You can set up Jira to reflect how your team works or to influence how it works. Here's what I mean. When a team starts to use Jira, the first instinct is to configure it to match the processes and methods and language of how the team currently works. This makes sense because you want your team to go into Jira, especially early on in your use, and see something familiar. Issue types named for real work people do and workflow steps that reflect how actual work gets done on your team and field names that reflect names of things your team recognizes.
If you go into a sprint planning meeting cold, you know it can turn into a free-for-all, aimless meeting that will last twice as long as it should. After all, if your scrum team has been in place for even a few weeks, your backlog could easily have hundreds of issues in it. Maybe thousands. Going through a backlog this large in a sprint planning, without direction or a plan, can lead to an inefficient meeting that could include some members of the team chasing whims and subjective priorities, while others sit in silence wondering when the team will get around to talking about the tasks they will work on. This is no way to run a meeting.
Kevin Johnson, president and chief executive officer of Starbucks, took the stage at the 2017 annual shareholder meeting. During the part of the presentation when he talked about company initiatives, Johnson raised a question Starbucks has been working on. "How can we better connect with our store managers, and how can we help store managers create community amongst each other?" The answer to both of these questions lies in the decision to implement Workplace by Facebook at Starbucks in January 2017.
On October 18, 2017, Workplace by Facebook hosted a fireside chat called Workplace Goes Live with Hootsuite. Ursula Llabres, Customer Growth Lead for the Americas at Workplace by Facebook interviewed Kirsty Traill, VP of Customers at Hootsuite, who is responsible for Global Customer Support, Voice of Customer, Customer Experience and Customer Marketing. It is a fairly large team of 80 people across 5 global locations, which by itself demonstrates the priority Hootsuite places on being customer-focused.
According to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), the purpose of an emergency action plan is to "facilitate and organize employer and employee actions during workplace emergencies." One of the minimum requirements of an emergency action plan is to account for all employees after an emergency evacuation has been completed. In other words, employees should be notified that an evacuation needs to commence and once that occurs, the employer must account for all employees who were impacted.
"An incident just happened by our office in North America. Are our people OK? Do we know where they are?"
Today we are delighted to launch a new product, Connector for Salesforce and Jira Service Desk (Cloud). This connector focuses on bringing a seamless experience of Salesforce to Jira Service Desk. Your customer service team has direct access to customer information, right from within Jira Service Desk. It automatically finds the matching Contacts, Accounts and other vital information of your customers in Salesforce and directly represents them in your Jira Service Desk request, without hassle. The connector enables your support team to act faster and more efficiently, reduces the friction between your sales team and support team.
Last week, I gave a short talk at an event we hosted at the Rockettoria in Sydney called, Improving Adoption of Collaborative Software with Narrow, High Value Use Cases, at which I argued that running any type of collaborative software with a community management mindset, might be the root cause of the low adoption of enterprise social networking (ESN) software. I cited numerous reports that describe the failures of organizations to to gain wide-spread adoption of social collaboration software.
One major friction point in organizations is how to update people who missed meetings. Now that BlueJeans is Integrated with Workplace by Facebook, keeping people informed is as easy as broadcasting your BlueJeans meetings directly into Workplace.
On April 18, 2017, at Facebook's F8 Conference, the Workplace team made several announcements that extend the functionality of Workplace to include much more useful functions to improve a company's ability to get more done, make faster decisions, and communicate better. Many of these announcements are long awaited improvements that will make many organizations very happy.