Whitepapers published by Blended Perspectives Inc.
A Review of Reporting Apps for Jira, Confluence and Bitbucket
For many customers, the Atlassian Marketplace offers a dizzying array of options. Our category reports help you navigate your way through all the choices. This unique category report on Reporting apps covers the key players, their market share, a model to understand the space, and several key use cases.
A Review of Scripting & Automation Apps for Jira, Confluence and Bitbucket
This unique category report on “Scripting & Automation Apps” covers the key players, their market share, a model to understand the space, and a few use cases. It also provides a recommended approach and tips for best practices.
Planning Apps in Jira – A Detailed Update – October 2019
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. Our take on this category is of course that it’s a good idea to support multiple planning approaches; Agile Scrum/Kanban, Waterfall, and Scrumfall.
ESM State of the Market and the Case for “Nimble” Service Desk Technology
This paper discusses the rise of “Enterprise Service Management”, why it matters and why it’s important for enterprises to ensure they ride this productivity wave.
A Round Up of Third Party Testing Apps for Jira Server – What’s the Secret Sauce for selecting the right solution for you?
Atlassian’s Marketplace is vast and rapidly changing and organizations have a multitude of choices for many solution areas – testing is especially rich. With the accepted demise of the old HP ALM platform, now owned by Micro Focus, many organizations have realized that they already have Jira, an excellent platform to support all of these testing functions.
How Project & Portfolio Management systems succumbed to the triple constraint & What to do about it…
This brief paper will explain how planning systems have evolved or succumbed, if you like, to the triple constraint, which is such a core principle of planning itself.
Optimizing Scrum – Fall Whitepaper
This brief paper will walk the reader through our thinking around how to make the best of “Scrum-Fall” (Scrum blended with Waterfall), which is sometimes a necessary evil in “big” IT
SAFe Atlassian Style (Updated version with SAFe 4.5)
This paper aims to better the reader’s understanding of Scaled Agile’s SAFe methodology and its implementation with the Atlassian Suite. In addition to enriching the reader’s understanding of SAFe, this paper will also explore Blended Perspectives’ take on SAFe and what solutions we have to offer.
Taming The Many Headed Hydra – Portfolio Management with Atlassian
Integrated milestone tracking and dependency management becomes a major administrative task.
Managing What Matters – One Pager
Manage what matters
Confluence vs. Sharepoint – as a General Purpose Intranet, for non-Software Development use
A Blended Perspectives legal client had an initial user base working in SharePoint Wiki 2010 and was experiencing significant challenges when contributing content. They were concerned that such challenges may inhibit further engagement on the site. This paper compared Confluence 5.2 with Sharepoint 2010.
Architecting Jira for the Enterprise
Jira is a tremendously powerful product, both very flexible and highly configurable. This configurability is one of Jira’s great strengths yet its also a potential weakness if not managed properly.