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Atlassian Team '21 Insights, Part 6: Our Favorite Presentations

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In the sixth and final installment of our ongoing series on Atlassian Team '21, Isos Technology gives its take on our favorite presentations from the conference. Check out our interview-style blog to learn all about our favorite Team '21 talks, which are still available to watch if you purchased an All Access Pass last April.

What Were Your Favorite Presentations from Team '21?

Tracy Walton:

Gene Kim's The Unicorn Project and the Five Ideals. Wow. Such a great speaker. He covered a ton of content all under the DevOps umbrella, and gave a great definition. It was really inspiring. So anybody in any capacity that's working in technology should watch that one because it was great. And then InVision also did Achieving Startup Speed in an Enterprise Product Organization. Like I said, I'm really interested in understanding how teams are organizing around value and their outcomes. And in large organizations, sometimes it can be really difficult to keep up that entrepreneurial spirit that really drives innovation. And not only did they talk about how they did that, they get pretty detailed. And it's not just theory, but they say, this is actually within, this is the product and this is what happened. So that was a great one there.

Rodney West:

Like Tracy said, there were lots of good presentations at Team '21, but the one that I liked the most was a panel discussion. I love panel discussions. It was Ian Buchanan's, How an Approach to DevOps Gives You the Flexibility to Adapt to Anything. No big surprise, I've chosen a DevOps one as my favorite, but this was a great panel discussion around how and why you choose your tools in DevOps, and how it's important that you do have that openness to choose the right tools.

Nick Nader:

Yeah, so I'm a little bit of a functionality freak. The cultural and conceptual stuff is cool to listen to, as is hearing everybody's take on that. But I loved the What to Do with Jira Service Management and Opsgenie video. It just showed me exactly what they're coming out with, what's coming out with soon, and what's just come out, and it's stuff that you can see on their public Cloud road map. So definitely go check out their website and check out that public Cloud roadmap. And if you have time, watch some of those demos of those new products, because it's really cool to see what their products can actually do. And then you can formulate what you can do with them in your head as you watch along.

Thad West:

For me, I actually cheated, I picked two. So one of them was the keynote from Malcolm Gladwell, Next Generation Leadership. He talks about where teams are going. He talks about how teams form and the difference between a strong-link team and a weak-link team. And that was just...I can listen to him all day. He's got such a great perspective and...just really gets you going. And then the opening keynote from Mike Cannon-Brookes, Humans at the Heart of Teamwork.

Mike touched on some of the soft stuff, which I think he's that heart that you can hear him talking about, and he's got a real passion for it, but then also he drives into...for me, it was the CliffsNotes of the whole conference. It's like, "Hey, here are all the products, here are all the features." So if you want to hear more about the culture of Atlassian and just really...I think that's one of the great things about their company.

Thad West:

Cool. Well, that's our wrap-up there of our discussion. Some resources we'd like to leave you with is, one, our Atlassian Cloud readiness quiz at isostech.com/cloud-quiz. And two, our Jira Service Management whitepaper up there, it's very recent and relevant. It's isostech.com/jsm-whitepaper

 

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Speakers

Thad West

CEO, Isos Technology

As a Co-Founder and CEO of Isos Technology, Thad West is responsible for the overall vision, strategy, and execution of the business. Thad brings his diverse technology background, business acumen, and strong leadership skills to these roles. He has extensive experience in product management, development team leadership, enterprise architecture, and business application development. He has diverse enterprise application experience in a wide range of fields, including finance, health services, insurance, construction, and retail technologies.
 
 
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Thad West
CEO, Isos Technology
 

Nick Nader

Atlassian Solutions Engineer, Isos Technology

A Solutions Engineer for Isos Technology, Nick is based out of Arlington, VA. He has a technical background with software test automation, quality assurance, and CI/CD lifecycle. Nick has always been interested in innovative technologies, which led him to pursue two technical degrees from Penn State University. He is accredited in Atlassian tools with certifications in Jira Service Management, Agile with Jira, and he’s a Certified SAFe Program Consultant. Nick has a passion for technology and a knack for deconstructing the tools' concepts into easy-to-understand explanations.


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Nick Nader
Atlassian Solutions Engineer, Isos Technology
 
 

Rodney West

Senior Atlassian Consultant, Isos Technology

Rodney West brings a combination of social engineering and technical expertise to all client engagements, which has made him a highly successful software architect, functional consultant, and core member of Isos Technology's Atlassian Service Delivery team. He has been a technology consultant for over twenty years and has delivered enterprise solutions across a wide range of industries.
 
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Rodney West
Senior Atlassian Consultant, Isos Technology
 
 

Tracy Walton

Senior Atlassian Consultant, Isos Technology

Tracy Walton's consulting is a unique blend of her passion for leading teams, her product expertise, and 10 years of hands-on experience in agile software development in a variety of products and industries, including Digital Marketing, Customer Relationship Management, Subscription Billing, and Compensation Analysis. She is an Atlassian Certified Professional: Agile for Jira and Jira Software Administrator and holds additional certifications as a Scrum Master and Life Coach.

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Tracy Walton
Senior Atlassian Consultant, Isos Technology
 

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