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JIRA integration with CA Agile Central

JIRA integration

The integration of JIRA with CA Agile Central (RALLY) 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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JIRA CA Agile Central 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 JIRA with CA Agile Central, 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 JIRA – CA Agile Central 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 JIRA + CA Agile Central integration, enterprises can:

JIRA CA Agile Central integration

How OpsHub Integration Manager integrates JIRA and CA Agile Central

OpsHub Integration Manager integrates JIRA and CA Agile Central 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.

With JIRA + CA Agile Central integration, enterprises can:

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Use Case: JIRA integration with CA Agile Central

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 JIRA and CA Agile Central 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.
JIRA Integration with CA Agile Central

Benefits of integration for JIRA and CA Agile Central users

JIRA users

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

CA Agile Central users

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