Let’s say you have two JIRA projects, project K using a Kanban board and project S using a Scrum board. Each project with its own set of statuses and workflows.
Now, users of project S want to see issues from project K on their Scrum board. They update the board filter accordingly, but to their surprise, many project K issues are not visible in the Backlog.
Why? because a JIRA board (either Scrum or Kanban) only shows issues whose statuses are mapped to the board’s columns (e.g. To Do, In Progress, Done).
Issues with unmapped status are not displayed on the board at all. This is useful in some scenarios but confusing in others, such as in the example above.
To remedy the situation, go to the Scrum board’s configuration, and under the ‘Columns’ sections you can map or unmap statuses as you see fit.
Today I attended an event, organized by ManageWare, titled “Bridging the Gap Between Dev & Ops”, focusing on Atlassian’s tools suite. JIRA is a very popular tool here in Israel, so the main theme of the event was to showcase how productivity and collaboration can be increased when integrating JIRA with other tools.
There were quite a few presentation (detailed at the end of the post) on various DevOps-oriented subjects, such as CI/CD pipelines, monitoring and reporting. Nothing revolutionary, but it was nice to see how a good integration between various tools (not just Atlassian ones…) can really make things flow faster and help focus on generating value for the business.
I only wish some of the sessions were longer, there was a lot more to see; unfortunately, due to time constraints, most presenters had to rush through their materials.
And finally we had some fresh Pizza and ice-cold beer 🙂