Software updates are on the way for company-managed projects. Changes include renaming of epics, introduction of a Parent field to replace existing Epic and Parent link fields.

This post announces the removal of Invalid parent link values resulting from issue type hierarchy changes. This move aims to prevent unintended visibility of invalid parent-child relationships, aligning closely with the soon-to-be-introduced Parent field.

Confluence Transfer Page Ownership

Atlassian's Confluence now introduces a new feature - page ownership transfer. The update allows a page creator, or admins, to assign a new page owner, improving continuity and communication for the team. Changing ownership and viewing the history can be done easily via a menu on the page.

This feature promotes more efficient knowledge transfer; it's just being rolled out, so if you can't see it yet in your Confluence, it should be with you soon.

Building a Cross-product Forge App

A great tutorial was published last week by Karen from Atlassian teaching you how to build cross product app in Jira and Confluence with Forge.

The app she discusses will create a Confluence page when a new Jira issue is created and embed the Jira issue in the body of the page. This is something not achievable by Automation for Jira and Confluence alone, thus necessitating the use of Forge, Atlassian's app development platform.

Karen emphasizes that while the app used in this tutorial is basic, it can be expanded upon and adapted to cater to various requirements, like creating a page only for specific types of Jira issues. Check out the developer docs and the Atlassian Developer Community for further resources.

Better Publishing Experience

Confluence is upgrading your publishing experience with a new Publish Dialog. It allows control of where and who can view your page, scheduling posts, and notification management during the initial and subsequent publishing.

This feature streamlines permissions management and gives more control over content visibility.

Atlassian API Fresh New Redesign

Atlassian has revamped its API documentation to improve usability and provide a better experience for developers. The new design focuses on simplicity and clarity, making it easier to navigate and find relevant information. It includes features like an improved search functionality, interactive examples, and a responsive layout for different devices.

The aim is to empower developers with a comprehensive and user-friendly resource that enhances productivity and enables them to build integrations and applications with Atlassian products more efficiently.

Weekly Events Roundup

Join a webinar by Atlassian on Thursday teaching you everything you need to know about starting with Jira Product Discovery. So if you're keen to setup the Discovery product for your team, join this session to learn from one of the Product Managers who built the tool.

A good selection of Partner organized events, to mention a couple:

  • "Atlassian Cloud Day" on June 27 by Seibert Media guides Atlassian-Server customers on Atlassian Cloud migration and benefits.
  • "Code Reviews with AI" by Mibex Software on Jun 29, explores the pros and cons of utilizing AI in code reviews.

On the ACE events side, we want to highlight a super community event happening in Bay Area and having a special guest.

Atlassian Co-Founder and Co-CEO, Scott, will host a live Ask Me Anything session in San Francisco this Thursday as part of his US tour. Community members can submit questions about Atlassian's origin, product roadmaps, or share their experiences. RSVP if you're able to make it in person.

When You Are Too Good at Your Job

Being great at your job can paradoxically hurt your career. As an overperformer, you can face three main risks - limited growth opportunities, harming workplace relationships, and risking burnout.

There are a few red flags to look for like the reluctance of managers to promote you because they "can't afford to let you go", bullying in the workplace to undermine your work, and lastly, pressure to take more and more work, which leads to working overtime.

Management may hesitate to promote valuable team members, while peers might view their success negatively. Overperformers can mitigate these issues by collaborating with their team, developing communication and leadership skills, and actively seeking feedback.