At a Glance:

In its drive to accelerate innovation, Advanced Energy partnered with 6kites to migrate from the company’s legacy project management system to Atlassian Jira Software. We’ve since assisted with ongoing migrations, governance, and support to successfully integrate multiple acquisitions into Advanced Energy’s Atlassian infrastructure.

Migrating to new possibilities in Atlassian Cloud

Advanced Energy, a global power solutions leader, sought to advance innovation by migrating from its legacy project management system to Atlassian Jira Software in 2017. In the three years since beginning its digital transformation journey, Advanced Energy has completed multiple acquisitions, rapidly growing from 500 employees to over 12,000 today. 

6kites has been there every step of the way, successfully migrating newly acquired instances into the corporate instance; onboarding, training, and supporting users; and providing strategic governance of it all. As a trusted partner, 6kites gives Advanced Energy greater capacity to execute strategic initiatives and power up its growth using Atlassian software.

Bringing everyone together on a common instance

This is a familiar story. A development team decides to go rogue and deploy Jira Software. IT sees the benefits of following suit and wants to consolidate everyone on the corporate instance. But they face challenges migrating from legacy systems, accommodating the needs of the rogue team alongside everyone else, and defining a roadmap for supporting long-term growth initiatives.

This is the point of the story where 6kites comes in. Advanced Energy had made the decision to adopt the world’s leading agile software. Yet, the company needed help to effectively manage the transition, both for users on legacy systems and the dev team on its rogue instance. Advanced Energy needed a trusted Atlassian Solution Partner to guide the company through this critical transition and prepare it for long-term success in the Atlassian Cloud.

An effective migration is often the first step in a successful agile journey. If not planned and managed correctly, migrations can cause all kinds of problems for the business and its IT team: data and attachments can be lost, workflows and assignments broken, integrations and add-ons stop working, and a groundswell of user resistance can wipe away even the best laid transformation plans.

6kites’ migration consultants began by working with stakeholders across teams to gather requirements for the new, unified corporate Jira instance. We then completed an assessment; developed a strategy, architecture, and roadmap to support the business’ long-term needs; and built a migration plan to ensure the smooth transition of teams into the corporate instance.

Powering rapid growth in the Atlassian Cloud

After successfully completing the migration, we have continued to partner with Advanced Energy’s IT team to provide exceptional support, maintenance, and governance for its Atlassian tools. Along the way, Advanced Energy has grown from 500 to more than 12,000 employees, thanks to a series of strategic acquisitions. 

As a strategic partner, 6kites provides ongoing guidance and technical resources to support the company’s rapid growth in the Atlassian Cloud. Over the last three years, we have migrated multiple acquisitions (from Server and Cloud) into the corporate instance. 6kites’ Atlassian training and workshops have helped Advanced Energy teams get the most out of their Atlassian tools.

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