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.
Countless shared services teams, like help desks, human resources, facilities, and marketing, are supporting employees in medium and large organizations using a general email inbox, and wonder why they struggle to know whether they are providing the service that employees expect. One of the biggest "mind blown" moments I have seen in my consulting work is when I help teams transition from using email inboxes to using Jira Service Desk for taking employee service requests. I have repeatedly heard:
At ServiceRocket we’re committed to learning and believe that with a little help organizations can often get more out of the tools they already have.
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.
Since the mid-1980s, organizations have been implementing shared services to improve service levels, reduce costs, and improve controls. According to Deloitte, 80% of Fortune 500 companies such as Ford, Intel, Whirlpool and Allergan use shared services in their operations. Although shared services is not a new concept, many organizations struggle with realizing its full potential. As the Deloitte Shared Services Handbook describes it, "It often seems that where ever you are in your shared services journey, you still have a way to go. But the journey is always easier if you have sorted out the fundamentals."
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Before I could finish my sentence, someone interrupted, “We need to know how many people have read a page.”
I’d come to this Atlassian user group to ask users how they manage Confluence and JIRA system health. My goal was to promote use cases for ServiceRocket’s TrustedAdvisor product.
Last year, IDC reported that the average knowledge worker spends about 1.6 hours per day, or roughly 20% of the workday, searching for information.* That is a huge drain on worker productivity.
Many organizations use Confluence to address this challenge. Yet no matter how well organized a Confluence instance is, as that instance grows, it can be hard to quickly find the right information.
Here are four of the biggest productivity challenges for Confluence users – and how Knowledge Pathways for Confluence from ServiceRocket can help you address them.
Knowledge Pathways for Confluence is available on the ServiceRocket and Atlassian marketplaces for evaluation and purchase. With this tool, content owners and admins can now confirm that users are receiving and reading content they need in Confluence. Users can easily understand what content they’ve been asked to review and the steps to completion.
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