This morning, our CEO Scott Farquhar shared exciting news about a reimagined experience in Jira Software. As Principal Product Manager for Jira Software, I wanted to re-share his blog post here on Atlassian Community and invite your questions, comments, and feedback.
There are so many awesome features in the new Jira project experience and I can’t wait to see how your team puts them to use. In an effort to help orient new users around the new Jira, I put together a list of the top 10 features I think will be most powerful and game-changing for your team.
Without further ado, and in no particular order, here are my favorite ten features in the new Jira:
Flexible, shiny boards. Redesigned and rebuilt to be simple to start, yet powerfully configurable to support more advanced ways of working, the new boards in Jira represent a whole generation of improvements targeting ease of use and flexibility. Get started by creating a next-gen project.
Totally redesigned issues. We’ve re-architected the Jira issue to intuitively organize information into logical and consistent areas. Open an issue, quickly get context, then take action. Take a tour of the new Jira issues.
Simply powerful project configuration. Complex configuration has gone out the window and been replaced with a whole new way to customize Jira issue types and custom fields. Easily add your own issue types, give them an icon and intuitively set up custom fields using the new drag and drop interface. Read more about managing next-gen projects.
Project independent configuration. Delegate project-level administration to project owners and team leads, empowering people in teams to independently tune & optimize their Jira project for their needs as many times as the want without impacting the configuration of other projects. Learn more about how we've reimagined project configuration.
Features that let you run agile, your way. Backlogs, sprints, reports, roadmaps, and estimation can be toggled on / off with the click of a button, unshackling teams from rigid implementations of Agile. Teams are empowered and encouraged to try popular frameworks such as scrum or kanban, or mix it up and develop their own flavor of agile. Learn more about how to toggle the features, and how to use each of the features.
Roadmaps that are connected to real work. How much time do you waste on simply updating your roadmaps? You can now easily sketch out the big picture roadmap view right from within next-gen projects, with the peace of mind that your roadmap is connected to reality inside of Jira. Learn how to use Roadmaps.
Adding in guardrails for the team with rules. Automate away mundane tasks, as well as reduce the potential for error and re-work by defining a rule. For instance, you can easily add a rule that automatically updates an issue's field or assignee based on the column it is moved into. Learn how to add rules to your next-gen board,
Visualizing work in progress. Images added to your issues will display as card cover images on the board. Easily group work using swimlanes, by assignee or epic, to get a sense of who is working on what, and progress on a feature. BONUS: you can now rename Epics to whatever you like in next-gen project settings. Many customers tell us they like to rename them to Features. Read more about images on cards.
Continuous visibility into release status. New Feature flag integrations have been added to Jira’s tracking capabilities, with CI/CD integrations coming soon. The new Releases panel enables powerful issue tracking all the way to what many would argue is the real definition of done - tracking to the moment working software goes live in the hands of customers. Learn how to integrate with feature flags.
Ability to star your favorite projects, boards, issues, filters, and dashboards. Create direct navigation paths to work items that are relevant to you, making it super easy to find and resume work.
Jira on the go. (I can’t leave this one out of the Top 10...). Download the Jira cloud for mobile app for iOS or Android to stay up-to-date and connected through notifications on your phone. Interact with your team from anywhere to keep things humming. Read more about what's available on mobile.
Feel free to add to my list, or share what my team should be working on next.
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