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February 28, 2019

A tool is only as good as the team using it

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Matthew Stublefield 3 minute read

Over a century ago, Emmert Wolf wrote that "a man is only as good as his tools", and it remains true to this very day. If you have ever tried to fix something in your house and not had the right tools for the job, you know how frustrating and time consuming that can be!

But it's also true that a tool is only as good as the person using it. If you don't know how to use the tool well, then it doesn't matter how much it cost you or how many functions and features it has to offer - you just won’t get the most out of it.

Unlocking the full potential of Jira

We often hear from our customers that Atlassian Jira falls into this category. Jira is an incredibly powerful piece of software that has the potential to make the user’s life easier. Jira helps teams communicate better, gives immediate visibility into work through dashboards and reporting, and it automates activities. Freeing up your team so that they can focus on doing more work more efficiently but that’s only if the user knows exactly how to use the tool.

If your company has recently invested in Atlassian software, and your team is new to it as well, all that power and all those features can often make teams stumble. It can be quite overwhelming, and hard to know how all the different possible configurations and pieces of Jira that influence each other, and changing one thing can break others. People start getting too many notifications so they turn them off completely and then they don't see assignments or changes and work falls through the cracks. Before you know it, your Jira instance is disorganised and it has actually made your work harder.

You bought Jira to make your life easier, not harder. If you want to get the best out of your Jira license, you need training to get the most out of your investment, not just use a quarter of the functionality. It’s about discovering those features and learning how to get them working for you.

Jira and Confluence training with Adaptavist

Adaptavist Learn has comprehensive training on Atlassian Confluence and Jira to help you and your teams get up and running fast and improve how you work together. Our training courses are divided up into short videos so you can watch what's relevant to you and immediately put it into practice. And because Adaptavist works with some of the largest enterprises worldwide, you're going to learn best practices that have worked for hundreds of thousands of people worldwide.

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