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Jira Heroes March '22 Spotlight: Rachel Wright

This month's Community 'Jira Heroes' spotlight showcases Rachel Wright, a certified Jira Administrator and author of the Jira Strategy Admin Workbook.

Rachel provides us with a step-by-step guide on choosing the best Marketplace apps for your needs, including navigation to the embedded Marketplace within Jira, assessing app capabilities, and installing apps for a trial period prior topurchase.

Atlassian's Response to the LAPSUS$ Okta Incident

Okta, the identity provider, was the target of a ransomware attack made public on 22nd March 2022. LAPSUS$ the group behind the attack, then released a few screenshots demonstrating them having access to Okta internal tools and systems.
One of these screenshots showed a Jira ticket conversation from Okta's internal Jira instance.

In this post, Atlassian clarifies that although the attackers gained access to a user's account. Other Jira customers have nothing to get concerned about because Atlassian doesn't use Okta as an identity provider. The attack was achieved because of an insider enabling account access to the hackers to Okta internal tools, one of which happened to be Jira.

Introducing the burndown insight for Jira Software Cloud

Some new feature news from Jira Software! Now you can access the Burndown Insight report from within your board, rather than needing to navigate away from what you're doing to view the information. The burndown insight feature helps you to visualize what work has been completed, and the total work remaining in your current sprint. Feedback on this new feature can be provided via the feedback button on the insights panel.

Webinar Recap: Forge Roadmap Q1 2022

Every quarter the Forge dev team runs a webinar communicating new updates released to the Forge framework as well as upcoming work.

For those of you not patient enough to sit through an entire webinar, this article does a really good job to summarize the main points communicated in the webinar. A few goodies have been released to the framework like enabling you to build JSM apps, integration with the new Compass product, and new page locations becoming available.

There's also exciting stuff in the oven like entity properties, issue modals, and creating dashboard widgets. But also longer-term work like integrating with Automation for Jira and enabling you to make BitBucket Forge apps.

Reminder to register for TEAM 22 View parties

Team '22 is almost upon us - starting on 5th April! This is your reminder to grab a last-minute ticket or find out where your nearest Global Viewing Party is being held! Viewing parties are located in New York, London, Berlin, Sydney, Bangalore, and Nairobi. The events are free but have limited capacity, so be sure to sign up via the Team '22 website.

Weekly Atlassian Events Roundup

And speaking of events, another new week ahead of us means more Atlassian events to look up for.  

Start your partner webinars week tomorrow with a choice of 6 events happening, like Jira & Bira, an annual event organized by Matrix Devops talking about everything cloud-based technologies. There's also Golden Ticket for Jira Work Management by Expium on Atlassian's business solutions and there seems to be chocolate involved, so you don't want to miss that one. There are also talks for no English-speaking Atlassian communities one in Portuguese and another on Thursday in Spanish, worth checking out.  

On the Atlassian organized side we have one event this week, Unlocking the power of knowledge management, a lightning talk happening on Wednesday.

Why Being Vulnerable And Sharing More Of Yourself Will Inspire Your Team

Research shows that while 80% of leaders think they are transparent with their teams, only 55% of their employees agree. The author believes that vulnerability builds trust, psychological safety, engagement, and performance, and provides some practical steps you can take. I particularly like the first step of really celebrating wins, but also 'owning' failures too, to foster a transparent culture.

Atlassian doubles its VC fund to $147m

Atlassian had some exciting news last week with the announcement that we are more than doubling the Atlassian Ventures fund size! Atlassian made so far over 30 investments, many of which are in the Atlassian ecosystem of apps. If you are interested in applying for funding don't forget you can fill in the application at atlassian.com/ventures!