Azure DevOps (VSTS) Integration

The integration of Azure DevOps (VSTS) – Digital.ai Agility brings seamless coordination between the product management and development team, which in turn paves the way for a highly productive, agile delivery chain. With the integration of these two systems, enterprises can have cross-functional transparency and enriched collaboration across the business and technical verticals.


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Azure DevOps (VSTS) – Digital.ai Agility (Formerly VersionOne) Integration Overview

In an Application Lifecycle Management (ALM) ecosystem, the choice of systems and the collaboration between the cross-functional teams play a great role. While the choice of systems impacts the productivity of a team, the cross-functional collaboration helps the teams get complete context of the business requirements.

Integrating Digital.ai Agility with Azure DevOps (VSTS) helps the project & portfolio management teams have real-time visibility into the complete delivery ecosystem. It also helps in creating traceability for all work items in Digital.ai Agility to the source code repository and vice versa. On the other hand, it gives Azure DevOps (VSTS) users clarity on business requirements and expectations.

How Azure DevOps (VSTS) – Digital.ai Agility (Formerly VersionOne) integration is beneficial for an enterprise

  • Trace the requirement breakdown and associated test cases
  • Get complete context of the business requirement and receive real-time updates when there is a change in the plan
  • Coordinate on the delivery timelines seamlessly with concurrent updates on changes
  • Track the estimated and actual development efforts

With Azure DevOps (VSTS) + Digital.ai Agility (Formerly VersionOne) integration, enterprises can:

Azure DevOps (VSTS) Digital.ai Agility Integration

How OpsHub Integration Manager integrates Azure DevOps (VSTS) and Digital.ai Agility (Formerly VersionOne)

OpsHub Integration Manager integrates Digital.ai Agility and Azure DevOps (VSTS) in a bi-directional manner. It ensures that all historical and current data is available to each user, in that user’s preferred system, with full context, in real-time. Digital.ai Agility users have traceability for each workitem at each stage of development. On the other hand, Azure DevOps (VSTS) users are always up-to-date on iterations schedule and changes/enhancements made to a customer request.

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Azure DevOps (VSTS) Digital.ai Agility Entities Mapping

Use Case: Digital.ai Agility (Formerly VersionOne) integration with Azure DevOps (VSTS)

Problem statement: The project management team is using Digital.ai Agility and the development team is using Azure DevOps (VSTS). If these two systems are not integrated, the Project Manager doesn’t have clear visibility into efforts taken to complete a task, status of a task, and similar details to plan work.

Solution: When Azure DevOps (VSTS) and Digital.ai Agility are integrated, the Project Manager will have real-time visibility into the progress of a customer requirement, which in turn will improve the overall planning and estimation process.

  1. The Project Manager logs a ‘user story’ in Digital.ai Agility.
  2. The ‘user story’ synchronizes to Azure DevOps (VSTS).
  3. The development team breaks the ‘user stories’ into ‘tasks’ in Azure DevOps (VSTS) and log their effort hours.
  4. The ‘tasks’ in Azure DevOps (VSTS) are synchronized to ‘Actuals’ in Digital.ai Agility, which is the effort tracking entity.
  5. The Project Manager, therefore, has clear and real-time visibility into how the development work is progressing.
Azure DevOps (VSTS) Integration with Digital.ai Agility

Benefits of integration for Digital.ai Agility (Formerly VersionOne) and Azure DevOps (VSTS) users

Digital.ai Agility (Formerly VersionOne) users

  • Traceability for business requirements throughout the ALM tool chain
  • Visibility into the progress of development work & the QA cycle
  • No dependency on manual communication for making business decisions

Azure DevOps (VSTS) users

  • Access to the business requirements and associated updates from within Digital.ai Agility
  • Complete context of the customer requirements and priorities
  • No manual efforts needed to keep product management teams updated on the development status
VersionOne Integration

The integration of Azure DevOps (VSTS) and Micro Focus ALM/QC helps in bringing the product development and Quality Assurance (QA) team on the same page. As both the teams have visibility into each other’s tasks and complete context of customer expectations, the quality of the product is better and the delivery cycle is shorter.


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Azure DevOps (VSTS) – Micro Focus ALM/QC Integration Overview

In an Application Lifecycle Management (ALM) ecosystem, the choice of systems and the collaboration between the cross-functional teams play a great role. While the choice of systems impacts the productivity of a team, the cross-functional collaboration helps the teams get complete context of the business requirements.

