ProductPlan’s Jira integration gives you a way to connect a Bar or Container on your roadmap to Epics or other issues in Jira. Once you’ve gone through the steps to configure the integration, you can import multiple Jira issues into ProductPlan at once.

Using the integration you can import the Title, Description, Start/End Dates and labels of your items in Jira to make building your Roadmap much quicker. 

To import from Jira, go to the Table Layout within the roadmap you want to import to. Click the Parked tab and select the Import button at the top. You'll then want to select the Jira tab (watch the video).

Next, find the issues you want to import from Jira. On your issues page in Jira you can filter for different issues, or select a filter from the Favorite Filters section.

We recommend importing at the epic level on your Roadmap. With our automated percent complete, we'll represent those more granular stories visually while your Roadmap stays high level and strategic. 

Please Note: We do not support Jira’s predefined filters. These can be identified by a negative value in the filter URL.

Next, copy and paste the browser URL from your issues page in Jira to the Import screen in ProductPlan:

ProductPlan will import the issues as bars on the Parked section of your Table Layout. It will include the Title and Description fields and create a link to the issue in Jira. Any labels the item had in Jira will be automatically imported as tags in ProductPlan. If your labels match an existing tag on your Roadmap, that tag will automatically get applied. You can drag and drop these ideas within the Parked section or select one or more items to move to the Planned Section of your Table Layout, which will also be displayed as a bar on your roadmap. Once on your roadmap, you can synchronize percentage complete with their linked issues in Jira:

Importing Dates from Jira

Through the Jira integration users can map the Start and End date of their bars to fields in Jira in order to import. Importing dates straight from Jira will help to get your Roadmap built out even faster as those bars will automatically snap into the right place on your Roadmap 

To get started, you'll first need to select which Jira fields you want to map your Start and End date to from your Integrations Page. 

First you'll need to select a project with date mappings that you'd like to use. Then from the Start and End date dropdowns we will display any available date fields from that project that you can map too. You'll still be able to import from other projects and if those date fields are present in other projects we'll still import them. If you import from a different project where the selected date fields aren't present, we'll still import the item but no dates will be brought in.

Please note: In order for us to recognize any date fields, they need to be present in the create screen in Jira.

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