How to force Portfolio for Jira to assign a user to Jira board?

I currently have a portfolio plan, which is automatically scheduled and automatically assigns an assignee to a story (i.o.w. it's always set to Calculate).

However, when I commit the changes to push to Jira projects, the assignee doesn't get changed.

How do I force portfolio to push the assignee, as per the plan, to the Jira project?

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Hi @Henk Keuris,

The team member and assignee fields do not directly map to each other as in Portfolio multiple people can be assigned to a ticket (which is not possible for the assignee field). Therefore,  Portfolio will never automatically push the calculated team member in a plan to Jira. 

However, when there is a single manual assignment in the team member cell in a plan, this should be pushed back to the assignee field. 

So, once you are happy with the calculation of the team member for an issue, manually assign that single person to that issue in your plan, recalculate (this shouldn't affect your schedule, as it's the same person as that was just calculated), and then commit that back. You should then see that show up in Jira.

Let me know if that helps.

Cheers,
Allard

Thanks Allard,

That is definitely a bit more cumbersome than I'd like it to be, but I understand the reasoning. Thanks for the answer!

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