Q&A with JIRA Author Rachel Wright

Follow the Gator to the “Help & Learning” Area

Meet JIRA author Rachel Wright at Atlassian Summit in San Jose, CA!  After her Summit presentation, starting at 3:00 PM PDT, Rachel will host a book Q&A in the Atlassian Summit “Help & Learning” area.  Look for her in the Online Community section, across from the Tempo booth.

Meet the author, learn from her JIRA mistakes, and talk shop about JIRA strategy!

Not at Summit?  Use coupon code SUMMIT for 15% off the digital version.

The JIRA Strategy Admin Workbook is different – it’s not documentation. It’s over 150 recommendations from years of cleaning up horrible JIRA configurations.  This book includes 32 real life examples of what NOT to do, over 50 worksheets to get you organized, and templates, code snippets, and wording samples to help you establish and streamline processes.

JIRA Strategy Admin Workbook Summit Giveaway

Follow the Gator to Summit Room 210A

It’s time to make your way to Atlassian Summit conference room 201A!  At 2:20 PM PDT, Rachel Wright, author of the JIRA Strategy Admin Workbook and Atlassian’s Josephine Lee present Upgrades and Admin at Scale: How to Become a JIRA Admin Champion.  After the presentation, some lucky attendees will receive a print copy of the workbook!

Not at Summit?  Use coupon code SUMMIT for 15% off the digital version.

The JIRA Strategy Admin Workbook is different – it’s not documentation. It’s over 150 recommendations from years of cleaning up horrible JIRA configurations.  This book includes 32 real life examples of what NOT to do, over 50 worksheets to get you organized, and templates, code snippets, and wording samples to help you establish and streamline processes.

15% off JIRA Strategy Admin Workbook during Atlassian Summit!

In celebration of the excitement, learning, and camaraderie of Atlassian Summit, here’s 15% off the JIRA Strategy Admin Workbook!  Use these codes during the week of Atlassian Summit.  Enjoy!

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Valid: Sep 11, 2017 – Sep 15, 2017

 

Summit is the grand Atlassian event of the year.  With the palpable enthusiasm of the employees, the knowledge of the presenters, and the immense networking opportunities, this is the place to experience all that is Atlassian.  Add the next annual event to your calendar now. Visit summit.atlassian.com for details.

 

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Meet the Author: Atlassian Summit in San Jose, CA

Will you be at Atlassian Summit 2017, in San Jose, California, the week of September 11, 2017?  On September 13, Rachel Wright, author of the JIRA Strategy Admin Workbook, is presenting “Upgrades and Admin at Scale: How to Become a JIRA Admin Champion” at 2:20 PM in room 210A.

Directly after she’ll host a Q&A in the Atlassian Online Community Lounge.  Meet the author, learn from her JIRA mistakes, and talk shop about JIRA strategy!

JIRA Strategy T-Shirt
Look for the white alligator – and stay out of the JIRA swamp!

Find Rachel in a green or brown JIRA Strategy t-shirt in the following locations:

  • Wed, Sep 13, 2:20 PM: Presentation in Room 210A
  • Wed, Sep 13, 3:00 PM: Q&A in the Atlassian Online Community Lounge
  • Walking the conference floor, attending sessions, and enjoying Summit!

Want to become a wiz at workflows, a master of maintenance, and unafraid of upgrades? Hear real use cases and examples from Rachel Wright, author of the JIRA Strategy Admin Workbook, and learn how to avoid common JIRA Admin mistakes to keep your application clean and uncluttered. Walk through top tips for the smoothest JIRA upgrades with Atlassian Product Manager Josephine Lee, and make sure you can take advantage of the newest features, fixes, and performance improvements of each release. Together, they’ll help make your admin life easier and instance healthier so you can become a JIRA Admin Champion.

The JIRA Strategy Admin Workbook is different – it’s not documentation.  It’s over 150 recommendations that stem from years of cleaning up horrible JIRA configurations.  This book includes 32 real life examples of what NOT to do, over 50 worksheets to get you organized, and templates, code snippets, and wording samples to help you establish and streamline processes.

Summit is the grand Atlassian event of the year.  With the palpable enthusiasm of the employees, the knowledge of the presenters, and the immense networking opportunities, this is the place to experience all that is Atlassian.  Add the next annual event to your calendar now. Visit summit.atlassian.com for details.

Featured Presenter at Atlassian Summit

A long time dream has come true; I’m a featured presenter at Atlassian Summit!  Summit is the grand Atlassian event of the year for users and admins of JIRA, Confluence, HipChat, and other DevOps tools.

Featured Summit Speakers

My presentation proposal was selected from hundreds of submissions.  Then, out of the hundred speakers, Atlassian chose to feature me!  How exciting! That’s me, directly under Mike Cannon-Brookes, Atlassian Co-Founder & Co-CEO.  Between this, the “One of Us” Community Award, and publishing the JIRA Strategy Admin Workbook, it’s been an amazing year!  I am so thankful.

The conference is September 12-14, 2017 in San Jose, California.  If you’re attending, please add my presentation to your agenda!

Presentation Details

Upgrades and Admin at Scale: How to Become a JIRA Admin Champion

Atlassian Summit – San Jose, California
September 13, 2017, 2:20 PM – 3:00 PM, Room 210A

Want to become a wiz at workflows, a master of maintenance, and unafraid of upgrades? Hear real use cases and examples from Rachel Wright, author of the JIRA Strategy Admin Workbook, and learn how to avoid common JIRA Admin mistakes to keep your application clean and uncluttered. Walk through top tips for the smoothest JIRA upgrades with Atlassian Product Manager Josephine Lee, and make sure you can take advantage of the newest features, fixes, and performance improvements of each release. Together, they’ll help make your admin life easier and instance healthier so you can become a JIRA Admin Champion.

