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PMO Series - PM Best Practices, Agile Metrics, & MathWorks Multi-Release Planning using Structure

Wed, Apr 18, 2018, 5:30 PM (EDT)

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Projects and Process Emergence, in the Context of JIRA Project Consolidation

In complex development environments, processes emerge and Jira Projects proliferate, and so, Atlassian admins consistently work to keep up with the related administrative tasks. Sometimes, project consolidation is necessary, and communication with stakeholders is key. When this happens, detailed monitoring of Jira components, queries, labels, initiatives, themes and teams may be challenging. In this talk, we'll cover some best practices for discussing the consolidation process, creating and maintaining the related Jira and Confluence artifacts, and what that may mean for stakeholders and metrics collection planning.

Unleashing Improvement Through Agile Execution Metrics

Wouldn't it be great if you could "see" into the way teams operate, understand how team meetings work (or don't), how work is being framed, delivered and received, in an objective way that enables measurable improvement - all without asking teams to do anything other than their normal day to day activities? As agilists, we value the questions "Will we get this work done?" and "Did the work get done?", but there are vital questions we value far more! This presentation will help you to see agile metrics from a new perspective, in terms of what they reveal and how you can use them to trigger improvement, both at the team and larger program and organizational levels.

Using Jira, Structure and Structure APIs to model MathWorks’ Development Multi-Release Planning (MRP) process.

A look at MathWorks multi-release planning process utilizing ALM Works Structure product including showing how  ALM Works Structure can be automated using APIs.  The talk will be showing importing from external systems, and exporting to a standard MRP format.

Michelle Melancon will explain how JIRA Portfolio uses your variables to make planning calculations

Member Use Case Presentations

Because this user group is about providing value to our users, As we did at our January meeting, we will invite eight attendees to describe their Atlassian use cases for the group. 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 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 their 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. Winner takes home a $100 bottle of wine!

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: ServiceRocket, cPrime, ALM Works, Adaptavist, Appfire, and CxO Developer.


  • Joel Foner

    Joel Foner

    Joel Foner

    Enterprise Agile Coach

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  • Jonah Jenkins

    Jonah Jenkins

    Jonah Jenkins

    Scrum Master

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  • Jason DePaolo

    Jason DePaolo


    Senior Manager

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  • Michelle Melancon

    Michelle Melancon


    Atlassian Tool Expert

  • Steve Kamens

    Steve Kamens


    Lead Developer / Administrator


  • Greg Venable

    Greg Venable


    Chief Solution Architect


Wednesday, Apr 18
5:30 PM - 9:30 PM (EDT)


1 Apple Hill Drive Natick01760

Group Leaders

  • Timothy Szczesuil

    Timothy Szczesuil

    ZOLL Medical

    Boston Atlassian User Group Leader

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  • Greg Venable

    Greg Venable

    Atlas Bench

    Group Leader

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