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Atlassian in Scotland by New Verve Consulting. What to Expect in Glasgow?

Since the first Jira-related event by New Verve Consulting focused on Project Portfolio Management, it would have been a shame for us to miss it. This was because very few apps for Jira delivered true portfolio-level capabilities and BigPicture was one of them. How was it in Glasgow on the 19th of March, 2019? Will we participate in Atlassian in Scotland 2020?

Atlassian in Scotland, Technology & Innovation Center, Glasgow

The cubical hall of Technology & Innovation Center in Glasgow. SoftwarePlant is announcing [Boxes], a true PPM feature of BigPicture. © Richard Sutcliffe / University of Strathclyde Technology and Innovation Centre.


What was the event all about?

Agile, governance and PMO cooperation panel discussion

Feico Mol (Atlassian), Philippa Christie (Equator), Sorcha Lorimer (Trace) and Tony Christensen (RBS) discuss on “How can Agile, governance, and the PMO work together?”

Atlassian in Scotland 2019 was all about Project Portfolio Management. The host broke this motto down into several key phrases:

  • the big picture
  • cross-team roadmaps
  • managing resources, dependencies, and risks
  • forecasting accurate completion dates
  • keeping team members in the loop with best-in-class reporting
  • controlling costs and revenues for your portfolios
Atlassian in Scotland stocky notes, brainstorming

The brainstorming session before the panel discussion.


Atlassian in Scotland ‘2019 facts

BigPicture booth, Atlassian in Scotland

No wonder Jira app developers, like us, were prevailing at Atlassian in Scotland 2019. The event focused on Project Portfolio Management, and we all know that Jira needs an extra app for that.

Where? Technology & Innovation Centre (TIC), University of Strathclyde, 99 George Street, Glasgow, G1 1RD

When? 19th March 2019

  • #TartanTeamwork hashtag was evident
  • tools discussed: Jira, Confluence
  • formula: keynotes and product demos
  • 125 tickets were available
  • all vendors’ stands were in premium locations, as there were just a couple of booths
  • Atlassian in Scotland was launched in 2019; before then, the majority of Atlassian-related events had taken place in London and the South East
  • New Verve Consulting was the only Atlassian Solution Partner in Scotland as of 2019
  • Atlassian User Group meetup followed the event at 6 p.m. at the same venue in Glasgow. Separate registration was required. You could chat with Atlassian, other product vendors, and fellow Atlassian users


Location info, venue layout, etc.


BigPicture Project Portfolio Management family, Atlassian in Scotland audience

We’re presenting a family of Project Portfolio Management apps for Jira to the Scottish audience.



Who to expect during the Atlassian in Scotland 2020? Look at the following people and organizations that were active during the 2019 edition:

  • Nigel Rochford, Managing Director, New Verve (host)
  • Accenture Scotland – Challenges with digital project management tools
  • Atlassian – three people – they talked about Portfolio for Jira, Jira Data Center, distributed teams
  • eazyBI – Project reporting for Jira
  • Equator – digital agency
  • Royal Bank of Scotland
  • SoftwarePlant – we talked about the Box revolution of the Project Portfolio Management in Jira
  • Synergy Learning – Our experience with implementing the Atlassian product suite
  • Tempo – Strategic objectives with Tempo and Jira
  • Trace Data – data’s flow organization and protection consultancy




Complimentary lunch, refreshments, coffee, and even alcoholic drinks were available. Have a look:

Cake Atlassian in Scotland

The host served delicious cake during the event.


White wine, glasses

The wine was served after 5 p.m.


Scottish kilt skits

This photo was taken after 5 p.m.



You could choose between New Verve swags:

New Verve notepads, pens

New Verve notepads


New Verve Atlassian Solution Partner swag, bottle


New Verve team

New Verve team wore Scottish kilts.


We participated in