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Rally Software Integration with Jira

Rally Software – Jira Integration

The integration of Rally Software 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 the product delivery process becomes seamless.

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Rally Software and 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, cross-functional collaboration enhances seamless communication between teams to make better decisions, faster decisions.

By integrating Rally Software 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.

How Rally Software and 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 Rally Software and Jira integration, enterprises can:

Rally Software JIRA integration

How OpsHub Integration Manager integrates Rally Software and Jira

OpsHub Integration Manager integrates Rally Software 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 Rally Software along with all details synchronize to Jira giving the development team visibility into the plan. The product management team using Rally Software also has real-time visibility into the progress of the development work; and therefore, they can plan the iterations better.

Popularly Synchronized Entities

Rally Software JIRA Entities Mapping

Use Case: Rally Software 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 Rally Software and development team uses Jira.
Solution: When Rally Software 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 Rally Software. This leaves no scope for communication gaps or miscommunication.

  1. Product Manager creates a ‘user story’ in Rally Software with following attributes: Name, Description, and Attachment.
  2. The ‘user story’ from Rally Software synchronizes to Jira as ‘requirement’ with Name, Description, Attachment, and a link to the ‘user story’ in Rally Software.
  3. The development team breaks down the ‘requirement’ in Jira into ‘sub tasks’.
  4. The ‘sub tasks’ synchronize to Rally Software 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 Rally Software.
  6. The Quality Assurance (QA) team runs a test case against the completed ‘user story’ and logs a ‘defect’ against it in Rally Software. 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.
Rally Software Integration with JIRA

Benefits of integration for Rally Software and Jira users

Rally Software 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