Atlassian Summit 2017, being held this week in San Jose, CA is a gathering of Atlassian users, Atlassian partners, the Atlassian team, and people interested in learning more about how Atlassian's products can help their organizations to function more effectively. The Summit officially started on Wednesday, September 13. However, on Monday evening, a Partner's reception was held, and on Tuesday, a special day for Atlassian partners was presented. Go2Group, Atlassian Platinum and Atlassian Enterprise partners, were at the Summit on both days. On Wednesday, September 13, we posted a blog about the events of the first two days.
Atlassian Summit 2017, held this week in San Jose, CA was different things to different people. For users of Atlassian products, it's a great venue for networking with other users, attending educational and informational tracks relating to Atlassian products and specialized interest. Others may attend because they want to learn more about Atlassian products. Still others enjoy the opportunity to learn about third party products and services that are on display in the expo hall and as vendor presentations.
It's not too early to make your plans to attend Atlassian Summit 2017, in San Jose, California. Training, certification exams, hands on demonstrations, an expo hall filled with vendors, and two days of presentations make the Atlassian Summit 2017 one of the most valuable events you may attend this year. The Summit runs from September 11 through September 15, 2017.
Microsoft no longer supports integration between Microsoft Project Server and Team Foundation Server 17 (TFS2017). For example, a project manager may want to have actual time logs from the TFS engineers automatically rolled into a Microsoft Project Plan – but TFS2017 and later versions no longer support this. Fortunately, ConnectALL does.
We’ve just announced a new version of the ConnectALL Integration Platform that integrates QMetry Test Management into your DevOps and agile infrastructures. This version also brings additional enhancements for current ConnectALL users. If you use QMetry Test Management, or plan to bring it into your infrastructure, then this is great news.
Here at Go2Group, we know your teams don't use just one tool – that's why we've been working hard to integrate more and more applications. Agile and DevOps teams use tools that meet their needs; developers use the applications that work best for them. QA/testing use their tools of choice, as do resource management, operations, management, and others.
Those who attended the DevOps West conference earlier this month are either already involved in using DevOps, or they came to learn more about it. My presentation, called Achieving Digital Transformation Success: Rapidly Integrating Complex Applications and Multiple Teams, was for both groups. If you missed it, good news: it's available online (link below). Here's a recap:
Why write a blog about project management anyway?
You already know project management is important. Developers and managers are already using it as part of their DevOps or agile development platforms. Those who don’t know about the importance of project management probably don’t want or need to know.
The Atlassian Government Symposium (June 21, 2017, at the Renaissance in downtown Washington DC) is a one-day free event for federal users of Atlassian products or those who want to learn more about these products. Sessions will include topics such as Lean ITSM, scaling with Data Center and Enterprise Services, enabling DevOps adoption in government, and more.
I'm giving a talk at DevOps West that might save a lot of development and operations jobs, and could help differentiate successful from less successful organizations.