Hi Linda, in the plan configuration options (Plan > Configure > Synchronization Settings) there is an option to turn auto-sync on or off for estimates. The sync is 1:1 in case of story points. In case of time-based estimates, changes to the original estimate in JIRA are synced back to Portfolio with this option (and vice-versa). However, changes to remaining estimate in JIRA (e.g. because someone makes progress on the issue or logs time which reduces the remaining estimate) are not automatically synced back. The reason for this is that it would constantly, implicitly reduce the remaining effort to be scheduled, which would distort the plan if not updating the plans' start date as well. Therefore, for this case the recommendation is to run an explicit plan update regularly (e.g. after every sprint, or weekly depening on the teams' process), via Plan > Update from date. this will adapt the remaining estimates and set a new start date for the plan.
I’m a designer on the Jira team. For a long time, I’ve fielded questions from other designers about how they should be using Jira Software with their design team. I’ve also heard feedback from other ...
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