Atlassian helps product teams from thousands of businesses to work together as they develop software. But do you know what can further enable collaboration within these tools you have invested in? Visuals.
This is a guest post from Shannon Williams, Sr. Content Marketing Specialist at Lucid Software. Lucid Software is a company that develops powerful cloud-based tools that anyone can use like LucidChart, a popular diagramming application used to drive new way of working and encourage innovation through compelling and attractive visual communications.
We retain 80% of the information we see, as opposed to 20% of what we read. On top of that, it only takes 250 milliseconds for the brain to process visual cues. If you show your team members an image instead of a block of text, they will process that information faster and retain it longer.
Harness the power of visuals for yourself with Lucidchart. This diagramming tool allows you to visualize your processes, systems, and ideas quickly. It was also the first third-party app to integrate with Confluence, JIRA, and HipChat, supporting our mission to work where our customers work. See how these integrations can help you think visually while keeping all essential company information in one location.
Brainstorm and Coordinate with HipChat
Have you run into issues communicating with your team as you brainstorm new features or explain the current functionality of your software? Maybe you realize that it’s difficult to explain your complex systems or ideas in words. Or maybe you draw out your ideas on your trusty ole whiteboard during a meeting—only to lose those ideas when you take a blurry picture or forget to snap a photo entirely.
Use Lucidchart as a virtual whiteboard to spark more productive conversations in HipChat. With the Lucidchart add-on, you can:
- Share diagrams with individual HipChat users or public HipChat rooms directly from the Lucidchart editor.
- Create new diagrams from HipChat with the /lucidchart command.
With Lucidchart’s intuitive interface and preset templates, including mind maps, you don’t have to slow down the conversation to build out a process or record ideas from a brainstorm. The brilliant ideas that arise during your chats stay safe in Atlassian, not in whiteboard heaven.
Take Action with JIRA
Give developers context as they build new features or resolve bugs. You can easily communicate the work to be done by including user flow diagrams, state diagrams, and logic flows with JIRA instances. JIRA becomes more visual when you use the Lucidchart add-on to:
- Attach Lucidchart diagrams to JIRA issues.
- Access Lucidchart from JIRA to create new diagrams.
- Access Lucidchart from JIRA to edit your existing diagrams—your attached diagrams will update automatically.
- Import Visio, Gliffy, or OmniGraffle files directly into JIRA.
Don’t waste valuable development resources—make sure your developers understand the work they need to accomplish.
Store Knowledge with Confluence
Save your diagrams on Confluence. By combining visuals with additional information on a Confluence page, you’ll make sure that project details are always accessible to those who need it and that your projects remain on track. Store mind maps to recall important ideas that came out of your brainstorm, project roadmaps to stay on top of your plans, and user flow diagrams to increase understanding of the product’s functionality. You never know when you might need that information again (just think of the last time you had to troubleshoot a defect).
Beyond project management, Lucidchart can keep your entire company informed. Create company org charts so people know where to turn for help or coordination. Diagram the onboarding process—no one wants a new hire to feel lost on her first day. The possibilities are endless.
- Insert diagrams directly into a Confluence wiki.
- Access the Lucidchart editor from Confluence to start new diagrams.
- Update embedded diagrams with the touch of a button.
Now everyone can turn to one central location to understand your product better and benefit from the processes and systems you have tirelessly put together.
The Confluence and HipChat integrations are available for Lucidchart Team accounts, and the JIRA integration is available for Lucidchart Enterprise accounts. Read more about these subscription options, and register for Lucidchart today!
Want to learn more about how Lucidchart can inspire innovation and keep your whole product team on the same page? Talk to our team in person at Summit Europe in Barcelona! Visit us at Booth G14—after you pick up some swag, we can show you a more efficient, visual way of building powerful products.