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Improved Jira integration + a sneak peek at what’s next with Compass and JSW

New and improved UI to view Jira Issues in Compass

Thanks for trying out the Compass integration with Jira and sending us your feedback! After hearing from many of you, we’ve made some big improvements to the UI, with even bigger changes on the horizon.

To start, we’ve redesigned the Jira Issues tab on your Compass component. We’ve removed the requirement that your issue is linked to an epic, and added useful filtering and sorting capabilities.

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Today, you can set this up by following these steps (which haven’t changed from the last version):

  1. Link a Jira project to your Component on the “Overview” tab.

  2. Create a Component in Jira matching the exact name of your Component in Compass.*

  3. Tag issues with that Jira Component, and voila - they will appear on the Jira issues tab in Compass :star:

* The Components field is only available in Company-Managed Jira projects.

 

What’s next?

We envision Compass and Jira working together seamlessly to help you track development effort against the components of your software architecture. To accomplish this, we’re focusing on automation to remove some of those pesky manual setup steps.

We’re building a Forge app that creates a custom field in your Jira Software instance (with your permission, of course.) The field will be automatically kept up to date with your Compass components, and will link back to Compass if your engineers get curious! All you’ll need to do is tag your issues with the right Compass component as part of your normal backlog-grooming process.

Check out some of our designs below, and let us know what you think!

 

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On the horizon…

There are plenty of other ideas for this integration that we’re tossing around, including:

  • Support for the Compass field in Team-Managed projects (already in the works!)

  • Automation templates for Jira x Compass

  • Migration helper for moving your current mapping into the custom field

  • Compass Metrics based on your Jira effort towards a given component

 

Tell us what you think of these, or give us your own ideas in the comments! You can also set up time with myself or one of our other PMs through Calendly. Hope to hear from you soon.

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