We know our Jira integration is a vital part of automating the flow of data across your tech stack. As your development team works in Jira, you need a way to ensure your ProductPlan roadmaps stay up-to-date without having to manually do it yourself. 

This week, we’re improving our Jira integration to better maintain parent/child relationship between projects on import or sync. Here’s how it works. 

After you select the setting and import or manually sync the roadmap, Jira Epics will be continually recognized as Containers within ProductPlan. Any newly imported Jira Stories or Tasks that are children of an Epic will automatically be unparked and placed in the associated roadmap Container. Stories and Tasks that are not associated with a Jira Epic will be imported as standalone bars. 

For a video overview, let our Head of Support Zach Garfinkel walk you through what’s new. 

As your work evolves in Jira, your ProductPlan roadmap will automatically update to reflect any movement of Stories or Tasks into, out of, and/or between Epic-associated Containers. 

This Jira integration enhancement is exclusive to all Professional and Enterprise plans. If you’re a Basic customer but want help automating your data between tools, drop us a line.

This way, you spend much less time manually ‘fixing’ any misrepresented relationships between your work items. Rest easy knowing that your Jira integration is doing the work for you.

Other Improvements

With this release, we are also introducing more transparency for field mappings within a roadmap. You can now review this information in your roadmap’s settings screen and save yourself and your fellow roadmap editors time in double-checking which fields are syncing.