Ensure JIRA Integration Effortlessly and Seamlessly by kovair


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									Ensure JIRA Integration Effortlessly and Seamlessly

In the software development process, the software development team uses several tools for improving
the quality and efficiency of the products and for maximizing productivity and timely delivery. Some of
these tools include Requirements Management tools, Test Management tools, Issue Management tools,
Risk Management tools, Release Management tools, Document Management tools, and IT Project
Management tools. Hence, one of the daunting tasks faced by both local and global organizations is with
respect to integration. Take for instance JIRA. JIRA is a proprietary issue-tracking product developed by
Atlassian for bug tracking, issue tracking and project management. Hence, the software development
team needs good adapters or integration platform to integrate JIRA easily and effortlessly. This helps to
resolve integration problems and enable project team to work smoothly. Here is a look at some of the
benefits of deploying best of the breed adapters or integration platform for JIRA integration.

       Allows project teams to work on issues from within their preferred tool environment
       Automates actions on issues resulting from other integrated tools
       Ensures visibility across tools, traceability and micro-level process automation

An integration platform allows organizations to use tools that they own such as Doors for requirement
management, Clear Case for configuration management, and Quality Center for test management, or
can use custom-made, homegrown products to support various application lifecycle phases by
integrating them through an integration platform. This ensures cross-lifecycle transparency, macro and
micro-level processes automation and correspondence of activities across disciplines.

Consider a situation where the software development team needs to integrate Atlassian JIRA and IBM
Rational Request. With a best of the breed integration platform, the software development team can:

       Gain greater insight into the progress and quality of application development
       Enact best practice processes across software development life cycle stages to ensure strict
        process adherence and achieve consistency, repeatability and predictability
       Overcome challenges for globally distributed development by connecting tools across
       Foster collaboration between stakeholders even when they are using different tools to
        accomplish their tasks
       Achieve measurable productivity gain for individuals and teams. Deliver faster
       Enhance customer satisfaction by breaking down the developer/customer barrier, enabling
        rapid delivery of customer-driven value and improving overall delivery quality
       Obtain actionable metrics and intelligence through data aggregation across integrated
        application development lifecycle tools to make smart decisions influencing cost, quality and
       Manage change with confidence by establishing end-to-end multi-directional traceability
        between the lifecycle artifacts and deliverables coming from different Application Lifecycle
        Management - ALM tools Plug any tool from any vendor any time to your integrated tools
        ecosystem and follow your best practice process irrespective of the tools chosen.

Thus by collaborating with best of the breed solution providers, enterprises can ensure seamless and
effective JIRA integration.

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