Showing results for 
Search instead for 
Did you mean: 
Sign up Log in

Earn badges and make progress

You're on your way to the next level! Join the Kudos program to earn points and save your progress.

Deleted user Avatar
Deleted user

Level 1: Seed

25 / 150 points

Next: Root


1 badge earned


Participate in fun challenges

Challenges come and go, but your rewards stay with you. Do more to earn more!


Gift kudos to your peers

What goes around comes around! Share the love by gifting kudos to your peers.


Rise up in the ranks

Keep earning points to reach the top of the leaderboard. It resets every quarter so you always have a chance!


Discover Jira Align Framework Maps

What Am I Doing Here?

As there are already many sources of Jira Align knowledge that continue to expand (reference my previous article for example), I’m planning to start creating more “Opinion / Editorial” type articles based on my own experiences that may not necessarily represent a consensus view across Atlassian or other Solution Architects. My hope is to engage with some potential less traditional dialogue sources for me that will help advance the thinking around Jira Align.

What Is This Article Actually About?

Jira Align is a deep & wide platform with opportunities galore to customize the user experience.  Many times in the absence of comprehensive training, functionality described in Jira Align Zendesk Help like Framework Maps might be overlooked. 

In some cases, a client insists on utilizing the full standard menu options in Jira Align, such as Enterprise, Portfolio, or Program menus.  At the same time, their user experience can seem overwhelming depending on role permission policies. 

Jira Align’s Framework Maps offer a unique custom “Portal” opportunity to provide users with an underappreciated option to create specialized visuals and menu selections. 

  • This is an enterprise wide view, so it does not apply any top row filters selected.
  • Any user that has a Jira Align “System Role” with the Framework Map permission bit enabled can edit the Framework Map page.  So it is important that users with access are trained to understand impacts from making edits.
  • Be sure to add Step Links to the desired module.  Alternatively, leverage the Video/Ext Link option to point to an external site or even a deep internal link inside Jira Align where a specific filter of Portfolio/Program and/or Program Increment(s) is needed. 


Although even the name “Framework Maps” implies reference to a specific Agile practices framework, the ability to customize the user experience can be even more useful for organizing your own pathways to areas of Jira Align. 

Some Atlassian Partners have even created custom Framework Maps to reflect their unique practices model, which then connects directly to targeted pages of Jira Align.

Below I've shared some sample creations used with clients looking to create a simple path into common areas.  I typically use PowerPoint and save the file as a single page JPEG or PNG.  Once the image page is uploaded, add Interactive Section pointers as appropriate.  

Have you had any specific approaches leveraging Framework Maps for your user base that have been helpful? 



dependencies clean.png



Portfolio Level Dashboard.png







Log in or Sign up to comment
AUG Leaders

Atlassian Community Events