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Aleks Yenin Posted by Aleks Yenin May 25, 2020

Knowledgeable team Health Monitor - Team playbook. How to ensure your team benefits from using Knowledge in a right way

It seems all companies understand that the power is in teams, not individuals. People in a good team complement each other’s skills, knowledge, experience, and personality traits.

Alex Kisliak Posted by Alex Kisliak Apr 21, 2020

Data and process migration to Atlassian Cloud

The most popular Atlassian tools like Jira, Confluence, and Bitbucket are available at three types of hosting: Data Center, Server, and Cloud. We often do Cloud migrations for our customers, and they work just a few minutes after the migration ends. Let’s discuss how we do that.

Aleks Yenin Posted by Aleks Yenin Apr 17, 2020

Running distributed teams – experience with Sony, Nokia, Versata

To form the correct habits and lifestyle successfully, you need to make your ritual actions repetitive. If you’ve been based at an office for years, and then start working from home, you must stay in ‘work mode’. To do that, you’ll need to use the advantages of arranging your private space and work style. 

Alex Kisliak Posted by Alex Kisliak Apr 14, 2020

How do you know if you need Atlassian customized?

Every company is different. You don’t stand still, and your business is growing. The faster it grows, the more documents and complex processes you have to manage. Naturally, you start to look for a solution that will make these processes easier. 

Alex Kisliak Posted by Alex Kisliak Apr 7, 2020

How to run a remote team with Atlassian tools?

Imagine your perfect morning: you wake up taking your time, go to the kitchen to have your first coffee, and smile, thinking that you don’t have to push strollers through the subways or get stuck in traffic jams. COVID 19 decided everything for all – including your team and its having to work from home. Just like Facebook, Google, Twitter, Amazon, and other world brands that recommend their employees to work remotely. 

Alex Kisliak Posted by Alex Kisliak Mar 30, 2020

Developers in Jira, tech support in ServiceNow. Let’s unite them

If you’re looking for ITIL-certified project management and ticket tracking solutions, frankly speaking, you’ll end with Jira and ServiceNow. We analyzed the market, shortlisted and compared the tools to tell you these are the best two solutions for their purposes. Still, each has its peculiarities and distinctive features, making them no substitute for each other. 

Alex Kisliak Posted by Alex Kisliak Feb 3, 2020

All about Agile frameworks: Scrum vs Kanban

Everyone working in IT will have heard about Agile,  Scrum and Kanban. Now almost every company wants to be agile, as there are so many agile methodologies and frameworks which can benefit a business. Having options to choose from is great, but how do you know which is the right solution for you? To make everything clear, we’d like to clarify what Agile, Scrum and Kanban actually mean and help explain all the basics of these Agile frameworks. 

Alex Kisliak Posted by Alex Kisliak Dec 11, 2019

DevOps + ITIL, or how to boost service delivery

Someone thinks that ITIL is an old school thing. Still, many big corporations are on the velvet after implementing its best practices. At the same time, the philosophy of DevOps is another trend that is captivating more and more companies. Why then we can’t combine ITIL with DevOps?

Maria Dorogokupez Posted by Maria Dorogokupez Dec 2, 2019

2019 Knowledge Management: Standards and Practices in Moscow – sharing our experience

Recently the expert session “2019 Knowledge Management: Standards and Practices” passed in Moscow, and we were glad to share our experience along with the other speakers of the conference. 

Alex Kisliak Posted by Alex Kisliak Sep 16, 2019

Kanban as trendy Agile framework: total guide

Kanban now is one of the most popular agile frameworks that are wide-spread among IT teams, but is it possible to implement it into another sphere of business? We’d like to share with you some thoughts about it.