“JIRA Admin Mistakes” in Charlotte and Chicago

Chicago Atlassian User Group

We had so much success discussing JIRA strategy in Northern Virginia and Ann Arbor that we’re doing it again next week in Charlotte, North Carolina and Chicago, Illinois.

Rachel Wright is a featured speaker at the March meetings of the Charlotte and Chicago user groups.  On March 21, 2017 and March 23, 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?

Charlotte Atlassian User Group

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 Charlotte on March 21, 2017 or Chicago on March 23, 2017? Join us, join the User Group in your city, or start a group!

“JIRA Admin Mistakes” in Ann Arbor, MI

Ann Arbor Atlassian User Group
Ann Arbor Atlassian User Group

Rachel Wright is a featured speaker at the February meeting of the Ann Arbor Atlassian User Group.   On February 28, 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 Ann Arbor on Feb 28, 2017?  Join us, join the User Group in your city, or start a group!

“JIRA Admin Mistakes” in Tysons, VA

Northern Virginia Atlassian User Group
Northern Virginia Atlassian User Group

Rachel Wright is a featured speaker at the February meeting of the Northern Virginia Atlassian User Group.   On February 22, 2017, she’ll present “Top JIRA Administration Mistakes” based on the JIRA Strategy Admin Workbook.  This is a special event for Rachel.  She was the original founder of this user group and is extremely excited to return!

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 Northern Virginia on Feb 22, 2017?  Join us, join the User Group in your city, or start a group!

Speaking

Rachel Wright SpeakingRachel Wright delivers presentations and training workshops for IT conferences, professional organizations, and her alma mater, Radford University.  Rachel’s approach to speaking is different. Instead of boring slides and data points, she uses real mistakes and examples, to help the audience avoid and overcome similar issues.

Read what attendees are saying about Rachel’s presentations.  

Rachel is an entrepreneur, process engineer, and Atlassian Certified Jira Administrator.  She is available for speaking engagements, interviews, podcasts, workshops, and appearances.  She is also happy to speak to groups via telephone or web conference.

Materials

Download: Speaking Kit (Questionnaire, Appearance List)
Also see: Press Kit

Upcoming & Recent Appearances

Previous Appearances

  • Atlassian Summit User Conference
  • Atlassian Solution Partner Podcasts
  • Atlassian User Groups
  • Women Entrepreneurs’ Expo
  • International Concierge & Errand Association Conference
  • Radford University
  • Women’s Business Center of Northern Virginia
  • Loudoun Small Business Development Center
  • Loudoun Chamber of Commerce
  • Blue Ridge Business Journal

Let our industry knowledge speak for itself.  Join us at our upcoming events or contact us for more information.

Online Courses

Our 30-minute, online skill or topic-based training gets application admins up to speed fast.  Our intro courses help new Jira, Jira Service Desk, and Confluence users feel comfortable with the applications.  See:  Course List

Help for JIRA Administrators

Calling all JIRA Administrators!  Now there’s help for managing your application!  The JIRA Strategy Admin Workbook is finally here!

If you’re a new Administrator, or your company is just getting started with JIRA, this book shows you what actions to take up front, so you can have a well-planned and easy to maintain tool.

If your company has used JIRA for a while, this book shows you simple ways to streamline your instance and make daily work more manageable.

Tired of dry, technical, and difficult to use software documentation?   This is not documentation, it’s strategy!

“It’s an awesome book that left me thinking about my JIRA instances and wanting to make immediate adjustments.”
   – Gregory Van Den Ham, IT Manager and Chicago Atlassian User Group Leader

The author, Rachel Wright, is an entrepreneur, process engineer, and Atlassian Certified JIRA Administrator.  She wrote this book because she knew she wasn’t the only person to inherit a messy configuration.  She says “I want to keep others out of what I call the “JIRA swamp” or, if you’re already in it, help dig you out.

“Rachel is an inspiration to all JIRA Admins in her no-nonsense, down to earth approach to JIRA.”
   – Susan Hauth, JIRA Queen and Toronto Atlassian User Group Leader

The JIRA Strategy Admin Workbook book contains:

  • 152 recommendations to help you set up, clean up, and maintain JIRA,
  • 50 worksheets, plus additional templates, code snippets, and wording samples to help you establish and streamline vital processes,
  • 33 real examples of problems to avoid,
  • best practices and dos and don’ts for each administrative area,
  • the top 10 mistakes I made as an administrator, and
  • content not available anywhere else.

Get yours now from Amazon (print version) or the JIRA Strategy Store (digital version).

JIRA Strategy Admin Workbook

Title: JIRA Strategy Admin Workbook
Sub title: Templates for the application administrator to set up, clean up, and maintain JIRA
Author: Rachel Wright
Publisher: Industry Templates, LLC
Date of Publication: November 30, 2016
Retail Price: $59.99 USD (Print Version)
ISBN-13: 978-1539090229
ISBN-10: 1539090221
Pages: 295

Meet the Author: San Jose, CA

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

Will you be at Atlassian Summit 2016, in San Jose, California, the week of October 10, 2016?  Come by and meet Rachel Wright, author of the JIRA Strategy Admin Workbook!

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

  • Wed, Oct 12, 2:00 PM: Atlassian User Group Lounge
  • Thu, Oct 13, 9:45 AM: Atlassian User Group Lounge
  • Thu, Oct 13, 2:00 PM: Atlassian Certification Booth
  • Walking the conference floor, attending sessions, and enjoying Summit!

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.

Meet the Author: Palm Beach, FL

Palm Beach, FL Atlassian User Group
Palm Beach, FL Atlassian User Group

Rachel Wright is a featured presenter at the September meeting of the Palm Beach, Florida Atlassian User Group.   On September 14, 2016, she’ll give an early preview of her new book, the JIRA Strategy Admin Workbook.

This book 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.

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 Palm Beach on September 14?  Join us, join the User Group in your city, or start a group!