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How to use Confluence to churn out product release documents that dazzle

How to use Confluence to churn out product release documents that dazzle

We completed the configuration project. The team now had an Atlassian site that helped them develop their medical device quicker, along with all the required release documents in Confluence. Risk management report, functional specifications, unresolved anomalies reports, and all the rest. No more slogging on excel sheets or scripted exports from Jira. Now each report is a native Confluence page with embedded Jira data. The Jira Snapshots app lands static Jira data on each of the reports. The Quality Assurance team lead had examined the setup and loved it. It's one click to export each page...

How Confluence API powers the release flow of a SaMD product

How Confluence API powers the release flow of a SaMD product

This is a real story about a SaMD company (Software as a Medical Device) that wanted to achieve high release cadence. They hired us to develop a custom Confluence extension that would remove a blockage from their release flow. We used the Confluence API to deliver a custom Confluence extension to solve their problem. Read this customer case study to learn about the profound impact this has on the team. This article describes the Powertags extension and some implementation details Powertags is a custom extension for Confluence Server and Data Center. Each time the team shipped a new product...

RadBee is now driving success for Monday.com users

RadBee is now driving success for Monday.com users

We're pleased to announce that RadBee is a certified partner of Monday.com Monday.com Work OS is the platform built for a new way of working, adopted already by more than 152,000 businesses across the globe. Adopting Agile and DevOps methodologies is no longer exclusive to IT and software development teams. It's proliferating into all teams and disciplines. This results in the introduction of many different digital tools, often, at the granularity of an individual team. With different teams using their tools data silos are quick to form. Leaders and teams lose the bigger picture, and...

How We Leveraged Jira API To Calculate Requirements Traceability Status

How We Leveraged Jira API To Calculate Requirements Traceability Status

One of the not-so-secret powers of Jira is its extensibility. Despite the power of its features, we cannot solve all use cases by configuration or by installing a marketplace App. That's why having a modern and extensive Jira API (Application Programming Interface) makes the platform shine. Our customers ask us to extend Jira when it reduces the burden on the shoulders of their teams. We all want our team to focus on high-value activities. This was also the driver to create the Traceability Verification App. We developed the Traceability Verification app to solve a customer problem. They are...

How to Create Software Requirements Baseline from Jira?

How to Create Software Requirements Baseline from Jira?

Many Application Lifecycle Management (ALM) tools have a baseline feature that can be used for defining Software Requirements Baseline. Jira out of the box does not have such a feature. So when one of my customers wanted to move their specifications from JAMA to Jira, we needed to find a way to fill this gap. So what is a Software Requirements Baseline? In the context of Software Development Life Cycle (SDLC), you maintain the specifications for each product release. These are the requirements, tests, risks, and all other items. Together they build your traceability matrices and release...

The Calm Way To Export Jira Data To Confluence And Build Clients Trust

The Calm Way To Export Jira Data To Confluence And Build Clients Trust

Project managers are often pulled in two separate directions by the people they serve: their team and clients. Developers want to protect their autonomy, while clients want to be kept in the loop. Most project managers rather not give clients direct access to Jira. It's like bringing guests into your kitchen, where they might catch a glimpse of dirty dishes. Hence it has become common to export Jira data and share the exported static copy with customers and other 3rd parties. The exported file gives a sense of control - you control which issues are shared and what fields are included. But,...

The juggle-free way to sign controlled documents on Confluence Cloud

The juggle-free way to sign controlled documents on Confluence Cloud

Confluence Cloud was their knowledge hub. So it was practical to move the Standard Operating Procedure (SOPs) and other controlled documents to Confluence Cloud too. The question was, how would authors and reviewers sign the SOPs in Confluence? Of course, there was always the option to export the pages from Confluence, route the exported file with DocuSign, and then file it somewhere. Jason did not like this option one bit. It is effort-intensive and leaves a long follow-up tail. He was looking for a quick way to document sign-offs in Confluence. If you are like Jason, look no further. Here,...

How RadBee can help setting your QMS on Jira and Confluence.

How RadBee can help setting your QMS on Jira and Confluence.

Building a QMS on Jira and Confluence makes sense, especially if your team already uses this platform. You may find it complicated and grueling to do it solo, so you are looking for a specialist to guide you and do some of the heavy lifting. To illustrate how we could make it more doable for you, let's take this abstract idea into a real-world context with the story of a QA manager, Jean. Her three-step journey is typical. Step 1: Deciding It's Time for a Change Surviving an Audit Jean heaved a sigh of relief. No major findings and only three minor issues. After two days of a grueling audit,...

The Quick Start Guide to Creating a QMS With Jira & Confluence

The Quick Start Guide to Creating a QMS With Jira & Confluence

Not everyone chooses Jira and Confluence for creating their QMS system, as they are not marketed that way. Atlassian doesn't provide step-by-step manuals as a use case, and at first glance, it's not intuitive. However, many life sciences companies consider using Jira and Confluence for quality management systems for many good reasons. The question they all have is, >"Where do I start?" Thanks to Cloud technology, you don't even have to install the software. Five minutes after going to Atlassian's website, you can have your site up and running — without even providing a credit card. Sounds...

How to configure Jira Projects to satisfy product managers and developers?

How to configure Jira Projects to satisfy product managers and developers?

There is nothing like that buzz of starting a new project. It's early days, and our small team is getting the ball rolling. We have a clinical App to build, the Heart-Health App (temporary name), which will help people with managing cardiac problems. We plan to use Jira for two purposes: our development tasks and product specifications. Like this, we can create our release documentation automatically. Chad, our architect, considers the best way to configure Jira to support the two roles: product managers and developers. He has configured all the issue types we need. We will use epics,...