Sunday, March 15, 2020 - 20:29
Working From Home COVID-19
Will there be a shift towards more working from home culture after this global pandemic Coronavirus? Well definitely because more and more companies will now be thinking about how to be equipped with necessary tools and processes to allow their employees to work from home. Big questions? Can small to medium sized companies are ready to work from home? Can internet connection cope up with increased demand? How people will socialise in future? Are people ready to work from home? Is work for home an option for majority of professions? How will people do business - selling will be difficult Who will gain from it? Tools that can help in working from home. Slack - Chat solution Atlassian tools like Jira - Issue tracking Google drive - Cloud based storage Gmail - Email Zoom - Online meetings My…
Saturday, March 14, 2020 - 16:01
NavIC is in news these days because of the phones getting released that supports it. Let us understand what is NavIC? Indian Regional Navigation Satellite System. Developed by ISRO. Operational Name: Navigation with Indian Constellation. Phones with compatible chipsets will use NavIC as the first preference before using GPS. It is a regional navigational system. Only works 1,500 km (930 mi) around India. There are plans to expand the NavIC system by increasing its constellation size from 7 to 11 Benefits of NavIC GPS is not accurate (20m), NavIC will be super accurate (5-10m) because NavIC has dual frequency (S and L bands). Much faster than GPS Focussed for Indian region Processors supporting NavIC Snapdragon 720G - realme 6 Pro and Xiaomi Redmi Note 9 Pro Max Snapdragon 865 5G -…
Tuesday, March 10, 2020 - 15:35
Recently I started making videos on the topic of Jira housekeeping and maintenance activities. It is as simple as making sure that you Issues are archived regular. You can follow this best practices playlist where I am creating regular videos on this topic: Enjoy.
Tuesday, March 10, 2020 - 14:56
Jira is great tool but it cannot do each and every thing you want from it. Of course there is a marketplace to download apps, you can build your own app and do scripting to do more fancy stuff but is there any specific feature that you were looking for but couldn't find in Jira? Let me know :)
Monday, March 9, 2020 - 20:12
Jira Cloud interface 2020
I logged into one of my Jira Cloud instance to realise that I can enable the new interface which looks like Jira Server version. It was actually the case for many years but couple of years Atlassian changed the interface with sidebars on the left. People complained a lot and they didn't like the new interface. Especially those who were using Jira for years. I think Atlassian listened to the feedback and took this really seriously and decided to bring back the old interface. It is not exactly the same but you won't miss Jira Server now. I made a video on this topic if if you want to take a look:
Sunday, March 8, 2020 - 21:56
Working From Home
In my 17 years of career as of 2020 February I have worked from home for many years however I never felt for even a single second that I am not connected to my team or I am not engaged with the work I am doing. I have honestly more memories of me working in a corporate culture than staring my computer screen because you remember time you spent with people than alone in your room. There are pros and cons of WFH but if you are like me who like to get things done then I am sure you will appreciate quietness and solitude. I first did WFH firstly in 2004 just one year after I started my career, when honestly WFH was unheard of. When I started working for Alcatel-Lucent after few year of joining I worked with a team in Europe where I was in India so WFH was the obvious option because me going…
Sunday, March 8, 2020 - 14:00
Best YouTube Channel to learn Jira
So today I came across a forum topic where there was a discussion about best YouTube channel or an online resource to learn about tools like Jira, Confluence and Bitbucket. Atlassian is growing and people/organisation are adopting tools like Jira a lot more now but it is surprising that not many resources are available outside Atlassian Community where you can learn and discuss about it. However it is just a matter of time and things will change eventually. There are lot fo resources of the blogs and websites of various Atlassian vendors as well. My objective is to fill this gap little bit. I am doing my part by writing a lot about it and making free videos on Atlassian tools. You can follow me using the links below if you want to learn and stay abreast with latest happening in Atlassian…
Saturday, March 7, 2020 - 18:38
Ravi Sagar
Recently I achieved the SAFe 4 Agilist certification after attending 2 days of training. The course is really good, I enjoyed those 2 days where we learned formally about various phases in SAFe implementation. I did work on some aspects of SAFe previously but I never did a formal training and that's why I was able to relate to things I did before. After those 2 days of training I did few days of preparation for the exam. The certification is achieve after clearing the exam which is I would say not the easy one. It is important that you study your notes and the material given to you during the course. I am happy I achieved this certification. It will definitely help me a lot when I am working with organisations trying to solve problems when scaling up and adopting Agile and DevOps…
Thursday, March 5, 2020 - 20:27
Ravi Sagar Jira Channel
In August last year I had around 100 subscribers, till then I was making videos on several topics but after that I decided to make videos only on Atlassian tools. 6 months have passed and I have 761 subscribers and growing quite fast. I will come back to this note after some time when I cross million subscribes :) Jokes apart (may be not) I never thought about the analytics like views and watch time. I make videos because I like making them. Although I am more into blogging or at least I was but making videos is just another format. I like keep a record of things. Making videos or writing about things I learn gives me a sense of satisfaction. I like to end my day with some task that brought a value. When I go to bed and think about my day there should be at least 1 valuable thing or…
Sunday, March 1, 2020 - 18:45
Few weeks ago I started creating videos on Portfolio for Jira which is an agile roadmapping tool for Jira. I have already created quite a lot videos and will continue to focus on Portfolio for a while. You can watch the playlist here:

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