What did we talk about?
- What's New in Confluence Cloud – August 2021
- JiraCon Talks schedule is published!
- Interested in beta testing Configuration Manager for Jira Cloud?
- DevOps Premiere League
- 🎧Teamistry podcast: Campbell’s Finds the Soup for their Soul
- 📚Article of the week: 6 examples of business jargon you should stop using now
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What's New in Confluence Cloud – August 2021
The monthly Confluence roundup is here! This time highlighting 4 key features and improvements that were released in the past month.
- Connecting Confluence to Slack and Microsoft teams
- Undo and redo buttons
- Improvements to performance
- A new button in the page tree where you can find all important actions like edit, delete, get a link, and so on.
A Collaboratory event is running during August 2021. As an addition to the video series, where you can learn more about how confluence helps improve teamwork, there is also a community competition, quizzes, and events.
An example of one of the initiatives is Collabucks. You can easily participate by tweeting @confluence with #collabucks and adding the name of the person who you think is an example of a great collaboration. Atlassian then donates 5$ for every single nomination to a STEM organization.
You can check the full list of events in the post.
JiraCon Talks schedule is published!
The JiraCon event agenda was published last week including talks! JiraCon is a big event happening in October 2021 organized by Trundl with sponsors like Jexo, XRay, and many more!
This event is an opportunity for you to find out what's hot and new with Jira, learn tips and tricks, and solutions from Atlassian User Community, Marketplace Community, and Worldwide Leaders.
Jexo is having 4 presentations in the event about risk management practices using Jira, portfolio roadmapping, and running growth experiments using Jira. There are tons of great presentations to attend, like for example finding out what's new in JSM, a talk by Cathi Davey from Atlassian.
Have a look through the agenda, and if the topics look interesting, book your seat. The whole event is online so that you can watch it from the comfort of your garden rocking chair :)
Interested in beta testing Configuration Manager for Jira Cloud?
Call for all Jira Admins! You can apply to participate in beta testing for the Configuration Manager for Jira Cloud. The tool will help you to transfer data and configuration to Jira Cloud.
The Appfire team is especially interested in admins who can test on real data and are willing to share their feedback and report bugs. In return, you'll get early access to the tool, Appfire swag, and up to $300.
If you're interested, check out the post.
DevOps Premiere League
If you're into fantasy football leagues, Bit2Bit Americas is organizing their second season called DevOps Premiere League. DevOps Premier League will take place over 2021-2022, at the same time as the British championship, and hosted on the popular fantasy league platform of Premiere League.
This season is sponsored by Atlassian, Appfire, New Relic, Miro, Adaptavist, Tempo, and others. There are some cool prizes for the season's first four places like Macbooks, Playstations, and also monthly prizes for the team manager of the month.
The season is about to start, so if you're interested, check out the instructions and register so you don't miss out.
Teamistry podcast: Campbell’s Finds the Soup for their Soul
The New Teamistry podcast is out and this time it's about a famous Campbell soup company. The Campbells was suffering from a toxic atmosphere in the early 2000s due to many cultural issues. A new CEO joined in 2001, replaced the leadership management, and started the new greater era of Campbells.
If you're interested in how they achieved then you can listen to the podcast itself but I can tell you it has something to do with Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs 🔺
Article of the week: 6 examples of business jargon you should stop using now
If you're building product messaging you'll love this article! It explains why we tend to use jargon, that specific need for finding new, innovative ways to communicate. This makes us use new fancy words that often confuse, rather than focusing on fresh points and using everyday language to convey the message. You'll find there a list of common jargon like Mission-critical, Best in breed, or Leverage. Going into detail about why these are vague or awkward and alternatives to use. And it also touches on how English idioms can be confusing for non-English native speakers.