“Double Whammy” is defined as a “two-fold blow or set back”. The first “whammy” is that according to McKinsey, only 5% of executives understand that for high performing teams, collaboration and dev ops tools, are the number one contributor to achieving a 5 fold revenue improvement…
Blended Perspectives is proud to be a platinum sponsor of the upcoming BAtimes & PMtimes virtual conference happening on May 26th and 27th. BAtimes and PMtimes are great resource providers for Project Managers and Business Analysts, so we are excited to support this event and attach our name to it.
On May 6th and 7th, Blended Perspectives hosted a virtual booth at the popular StarEast Testing Conference. We had a great time, and are grateful to everyone who stopped by to check it out and especially to the over 100 people who filled out our survey questions on the use of Jira in their testing processes.
A few days ago, our Co-CEO Miles Faulkner hosted a webinar entitled “Real Time PPM”, and it was our best-attended webinar ever. During the presentation, we asked the attendees several questions to get a better feel for the audiences’ makeup and particular needs and interests, and below are some of the results.
If you are interested to explore the latest solutions, technologies, and tools in testing come join us and check out our virtual booth on May 6-7, 2020.
Atlassian’s Confluence is used every day by millions of people in organizations of all sizes worldwide. The bigger your team or more chaotic the times the more you need to make new connections, communicate clearly and drive change. An intranet is powerful tool in Atlassian’s arsenal.
BP understands that a part of the migration challenge is not just moving the core Atlassian apps but also working with third-party vendors where needed to ensure a smooth migration. We have extensive relationships and even in some cases custom pre-built APIs.
We’re ready to help speed your pathway with our Cloud Agile Migration approach (CLAM). More to come!
Its been a crazy week with Atlassian’s Summit and some very interesting acquisitions. Tempo’s acquisition of Prime Timesheets makes them now the undisputed king of the hill in this category.
As Atlassian focuses on cloud and performance at scale on Data Center – how you leverage 3rd party apps is going to make a huge difference in terms of your Atlassian ROI. We’re here to help you achieve that ROI, today and tomorrow.
Free webinar PMXPO 2020! Mark your calendar for a great virtual conference. If you are interested in breaking free from spreadsheets, MS Project and into a real time PPM solution come join us and check out our virtual booth.
About 10 days ago, (Mar 2nd) Senior Management at Blended Perspectives shifted the company to a remote-work model as a temporary response to the rapidly developing situation regarding COVID-19. As many other companies around the world make similar decisions, we want to assure everyone that this...
When managing something as complex as an organization’s internal knowledge base, effectively linking related pages and content is crucial for many reasons. Links make it easier for new employees to find what they need to hit the ground running, helps Confluence’s search algorithm, and make general content maintenance easier.
Jira Service Desk (JSD) and ServiceNow combined account for over 50% of the $4.1B ITSM market, with 10+ other companies competing for the other half. So, with that in mind, we think the appropriate question to ask is: is ITSM becoming a two-horse race? We certainly think so.
Will you be in Calgary on February 20th? If so, come to the Atlassian Group Meetup, we want to meet you!
Forrester has released their 2019 “Wave” graph for enterprise software management tools showing that as well as having a sizable market-share, Atlassian’s Jira Service Desk leads the pack in strategic vision.
Join other Canadian business leaders like yourself and explore ways your teams can better adapt to accelerating change, increasing complexity, and drive results.
We at Blended Perspectives are heartbroken by the ongoing devastation caused by the wildfires that are raging across Australia. Australia is a place that is incredibly close to our hearts at Blended Perspectives.
ITIL v4 has shifted its thinking to incorporate the whole value chain, it’s now all about flow. So you may be wondering, how relevant will traditional magic quadrants be moving forward?
Webinar – October 17, 2019 01:00 pm – It’s been nearly a year since we first started collecting Market place data and we wanted to celebrate by providing a report on the state of the planning category for Jira apps.
Atlassian is increasing the price of their product offerings to allow the continued investment in building a platform across each of their product lines that provide the scale, reliability, security, and robust product capabilities you’ve come to expect from Atlassian.
This morning, a critical severity security vulnerability advisory was issued detailing susceptibilities in Confluence Server and Data Center versions. – August 2019 Confluence Server advisory – Local File Disclosure Vulnerability – CVE-2019-3394
Experience Counts – Migration is one of our day-to-day jobs, and we experience dealing with unexpected technical and functional challenges. Let us help you avoid those
We just came across this Gartner report which is called Peer Insights. If you believe in good research and you believe in good user reviews – the battle between Service Now and JSD (Jira Service Desk) is all but over.
The best things in life are free (at least for a while)! The top ten fast moving free Atlassian Marketplace Apps.
In the Atlassian Marketplace there are thousands of apps available – sorting through it all can be almost impossible. Where are the hidden diamonds? Our Marketplace Analytic Service can sort through and analyse all this information to give you a very thorough understanding of what’s hot and what’s not.
