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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 […]

JIRA Case Study: Nested Workflows

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Using custom issue types and multiple nested workflows to bring business management processes into a project without disrupting the core workflow. Last month I had the pleasure of teaching a private JIRA Boot Camp at a national corporation on the East Coast. They had been using JIRA for a while, and had achieved a level […]

Nexus 9, Chromebook Competitor?

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As a longtime Chrome OS user and original ASUS Transformer owner, I was very intrigued when the Nexus 9 and its designed keyboard-case combo were released. I have wished for a smaller, high-resolution Chromebook for some time. This would be very handy when on the run–something Palm figured out in 2007 with the Folio. I […]

JIRA Workflow Design Principles

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Anyone familiar with JIRA understands that jumping into building a workflow without an overall plan can lead to problems. While navigating JIRA’s workflow editing tools, half of your brain is focused on your workflow design, and the other half is dealing with the tools. While I encourage new users to try their hand at the […]