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We have turned our silver lining to GOLD!

Introduction We've been an Atlassian partner for many years now, and some of our first Atlassian customers were Cloud early adopters. One of our major clients, Clarks, was on Cloud very early and we integrated Jira with their on-prem service desk, back when most other customers were still buying...

Time logging and capacity planning with Jira and Tempo

Introduction In our blog post on management reporting, we mentioned using Tempo Timesheets and Tempo Planner to track the time spent on tasks. We have implemented Tempo for customers and it is a very good product. One of the first steps is to understand what reporting the customer needs from a...

Supercharge your management reporting from Jira

Introduction A while back, we wrote a short blog post on Task Management with Jira. It was a post which showed how Jira could be used as an individual task manager - the simplest possible case. Of course, team task management is a different ballgame, and it is management reporting on team tasks...

Test Automation - How it works with Zephyr

Introduction This is a short blog post about Zephyr for Jira and the various options for integrating it with test automation. This was correct at the time of writing, but Zephyr are very active with their product development, so expect more features to be on their way!

The different types of testing

“Testers don’t like to break things; they like to dispel the illusion that things work.” Kaner, Bach, Pettichord. Lessons Learned in Software Testing: A Context-Driven Approach In this post, we are going to take a look at the different types of testing that can be used within our projects to dispel...

Managing multiple projects in Jira AKA project portfolio management

In this webinar recording, BDQ CEO Chris Bland discusses how to successfully manage multiple projects in Atlassian's Jira.

Contract staff management system with Jira

Following on from our previous blogpost on how Atlassian's Jira can be used to manage business processes that require collaboration, reporting and structured management, we have another example.

HR Management with Jira

Jira is often thought of as an IT tool. There is no doubt that it is fantastic for managing the processes around bug fixes, development and IT support, but it can do much more. We use it internally for all manner of tasks that require workflows, structured information and reporting, including...

Top ten JIRA tips!

We were recently asked about our top ten JIRA tips. Rather than talking about keyboard shortcuts, we thought about the ways that you can really get JIRA working for your business.

Setting up a JIRA Data Center test system on a single host

When it came to testing our new plugin DataQA for JIRA Data Center, there was basically two choices as per the documentation - setting up multiple VMs as individual JIRA nodes, and a load balancer/shared home/db machine. Or put everything on a single host. Initially, we considered setting up...

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