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Jama Integration with TFS

Jama Integration

The integration of Jama with Team Foundation Server (TFS) makes it easier for the business and product development teams to coordinate with each other. This, in turn, helps accelerate delivery cycles and efficiently scale agile practices.

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Jama TFS 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 TFS bring rich functionalities to the ecosystem. By integrating Jama with TFS, enterprises can diminish the collaboration barriers between product and development teams that otherwise lead to quality issues, delivery delays, and financial loss.

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How Jama – TFS integration is beneficial for an enterprise

  • Trace the requirement breakdown completely – access the features, product backlogs, tasks associated with the requirement
  • 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
  • Get full traceability into the Quality Assurance (QA) reports from both systems

With Jama + TFS integration, enterprises can:

Jama TFS INtegration

How OpsHub Integration Manager integrates Jama and TFS

OpsHub Integration Manager integrates Jama and TFS 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 TFS and all the entities and details associated with the ‘requirement’ synchronize back to Jama.

Popularly synchronized entities

Jama TFS Entities Mapping

Use Case: Jama integration with TFS

Problem statement: The product management uses Jama and the development team uses TFS. However, as the systems are not synchronized, any change to customer requirement must be manually communicated to the development team. The product manager also doesn’t have real-time visibility into the development plan and estimated timeline for a given requirement.

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

  1. The Product Manager creates a ‘business requirement’ in Jama and adds descriptive comments for the development team.
  2. The ‘business requirement’ synchronizes to TFS as a ‘requirement’. The development team breaks it into ‘user stories’ and starts work on it.
  3. Due to a sudden escalation, the Product Manager changes the priority of this ‘business requirement’ in Jama and marks it as ‘minor’. The Product Manager also adds comment to change the delivery deadline of this requirement.
  4. The changes synchronize to TFS.
  5. The development team updates the delivery date of the ‘requirement’, which synchronizes to Jama.
Jama Integration with TFS

Benefits of integration for Jama and TFS 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

TFS users

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