Add Atlassian to your Process – Startup Guide

As a newbie in plugin development for atlassian products suite, I faced many obstacles and challenges while developing a simple plugin, from setting up the development environment, reading APIs to setting up the fast development process. So, I decided to write this simple, step-by-step and descriptive blog for future plugin developers to take advantage of my endeavor and experience with atlassian plugin development. In this blog I will cover- Setting up the development environment out of:

 

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Posted in Agile, AGILE Tools, JIRA, process engineering.

Salesforce Developer Guide-Use of Helper/Handler class to Manage Trigger Execution

If you are working on custom application development on force.com or customizing salesforce to do event driven updates, you will end up writing quite a few triggers, and in some cases more than one trigger on the same object. In this blog I will explain how to use a Helper/Handler class when we have to write more than one trigger for the same object on the different events. I will also explain how a Helper/Handler can also help manage trigger execution. Continue reading

Posted in Apex Development, Salesforce.com.

Team Temperature – an easy way to measure your current state

Over the years I have worked on many process/org improvement initiatives with my internal teams and the client  teams as a consultant. I have used a few tools/models/techniques to assess the current state. Of all things I have used, my

Team Temperature technique for process engineering, team retrospective etc.

Team Temperature technique for process engineering, team retrospectives etc.

favorite technique is a very simple one which gives me very good insights into the current state in about 15 minutes.  It is a concept somewhat driven from Net Promoter Score (NPS) concept. I call it Team Temperature. I can’t take credit for the term as it has been used by other guys before me. Probably my variation and usage of the technique may give a heart aches to some who use it differently.

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Posted in Agile, Organization Culture, Process Change Management, process engineering, Team Collaboration.

Taking Cloud Apps to Mobile on a Budget

Cloud solutions like Salesforce.com, Netsuite, Microsoft Dynamics are doing a great job solving for the needs in different functional areas. Although they all started with non-mobile solutions, they have done a decent (not great) job extending their solutions on to the mobile devices.

Native mobile solutions by SaaS providers are somewhat meeting the needs of users from their respective functional areas. However, you are out of luck if you require access to the data and features from multiple cloud applications. You will be juggling between different native apps to get the complete picture that you looking for.
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