Atlassian has launched a brand new platform, Jira Work Administration, bringing Jira capabilities to all enterprise enterprise groups and enabling departments like advertising and marketing, HR, finance, and design to simply join their work with that of their technical counterparts.

Over the previous 12 months, organizations have needed to compress multi-year digital transformation plans into weeks and months, with many scrambling to search out the precise instruments to assist their staff and permit collaborative work to proceed.

Cameron Deatsch, chief income officer at Atlassian, mentioned that though the corporate had seen numerous organizations use platforms like Jira to trace work whereas workplaces have been closed, the corporate understands that sitting subsequent to colleagues within the workplace presents advantages not simply replicated at dwelling.

“There’s an entire bunch of stuff that’s straightforward to trace whenever you’re … along with your crew, however as you go digital, you may’t simply leap on a video name each time you need to have a dialog a few small job,” he mentioned. “Clearly, you are able to do a few of it over e-mail, or Slack, or PowerPoint, or spreadsheets, however you aren’t in a position to maintain monitor of issues and it’s very straightforward to lose your work.”

Deatsch observed {that a} rising variety of corporations with technical groups already utilizing Jira have been co-opting the platform for non-technical makes use of, squeezing and modifying it to cope with issues Jira wasn’t constructed to unravel.

Charlez Betz, principal analyst serving infrastructure and operations professionals at Forrester Analysis, mentioned the final 12 months has seen a shift within the challenge administration enviornment.

“We see a transparent transfer “from challenge to product” – long run, steady-state groups that frequently deal with a circulation of ongoing enchancment,” he mentioned. “Jira at its core has lengthy dealt with this fairly effectively and Jira Work Administration brings an analogous functionality ahead for non-technical groups.”

For Deatsch, Jira Work Administration represents a giant step for Atlassian; taking the platform exterior of what’s thought of its historic core of fixing largely technical points and turning it into one thing that helps broader work administration processes.

Whereas taking Jira out of the software program growth house might need initially raised eyebrows, the larger threat for Atlassian was doing nothing, Betz mentioned.

Core capabilities

Jira Work Administration presents three core functionalities to assist organizations obtain work continuity. These embrace an intuitive and straightforward to make use of platform, new view, and a connection to technical groups already utilizing the standard Jira platform.

The brand new views embrace:

  • Listing, which extends the expertise of a spreadsheet to Jira and offers an efficient technique to handle work at any scale, from particular person workloads to giant cross-company initiatives.
  • Calendar, which provides the context of time to work, permitting corporations to view deadlines and replace work in an easy-to-comprehen” format.
  • Timeline, which represents a fine-tuning of the standard Gantt chart, designed to focus on connections and dependencies throughout workstreams.
  • Board, which shows work duties within the logical development of the workflow it belongs to, giving customers a versatile means of viewing, managing, and reporting on work in progress.
  • And Kinds, which presents drag-and-drop kinds to gather requests and consolidate work associated to initiatives, decreasing friction and crew disconnects.

The intuitive design takes under consideration that not each firm trying to roll out Jira Work Administration can have a “Jira Wizard” on web site to stroll new customers via the platform. “We now have a novel constitution for work administration, which is that new groups who leap onto [a platform] for the primary time ought to be capable to truly monitor and handle their work with none form of coaching in anyway,” mentioned Chase Wilson, head of product advertising and marketing for Jira Work Administration.

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Jira Work Administration Listing view.

New customers can have entry to greater than 20 new enterprise challenge templates and get limitless, free automation inside initiatives. Customers can choose pre-made guidelines from the enterprise automation library or create customized guidelines for any use case and division. Automation additionally connects with Slack, Microsoft Groups, and e-mail suppliers to increase the facility of Jira to different instruments.

Moreover, whereas Jira Work Administration takes under consideration that enterprise groups work otherwise than their technical counterparts, the shared structure between it, Jira Software program, and Jira Service Administration permits cross-department collaboration to occur seamlessly — even when the groups concerned use totally different variations of the Jira platform.

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Jira Work Administration Board view.

Betz mentioned that, normally, Jira Work Administration is in keeping with the general pattern in direction of Enterprise Service Administration.

“Jira as a framework is a robust, steady, well-known platform. It has not been fairly as function wealthy as main gamers equivalent to ServiceNow and Cherwell (now Ivanti), however current Atlassian acquisitions within the knowledge administration and UI areas are closing the hole,” he mentioned.

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