Cross-project release burndown chart in Jira with Great Gadgets app

Do you have a large release that spreads across multiple projects or multiple teams and you don’t have a good way for tracking it and for making a picture about the overall progress?

With Great Gadgets app for Jira you can solve this quickly. This app offers a Release Burndown/Burnup Chart dashboard gadget that you can use to generate a cross-project or cross-team release burndown/burnup in a few steps. The gadget uses the issues from a specified Jira filter as project scope and allows you to specify the release start / end dates. You can choose to display the chart by story points, issue count or original time estimate and you can also include the issue sub-tasks in the calculation. Optionally, you can choose to display a forecast line that predicts the release ETA.

Assuming that you already have Atlassian Jira in-place, follow these steps to configure and display the Release Burndown/Burnup Chart gadget:

  • Make sure that you have the latest version of Great Gadgets installed in your Jira instance. If not, you can install the app from Atlassian Marketplace: https://marketplace.atlassian.com/search?query=stonikbyte+great+gadgets
  • Create a new filter in Jira (or use an existing one) that includes the Jira issues (tasks, stories, defects, etc) from all the projects/teams that you want to track. Make sure to include the sub-tasks in this filter if you want the gadget to also consider the sub-tasks. Share this filter with your project members or the people that are going to visualize the chart.
  • Decide on which Jira dashboard you want to add the Release Burndown/Burnup Chart gadget. Create a new Jira dashboard or choose an existing one.
  • Add the Release Burndown/Burnup Chart gadget to your Jira dashboard by clicking the Add Gadget button from your Jira dashboard and then by selecting and adding the Release Burndown/Burnup Chart.
  • Configure the gadget. At Release Issue Filter, enter the filter that you created before. As you can see, the Intervals of length is configurable and you can choose to calculate by Story Points, Issue Count or Original Time Estimate. Optionally, you can choose to count also the sub-tasks. Select which series (lines) to be displayed in the chart and, in case you selected a forecast line, select the velocity calculation method at Forecast based on.

That’s all! Click Save. The gadget should now display the cross-project or cross-team burndown/burnup chart.

If you have further questions, don’t hesitate to contact support@stonikbyte.com.

About StonikByte

StonikByte is an Atlassian Top Vendor and the author of various apps (add-ons) for Atlassian Jira, which includes:

  • Great Gadgets for Jira – a gadgets pack for tracking projects in an agile manner. Includes gadgets like sprint and release burndown / burnup charts, team velocity, issue field sum-up, cycle time, work breakdown structure (WBS) and more.
  • Documents for Jira – a document management system for Jira where you can store and manage your project-related files.
  • Project Team for Jira – an app that makes visible the project teams, allows extending the user profiles by adding custom fields, generates and displays org-charts.

To find more about StonikByte, please visit https://stonikbyte.com/.

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