Atlassian Summit: Must-See Sessions

QASymphony is headed to the Atlassian Summit in two weeks! Three days to hang out with – and learn from – over 2500 Atlassian customers and 300+ product gurus. Come visit us at booth G3!

We are very excited about all the sessions this year so it was hard to pick which ones to highlight, but below are a few of the ones we will be for sure checking out.

Enterprise State of the Union

Speaker: Chris Clarke, Atlassian

Atlassian products are catching on like wildfire. What started out as a set of tools for teams has quickly grown into a worldwide enterprise phenomenon where standardization is the watchword. Join us as we dig into the products, progress, and plans Atlassian is making on behalf of companies who are “going big” with our stuff.

How to Build in Quality from Day 1 using Lean QA and Agile Testing

Speakers: Giancarlo Bisceglia, Yellow Pages Canada & Maurizio Mancini, Yellow Pages

If you’re struggling to implement QA methods that fit with agile’s core principles, you’re not alone. Join Giancarlo and Maurizio as they explain how their teams found a sweet spot at the intersection of agile and QA engineering. They’ll share common pitfalls and how to avoid them. Plus, get tips and tricks on how to capture requirements and link JIRA to test repositories for complete traceability.

Agile Development with Chuck Norris

Speaker: Madhusudhan Matrubai, Barclays

The session gives a brief overview on the challenges that an Agile development team faced before adopting agile tools, it walks through on how adopting the Chuck Norris suite transformed an ordinary Agile team into power packed ChuckAgile Team. The suite consists of various Atlassian tools like Confluence, Jira, Bitbucket (including Stash), Bamboo and Jira Service Desk and is referred here as “Chuck Norris” for obvious reasons of agility, flexibility, traceability and various other adjectives. The session highlights on how the integration between these tools contributed for a greater transparency, traceability, collaboration and increased productivity. Agility redefined by Chuck Norris.

Atlassian Marketplace – Work Smarter and Faster with Add-ons for JIRA, Confluence, HipChat & Bitbucket

Speaker: Connie Kwan, Atlassian

Learn how to navigate the sea of add-ons in Atlassian Marketplace to pull out the nuggets that work for your team and your environment. Learn how teams like yours are using add-ons to increase productivity. And if there is no add-on that works for you today, learn how to build your own custom add-on and wow your team.

Scaling JIRA: Challenge Accepted

Speakers: Brian Wallace, Cerner Corporation & Mike Damman, Cerner Corporation

What started in 2008 as a team of 10 developers using JIRA has grown into an enterprise solution supporting over 11,400 users. Join Brian and Michael from Cerner for tips on overcoming the challenges of scaling JIRA. You’ll learn how considering configuration, usage, and hardware can prevent outages and support a rapidly growing development environment.

Are you attending Summit this year? What are you most excited about?

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