Just Launched! — Sync Progress Fields With Jira, Rally, and Azure DevOps
October 16, 2019

Just Launched! — Sync Progress Fields With Jira, Rally, and Azure DevOps

by Bryan McCarty

We recently added the ability to track the percent of work completed. This is a great way to visualize progress. But what about when your product plans move into development? Most engineering teams capture percent complete in their tool of choice. We have great news — you can now remain instantly informed on that work too.

You can now sync the progress field from your development system with Aha! to visualize progress on roadmaps and reports.

It is important to note that each development system tracks percent complete a bit differently. Jira and Rally both have a standard progress field that you can map to the Aha! progress field. For other integrations, such as Azure DevOps, you will need to create a custom field in the development system. You can then map that field to the progress field in Aha! for initiatives, releases, master features, and features.

Here is how you can sync the percent of work completed from the development system to your Aha! records:

Map progress fields
To get started, make sure the progress field is enabled in your Aha! product settings. You will then be able to set the integration mapping to sync the percent complete field from the development system with your Aha! records. In the example below, we are mapping the user story percent complete in Jira with the feature percent complete in Aha!

The progress field will be added to the record automatically as soon as it is sent to the development system.

Track progress in Aha!
Records in Aha! update automatically as the engineering team logs percent complete in their system. This means that you can instantly see if you are on track to meet the feature’s launch date. Open the drawer view to see more details. Below, we can see the feature is 75 percent complete based on the information syncing from the development system.

The progress field in Aha! will be set to enter manually when an update comes back from the development system.

Visualize progress on reports and roadmaps
Seeing that progress bar on an individual record is only the beginning. The at-a-glance view is even more powerful when you add the field to your list reports and pivot tables. This is helpful when you want to get a holistic view — such as the features status report shown below.

You can perform calculations on the percent completed field to transform the data in your list reports using custom equations.

Keep your pulse on all the great work that is happening without having to leave Aha! — even the engineering work being tracked in another system.

Now you do not have to wonder if everything will ship on time. You can report on exactly how much work the team has actually completed. You will love seeing the progress bar automatically update as engineers get busy making your product plans a reality.

Sign up for a free Aha! trial — be happy
The ability to sync the progress field from development systems is available to all Aha! customers. If you are not already an Aha! customer, you may want to sign up for a free 30-day trial or join a live demo to see why more than 250,000 users trust Aha! to build and market lovable products.

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Bryan McCarty

Bryan was a Senior Product Marketing Manager at Aha! — the world’s #1 product development software.

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