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Hybrid Configurations, Planning Estimation, and Waters Atlassian Implementation Best Practices

Aug 29, 2018, 9:30 PM – Aug 30, 2018, 1:00 AM

Join us at Waters Corporation's rural campus in Milford, MA for our high summer AUG meeting to explore the best practices and short cuts in the Atlassian suite. We have some great new presenters for this meeting. Topics include planning estimation methodology, Atlassian at Waters, and hybrid agile configurations. We will also have our virtual reality game and popular networking activities!


About this event

Choosing the Best Planning Estimation Method by Jacek Wizmur-Szymczak (Spartez)

Sometimes we haven’t estimated for a long time, the backlog is huge, and time is limited. Sometimes we have a team that can meet in the same office, sometimes it’s distributed and work is in different time zones. Sounds familiar, right? Here is a set of proposals for how to tackle the most common issues around planning and which methods of estimation to use.

Atlassian at Waters with Liz Redden, Steve Valliere, Barbara Indermitte, and Steve White (Waters)

Join is for an in-depth exploration of how the Waters Corporation adopted and configured JIRA and Confluence to solve the challenges of a high-tech Analytical Laboratory instrument and software company.

  • Introduction (Liz Redden)
  • Our Journey to Atlassian (Steve Valliere)
  • Confluence for document management (Barbara Indermitte)
  • Requirements management with JIRA & Confluence

Hybrid Configurations with JIRA and Confluence by Miles Faulkner (Blended Perspectives)

Out of the box Jira supports Agile plus Kanban and of course Portfolio enables scaled Agile planning. In most large organizations though, there are many teams using MS Project and SharePoint and other planning tools such as Clarity. Yet every team should plan together! This presentation will introduce participants in ways to support other planning approaches such as pure waterfall and a hybrid approach “Scrum-Fall”. Add-ons such as Big Picture, Traffic Lights, and Tempo will be introduced. We will also be providing tips and tricks to help traditional PMs and PMOs embrace Jira and Confluence.

Lightning Member Use Cases

Because this user group is about providing value to our users, As we did at our previous meetings, we will invite five attendees to describe their Atlassian use cases for the group in only two minutes! The top three compelling descriptions as judged by the group will be awarded a bottle of high-quality wine with the following price ranges: first prize $ 100, second prize $75 and third prize $50 plus new Atlassian brand SWAG.

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 winner will receive a $50 Atlassian SWAG card and the first three people to play will get a bottle of wine! 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. 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.

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! Also, we will not forget the pizza lovers.

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

Thank you to our sponsors for their continued support: ALM Works, Adaptavist, Appfire, Blended Perspectives, cPrime, and Spartez.


  • Jacek Wizmur-Szymczak


    Product Marketing Manager

  • Liz Redden


    Sr. Software Evaluation Engineer

  • Steve Valliere


    DevOps Applications Manager

  • Steve White


    Software Engineering Manager

  • Miles Faulkner

    Blended Perspectives



  • Greg Venable


    Chief Solution Architect



August 29 – 30, 2018
9:30 PM – 1:00 AM UTC


Registration & networking
Boston AUG introduction
Jacek Wizmur-Szymczak
Atlassian at Waters
Hybrid Configurations with JIRA and Confluence
Member User Case Lightning
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

    Atlas Bench

    Group Leader

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