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[Webinar] Planning planning planning! – June 10, 2021

May 17, 2021

It’s been a while since we covered planning but it was one of our most successful webinars. So we’re gonna give you an update.

There have been a lot of developments in the category. The most notable being Jira Work Management. We will be doing a comprehensive review of JWM and it’s role vs. 3rd party planning apps. We have some interesting conclusions which suggest a powerful combination of both JWM and heavy-weight planning apps is the best strategy. We will also cover the latest developments in Jira Align.

Speakers

Miles Faulkner

CEO @Blended Perspectives

Highly experienced and seasoned IT Services and Project Manager, Agile Scrum Master, PMI, and ITIL certified. He is highly conversant with Atlassian products, especially Jira and Confluence.

Miles has a wide experience in both infrastructure and development environments and is responsible for a range of large scale clients and initiatives to radically improve the performance and capability of IT and Business teams. He provides value-added services in best practices for Jira configuration to support software development, ITIL processes as well as project & program management.

Chris Oulahen

Solution Architect @Blended Perspectives

Prior to joining Blended Perspectives, Chris spent 20+ years leading and managing Software Development, IT, and Application Support Teams. Chris has worked with a broad range of companies and has experienced 1st hand the challenges that teams face and how Atlassian products and Atlassian Marketplace applications help address those challenges by fueling collaboration.

Chris is experienced in all forms of SDLC practices, ITIL processes, as well as product and project management practices (certified as a SCRUM Master, SAFe Program Consultant, SAFe Lean Portfolio Manager, as well as doubly certified by Atlassian). Since joining Blended Perspectives, Chris has leveraged his experience to extend the Blended Perspectives’ Synthesis Blueprints.

Jira Align

Jira Align is an Enterprise Agile Planning platform that connects work to product, program, and portfolio management at scale. It connects and brings together all that data together harmoniously so that you can get real-time, fully informed reporting across your organization. It helps you solve your business agility challenges, by connecting strategy to execution and measurement of outcomes. It’s built to help you improve value delivery to customers at every level of the organization, across many programs and portfolios. It’s the only solution on the market that can be configured to support your choice of framework, including custom or hybrid ones. Jira Align takes you beyond real-time visibility into the work and towards true enterprise evolution and transformation.

Jira Align connects your business strategy to technical execution while providing real-time visibility. It allows enterprises to aggregate team-level data and makes all work visible across your enterprise in real-time. All layers of scale are connected, and everyone can get on the same page to determine scope, roadmaps, and dependencies across teams and portfolios. You can easily connect strategic investments with customer value created in order to drive outcomes faster and more reliably.

Jira Work Management

Jira Work Management, a new Jira with intuitive ways of viewing work, immediate time-to-value, and an inherent connection to technical teams for cross-company collaboration.

It enables teams to enjoy all of the rich enterprise capabilities native to the Jira family of products, including shared and structured workflows for cross-org consistency, powerful automation for routine tasks, and advanced privacy controls for keeping information safe. These core functionalities help companies rapidly apply best-practice standards across teams, achieving unparalleled work continuity that is unique to any product or platform in the market today.

Blended Perspectives is an Atlassian Solutions Platinum Partner with experience across various industries and organizations. For over 13 years our certified experts have been providing a full range of services and innovative, cost-effective Agile, Scrum, and Scaled Agile solutions built on Atlassian products – for I.T. and beyond. Our unique, solutions-based offering, is powered by a proprietary set of templates and patterns, tailored to each business practice, process, and complexity, enabling our clients to grow and achieve peak efficiency. We have deep technical skills in all things Atlassian and are also a certified Atlassian Training partner.

Watch our previous webinars:

Webinar: Planning Apps in Atlassian Jira – A Detailed Update

Webinar highlights: Traditional planning is making a comeback in Jira – growth in the last year is well beyond pure Agile – long live the Gantt! Simple Calendar planning and checklists are increasingly popular. The main players – SoftwarePlant, Tempo and Atlassian – own close to 50% of the market between them.

Issue Cross Referencing Apps

Issue Cross-Referencing Apps Webinar Recap

Our recent webinar was on Issue Cross-Referencing Apps. There are many reasons to link issues, and many ways to do so. Furthermore, issue-linking provides the foundational capability for many of our solution blueprints, from PPM to GRC and beyond. In this webinar recap we’ll go over all of the main points from the webinar such as the key use-cases for linking issues, third-party apps that provide this functionality, data catalogues, asset records in Jira, requests from Service Management, and the power and limitations of object graphing.

Diagramming: A Surprisingly Hot Atlassian Marketplace Category

Watch this webinar about the increasingly popular Atlasssin Marketplace category – Diagramming – (the fourth largest by total instances) we will identify the major players, market size, main use cases and savings you can make by moving all your diagrams to Confluence.

Webinar – Updated analysis on the testing market – SmartBear acquisition of TM4J

Watch this webinar as we provide a context for assessing testing apps, identifying the relevant ones for discussion, analyzing their strengths and weaknesses.

BlueCat

Webinar: When you can’t see the forest for the trees – BlueCat’s evolving journey with Jira

As a development team scales up, Jira’s default ticket hierarchy (epic/story/sub-task) can lead to a project visibility problem: You can’t see the forest for the trees. Watch this webinar to learn how BlueCat visualizes their work, and tames scale and complexity.

[Webinar] Atlassian Integrations: A Practical Demo with yasoon’s Microsoft 365 for Jira – Feb 10, 2022

Integrations are the largest market segment in the Atlassian Marketplace and grew by an impressive 30% over 2021.
Using our MARS™ database of 3rd party applications we’ll delve into where this growth is coming from, which tools users are choosing to integrate to (and which they’re not), and why effective integration between Atlassian and other products is more important than ever.

Webinar – A detailed Review of Administration Apps for Atlassian

Watch our webinar to find out all about leading apps to help make the world of supporting Atlassian easier.

[Webinar] Atlassian Team ’22 Recap and State of the Marketplace

Who are the movers and shakers, a special segment on Appfire, and the implications for customers and vendors? This webinar will cover all major categories of the marketplace including category leaders, analysis of free vs. paid, the most interesting use cases. We will be highlighting fast-moving categories and apps which will help organizations understand better how best to leverage their Atlassian investment.

Real Time PPM (Portfolio & Project Management)

This webinar will cover all the essentials of what makes a world-class PPM in terms of processes and tools. By architecting Jira and Confluence with a range of additional apps we can show how real-time consolidated reporting can be achieved reducing integration costs and complexity, huge savings in PM administrative time, improving tactical team performance and a range of other benefits.

Planning Planning Planning Webinar

Planning Webinar Recap

At Blended Perspectives, we’re keen to share our extensive knowledge on all things Atlassian through our webinars and we’re very happy that so many of you choose to join us both live and on-demand. However, we also recognize that in the busy work day many would be viewers struggle to find an hour to set aside. Therefore, from now on all of our webinars will be accompanied by a brief summary that covers all of the key points so no one has to miss out.

Our recent webinar was on “Planning! Planning! Planning!”. Planning is a hugely significant category and we thought that it was about time for a recap, especially with recent developments–in particular Jira Work Management. Here’s our summary of all of the main points from the webinar:

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