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Open DevOps release: new capabilities for coordinating releases cross-functionally with ease

Atlassian Open DevOps is announcing new Releases tab capabilities that allow software teams to collaboratively plan, track, and ship features. By increasing visibility into code progress across the SDLC – from Plan to Build to Deploy – teams now have the data they need to release confidently.

Got questions or need help? Comment below!

Coordinating releases is harder than ever

Agile is a methodology that promotes iterative development. When large projects are broken down into small chucks, software teams can deliver quickly and frequently. This is a departure from waterfall, which promotes “big bang” deployments.

Despite its flaws, waterfall has its benefits. It has a clear definition of “done”, the trigger for release teams to jump in. On the other hand, agile views feature readiness on a scale, not a binary on-off switch. Software teams progressively deliver features by rolling feature flags up and down, giving them the agility to proactively respond to user feedback.

Coordinating releases has become much more complex than they used to be. How can software teams possibly coordinate a release with a fluid readiness scale?

Introducing the latest advancements to Releases tab


Release coordination has been more art, than science. That’s no longer the case with Atlassian Open DevOps. With the latest advancement to Jira Software’s Releases tab, we help software teams plan, track, and ship together. Through a unified pane, development, product, marketing, and support teams can:

  • Get granular visibility into issue progress to measure release readiness accurately

  • Leverage automation to develop release notes quickly

  • Attach related artifacts to the Releases tab and build shared team understanding

Gaining visibility into every issue's progress across the SDLC

Under the issues section of the Releases tab, Jira displays Feature Flags status, alongside the pre-existing Development, Build, and Deployment statuses. Now, releases teams get clear visibility into the feature state from – Plan to Build to Deploy, including roll-out.

Outlined below are insights developers and supervisors can gather through these statuses.

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🔌 These integrations are powered by Jira Software's integrations with your SCM, CI/CD, and feature flag integrations. To learn more about our feature flag integrations with Split and LaunchDarkly, go here. For technical guidance on how to integrate your feature flag tools, read here.

To dive deeper into how to use the Releases tab, read here.

Generate release notes automatically and add them to your related work

Once a feature set is committed for a release, teams write releases notes. With one click, Jira automatically and dynamically pulls information from all issues associated with a version to generate release notes. Users can use the drop down to select which issue fields to include. Or, users can save release notes as Confluence pages to manually make edits and access custom issue fields.

Saved release notes are automatically added under related work. Teams are encouraged to further build their related work by adding links to analytics dashboard, support docs, and more. This helps build a common understanding across the release team.

Get started

Atlassian Open DevOps is available to all Jira Software Cloud users across all license tiers.

Release tab capabilities are powered by our SCM, CI/CD, and feature flag integrations. To learn more about our feature flag integrations with Split and LaunchDarkly, go here. For a technical guidance on how to integrate your feature flag tools, read here.


If you have questions or need help, don’t hesitate to reach out. Here are just a few ways to get in touch:

  • Comment on this community post. It’s likely others have similar questions, and we love receiving feedback directly from our customers.

  • Customers on a paid license are welcome to reach out to our support team via

  • For product feedback, use the “Give feedback” function within the product - this goes directly to our teams.


Atlassian Open DevOps

Atlassian uniquely connects software teams with new ways of collaboration across projects and toolchains. Open DevOps is a platform powered by the integration of Jira Software and your team’s favorite tools. By connecting seemly disparate tools, Jira Software becomes the mission control center, giving teams the extensibility of a custom toolchain and the coordination of an all-in-one.

For more information, visit:

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Kahlia Pyle
Atlassian Team
Atlassian Team members are employees working across the company in a wide variety of roles.
Jan 12, 2023

Calling out software release enthusiasts!


We're setting up a private community designed to better understand our customers different software releases processes, and to share some of our release management ideas (and recent releases, like above) for feedback.

If this sounds like something you're interested in, keep reading.

  • This community will be a place where you can ask questions, suggest ideas, and provide feedback on releases. We may also email you directly with questions outside of the online group.

  • It’s for anyone who has a role to play in preparing, planning and/or deploying a software release.

  • The community will run for about 5 months, you can stay for as little or as long as you like. 

  • The group will be managed by Kahlia Pyle, Zaki Salleh and Andrew Pankevicius


Please click here if you are interested or email me at

Thanks - we’re looking forward to shaping the future of Atlassian products with you!

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