[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:

Enhancing an organization’s productivity with ITIL 4’s “Value Chain”

Watch this engaging webinar where Troy DuMoulin (VP R&D at Pink Elephant) and Miles Faulkner (Co-CEO of Blended Perspectives) will describe the full stack of culture, practice, and automation as critical success factors for taking an integrated end-to-end approach to processes and automation.

GRC

Webinar – Risky Business? Launching a Fully Integrated Enterprise GRC Solution

Watch our webinar to learn about the Blended GRC (Governance, Risk and Compliance) solution based on the Atlassian Jira and Confluence platforms. Synthesis GRC includes full functionality including risk management, compliance functionality, control management, extensive reporting, audit support and self service portals for compliance and security attestations.

[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.

Portal Apps for Confluence and Jira

Webinar – Portal Apps for Confluence and Jira – June 24, 2021

Join us for a review of portal technologies for Atlassian-based environments, answering what can be a surprisingly tricky question: how role-workers can get into context to work.
Jira & Confluence are the platforms of choice for over 60,000 organizations. Worldwide, millions of knowledge workers use customized Atlassian workspaces tailored to their departmental and teams’ needs.

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:

Webinar – ITIL 4: The Promise vs The Reality

Watch this news breaking webinar Miles Faulkner and George Spalding discuss the evolution of ITIL 4 and Atlassian’s Jira Service Management. It’s been nearly a year now since we had Troy DuMoulin with us to discuss velocity across the enterprise and we wanted to revisit ITIL 4’s progress to date.

Webinar - Issue Cross Referencing Apps

[Webinar] Issue Cross-Referencing Apps – July 08, 2021

There are many reasons to link issues, and many ways to do so. To use Insight or not? Customers still often ask this question. Issue-linking provides the foundational capability for many of our solution blueprints, from PPM to GRC and beyond. We will review many of the key use-cases for linking issues and third-party apps that provide this functionality. We’ll cover data catalogues, asset records in Jira, requests from Service Management, and the power and limitations of object graphing.

Webinar - Productivity in Confluence

[Webinar] Productivity in Confluence – October 21, 2021

There are many reasons to link issues, and many ways to do so. To use Insight or not? Customers still often ask this question. Issue-linking provides the foundational capability for many of our solution blueprints, from PPM to GRC and beyond. We will review many of the key use-cases for linking issues and third-party apps that provide this functionality. We’ll cover data catalogues, asset records in Jira, requests from Service Management, and the power and limitations of object graphing.

Webinar: A Detailed Review of Automation & Scripting Apps for Jira, Confluence & BitBucket

There are 159,000 customers using Atlassian and this Marketplace category is the fifth largest – find out what’s hot and trending. Make more informed decisions with fact-based, objective analysis from Blended Perspectives.

[Webinar] Time is Money – Why Time Management still matters for all teams

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.