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Jama Integration with JIRA

Jama Integration

Jama JIRA Integration brings transparency in the application delivery ecosystem.
The product management teams get complete visibility into the progress of development work, and the development teams have direct access to the customer requirements and any changes/enhancements made to the requirements.

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Jama JIRA Integration Overview

In an Application Lifecycle Management (ALM) environment, 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 helps the teams get complete context of the business requirements. Best-of-breed systems such as Jama and JIRA bring rich functionalities to the ecosystem.

By integrating Jama and JIRA, the development teams will have real-time visibility into business requirements, and the product management teams will be able to trace all user stories and test cases associated with the requirement. As the overall collaboration in the ecosystem would increase, enterprises will deliver better quality products to customers at a faster pace.

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How Jama – JIRA integration is beneficial for an enterprise

  • Track the estimated and actual development efforts
  • Trace the requirement breakdown completely – access the features, tasks, sub-tasks associated with the requirement
  • Get complete context of the business requirements 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 from both systems

With Jama + JIRA integration, enterprises can:

Jama JIRA Integration

How OpsHub Integration Manager integrates Jama and JIRA

OpsHub Integration Manager integrates Jama and JIRA 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 ‘requirements’ from Jama automatically synchronize to JIRA and all the entities and details associated with the ‘requirement’ synchronize back to Jama.

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Jama JIRA Entities Mapping

Use Case: Jama integration with JIRA

Problem statement: The product management team uses Jama and the development team uses JIRA. As these systems are not integrated, the product management team doesn’t have visibility into how a customer requirement is being developed. Any change made to the delivery timelines or nature of the requirements also needs to be manually communicated to the development team.

Solution: When Jama and JIRA are integrated using OpsHub Integration Manager, the coordination between the product management and development teams will be seamless.

  1. The Product Manager logs a ‘story’ in an existing ‘epic’ in Jama.
  2. The Product Manager then re-prioritizes the existing stories within that ‘epic’ in Jama.
  3. The new ‘story’ synchronizes to JIRA along with the defined priority.
  4. In JIRA, the priorities of other stories also change according to the updates made to the stories in Jama.
  5. The development team starts work on the story marked as ‘Critical’ in JIRA. They change the status of the story to ‘In Progress’ when they start work.
  6. The status of the ‘story’ changes to ‘In Progress’ in Jama as well – the Product Manager is notified that the development work on the critical story has started.
Jama Integration With JIRA

Benefits of integration for Jama and JIRA users

Jama users

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

JIRA users

  • Complete context of the business requirements
  • Real-time updates for any changes to the requirements or delivery timelines
  • No manual efforts needed to keep product management teams updated on the development status