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🔌 Plug Into Jira: Keep track of feature flags 🚩with Jira Software

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Hi Atlassian Community,

Previously in the Plug into Jira series, we covered how to move forward faster using CI/CD integrations in Jira Software. In today's fast-paced and competitive market, teams are constantly seeking ways to improve their release processes to better react to evolving customer needs. But moving fast often means a higher chance of breaking things, resulting in a negative customer experience.

This is where feature flags come in. Feature flags help teams gain better control over rollouts to minimize risks in production. Bring feature flags into Jira Software Cloud to easily manage and release new functionality. Let’s go!

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Connect your work to feature flags

In cross-functional software teams, not everyone lives in your feature flag tool. Integrate your feature flag tools with Jira Software to gain visibility into what feature flags are linked to work items and their rollout percentage. The ability to see feature flag status in Jira provides everyone context into what is being tested in production and on the path to full deployment.

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See feature flag status and rollout percentage within an issue


Get new features to customers quickly and safely

When you’re working on a release you want to be able to evaluate release readiness with accuracy. By adopting feature flags, you can decouple deployments from a release and incrementally roll out features to your customer base. This process is called Progressive Delivery and allows teams to reduce risks in production while deploying frequently and learning from customers quickly.

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The Releases Hub facilitates Progressive Delivery by displaying the rollout percentage of feature flags associated with issues in a release. Combined with code and deployment status, this gives software teams the granular detail they need to determine if they’re ready for the next incremental release.

Learn more about using the Release Hub in an upcoming Plug into Jira post on 6/13 and watch the Community page to stay updated!

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Attach related work to your next version in the Releases Hub


Manage feature flags directly in Jira

While making feature flags is easy, organizing them is not. That is why you can create and connect feature flags from within an issue - to build in a structure that will always tie your feature flags back to your work.

You can even automate feature flag creation based on a trigger. For example, automatically create a feature flag whenever an issue status is changed to ‘Test.’ This way your newly created feature flags will always be tied directly to your work, making it simple to manage them.

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There are many feature management platforms that can help you create and coordinate your feature flags, such as LauchDarkly, Split, or HarnessTry integrating your feature management tools with Jira Software today to seamlessly navigate feature flags in your work!

Questions about feature flags? Register for our DevOps Talk - Fireside chat with feature flag partners on 5/31 and 6/1 to learn more.

Have you tried releasing new features with progressive delivery and feature flags? Let us know your use case in the comments!

 

 

 

28 comments

Annie Lu
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May 30, 2023

If you have questions about implementing feature flags with Jira Software, don't forget to register for our DevOps Talks - Fireside chat with feature flag partners on 5/31 and 6/1 to learn more! 

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G subramanyam
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May 30, 2023

Hi @Annie Lu registered to the fireside chat event. This should be super helpful.

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Dan_Tombs May 31, 2023

Thanks for sharing the knowledge. Looking forward to passing this on to the rest of the team. I have to say that with the open DevOps culture, Jira definitely seems to be becoming the command centre. :) 

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Robert Klohr May 31, 2023

I'm really curious to see the content in the upcoming "Realizing Progressive Delivery with the Release Hub".

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Summer.Hogan
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June 1, 2023

This is another great tip! We currently use LaunchDarkly and write configurations so I'll definitely look into this one! 

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Noushin Kananian June 2, 2023

Good information. Thanks for sharing your invaluable knowledge and experience. It's really appreciated. 

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Randy O_Neal
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June 7, 2023

Great information... thanks for sharing!

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Amanda Barber
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June 7, 2023

This is so helpful. Thank you so much for sharing (and this great series!)

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Sayed Bares [ServiceRocket]
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June 8, 2023

Very interesting, thanks for the share!

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carolyn french
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June 8, 2023

Very useful post, especially the screenshots to check out what it looks like when integrated!

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Marjorie
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June 9, 2023

Oh, this is amazing!  Thanks for the writeup.

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Brant Schroeder
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June 9, 2023

Going to watch the fireside chat to learn more.

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LarryBrock
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June 14, 2023

I really like the way each team can find their own balance of speed and safety using feature flags.

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Ajay _view26_
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June 14, 2023

Very useful to get to know about feature flags..thanks for sharing!

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Frederik Vantroys
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June 19, 2023

Nice post !

Tnx for sharing.

Very helpful

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Emily @ DevSamurai
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June 20, 2023

Good to know! Thank you!

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raj shaswat June 21, 2023

is any more Devops talks are planned ?

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Milind Joshi June 27, 2023

What about teams that have already implemented feature flags, like www.launchdarkly.com?

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Łukasz Modzelewski _TTPSC_
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June 27, 2023

Thanks for sharing

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Mohamed Benziane
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July 3, 2023

Great article

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Sakina
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July 10, 2023
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Annie Lu
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July 11, 2023

@Sakina did you try registering through that link? You should be able to watch the recording on demand!

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Dan Tombs
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July 24, 2023

Love a good feature flag. But I love the fact we can provide the information to Jira only users now so they can also be a part of conversations. All of this additional context makes room for better decision making.

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Amit Sharma August 1, 2023

Amazing

Aswin Raj D
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August 8, 2023

Thanks for sharing your invaluable knowledge and experience. It's really appreciated.

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