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Boston AUG - Project Management Topics: JIRA Portfolio, Structure for Formulas, and Project Config

Jan 31, 2018, 11:00 PM – Feb 1, 2018, 3:00 AM

Boston Atlassian User Group 2018 Kick-off! Join us for a fast-paced exploration of cutting-edge Project Management topics in the Atlassian ecosystem. Presenting a complete end to end toolkit for project and portfolio management. Topics include JIRA Portfolio Rolling Wave planning, ALM Works Structure real-time KPI metrics, and Project Configuration for JIRA governance best practices. #BostonAUG


About this event

Boston Atlassian User Group Project Management 2018 kick-off!


Workbar Central Square
45 Prospect St, Cambridge, MA 02139


Jeremy Stark (Agile Transformation Coach) with be discussing how using ALM Works Structure gets you to the next level with JIRA with a flexible data model that provides context for making decisions with real-time KPI metrics.  Jeremy will be demystifying using ALM Works Structure real-time formulas feature for #ProjectManagement use cases.

Powerful Data Presentation
· Show any field
· Edit inline
· Show progress, totals
· Complex formulas for any metrics
· Hierarchies of any depth
· Issues from any projects of any types, folders
· Portfolio overview SAFe
· Work load balancing for planning

· Confluence pages
· Dashboards
· Visualize any dependencies


Michelle Melancon taking a peek at what a transparent roadmap using JIRA Portfolio and Rolling Wave planning looks like. Is your head spinning with questions on ways to use JIRA Portfolio to create a roadmap? How can we create a roadmap that fits into our agile process? How can you use a dynamic JIRA date to forecast your 12-month plan and STILL be agile?  Michelle will be demystifying using JIRA Portfolio for a broad number of #ProjectManagement use cases. 


If you manage development vs production environments, merge Jira instances or simply move projects to a different Jira instance, Project Configurator is a must have that will save you countless hours of work. It automates the tasks of moving complete projects or just configuration changes between instances. Nelson Jordan and Pepe Maranon will present Adaptivist's Project Configurator.  Also will discuss #ProjectManagement governace best practices.

Works with both Jira AND Jira Service Desk instances
· Shows which objects will "collide" with imported ones
· Find where configuration objects are used
· Simulated configuration import lets you preview the changes that will be applied
· Export excludes data for non exported projects
· Transfers dashboards, filters and Agile boards, with rich options to control their export
· Handles and publishes drafts for workflows and schemes
· "Smart custom field contexts" limits the new custom field configuration to imported projects


Virtual Reality sponsor prizes:

Play the AUG Virtual Reality Game and the first winners will have their choice of many prizes. Also, the high scoring winners will receive $50 Atlassian SWAG cards and we have 5 of them! Enjoy ordering the new Atlassian rebranding! Here is the run-down of the software licenses available to win at the event. Win two Appfire licenses for an unlimited amount of users! Check out the fabulous Appfire products to pick from both their expansive Wittified and Bob Swift product lines. Also, ALM Works is giving away one unlimited Structure license. Check out what Structure can do by clicking the product link: Structure. Lucidchart is giving away 10 users team licenses for a year check it out here. ServiceRocket is giving away two unlimited products from thier complete catalog here. Finally, Adaptavist is offering a one-year unlimited software license from the complete catalog here. All these giveaways will be offered to the first Virtual Reality winners to pick from, so everyone has an opportunity to pick a relevant prize for their environment and requirements.

Play the Boston AUG networking game and not only meet new people for opportunities or resources. Win the tremendous Atlassian SWAG bundle that offers a pick of the litter of any five items of the Atlassian and Trello giveaways: blankets, bottles, t-shirts, and other amazing SWAG plus a $50 Atlassian SWAG card!


Meat, vegan, and gluten-free meal options will be available. We will have several food options, so you will not be left hungry, but the main focus is fresh, organic sushi with a smoothie service as well!


Come enjoy 15-year-old red wine among other exceptional alcohol offerings. 


Thank you to our sponsors for their continued support: ServiceRocket, cPrime, ALM Works, Adaptavist, Appfire, and CxO Developer.


  • Michelle Melancon


    Atlassian Tool Expert

  • Jeremy Stark

    Jeremy Stark

    Agile Transformation Coach

  • Pepe Maranon


    Lead Architect

  • Nelson Jordan


    DevOps Architect


  • Greg Venable


    Chief Solution Architect



January 31 – February 1, 2018
11:00 PM – 3:00 AM UTC


Registration & networking
Boston AUG introduction
Project and Portfolio Management using Structure Formulas for real-time KPI Metrics - Presented by Jeremy Stark
JIRA Portfolio Practical Applications - presented by Michelle Melancon
Project Configurator by Nelson Jordan & Pepe Maranon
Structured networking activities with prizes
Fantastic food & beverage service with after party!

Community Leaders

  • Timothy Szczesuil

    ZOLL Medical

    Boston Atlassian User Group Leader

  • Greg Venable

    Atlassian User Group

    Group Leader

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