Best-of-breed systems such as Azure DevOps (VSTS) and Micro Focus ALM/QC bring rich functionalities to the ecosystem. Integration of Azure DevOps (VSTS) with Micro Focus ALM/QC ensures that the development and QA teams are on the same page when it comes to delivery timelines and has complete visibility into each other’s tasks.

How Azure DevOps (VSTS) – Micro Focus ALM/QC integration is beneficial for an enterprise

  • Access to QA plans and defects in real time
  • Real-time updates on the status of a story, its estimated time of delivery, and any risks that might delay the impending release
  • Complete context of the customer requirement and visibility into codes written by the development team & test cases
    written by QA team
  • Coordinate on the delivery timelines seamlessly with concurrent updates on changes

With Azure DevOps (VSTS) + Micro Focus ALM/QC integration, enterprises can:

Azure DevOps (VSTS) Micro Focus ALM/QC Integration

How OpsHub Integration Manager integrates Azure DevOps (VSTS) and Micro Focus ALM/QC

OpsHub Integration Manager integrates Azure DevOps (VSTS) and Micro Focus ALM/QC bi-directionally. It ensures that all historical and current data is available to each user, in that user’s preferred system, with full context, in real-time. All ‘user stories’ from Azure DevOps (VSTS) automatically synchronize to Micro Focus ALM/QC. The completion of the story and the status of test results in Micro Focus ALM/QC against these user stories automatically synchronizes to Azure DevOps (VSTS).

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Azure DevOps (VSTS) Micro Focus ALM/QC Entities Mapping

Benefits of integration for Azure DevOps (VSTS) and Micro Focus ALM/QC users

Azure DevOps (VSTS) users

  • No duplication of efforts for entering the same data in multiple systems
  • Clear visibility into quality parameters, QA schedule, test cases, and test results
  • No dependency on manual communication for making decisions

Micro Focus ALM/QC users

  • Real-time updates on the story and associated changes/enhancements
  • Access to the business requirements, development status, and associated updates from within Micro Focus ALM/QC
  • No manual efforts needed to keep backend teams updated on the QA cycle and reports
Visual Studio Team Services Integration

The integration of Azure DevOps (VSTS) with Jira and GitHub ensures completely traceability of all workitems in the ecosystem. With this integration, the product management team will have real-time visibility into all defects, commit trends, and commit volume.


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Azure DevOps (VSTS), Jira and GitHub Integration Overview

In an Application Lifecycle Management (ALM) ecosystem, the choice of systems and the collaboration between the cross-functional teams play a great role. While the choice of systems impacts the productivity of a team, the cross-functional collaboration helps the teams get complete context of the business requirements.

Best-of-breed systems such as Azure DevOps (VSTS), Jira, and GitHub bring rich functionalities to the ecosystem. By integrating Azure DevOps (VSTS), Jira, and GitHub, the product development team will have real-time visibility into the defects logged by QA team and commits made by the development team. It is also easier for product development team to enforce authentic commits against each work item, and access the changes/edits made to the commits files.

How Azure DevOps (VSTS), Jira and GitHub integration is beneficial for an enterprise

  • Track commit volume, track commit trends and edits/changes to commit files in real time
  • Enforce authentic commits to make sure each commit is happening against a scheduled and open workitem
  • Eliminate manual effort to close Jira or Azure DevOps (VSTS) workitems by automating the state transition on GitHub commit

With Azure DevOps (VSTS), Jira, and GitHub integration, enterprises can:

Azure DevOps (VSTS), JIRA, GitHub Integration

How OpsHub Integration Manager integrates Azure DevOps (VSTS), Jira, and GitHub

OpsHub Integration Manager integrates Azure DevOps (VSTS), Jira, and GitHub – all systems with each other bidirectionally. It ensures that all historical and current data is available to each user, in that user’s preferred system, with full context, in real-time. All the details related to a commit made against a work-item in Azure DevOps (VSTS) can be tracked from Azure DevOps (VSTS) itself. For example, for each commit that development team makes in GitHub, GitHub synchronizes a ‘commit entity’ linked to the specific requirement id back to Azure DevOps (VSTS). Each ‘commit entity’ includes information such as ‘who did the commit?’, ‘when was the commit done?’, and ‘which part of the code was committed?’. The Project Management team can also view the development progress and commit details from Azure DevOps (VSTS) itself.

