In this blog post, we share our approach to the performance review process at Spartez Software. It is not a comprehensive guide, but it highlights the key aspects we pay attention to. In the chapters describing process details, there is a brief summary of how performance reviews help our people grow and give managers a good overview of how we are doing as a team. I hope you can use it as inspiration to improve the performance review process in your organisation.
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Just in time for the end of May 2021, we released several important features for Relative and Bucket Sizing sessions of Agile Poker for Cloud. Those include: unbiased voting, automatically picking up the next issue for voting, accepting team's estimates, and new issue details view. Read this blog post to find out more.
We listen to our users, hear their needs, and based on the feedback, we improve our apps to make them work better and better with every new release. We recently introduced the Canned Responses feature in the Chat for Jira Service Management based on customer feedback. It allows agents to respond to customer requests quicker as there is no need to copy and paste if there is a standardised message to send out. Agents can store greetings and closing template to handle each customer quickly and provide a faster response time.
Product backlog items' sizing became a routine for numerous agile teams. It became a new normal way-way back, and these days, it’s hard to find a developer, Product Owner, or Scrum Master who never heard about the Story Point concept. Internet is full of explanations, guidelines, step-by-step instructions, videos on how to do proper estimation using Story Points. This topic shows up in many SM/PO certifications. So, for me, it sounded like a done deal, an axiom. It inspired me to write up this blog post to structure my knowledge and, hopefully, help others and their teams with this not-so-unambiguous topic.
We decided to take TFS4JIRA fully cloud and make it a SaaS product. What does this exactly mean? No more, no less - we’re creating an app working in the cloud environment, without the necessity to install anything on your end. This means no need for a self-hosted server running TFS4JIRA. The new app is much faster than the old one, capable of synchronising a great number of work items several times faster than the current app does.