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Isos Insider - January 2019

Isos Insider

Stay SAFe® with Jira Webinar: Register Now!

If your team utilizes--or plans to implement--the Scaled Agile Framework (SAFe) to efficiently operate at scale, you won't want to miss our live webinar on February 13th at 10:00 AM (MST).

In this webinar, we'll delve into our popular case study that details how we helped a large, geo-distributed client launch a SAFe framework with Jira Software, Atlassian's powerful Agile development tool. We'll cover the solutions we created within Jira that allowed our client to accurately represent core SAFe concepts, such as:

  • Program Increments (PIs) - Used to timebox delivery at a large scale, PIs are very similar to Agile iterations that are at the heart of Jira planning.
  • Agile Release Trains (ARTs) - Large cross-functional teams that benefit greatly from Jira's excellent management of Agile teams.
  • Weighted Shortest Job First (WSJF) - The mechanism that weighs Cost of Delay against job size, guiding backlog selection. Incorporating these into Jira project backlogs helps teams achieve the most bang for their buck in SAFe.
We hope you'll join us on  February 13th for this one-of-a-kind webinar. The first 20 people to register will win a  $10 Starbucks gift card, so register today!

Ring in 2019 with Customized Atlassian Training!

Isos Technology is about to celebrate the two-year anniversary of our Custom Atlassian Training Program, so what better time to remind our readers that we provide this service for individuals as well as teams?

Our Atlassian Platinum Solution Partner training team has been intricately involved in developing Atlassian's certification criteria for their entire stack. Truly, there is no one better or more qualified to teach your team the ins and outs of this Agile toolset. We'll not only teach you best practices on how to use, configure, implement and integrate Jira, Confluence and the dev tools, we'll dive into your business needs and challenges to make the training most relevant to you. We offer individual, small and large team sessions and can schedule course delivery online or onsite.

For a more detailed look at our training offering or to register for classes, please check out our website. And, as always, if you have any questions or I can help in any way, please don't hesitate to reach out. I hope to hear from you soon!

Save the Date:  Jira at Scale Webinar!

We're already busy preparing for our second webinar  of the year, and we wanted to give you a heads up with some essential details! Please save the date of March 27, 2019, for our live webinar which will focus on scaling Jira, a hot topic right now in the Atlassian community and something that will be a recurring theme at this year's Atlassian Summit 2019. We'll send out more details next month, but for now...mark your calendars for March 27th at 10:00 AM MST. We hope you'lljoin us for this informative and helpful webinar.

Join Us at These Upcoming AUG's...

Attention East Coast Atlassian users! Isos will be at the following AUG meetups over the next few weeks. If you plan on attending any of the events listed below, please introduce yourself...we'd love to chat with you about your current Atlassian environment and give you some cool Isos swag! Here's where we'll be:

Northern VA AUG
January 31, 2019
6:00 PM
Inova Space
8100 Innovation Park Dr South
Fairfax, VA  22042

Phoenix AUG
February 22, 2019
6:00 PM
Isos Technology HQ
1130 E University Dr Ste 101
Tempe, AZ  85281

Philadelphia AUG
February 28, 2019
5:30 PM
Elsevier Social Hub (18th Floor)
Four Penn Center
1600 John F Kennedy Blvd.
Philadelphia, PA 19103

What You Should Be Reading...

OK, we know we might be a bit biased, but we think Atlassian's blog is pretty amazing. They not only cover technical subjects related to their products, there are also tons of blogs with helpful, real-world advice and suggestions. Case in point...a recent blog called "How to Rescue Your 2019 by Working Smarter." The author takes a look at seven popular New Year's Resolutions and how you can keep each of them-- for the entire year--with the proper tools and techniques.

Read The Article Here!

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