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CA Agile Central integration with JIRA

CA Agile Central integration

The integration of CA Agile Central (RALLY) with JIRA helps enterprises closely couple the product management, development, and Quality Assurance (QA) teams in the ecosystem. With this kind of visibility, the coordination between the teams becomes easier and product delivery process becomes seamless.
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CA Agile Central 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 in delivering quality solutions. While the choice of systems impacts the productivity of a team, the cross-functional collaboration enhances seamless communication between teams to take better decisions, faster decisions.

By integrating CA Agile Central with JIRA, enterprises can diminish the collaboration barriers between product management, development, and QA teams that otherwise lead to quality issues, delivery delays, and financial loss.

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How CA Agile Central – JIRA integration is beneficial for an enterprise

  • Trace the user story breakdown and associated test cases
  • Get complete context of the customer 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
  • Get full traceability into the Quality Assurance (QA) reports

With CA Agile Central + JIRA integration, enterprises can:

CA Agile Central JIRA integration

How OpsHub Integration Manager integrates CA Agile Central and JIRA

OpsHub Integration Manager integrates CA Agile Central 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 ‘user stories’ from CA Agile Central along with all details synchronize to JIRA giving the development team visibility into the plan. The product management team using CA Agile Central also has real-time visibility into the progress of the development work; and therefore, they can plan the iterations better.

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Use Case: CA Agile Central integration with JIRA

Problem statement: The product management team must manually coordinate with the development and Quality Assurance (QA) team to track the progress of a user story.

The product management uses CA Agile Central and development team uses JIRA.

Solution: When CA Agile Central and JIRA are bi-directionally integrated using OpsHub Integration Manager, the product management team can track the progress of the corresponding ‘requirement’ in JIRA and the ‘defects’ coming in from the QA team directly from CA Agile Central. This leaves no scope for communication gaps or miscommunication.

  1. Product Manager creates a ‘user story’ in CA Agile Central with following attributes: Name, Description, and Attachment.
  2. The ‘user story’ from CA Agile Central synchronizes to JIRA as ‘requirement’ with Name, Description, Attachment, and a link to the ‘user story’ in CA Agile Central.
  3. The development team breaks down the ‘requirement’ in JIRA into ‘sub tasks’.
  4. The ‘sub tasks’ synchronize to CA Agile Central as ‘tasks’.
  5. When the developer marks the ‘sub tasks’ as ‘complete’ in JIRA, the status of corresponding ‘tasks’ also get updated. When all ‘sub tasks’ are completed, the ‘requirement’ in JIRA is marked as ‘complete’. This in turn also changes the status of the corresponding ‘user story’ in CA Agile Central.
  6. The Quality Assurance (QA) team runs a test case against the completed ‘user story’ and logs a ‘defect’ against it in CA Agile Central. The QA team also specifies the priority of the ‘defect’.
  7. The ‘defect’ synchronizes to JIRA as a ‘bug’ associated with the corresponding ‘requirement’ along with priority defined by the QA team.
CA Agile Central Integration with JIRA

Benefits of integration for CA Agile Central and JIRA users

CA Agile Central users

  • Visibility into full the development plan
  • Visibility into effort estimation and efforts utilized by development team
  • Visibility into quality of work done by development team
  • Seamless coordination on iteration start and end date

JIRA users

  • Real-time updates on feature requirements and associated changes/enhancements
  • Clear visibility into quality parameters and test results from JIRA itself
  • Seamless coordination on iteration start and end date