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This page will be used to post CTO and project team updates related to the implementation of Confluence and Jira Collaboration software at HL7.

March 2019 CTO Tooling Update

Confluence Updates:

  • All work groups have now been migrated to Confluence, and additional spaces have also been created for several other projects, committees and collaborations – Confluence is now the official single source of truth platform for HL7 standards development activities and operations.
  • Page layout improvements have been implemented and a listing of major spaces is now available at a reorganized confluence.hl7.org.
  • A new set of FAQs and additional how-to articles are also available under HL7 Documentation and Help.
  • Work is underway to create a style guide to help users design their pages with less irritation and more consistency, so a visit to a new WG is less like a trip to a foreign country
  • And additional new webinarshave been added to the Help library, with tips on page layout, autoconvert, and sharing among other things.  

As always, if you can think of ways to improve our offerings, please click on the feedback links to tell us what you think.  (We can take it.)

JIRA Tracking

The FHIR community is leading the transition to adopt JIRA tracking to replace GForge.  We’ve agreed that building comfort and familiarity with JIRA is a useful pre-requisite to making the transition to JIRA Balloting, though we still expect to begin balloting in JIRA later this year once we complete our system testing. We expect to provide more info about this by the Montreal WGM.

 Other Confluence and JIRA projects:

  • Testing on the new JIRA Ballot Project has again been delayed while conversion to JIRA tracking begins.  We’ll be providing additional details on piloting in Montreal.   
  • Initial pilot testing of the Unified Terminology Governance process and tooling will be commencing later in Q1.  We’ll be providing more details on the rollout in Montreal.  

See the May HL7 Newsletter for additional tooling updates.

November 2018 CTO Tooling Update

Confluence Updates:

  • ~85% of HL7 Workgroups have now been migrated to Confluence.  For those of you who haven’t made the cut-over yet, please do sign up for schedule migration with Joshua Procious, HL7 Application Manager.

  • The HL7 Documentation and Help space has been consolidated and has new content pretty much every week regarding some little how-to or another

  • Improvements to attendance log to accommodate more simultaneous users

  • Workflow has been added to the online PSS.  Pilot testing continues, and we’re planning to demonstrate in San Antonio.

  • Two new quick webinars with helpful hints(to join the 3 previously released):

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We’ll continue to use hyperlinks to navigate easily between hl7.org, confluence and MediaWiki.  Again, we’ll be providing further details soon.

JIRA Tracking

The advent of the new JIRA ballot system will introduce most HL7 members to JIRA beginning in 2019.  Recognizing JIRA’s advanced features for issue tracking and work management, we expect to begin migrating work groups currently using Tracker to JIRA tracking early next year as well.  Stay tuned for more details.

Other Confluence and JIRA projects:

  • Testing on the new JIRA Ballot Project has again been delayed due to the FHIR R4 re-ballot.  We’re now looking to begin piloting in the next ballot cycle in April 2019.  
  • Ted Kleinwill be holding a Birds of a Feather session in San Antonio on the Unified Terminology Governance process and tooling in San Antonio. He expects to begin initial pilot testing in Q1.  

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For those of you who still aren’t ready to deal with anything like this now, you get a pass, though we’ll revisit you in San Antonio.

Other Confluence and JIRA projects:

  • The new JIRA Ballot Project has now entered formal testing (thanks to Lloyd McKenzie and Jean Duteau) and we’re expecting to begin piloting this on select December ballots.  
  • Ted Klein will be demoing the Unified Terminology Governance process and tooling in Baltimore, and we’re expecting to begin a beta pilot in January.  
  • The online PSS form will be entering a formal pilot later this year.  We expect this transition to online forms for many internal processes to add more transparency and improve process efficiency for all parties. More online forms are on the way. 

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