Bill Cushard

Bill Cushard covers the intersection of learning, software adoption, and customer success. His career has focused on helping companies adopt disruptive software through learning, change management, communications, and implementations that help people get the most out the software.

Bill Cushard is also the author of the 2018 book, The Art of Agile Marketing: A Practical Roadmap for Implementing Kanban and Scrum in Jira and Confluence.

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028 Jacek Wizmur-Szymczak and Pawel Mazur Chat Finally Comes to Jira Service Desk

A Podcast by Bill Cushard on Oct 16, 2018 2:06:38 PM

Jira Service Desk makes it easy to enable customers and support professionals to communicate with transparency. Chat for Jira Service Desk, offered by Spartez, makes it even easier. According to Pawel Mazur of Spartez, "Agents have all the functionality of Jira Service Desk and the customer has a cute UI of a chat." And in a world where everything is moving to messaging, Chat for Jira Service Desk changes everything. Pawel Mazur and Jacek Wizmur-Szymczak from Spartez join Lacey Carlyle on Nice Work! to talk about how to improve customer interactions with chat.

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Topics: Support, Atlassian, Jira Service Desk, ITSM, Chatops, Spartez

022 Peter Bell Schedule a Bi-Weekly Social Hour with Your Remote Team

A Podcast by Bill Cushard on Jul 6, 2018 5:19:20 PM

Have you ever stopped to think how to build a high-performing remote team? I know, I know. You have Jira and Confluence and Bitbucket and Stride. You have remote team members, and they can all chime in. You have the tools. But do you have the culture and the processes and the deliberate tactics to "include" remote works and create an environment in which your entire team can thrive? Think about it. Because tools are not enough. 

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Topics: Jira, collaboration, Jira Software, Remote Work, Flatiron School

021 Dave Shanley Top Down Helps but Bottom Up Definitely Works

A Podcast by Bill Cushard on Jun 20, 2018 6:34:21 PM

In the book, Consumption Economics: The New Rules Rules of Tech, the authors share some horrifying stats. First...that the effective usage rate of enterprise software is 50%. Yikes. Second...that only 15% of enterprise software projects are rated successful by IT execs. Double yikes! Can you relate? Dave Shanley, VP of Analytics at Jama Software, came by the studio at the Nice Work podcast to talk to Lacey about this. Dave told us one of the reasons for these failed software projects is that no one is communicating the why. "It's amazing to the see the gap where people are building products, but they are not enabling the team to fundamentally understand the why."

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Topics: Atlassian, Software, Product Management, Jira Software, Jama Software

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