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Graffiti and Ink - Differing approaches to near-green and brown field Atlassian implementations

May 16, 2017, 10:00 PM – May 17, 2017, 1:00 AM

Please join us for the Charlotte AUG's May Event, Tuesday May 16th! Michael Patrick Benning, an IT Management Consultant at CapTech, will be speaking to the group about dealing with new and existing JIRA implementations, and how you can make the best of both!


About this event

There is nothing quite like a new, untouched JIRA or Confluence instance, but given the increased adoption of the suite, it is less and less likely to encounter one. Instead, you’ll likely inherit an existing instance, and those tend to fall into one of two categories. Either the instance is very out-of-the-box with minimal oversight and frequent branching, or the instance is brutally locked down through policy or legacy integrations where one struggles for a meeting to discuss the privilege of working around someone else’s decisions.

While Operations textbooks would refer to these as near-green or brown field implementations, a useful analog is to consider the difference between graffiti and a tattoo, respectively. Each has unique benefits, tradeoffs, and considerations. Both can be great, but both can be terrible. Whether you’re arriving on a team with an existing setup or advising in a consulting role, there are tactics for each that will make your resulting changes effective, sustainable, and maybe even the envy of others.


  • Michael Patrick Benning




May 16 – 17, 2017
10:00 PM – 1:00 AM UTC


10:00 PMRegistration & Networking
10:30 PMWelcome and Intro
10:45 PMIntroduction To Community
11:00 PMMichael Patrick Benning - Captech
11:30 PMQ&A
11:45 PMGiveaways
12:00 AMNetworking & Wrap-Up

Community Leader

  • Patrick Savago

    Bank of America

    ATlassian Community Events Leader

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