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Quick Start Guide to Speedy PDF Sign-Offs

Quick Start Guide to Speedy PDF Sign-Offs

Step 1 – Getting Started with Speedy PDF Sign-Offs Getting Speedy PDF Sign-Offs rolling is a breeze. The App is available for free on the Atlassian Marketplace. It takes minutes and a couple of clicks for an admin to download Speedy to your Jira Cloud. You then connect it to a central storage location such as a google drive. The storage location is important since it makes the signed Speed-eRecords available for audit, even if the Jira issues have since been deleted. Connecting a storage location is very simple, especially if you choose to use a google drive.    For a quick experimental...

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Change Or Not? Considerations Regulated Organisations Must Make In Switching To Atlassian Cloud.

Change Or Not? Considerations Regulated Organisations Must Make In Switching To Atlassian Cloud.

Server is Out, Cloud is In The Atlassian world will soon evolve forever. On October 2020, Atlassian announced that they’re accelerating their journey to the cloud. Over the next three years, they will phase out their Server product range.  What does that mean for existing customers? Is making the switch to the cloud the right move for your team? This article will bring you up to speed on the differences between Atlassian Server and Atlassian Cloud. As well as the strengths of each system and why you may want to make the switch to the Atlassian cloud. What’s the Difference Between Atlassian...

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The KISS (Keep It Simple, Stupid) Rule of Jira Permissions

The KISS (Keep It Simple, Stupid) Rule of Jira Permissions

While Jira is a powerful project management tool, it also has a potent ability to create confusion. As an Atlassian expert, one of the most common sources of frustration is Jira’s multi-layered permission mechanism. By giving administrators two paths to assign access — project roles vs. user groups — it’s easy to overcomplicate the process of optimising Jira Permissions. Let me explain with an example: A Jira instance is installed with both Jira Software and Jira Service Desk. While there are only a few Service Desk projects, there are 20 people who need portal access to all service desks....

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Find your best options for a Jira Cloud eSignature

Find your best options for a Jira Cloud eSignature

As of October 2020, Atlassian announced that it is moving away from its server platform and focusing on cloud. Now that Jira Cloud is (almost) the only Jira platform, and with more official processes moving to it, eSignature applications which are compatible with Jira Cloud have become an essential tool for Jira customers. eSignature options in brief APP Price  Widely Used Includes Custom Fields Integrates With Jira Docusign, Adobe Sign or similar DocuSign or Adobe Sign: $10 per user per month ✔ ✘ ✘ The eSign App $0.5 per user per month ✘ ✘ ✔ Speedy Free ✘ ✔ ✔...

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Compliance, Jira Core and the Atlassian Cloud

Compliance, Jira Core and the Atlassian Cloud

Preface for the 2020 version When I first wrote this article in 2016, the benefits of using the Atlassian Cloud vs. Atlassian server products for electronic quality management systems (eQMS) were distinct, as the cloud-based option wasn’t as robust as it is today. While many of the issues I wrote about are still relevant, Atlassian has just announced that they’re restricting their self-managed options and focusing on their cloud offering. In light of this new push and the related improvements the company is promising, we’ve updated this article to reflect today’s realities for our heavily...

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Read & Understood Trainings in Confluence May Now Be Signed Via SAML-SSO

Read & Understood Trainings in Confluence May Now Be Signed Via SAML-SSO

The RadBee team is pleased to announce a new product integration between our Read & Understood Training Genius for Confluence and SAML Single Sign-On by resolution, an Atlassian Platinum Marketplace Partner. Newly-released to the Atlassian Marketplace, the latest version of RadBee’s Read & Understood Training Genius is configured with SAML Single Sign-On, enabling users to electronically sign trainings using their SSO credentials. With this collaboration, Radbee’s customers will benefit from the leading Single Sign-On solution for Confluence, with a support satisfaction of 4.9/5 and...

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5 Insider Tips to Get the Most Out of Jira for Complaints Management

5 Insider Tips to Get the Most Out of Jira for Complaints Management

Albert Einstein once said, “It’s not that I’m so smart, it’s just that I stay with problems longer.” Like Einstein, QA managers spend most of their time resolving problems (although lucky for them, nothing on the level of, say, solving for relativity). Jira makes managing issues much simpler, but it’s not a complete fix if day-to-day management is ignored. Luckily, Jira has excellent “out of the box” tools for managing a daily complaints process that makes tracking and resolving issues more straightforward than you might think. The problem with most complaints management systems QA managers...

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Use Jira to Document Meetings, So You Can Focus on What Matters

Use Jira to Document Meetings, So You Can Focus on What Matters

Quality Assurance processes often require holding reviews and documenting decisions made by stakeholders. Common examples include CAPAs Review Board, Complaints Review Board, and Design Review.  There’s a misconception that for regulatory purposes, the results of review meetings must be recorded as minutes. This is why many companies use the traditional method of capturing notes and decisions in either a “minutes” document or spreadsheet. Every time the team meets, the documents are updated, creating some inherent issues: The focus is on recording the review event — not the actual processing...

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Why Jira’s Kanban Board is What Your QA Team Needs

Why Jira’s Kanban Board is What Your QA Team Needs

One of the “free wins” that quality managers get when they put their QA processes in Jira is the opportunity to use Kanban boards. This agile project management tool helps teams visualize work and improve efficiencies. Where quality processes tend to be obscure with their dedicated lingo and long-winded SOPs, Kanban boards provide clarity to all stakeholders and make things concrete.  To make the point more tangible, let’s focus on the example of “Kanbanizing” your Deviations/ Nonconformities and CAPAs processes: How Kanban boards can turn your team into QA management process ninjas There...

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Is Now A Good Time to Change Your Quality System’s Platform?

Is Now A Good Time to Change Your Quality System’s Platform?

Regardless of if you are currently managing your Quality Processes in Word or with an Electronic Quality Management System (eQMS), if you are considering changing the tool, then you need to make sure that the timing is right. Changing your Quality System software can be complicated, much like changing the rail tracks while the train is running. While some trepidation is understandable, not making a change when your organisation has outgrown your current tool may be an even bigger threat to your  stability and growth. Let me assure you that a smooth transition is both possible and, in many...

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