ProductPlan lets you synchronize multiple fields for Bars and Containers with Jira. You can synchronize Title, Description, Tags, Percent Complete, Start Date, End Date, and Notes. Syncing will happen automatically once each day, or you can manually sync Roadmaps that you own at any time.

To enable syncing, go to the Integrations page and enable the fields you want to sync. Syncing will update the field in ProductPlan with the data in Jira. There is no way to undo this. If enabled, all existing bars with a single Jira link will have their Start/End Dates, Title and/or Description replaced with the information from Jira.

*Please note: the Sync settings you choose and manual sync functionality will only be applied to Roadmaps that you are the owner of. If you are collaborating on someone else's Roadmap, that user's settings will be applied to the Roadmap. Additionally, if there's any current information in your existing bars or containers, the sync will override the information (it is not a merge).

If you do not want to sync an aspect of an individual Bar or Container you can prevent this by going to the Details screen of the Bar and clicking the link next to the field and unlinking it prior to a sync. 

You can read more about how Percent Complete is calculated here.

Syncing Dates with Jira 

Using the Jira integration, you can have the start and end dates of your bars/containers update automatically as things change in Jira. 

First select a project that has the date fields you'd like to map to. Once a project is picked, you can begin selecting which fields to map your Start and End date too. We will recognize any fields present on the create screen of the selected project in Jira. You can still link or import bars from projects other than the one selected, but if the same date fields are not present in the other project dates will not be synced. 

*Please note: In order for dates to sync, both a Start and End date must be mapped. 

When an item's dates are being synced with Jira a lock icon will appear on the bar indicating that the item can't be moved unless the date sync link is broken by clicking the chain icon next to the dates in the bar description. 

Two Way Date Sync

The two way Jira/ADO integration allows you to update your start and/or end dates in ProductPlan. The two way synchronization provides flexibility that will complement your workflow, keeping your ProductPlan roadmap up to date and a trusted source of truth.

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