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Jira Product Discovery Automations

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I've been setting up a bunch of Jira automations to better connect Jira Product Discovery, Jira Service Management and Jira Software.

A quick overview to help set some context.

We use Jira Service Management to collect raw feedback. For us, this is internal users only. Internal teams submit on behalf of clients, end users and partners, but those end users, clients and patterns don't get access to Jira Service Management (at least not yet for strategic reasons).

We use Jira Product Discovery for most aspects of discovery and prioritization, and then Jira Software for delivery/execution.

Here are the automations I set up to remove some of the admin burden of the process:

  1. Close feedback if the Reporter has not commented on a medium or low-priority issue in more than 45 days if we're waiting on feedback from them.
    1. This also sends a comment to the reporter so they know the actions to take if they want to reopen it.
  2. Follow up on Won’t Do feedback after 3 months to see if it's changed priority.
    1. This adds a comment to ask the reporter if the priority should be higher and if we should relook at the feedback.
  3. Notify customers when you have shipped a Sand issue in Jira
    1. We use ‘Sand’ as a term for really small LOE issues/ideas and we treat Sand differently in our process than Initiatives and Themes.
  4. Notify customers when you moved Sand to the Icebox
    1. Icebox is our workflow status of ‘Won’t Do’ in Jira Software.
  5. Nudge Product Manager if Sand has been sitting in the backlog for over 3 months.
    1. We aim to keep the Jira Software backlog clean with only items we’ll do within the next 3 months. We clean it by sending tickets to the Icebox which removed them from the backlog view.
  6. When a comment is added → update the status
    1. This will change the JSM status from awaiting feedback or needs feedback depending on who the comment was from (a PM or the reporter)
  7. When a feedback issue is created → automatically round-robin assign
  8. When Feedback is transitioned to 'Initiative - Future Consideration' → create Idea in Jira Product Discovery and link issues
    1. This is where we treat 'Initiative’ sized feedback differently than sand. If it’s an 'Initiative’ size, we send it to JPD.
  9. When Feedback is transitioned to 'Sand - Future Consideration' → create Jira ticket in the Squad's backlog
    1. This is where we treat ‘Sand’ sized feedback differently than 'Initiative’. If it’s a sand size item, we send it to the right development squad’s backlog.
  10. When feedback status is 'Done' → Sync resolution status to be 'Done'
    1. In JSM, this syncs the status and resolution fields.
  11. When idea status is 'Done' → Sync Jira Product Discovery idea's roadmap status
    1. This syncs JDP, this syncs the workflow with another field we use for roadmap views (Now, Next, Future, Done)
  12. When linked epic is Done → Sync Jira Product Discovery idea's status
    1. This syncs Jira Software and JDP when an epic is complete.
  13. When Jira Product Discovery item status is Done → then update the linked Feedback issues to Released
    1. This syncs JDP and JSM workflow status when an item is complete.
  14. When JSM issue is created → update organization field to {Organization}
    1. This makes sure the feedback is visual to our entire company to promote collaboration.

 

(Some of these could be combined, however, I prefer to have automations be separate because it’s easier to setup, troubleshoot and edit - similar to shipping small stories vs. large stories).

If there are others you’d like to see, or others that you use, let me know! Always looking to leverage automations!


@Tanguy Crusson - Is there an easy way to share automations if anyone wants to use a specific one?


I'm happy to share these if anyone would find them useful.

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I'd love to hear how your automating within Jira. Anything I can leverage to provide efficiencies would be helpful.

Like brent_johnson likes this

I'm keen to see what automations you have put in place between JPD and JIRA Software. 

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Please share!

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I am very interested in hearing about them ? 

Like brent_johnson likes this

I'm very  interested in the automations you have made. I don't know if they are usefull to us, but at the least the could be inspiring :)

Like brent_johnson likes this

+1, thanks for offering

Like brent_johnson likes this

Yes please!

Like brent_johnson likes this

So much suspense! I'd love to see what you came up with 🙂

Like Jan-Hendrik Spieth likes this

I am certainly interested in hearing what you have done

Sounds interesting!

Hey Everyone - I've added the automations I've set up so far in the original post! Let me know if you'd like to use one of them and I can send over the details :)

Like Michael Hauschild likes this

This is awesome @brent_johnson

Thanks for taking the time to share these. I think the Automation Template Library would be the ideal home for these rules. That way, people can simply share a url and immediately see the rule (and play around with automation if unfamiliar). Here is an example. 

It will take a little time to get to this but I will reach out and update the Automation Library/playground with these rules so we can share openly with the community. Thanks again for taking the time to share :) 

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Nice - I'll take a look and start to add these there @John McKiernan

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