 

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Azure DevOps (VSTS), JIRA, GitHub Entities Mapping

Use Case: Azure DevOps (VSTS) integration with Jira and GitHub

Problem statement: No control on backlogs getting committed – therefore, anyone can commit on a bug which is not even present in the active sprint.
Solution: If Azure DevOps (VSTS), GitHub, and Jira are integrated using OpsHub Integration Manager, OpsHub Integration Manager will be able to track commits and send notifications to the relevant stakeholders when changes are made to the code base.

  1. During a Quality Assurance (QA) test, a quality control team member logs a ‘defect’ in Jira. The ‘defect’ also gets synchronized to Azure DevOps (VSTS) as a ‘bug’.
  2. The development team receives the ‘requirements’ and starts work on it.
  3. The developer works to resolve the ‘bug’ in Azure DevOps (VSTS).
  4. The quality control team, then, runs a test case against it. The test case passes.
  5. The quality control team changes the status of ‘bug’ to ‘resolved’. OpsHub Integration Manager, automatically, makes this update to the associated defect in Jira.
  6. The development team, then, commits the changes in GitHub.

 

Note: Any change made to the code base before the defect is resolved will be notified to the development and quality control teams, giving them complete control to revert the change.

Azure DevOps (VSTS) Integration with JIRA GitHub

Benefits of integration for Azure DevOps (VSTS), Jira, and GitHub users

Azure DevOps (VSTS) and Jira users

  • Complete traceability from Azure DevOps (VSTS) and Jira to source code in GitHub
  • Visibility into the volume, quality of commits, and commit trends in real-time
  • Reduced dependency on manual communication to track the completion of a task

GitHub users

  • Each commit can be traced back to its respective workitem at any given point in time from GitHub itself
  • Enforced checkpoints ensure that no mandatory steps/checks are missed while making a commit – this leads to high success rate for commits
Azure DevOps (VSTS) Integration

The integration of Azure DevOps (VSTS) with ServiceNow enhances collaboration between the customer service and development teams. This, in turn, helps resolve the customer issues faster and gives visibility to both teams into customer priorities.


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Azure DevOps (VSTS) – ServiceNow Integration Overview

In an Application Lifecycle Management (ALM) ecosystem, the choice of systems and the collaboration between the cross-functional teams play a great role. While the choice of systems impacts the productivity of a team, the cross-functional collaboration helps the teams get complete context of the business requirements.
Best-of-breed systems such as Azure DevOps (VSTS) and ServiceNow bring rich functionalities to the ecosystem. By integrating Azure DevOps (VSTS) with ServiceNow, enterprises can diminish collaboration barriers between development and customer service teams that otherwise lead to quality issues, delivery delays, and financial loss.

How Azure DevOps (VSTS) – ServiceNow integration is beneficial for an enterprise

  • Real-time access to customer issues and priorities
  • Communication on the workitems from the native systems itself
  • Real-time updates when a customer issue is resolved

With Azure DevOps (VSTS) + ServiceNow integration, enterprises can:

Azure DevOps (VSTS) ServiceNow Integration

 

How OpsHub Integration Manager integrates Azure DevOps (VSTS) and ServiceNow

OpsHub Integration Manager integrates Azure DevOps (VSTS) and ServiceNow bi-directionally. It ensures that all historical and current data is available to each user, in that user’s preferred system, with full context, in real-time. All ‘tickets’ from ServiceNow automatically synchronize to Azure DevOps (VSTS) and all the entities and details associated with the ‘tickets’ synchronize back to Azure DevOps (VSTS).

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Azure DevOps (VSTS) ServiceNow Entities Mapping

Use Case: Azure DevOps (VSTS) integration with ServiceNow

Problem statement: The support team receives a ticket from a customer, identifies it as a ‘problem’, and shares the details of the ‘problem’ with the development team via email. Three days later, a support team representative writes a follow-up email to the development team to check the status of the ‘problem’. The development team, then, updates the support team representative that the ‘problem’ was resolved two days back.

Solution: When Azure DevOps (VSTS) and ServiceNow are bi-directionally integrated using OpsHub Integration Manager, the status of the ‘problem’ would automatically change in ServiceNow as soon as its status is changed to ‘resolved’ in Azure DevOps (VSTS).

