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How to ship faster with Jira Software and Bitbucket Cloud

Connecting Jira Software and Bitbucket unlocks an enormous amount of value for your team. Did you know that our integration automatically keeps teams up-to-date on code changes so you don’t have to? That means less context switching. Fewer meetings. Fewer pings from IT about security incidents. In fact, we’ve found that teams that integrate Jira with Bitbucket release versions 14% more often.

Ready to unlock your team’s full potential? Read on to learn more about how and why you need to integrate Jira Software and Bitbucket Cloud to ship faster, higher quality code. If you’d like to skip ahead and integrate, reference this support article. And if questions come up along the way, just hop down to the comments section below or join us next week for live Q&A during our CI/CD office hours


See code and deployment status at a glance in Jira

Integrating Jira and Bitbucket means an always up-to-date board that shows you when a feature is ready for release and a birds eye view of the progress of your code. Here are some ways your code and CI/CD information automatically flows into Jira from Bitbucket:



Code in Jira:

Automatically see which repositories your team works across right within the Code in Jira view. Simply include an issue key in a commit, branch name, or PR summary from Bitbucket, and it will automatically update in Jira.

Deployments in Jira:

With Deployments in Jira, the entire team can see the value you’re delivering to customers, which issues have been deployed where and when, and whether a build has passed or failed. Anyone on the team can get a real-time view of where a deployment is, across any CI/CD provider, as it moves through the pipeline. Since every work item across Atlassian and third-party tools is linked to a Jira issue, you’ll also be able to track and measure from idea through to production (more on that in insights and reports below!).

Cycle Time Insights & Reports:

Cycle time, among many other important DevOps metrics, is the total time it takes work to get through your software delivery process from when developers make a commit to the moment it’s deployed to production. In other words, it’s the speed of your development.

There are two ways we’ve surfaced cycle time trends inside of Jira. You can either view a high-level overview of cycle time trends in the Insights panel inside of the Deployments view or look for a deeper dive in the Reports view.


With the Cycle Time insight, get a quick glance at which segments are taking longer than expected, identify bottlenecks, and determine where problems most commonly occur.

The Cycle Time Report, on the other hand, shows a deeper view of of your team’s cycle time, broken down week-by-week, empowering you to understand how your cycle time trend is changing over time. This new report, shows you which issues in particular and contribute to your team's cycle time and which issues exceed the median, allowing you to better understand what causes bottlenecks.

Jira is the only tool that can track down to the granular view of each segment of the development workflow, since each piece of work across all Atlassian and third-party tools is tied to a Jira issue.

Deployment Frequency Insights & Reports:

Deployment frequency is the frequency of how often you deploy things.

Just like cycle time, you can either reference your deployment frequency in the insights or Reports views in Jira.

With the Deployment frequency insight on the Deployments view, easily identify outliers in your deployment process, access how well your team is managing batch sizes, and find opportunities to reduce risk.

The Deployment Frequency Report helps you understand how many times your team deployed code, while also displaying deployment frequency in non-production environments. This report enables you to analyze risk in your deployment pipeline by showing batch sizes for deployments and how often your team ships value to your customers in order to understand how this is trending over time and whether any process changes you’re making are having an effect.


Plan and track projects right from within Bitbucket

Since the integration is bi-directional, Jira issues automatically flow into Bitbucket as well. Get context on your work and update your team right alongside your code. View, edit, comment, and more on Jira tickets from within the Bitbucket UI.

Here are some additional ways to get the most out of Jira in Bitbucket once you’re connected:


See assigned Jira issues from the Your Work dashboard: See your assigned Jira issues at a glance from within Bitbucket so you can quickly move from one task to the next, without jumping between tools.


Create Jira issues from within Bitbucket’s Code Review: Turn feedback into actionable work by creating Jira issues directly from within a pull request comment. Assign the ticket to a specific project or even click into the ticket to collaborate without leaving Bitbucket.

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Interact with Jira projects inside Bitbucket: Bring contextual information right alongside your code with the Jira issues tab in Bitbucket. View and interact with Jira issues, add comments, view attachments, make edits, and more.

Get started - integrate Jira Software and Bitbucket today

You can enjoy this seamless integration of code and issues today with just a few clicks. To connect Jira and Bitbucket, either head to the Code tab in Jira Software and follow the steps there, or check out this handy integration support article for more instructions.

Have questions about how to get started with the Jira Software and Bitbucket integration? Or how to get most out of these features? Let us know in the comments below!


Sachin Dhamale
Community Leader
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May 29, 2023

Jira with Bitbucket Integration is most important to track your Jira issues and repository/code changes  at same place.

Abhay Gupta
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May 30, 2023

Good read, thank you!

Piyush Annadate
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May 31, 2023

The reports are cool here!!


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