Tanya Gordon

Tanya Gordon

Atlassian Certified Expert | Technical leader @ HP | Devops | Public speaker

Tanya has over 10 years of experience in software development and various customization of ALM products to support the enterprise needs. Currently working at HP, Tanya is responsible for extending and scaling JIRA and Confluence to support a growing R&D department of about 2000 users. She has previously worked at Payoneer, one of the largest and successful FinTech startups in Israel, as a Devops engineer. Tanya also serves a the Atlassian co-leader of Tel-Aviv and is passionate about contributing to the Atlassian collaborative community and meeting new seasoned admins like herself.
Tanya holds a B.A. degree in computer science and management from the Open University of Israel. In her free time, Tanya loves to sing and perform with her ensemble, called “Sound of Science”.

Area of Expertise

  • Information & Communications Technology


  • DevOps Transformation
  • Scrum & Agile
  • Atlassian
  • Jira
  • Confluence
  • Lean
  • LPPD

How Atlassian software supports HP on its LPPD journey

Atlassian was chosen as the technical partner to introduce and apply the LEAN methodology at HP. LEAN is not just a buzzword or a quick fix, but rather a strategy: a new way of thinking and running a company, which is beneficial for both line workers and the CEO. The ultimate goal was to create the most value for the customers while minimizing resources, time, energy, and reducing waste. To achieve this, HP has traveled a unique and successful journey. I believe that sharing our journey would inspire others and help when it comes to choosing the right software for the infrastructure for the product development process.

In this session, I will present the major organizational change HP has made recently – the transition to Lean Product and Process Development (LPPD). As the old approaches were insufficient, HP has determined that the Atlassian suite could play a significant role in the LPPD revolution. At first, I will present the challenges that HP has faced. In short, the tracking of work progress and processes used to be a time-consuming task that required a variety of tools, a disproportionate number of meetings, emails, and overall inefficacy. I then will share how HP has overcome these challenges by using JIRA as the main tool for features and tasks management, reducing time and effort for teams’ synchronization and providing transparency to managers. Finally, I will explain how exactly the broad organizational support of this process resulted in the fast and efficient adaptation of the tools by the users, and the great success of the project.

This presentation was presented at the following conferences:
- JiraDays2019 conference in Warsaw on May 29th, 2019 Link to agenda: https://deviniti.com/jira-day-2019/

- YallaDevops conference in Israel on Sep 24th, 2019
Link to agenda: https://yalla-devops.com/
Link to video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5lqN6k_YUts&list=PLY0Zjn5rFo4MwxX2q12by9nfRqi1K6xnP&index=3

- Nordic APIs Platform Summit 2019 in Stockholm on Oct 23rd, 2019
Link to agenda: https://nordicapis.com/sessions/how-atlassian-software-supports-hp-on-its-lppd-journey/
Link to video: https://youtu.be/SiVubmZqB_4

Jira Customization: Finding the Perfect Balance

When it comes to customizing Jira, the possibilities can seem endless. So, what is the best way to navigate all of these options and find the best fit for your teams?

Join me to learn the do’s and don’ts of Jira customization. From custom views, workflows, apps, and beyond, I will present the considerations you should take every step of the way and discuss the challenges raised by system scaling, upgrade efforts, testing environments, and more. Leave this talk with the knowledge on how to strike the perfect balance when extending the power of Jira.

This talk was presented at Atlassian Summit 2019. Link: https://www.atlassian.com/company/events/summit/watch-sessions/2019/atlassian-admin/jira-customization-finding-the-perfect-balance

This talk was selected as one of the top 20 talks of the Summit. Link: https://atlasauthority.com/blog/atlassian-summit-2019-top-20-talks/

Top Jira Admin Mistakes

As a certified Jira administrator, I have navigated my way through the never-ending customers’ requests for customization and survived to tell the tale. Join me for this session and learn the do’s and don’t of Jira administration. The presentation is based on Rachel Wright’s “JIRA Strategy Admin Workbook” book, which was my bible for a long time. In this talk, I will present ten popular administration mistakes in Jira and the ways to avoid them.

This talk was presented during one of the Atlassian community events in Tel Aviv. Link (the recording is in Hebrew): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LV4JEx5vxd8

Nordic APIs Platform Summit 2019

My session: "How Atlassian software supports HP on its LPPD journey"

October 2019 Stockholm, Sweden

Yalla Devops 2019

My session: "How Atlassian software supports HP on its LPPD journey"

September 2019 Herzliya, Israel

Jira Days 2019

Event promo video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4Ap4cKn_Hog&t=59s
My session: "How Atlassian software supports HP on its LPPD journey"

May 2019 Warsaw, Poland

Atlassian community event (meetup)

Top Jira Admin Mistakes based on Rachel Wright’s “JIRA Strategy Admin Workbook”

Link (the presentation is in Hebrew): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LV4JEx5vxd8

December 2018 Tel Aviv, Israel

Tanya Gordon

Atlassian Certified Expert | Technical leader @ HP | Devops | Public speaker