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Zendesk Integration with GitHub and Agility

Zendesk Integration with GitHub and Agility

The integration of Zendesk with GitHub and Agility provides the project management team complete traceability for any ticket (incident, problem, or defect)raised by a customer.

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Zendesk – GitHub – 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 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 Zendesk, GitHub, and Agility (Formerly VersionOne) bring rich functionalities to the ecosystem. When GitHub is integrated with Agility and Zendesk, all stakeholders have real-time visibility into the commits made by the development team. It is also easier to enforce authentic commits against each work item, and access the changes/edits made to the commit files from Agility itself.

How Zendesk – GitHub – Agility integration is beneficial for an enterprise

  • Track commit volume, track commit trends and edits/changes to commit files in real-time
  • Enforce authentic commits to make sure each commit is happening against a scheduled and open workitem
  • Eliminate manual effort to close Agility & Zendesk work items by automating the state transition on GitHub commit

With Zendesk + GitHub + Agility integration, enterprises can:

Zendesk GitHub Agility Integration

How OpsHub Integration Manager integrates Zendesk, GitHub and Agility

OpsHub Integration Manager integrates Zendesk with GitHub and Agility (Formerly VersionOne) 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 the details related to a commit made against a work item in Agility can be tracked from Agility itself. For example, for each commit that the development team makes in GitHub, GitHub synchronizes a ‘commit entity’ linked to the specific requirement id back to Agility. Each ‘commit entity’ includes information such as ‘who did the commit?’, ‘when was the commit done?’, and ‘which part of the code was committed?’. The support team, using Zendesk, is also up-to-date with the status of a ticket (incident, problem, or defect) raised by a customer.

Entities that can be synchronized between Zendesk, GitHub and Agility

Zendesk GitHub Agility Entities Mapping

Use Case: Zendesk Integration with GitHub and Agility

Problem statement: Lack of commit traceability means development and support teams must manually update their systems after successful commit against a work item.

Solution: If Agility (Formerly VersionOne), GitHub, and Zendesk are integrated using OpsHub Integration Manager, the build results will be automatically synchronized to all the integrated systems.

  1. A support team member logs an incident in Zendesk.
  2. The development team traces it as a ‘defect’ in Agility.
  3. The development team works on the ‘defect’ in Agility and commits the changes against the ‘defect’ in GitHub.
  4. OpsHub Integration Manager synchronizes the commit information to Agility as a ‘change set’ in the associated defect.
  5. The change also reflects in Zendesk.
Zendesk Integration with GitHub Agility

Benefits of integration for Zendesk, GitHub and Agility users

Zendesk & GitHub users

  • Access and real-time updates to the development status within Zendesk
  • Easy to categorize and transfer customer tickets to Agility
  • No dependency on manual communication to Easy to trace relationship between various work entities Agility users

  • Traceability for business requirements throughout the ALM tool chain
  • Direct visibility into customer issues and their priorities
  • No dependency on manual communication

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