Should Teams Integrate Git and Jira?

Many teams use both Jira and Git platforms to help run their projects efficiently. Often, team members jump between the two all day long, moving in and out of each platform to capture and work on tasks. For a large segment of users who need Jira and Git, jumping between the platforms can be time-consuming and can easily take them off task by taking them out of their natural flow during intensive work.

Luckily, Jira and Git integrate pretty well with each other, allowing users to remove the yo-yo effect of manually moving between each.

The Benefits of Integrating Git and Jira

When using solutions like Bitband’s many Git-Jira integration apps, users can easily:

  • See their branches (in both platforms)
  • See source code right in Jira
  • Commit messages (no matter which platform they are in)
  • Handle pull requests right from Jira tickets
  • View Git-Jira issues
  • And more

Bitband’s Integration Apps

There are many Git platforms that teams might use, and many can be integrated with Jira via a Bitband app. For example, Bitband offers integrations with:

Is the Integration Process Difficult?

When it comes to integrating Bitband solutions with Jira, our team has made the process as quick and seamless as possible, allowing users to get set up in minutes and start working right away.

Our solution also offers timely support from the code development team, which means you can create a ticket and expect it to get dealt with without any up or downvoting.

What Are the Upsides to Integrating Git and Jira with Bitband?

Bitband offers tons of great features no matter which Git platform teams are utilizing. These include:

  • Automatic syncs in real-time
  • The ability to view Git in context with Jira to follow development status
  • The capability to create and view branches, pull requests, and tags right in Jira
  • Offering smart commands inside Git Commits to:
    • Link to Jira Issue Ids
    • Record time log
    • Assign
    • Transition Jira issues
  • See all commit details inside of Jira, including source code diffs
  • And more.

The goal, of course, is to allow users to more efficiently use both Git and Jira by allowing each platform to be used concurrently. This ensures that project management becomes more seamless, and teams that spend more time in either Git or Jira will have their work visible in both places for other team members that might work in different ways.

Conclusion: Making Project Management Easy

For organizations passionate about project management and making sure they are on top of project tasks, milestones, and goals, Jira is a great solution. However, it’s only effective when teams use it and when tickets and information are updated on time.

By integrating Git with Jira, codes and commits, especially those related to open tickets, are addressed and updated easily. This makes managing projects and reporting on timelines easier and more transparent and prevents workers from siloing off from project managers or other teams that need constant updates to keep everything running smoothly.

Do you need to integrate Jira with other platforms, such as Slack? We have an app for that too! Check out our whole range of options on the Atlassian Marketplace. Book your demo today!

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