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Jira Integration with Agility

Jira Integration with Agility

The integration of Agility and Jira brings seamless coordination between the product management and development team, which in turn paves the way for a highly productive, agile delivery chain.

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Jira and Agility 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 a team’s productivity, the cross-functional collaboration helps the teams get complete context of the business requirements.

Best-of-breed systems such as Agility (Formerly VersionOne) and Jira bring rich functionalities to the ecosystem. By integrating Agility with Jira, the product management team will have real-time visibility into the development plan as well as the progress of each requirement. It will also give developers clarity on business requirements and customer expectations.

How Jira and Agility 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
  • Get full traceability into the Quality Assurance (QA) reports

With Jira and Agility integration, enterprises can:

JIRA Agility Integration

How OpsHub Integration Manager integrates Jira and Agility

OpsHub Integration Manager integrates Agility (Formerly VersionOne) 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 ‘backlog items’ from Agility along with ‘actuals’ synchronize to Jira giving the development team visibility into the development work and estimated effort hours. The product management team using Agility also has real-time visibility into the development work’s progress; therefore, they can plan the iterations better.

Popularly synchronized entities

JIRA Agility Entities Mapping

Use Case: Jira integration with Agility

Problem statement: The project management and development team are using Agility (Formerly VersionOne) as a project management system and Jira as a development system. If these two systems are not synchronized, the Project Manager doesn’t have clear visibility into efforts taken to complete a task, status of a task, and similar details to plan incoming customer requests.

Solution: When Jira and Agility (Formerly VersionOne) are integrated, the Project Manager will have real time visibility into the work of development team, which in turn will improve the overall planning and estimation process.

  1. The Project Manager logs a ‘user story’ in Agility.
  2. The ‘user story’ synchronizes to Jira.
  3. The development team breaks the ‘user stories’ into ‘tasks’ in Jira and log their effort hours.
  4. The ‘tasks’ in Jira are synchronized to ‘Actuals’ in 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.
JIRA Integration with Agility

Benefits of integration for Jira and Agility users

Jira users

  • Access to the business requirements 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 Agility 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