Not only for the event attendees in Las Vegas and online in front of the screens – also for Scott Farquhar (Co-Founder & CEO, Atlassian) it was a special moment to open the Atlassian Team’22 “live on stage” in his keynote. After two years of social distancing, hosting the Atlassian Annual Conference as a hybrid event (April 5-7, 2022) was a welcome opportunity to reach customers, users, and partners locally and globally. During the event, Scott and his team introduced extensive new features: Atlas and Compass (two brand new Atlassian products), Atlassian Data Lake, Atlassian Analytics, Trello Enterprise, and new features in Confluence Cloud and Jira Service Management.
The Atlassian family grows: Atlassian introduces two new products – Atlas and Compass
In the Opening Keynote of Atlassian Team’22 “Culture eats strategy for breakfast,” Scott Farquhar announced the launch of two new products: Atlas and Compass.
Atlas is the first teamwork directory that connects teams, applications and your own work – wherever it takes place. Atlas is designed to promote alignment by facilitating open sharing and communication within the work. Not only within teams, but especially across teams. Atlas equips teams with a common vocabulary to communicate openly and gain a shared understanding of context, getting to the root of the three most important questions:
- What do we do and why?
- How are you?
- Who is working on it?
Simple questions that are sometimes hard to answer when you don’t know who to ask or where to look.
Currently, a beta version is on offer, which can be tested free of charge.
>> Learn more about Atlassian Atlas here.
Compass is a deployment control system that facilitates the work of software development teams. Compass provides teams with support for managing the complexity of distributed software architecture. Compass comes from Point A, an Atlassian program for developing new products in collaboration with customers, and is organized into three functions:
- Componets: A component catalog that provides developers with a map of all the components they use to assemble their software and the teams that own and work with them. Developers can access shared components, documentation, and other critical information to build software in one place.
- Scorecards: A DevOps health tool that enables developers to measure and score their architecture based on the baselines, security or compliance requirements they need to meet.
- Apps: An extensibility engine that allows apps to be installed. This extension brings in information from a variety of SaaS tools for developers.
>> To learn more about how Compass can help teams navigate the complexity of distributed software architectures, click here.
Two new investments in the Atlassian platform: Atlassian Data Lake and Atlassian Analytics
Anu Bharadwaj (COO, Atlassian) took the stage as the second keynote speaker. As usual, she charmingly presented two new data visualization functionalities for the entire Atlassian platform: Atlassian Data Lake & Atlassian Analytics. Two features that give everyone in the organization – from senior management to end users – flexible access to all data from Atlassian products.
Atlassian Data Lake
In the past, Atlassian provided customers with contextual data and in-product dashboards to deliver data on team velocity, resource allocation, or return on investment. However, creating custom reports was neither easy nor fast for most teams because they had to extract data using APIs and scripts. In addition, there was no easy way to analyze data across products or instances. This is where Atlassian Data Lake comes in: Atlassian Data Lake contains cross-product and cross-instance data for easy analysis with pre-modeled and enriched fields to accelerate insight discovery.
>> Learn more about Atlassian Data Lake here.
Every team has its own ways of working, and Atlassian’s products offer plenty of flexibility to foster that uniqueness. Atlassian has also approached access in terms of data in the Atlassian Data Lake with this philosophy. Using technology from Chartio, a cloud-based visualization and analytics solution Atlassian acquired last year, Atlassian Analytics was developed – a simple, flexible hub that connects seamlessly to Atlassian Data Lake and allows users to access data in a variety of ways. A flexible way to access and visualize data entirely without code or via SQL.
>> Learn more about Atlassian Analytics here.
Atlassian Analytics and Data Lake are now available as part of an Early Access Program for customers of Jira Software Cloud Enterprise Edition or Jira Service Management.
Overview of other innovations and topics
Skillfully confident and under the motto “Work differently Together”, Joff Redfern (Chief Product Officer, Atlassian) took the stage. His topic: The way modern teams work. In his presentation, he highlighted the changes in the way people work today and how Atlassian Open Work Management provides teams with tools, practices and templates so that enterprise-wide teamwork works well.
Trello was also addressed. Erika Trautman (VP of Product, Atlassian) gave the audience insights into why and how customers can deploy Trello in their organizations (e.g. in HR, Marketing or Legal) and what are the specific benefits of this powerful, secure and user-friendly tool. Highlight in this topic: The presentation of the new Trello Enterprise – the enterprise headquarters for large teams and companies.
Before Trello, Erika had also given an overview of the new features in Confluence.
Prospects: Soon available in Confluence Cloud
- Table Visualization: Conversion of table data into interactive, customizable charts (e.g. Pie Chart)
- Presenter Mode: Interactive presentations within a shared Confluence page
- Automation for Confluence: Early Access Program
- Native integration of Confluence in Microsoft Teams: Creation of Confluence pages directly in Microsoft Teams
The area of ITSM was not neglected either. Amita Abraham (Head of Product Marketing, IT Teams, Atlassian), Scott Farquhar (Co-Founder and Co-CEO, Atlassian) and Sherif Mansour (Distinguished Product Manager, Atlassian) gave the audience in their Keynote insights and outlooks on how organizations can modernize their IT and development processes and deliver at high speed.
Facts and innovations about Jira Service Management
- 40,000 customers worldwide use Jira Service Management
- Change Scheduling: Calendar overview of planned changes, for improved planning and organization in development projects
- Atlassian Analytics integration
- No-code/low-code form builder: 300+ templates and easy creation of service forms
- Built-in knowledge base: Confluence integration incl. many new page display options
- Conversational Ticketing: Integration of Percept.AI
catworkx as sponsor on site in Las Vegas
catworkx was also part of the action again this year – not only virtually, but also as a Foundation Sponsor and on site in Las Vegas. We say thank you to Atlassian for the organization and are already looking forward to next year. 🙂
After the Team is Before the Team: Save the Date for 2023
Las Vegas, the world-famous City of Lights, is also the venue for Atlassian Team’23! This will be held from April 18 to 20, 2023. Now it’s time to save the date!