainstorm the next big idea.

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Two Spartez companies focusing on different businesses - one of them has been just acquired.

On 27th of October Spartez R&D sp. z o.o. was acquired by Atlassian. Over the course of many years Spartez R&D Sp. z o.o. has become a trusted and indispensable business partner to Atlassian, playing an important role in the evolution of Atlassian’s on-premise and cloud offerings. The acquisition was a natural decision for both parties, securing a great future for both of them.

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