The latest developments in server products were presented in the session Product Keynote: Server and Data Center.
This is an interesting talk on the top ten Atlassian Marketplace Apps. Our own Miles presented just before Atlassian Summit in Las Vegas during a knowledge share session; courtesy of //SEIBERT/MEDIA.
An excellent review of Opsgenie features was provided to show case how OpsGenie empowers DevOps Teams to plan for service disruptions and stay in control during incidents.
Holy Guacamole! 1 + 1 = 3 Atlassian Jira Align (AgileCraft) is by far the market leader in the Enterprise Agile Planning Tool Space
Holy Guacamole! This is big news about Atlassian’s latest acquisition. Atlassian, prior to the acquisition was already a “challenger”. Now with the AgileCraft acquisition – they are are surely King of the Hill!
Blended Perspectives contributed to success of our client, Equitable bank, and the improvement of the build performance by 500% with Atlassian Cloud tools design and implementation.
The Marketplace is a vibrant, low cost, magical place for new functionalities that leverages your Atlassian investment – congratulations to the top ten applications!
Blended Perspectives is sponsor for the Annual PreSummit 2019 event, organized by the New York Atlassian User Group
As a Gold Sponsor of the Atlassian Summit 2019 (April 9-11, Las Vegas), we are proud to also sponsor the annual PreSummit event organized Monday, March 25th by the New York Atlassian User Group.
Archana Rao, Chief Information Officer for Atlassian, proposes a new approach to analyze and improve IT team’s performance covering eight areas structured in a similar framework.
Get your free ticket to itSMF – GTA – Connecting the Disconnected Enterprise
Atlassian has over 140,000 customers and that couldn’t happen without the help of a vibrant marketplace of 3rd party App vendors. In fact, there are over 2000 third party apps in the Atlassian Marketplace.
The long awaited v8 for Jira has now been released – here are the key takeaways and its all about performance… read more…
Appfire named us 2018 Red Hot Reseller Award Winner for being one of the top 5% partner as year-over-year growth and outstanding sales volume. We appreciate the recognition given and we’ll keep re-connecting the disconnected organizations.
Seems as though an extremely competitive environment doesn’t rule out the idea that happy teams managed by excellent managers perform better. It seems to me though that a common theme among the younger, more successful managers – is that in the face of intense stress, they seem to find a way to be happy. And happy is infectious.
3rd party app selection should be strategic, selective, tested and deployed all as quickly as possible to ensure that your teams are able to leverage the power of the Atlassian toolkit. Naturally we can help you with your journey.
The answer isn’t to find a way to integrate a Salesforce or a Smartspring with our planning – it’s simply to do CRM in Jira! Jira has all the tools and add-ons needed to connect the organization rather than disconnect it.
Finally, it is our experience that the successful adoption of Atlassian tools goes hand in hand with a well thought out and liberal use of 3rd arty apps. We encourage clients to acquire apps and to really get the most out of their Atlassian investment.
If you are looking for an independent, objective assessment of the apps you have today and those that you are considering please give us a call!
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You can continue to benefit from the existing license model: Atlassian allows you to create a renewal quote at the current pricing before the October 12th 2018, after which the quote can be valid for about 90 days!
Forrester has finally acknowledged that Atlassian is a strong player in the Enterprise Service Management space, Gartner no doubt will be soon to follow.
Up to this point I happily used Jira for early list curation and grooming and Jira along with Better Excel to make my list for film selection day but for the final output I was very resistant to changing my approach.
I really do love planning things – however thanks to this blog series I was forced to not procrastinate by waiting until the morning of my TIFF package selection window to make my picks.
Every year in the last few weeks before TIFF starts, I struggle with staying on top of the press releases and trailers while doing my day job and making sure that everything I need to do at work is sorted before I take a week off to watch movies.
Well this year, thanks to joining the team here at Blended Perspectives, I have a way to:
The Denver AUG Webinar helps you with Planning for all Teams.
The slippery slope of scripting At Blended Perspectives, we frequently see scripting capabilities added to Jira, Confluence, and Bitbucket. While in Confluence and Bitbucket the extent of what is possible to do with scripting is limited, in the case of Jira, scripting provides...
We live in a services-first world and IT sits right at the center of this transformation. High-performing IT teams align with the business, embrace agile and automation, and drive digital transformation. Today’s customers want flawless service, fast.
In our last planning blog, we talked about why Waterfall is better in Jira. In this post, we’re going to discuss the issues facing many organizations that suffer from fragmented planning systems. Remember that good old triple constraint? It’s still very relevant to project management. The prevalence of Agile hasn’t changed this challenge.
You may be unaware but it is likely that you and your team partake in some Agile practices every single day. The latest department to take note? Human Resources!
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