Atlassian Weekly News - Monday Coffee 

Atlassian Gamers: Gaming for Good

Atlassian organized a 24-hour fundraising gaming live stream as part of Extra Life for Children Miracle Network Hospital.

The live stream happened last week from 27th to 28th of October and was streamed on the Extra Life page and Twitch.

If you're interested in the background and preparation for this event, have a look at this community article. You can find an interview with Stephanie Renfrow, Head of On-Prem Support for Confluence & Dev Tools at Atlassian.

Forge on Forge: 3 lessons learned building 80 Forge apps

Not long ago, the Atlassian development team for Forge created the Forge Club. The Forge Club aims to speed up the maturity of the Forge platform. They encourage Atlassian developers to use it to build internal products and features.

Since then, their teams have produced more than 80 apps with Forge and have learned a couple of lessons. Tips like keeping in mind both end user and developer user of the platform, allowing time for experimentation to surface creativity and innovation, and more.

Check out the full article for yourself, and if you've not tried Forge yet give it a try.

Guests are now available in Confluence Cloud

Next, a major Confluence update: You'll now be able to add guests to your Confluence spaces.

This is a great improvement that is going to help collaborate with partners, external team members, contractors, vendors, and so on. You can invite anyone with who you collaborate but who isn't part of your company's Confluence.

When setting up your Confluence guests, remember that each guest can only access one space at a time. But you can have as many guests per space as you like.

You can add up to 5 guest users per paid user on your Confluence site without any extra cost.

This feature is available on Confluence Standard, Premium and Enterprise.

Weekly Atlassian Events Roundup

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Atlassian University: Learn JQL in 30 mins

Atlassian University launched a new free 30-minute course about JQL.

In this course, you can learn what Jira Query Language is and how you can use it to get the filters and data out of Jira you need.

Accenture launches Centre of Excellence for Atlassian ecosystem

It's been major news that Accenture and Atlassian have partnered up for a new business agility program. At the same time Accenture announced a new Centre of Excellence.

They will provide coaching and education on agile practices with Atlassian solutions to their customers in 40 industries around the world.

We're looking forward to hear more on how this partnership evolves.

A reputable name like Accenture helping companies discover and learn about Atlassian solutions means more interest in the ecosystem!

📚 Article of the week: Use motivation theory to inspire your team’s best work

This time, we'll have a look at an article from the Atlassian blog that explains 5 motivational theories for managers. Explore them to inspire your team to do their best.

Motivational theories study the forces that drive people toward a certain outcome. And the five described in this article are:

  • Maslow’s hierarchy of needs
  • Herzberg’s motivation-hygiene theory
  • Vroom’s expectancy theory
  • Reinforcement theory
  • Self-determination theory

Self-determination theory, for instance, highlights the differences between controlled motivation and self-motivation. And teaches how you can set up your team's work environment in a way to support their self-motivation.

If you're managing a team, this is article is definitely a must-read.