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Agile and Atlassian

Expium–the Atlassian division of Oasis Digital— is deeply experienced working with JIRA in a variety environments. Our customers run the whole gamut, from pure software dev shops to government agencies simply using it as a project management tool. Because we see such a broad spectrum of implementations we are able to see some trends forming […]

Will Atlassian Be Recognizable in 2016?

A fork in the road infers a decision point in ones life.

As the largest purveyor of JIRA classes outside of Atlassian, we are as keen as anyone on their plans for the future after the round of press releases and articles related to JIRA, Atlassian’s value, and a possible IPO. The news and reporting around Atlassian of late has been pretty intense, confusing, and possibly alarming. […]

Why We Teach Workshops

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At Oasis Digital our core business is to build custom software that helps our customers thrive. Everyone that works here has a technical degree and solves challenging technical problems every day. Our team creates solutions for complex customer needs, and is constantly improving our technology stack to do this more effectively. So what is Oasis […]

The Cobbler’s Kids

Image is from Life Magazine, 1946: It is a photo of an orphan with his first pair of new shoes.

The old saying about the cobbler’s kids that have no shoes is as true in concept now as it was a millenia ago. At Oasis Digital, where we find great solutions to increase the success of our customers, we have been so focused on those projects that we find ourselves lacking our marketing shoes. Our […]

Iterative Thinking is a Lifestyle

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A student in a recent JIRA Boot Camp commented on how I described agile processes differently than a consultant her company had brought in. She noted that what I described seemed to make more sense. This got me thinking about those differences, why our approaches were different, and why it should matter. I read a […]

JIRA: A Fluid Interface

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Strategies for successfully traversing the ever shifting Atlassian UI Atlassian’s JIRA is a fascinating platform for me to use, teach about, and study. I have been working with computers since I was a child in the 80’s. My parents did not buy an Atari game machine when they were popular, we bought an Atari 400 […]