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How do you map OKR's in Jira?


I would like to include OKR's to a task card so the assignee can be aware of what we are trying to achieve and why. I thought about using the ''Components''.

But now I don't know if I need to add the objective or key result or both since the task is an initiative. And how link that with the OKR template.

Thank you :)

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Hello Alina,

Thank you for reaching out.

Usually, JIRA users choose one of the options below to properly map OKRs to their JIRA issues:

1 - Configure a select list custom field with all the OKRs details and descriptions to be selected in the issue.

This option would be more useful if you have not many details in your OKRs, with a brief description that would not add to much text to your issue view.

2 - Add the OKRs to a public web directory (E.g: Google Drive) or a public web page and link it to the issues as described in the documentation below:

Creating a link to any web page URL

This second option can be used to  get your OKRs docs in an external directory and linked to your issue view, however, the authentication to access those files would need to be performed externally in the application you are using.

3 - Use the Confluence application to properly set your OKRs, linking the confluence page to the related issues as described in the documentation below:

Creating a link to a Confluence page

This would be the most efficient approach, allowing you to have a full authentication and integration with your JIRA issues, however, it would have the cost of the Confluence application.

Let me know if one of the options above help you achieve your need. :)

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