Rachel Wright
Author, JIRA Strategy Admin Workbook

Josephine Lee
Product Manager, Atlassian

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Upgrades and Admin at Scale: How to Become a JIRA Admin Champion

Rachel Wright’s “How to Become a JIRA Admin Champion” Summit presentation featured 8 of her JIRA Admin mistakes to avoid.  Download all 20 Top JIRA Administration Mistakes here!  Included are bonus tips, recommendations, and links to helpful resources.

Atlassian Summit – San Jose, California
September 13, 2017
2:20 PM – 3:00 PM
Room 210A

Want to become a wiz at workflows, a master of maintenance, and unafraid of upgrades? Hear real use cases and examples from Rachel Wright, author of the JIRA Strategy Admin Workbook, and learn how to avoid common JIRA Admin mistakes to keep your application clean and uncluttered. Walk through top tips for the smoothest JIRA upgrades with Atlassian Product Manager Josephine Lee, and make sure you can take advantage of the newest features, fixes, and performance improvements of each release. Together, they’ll help make your admin life easier and instance healthier so you can become a JIRA Admin Champion.

Rachel Wright
Author, JIRA Strategy Admin Workbook, Industry Templates, LLC

Josephine Lee
Graduate Product Manager, Atlassian

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“JIRA Admin Mistakes” in Dallas and London

Rachel Wright’s “JIRA Mistakes” Presentation

Do you have duplicate JIRA fields, statuses, and issue types? I had dupes of dupes to clean up!  Avoid this mistake and hear others at the Dallas, Texas Atlassian User Group on August 17, 2017 and the London, England group on August 22, 2017.  Author and Certified JIRA Administrator Rachel Wright presents “Top JIRA Administration Mistakes” based on the JIRA Strategy Admin Workbook. 

The goal of the “Top JIRA Administration Mistakes” presentation is to keep others out of what I call the “JIRA swamp.”  Or, if you’re already in it, help dig you out. This session is different – it’s about strategy.  It’s recommendations from years of cleaning up horrible JIRA configurations! It’s about what you should do, what you shouldn’t do, and why.  Hear the mistakes I made as a JIRA administrator and real examples of problems to avoid.  Would you rather your application be an organized, tidy, and trimmed garden or a foggy, contaminated, overgrown swamp?

Atlassian Users Groups are where users meet, learn, network, and share best practices. The groups meet locally, all over the world, on a quarterly or more frequent basis.  User Group members are newbies and veterans who like to “talk shop” about Atlassian software, about Agile development, and about related business topics.  At these events, you can network with your peers, share solutions, meet Expert Partners, get special content from Atlassian, and enjoy a beer.

Will you be in Dallas on August 17 or London on August 22?  Join us, join the User Group in your city, or start a group!

Summit Through the Years

In September 2017, Atlassian, the maker of JIRA and Confluence, hosts its annual user conference.  It’s back in San Jose, California.

This will be my sixth Atlassian Summit.  As a frequent attendee I can’t wait to see what’s new this year.  Each Summit has been totally different. The venues have changed, the focus, content and activities have changed, and most of all I’ve changed.  Join me as I recap my Summit journey. Continue reading “Summit Through the Years”

“JIRA Admin Mistakes” in Little Rock, AR

Rachel Wright’s “JIRA Mistakes” Presentation

Rachel Wright is the featured speaker at the July meeting of the Little Rock Atlassian User Group. On July 27, 2017, she’ll present “Top JIRA Administration Mistakes” based on the JIRA Strategy Admin Workbook.  

The goal of the “Top JIRA Administration Mistakes” presentation is to keep others out of what I call the “JIRA swamp.”  Or, if you’re already in it, help dig you out. This session is different – it’s about strategy.  It’s recommendations from years of cleaning up horrible JIRA configurations!  It’s about what you should do, what you shouldn’t do, and why.  Hear the mistakes I made as a JIRA administrator and real examples of problems to avoid.  Would you rather your application be an organized, tidy, and trimmed garden or a foggy, contaminated, overgrown swamp?

Atlassian Users Groups are where users meet, learn, network, and share best practices. The groups meet locally, all over the world, on a quarterly or more frequent basis.  User Group members are newbies and veterans who like to “talk shop” about Atlassian software, about Agile development, and about related business topics.  At these events, you can network with your peers, share solutions, meet Expert Partners, get special content from Atlassian, and enjoy a beer.

Will you be in Little Rock, Arkansas on July 27, 2017?  Join us, join the User Group in your city, or start a group!

 

Watch “Top JIRA Administration Mistakes”

Rachel Wright, author of the JIRA Strategy Admin Workbook has delivered her “Top JIRA Administration Mistakes” presentation in 15 cities and more are on the way.  Rachel says “The absolute highlight of the tour so far was speaking about JIRA at the Atlassian office in Austin!”  That’s a bucket list item that will be hard to top.

Rachel’s presentation approach is different. Instead of boring slides and data points, she uses a conversational style to share real mistakes and examples of scenarios to avoid in JIRA.  Additionally, the audience picks the topics they want to explore!  That means each presentation is different. Take a look!

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The JIRA Strategy Admin Workbook contains:  152 recommendations to help you set up, clean up, and maintain JIRA, 50 worksheets to help you establish and streamline vital processes, and 33 real examples of problems to avoid.


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