  1. Multiple customers log tickets in ServiceNow citing similar Skype-related issues.
  2. The support team identifies these tickets and reports them as a ‘problem’ to the backend team.
  3. OpsHub Integration Manager synchronizes this ‘problem’ as a ‘bug’ in Azure DevOps (VSTS).
  4. The backend team examines the defect and requests the service team for more information to resolve the bug.
  5. A customer support representative provides the requested information to the backend team.
  6. The backend team then provides a resolution for the ‘bug’ and marks the status of the ‘bug’ as ‘resolved’.
  7. The status of the ‘problem’ in ServiceNow also gets updated to ‘resolved’. The resolution provided by the backend team appears as a ‘comment’ in the comment section.
Azure DevOps (VSTS) Integration with ServiceNow

Benefits of integration for Azure DevOps (VSTS) and ServiceNow users

Azure DevOps (VSTS) users

  • Traceability for business requirements throughout
    the ALM tool chain
  • Visibility into customer issues and priorities
  • No dependency on manual communication for
    making decisions

ServiceNow users

  • Access to the business requirements and associated updates from within ServiceNow
  • Easy to categorize and transfer customer tickets to JIRA
  • No manual efforts needed to keep backend teams updated on customer issues and priorities
Azure DevOps (VSTS) Integration

Azure DevOps (VSTS) and Jira Integration ensures there is no scope for communication gaps or miscommunication between project management and development teams.


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Azure DevOps (VSTS) and Jira Integration Overview

In an Application Lifecycle Management (ALM) ecosystem, the choice of systems, and the collaboration between the cross-functional teams play a great role. While the choice of systems impacts the productivity of a team, the cross-functional collaboration helps the teams get complete context of the business requirements.

Best-of-breed systems such as Jira and Azure DevOps (VSTS) bring rich functionalities to the ecosystem. By integrating Azure DevOps (VSTS) with Jira, enterprises can seamlessly manage product development. The developers using Jira will have clear visibility into the exact feature requirements and real-time access to any changes/enhancements made to the requirements. On the other hand, Azure DevOps (VSTS) users will have a complete view of the development of a requirement that is progressing.

How Azure DevOps (VSTS) and Jira Integration is Beneficial for an Enterprise

  • Access to all test cases, defects, and QA plan
  • Trace the requirement breakdown completely – access the features, stories, tasks associated with the requirement
  • Developers are always up-to-date on feature requirements and associated updates
  • Track the estimated and actual development efforts
  • Get complete context of the business requirement and receive real-time updates when there is a change in the plan
  • Coordinate on the delivery timelines seamlessly with concurrent updates on changes

With Azure DevOps (VSTS) and Jira integration, enterprises can:

Azure DevOps (VSTS) JIRA Integration

How OpsHub Integration Manager integrates Jira and Azure DevOps (VSTS)

OpsHub Integration Manager integrates Azure DevOps (VSTS) and Jira bi-directionally. It ensures that all historical and current data is available to each user, in that user’s preferred system, with full context, in real-time. All ‘requirements’ from Azure DevOps (VSTS) automatically synchronize to Jira where they are broken down to ‘stories’. The completion of the story and the status of test results against it automatically synchronizes to Azure DevOps (VSTS).

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Azure DevOps (VSTS) JIRA Entities Mapping

Use Case: Jira integration with Azure DevOps (VSTS)

Problem statement: Development team uses Jira and project management team uses Azure DevOps (VSTS). Both teams collaborate manually to exchange data and insights. This leads to miscommunication at multiple times.
Solution: When Jira and Azure DevOps (VSTS) are bi-directionally integrated using OpsHub Integration Manager, there is no scope for communication gaps or miscommunication between project management and development teams.

  1. The Project Manager logs a ‘feature’ in Azure DevOps (VSTS). The features synchronize to Jira.
  2. The development team breaks the feature down into ‘user stories’ in Jira.
  3. When the development team completes work on the ‘user stories’ and mark the ‘feature’ as complete, the status of ‘feature’ also synchronizes to Jira.
  4. In case the QA team reports a ‘defect’, the development team logs the ‘defect’ in Jira, the ‘defect’ also synchronizes to Azure DevOps (VSTS). The Project Manager, is therefore, always up-to-date with progress of a requirement.
Azure DevOps (VSTS) Integration with JIRA

Benefits of integration for Jira and Azure DevOps (VSTS) users

Azure DevOps (VSTS) users

  • Traceability for business requirements throughout
    the ALM tool chain
  • Access to complete development plan
  • Visibility into the progress of development work
  • No dependency on manual communication for
    making business decisions

Jira users

  • Real-time updates on feature requirements and associated changes/enhancements
  • Clear visibility into quality parameters and test results from Jira itself
  • No manual efforts needed to keep product management teams updated on the development status