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PTC Agile Best Practices and Portfolio for Jira Deep Dive


October 3, 2018, 9:30 PM UTC – October 4, 2018, 1:00 AM UTC

We return after a very eventful Atlassian Summit in Barcelona! Please join us a for a lively and informative AUG meeting at the conveniently located PTC's Headquarters in Needham on Wednesday, October 3rd. We'll have some great speakers and great food and drink (Smoothies!).


About this event

Portfolio for Jira Deep Dive by Thad West, Isos Technology

Be prepared to work through an interactive session using Portfolio for Jira (P4J). P4J is the agile road mapping tool built by Atlassian to raise the visibility of work across projects and teams. Thad West, from Isos Technology, will take you through a pragmatic approach of using P4J, covering:

  • What P4J adds to Jira
  • Set-up and configuration
  • Programs and Plans
  • Reporting
  • Multi-team planning
  • Running "what-if" scenarios

You can get a lot of uplift from Portfolio for Jira with minimal effort and changes to existing Jira Projects. This session will give you the knowledge and confidence to start benefiting from this must have application.

Use of Jira in Large & Scaled Agile Projects by Ankur Gupta, PTC

PTC will present a session to discuss how we used e Disciplined Agile Delivery (DAD) and SAFE-like techniques to deliver large projects. This session will be a QA based on how Jira can be leveraged in environments where large multi geography, multiple teams deliver Agile projects.

Persuading the Bear workshop by Michael Nir, Sapir Consulting

Michael Nir, the president of Sapir Consulting, will guide us through an entertaining short exercise - based on Persuading the Bear workshop:

Free your hostage - how to influence tough stakeholders!

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.

Organic Sushi & Pizza

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.

Due to unforeseen circumstances we are unable to provide the AUG Virtual Reality Game at this meeting. We hope to have it for the November meeting.

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



October 3 – 4, 2018
9:30 PM – 1:00 AM UTC


9:30 PMRegistration & networking
10:15 PMBoston AUG introduction
10:20 PMPortfolio for Jira Deep Dive
10:50 PMUse of Jira in Large & Scaled Agile Projects
11:20 PMPersuading the Bear Workshop
11:50 PMMember User Case Lightning
12:05 AMStructured networking a
12:10 AMFantastic food & beverage service with after party!

Group Leaders

  • Timothy Szczesuil

    ZOLL Medical

    Boston Atlassian User Group Leader

  • Greg Venable

    Atlas Bench

    Group Leader

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