Integrating collaboration tools with Jira Software can help you plan and run your project more efficiently. By connecting to collaboration tools like Hipchat, Confluence, and Team Calendars for Confluence, you can:
- Get issue notifications in your chat rooms in Hipchat
- Link project documentation to your team's work across Jira Software, Confluence, and Team Calendars for Confluence
- Centralize your team leaves in Team Calendar for Confluence
Connect to Hipchat (group and private chat), Confluence (wiki), or Team Calendars for Confluence to get issue notifications in your chat rooms, link project documentation to stories and epics, centralize your team leave, and more.
Connecting Jira Software to your collaboration tools
Follow the instructions on Integrating with collaboration tools (Jira admin documentation) to connect Jira Software to Confluence and/or Hipchat.
- You need to be a Jira administrator to connect Jira Software to Confluence. You will need to be an administrator for Confluence as well.
- You need to be a Jira administrator or project administrator to connect Jira Software projects to Hipchat rooms.
If you have Jira Software, Hipchat, Confluence, and Team Calendars for Confluence, you can use them together to build stronger user stories and better plans for sprints or releases, while streamlining your team's work. Create meeting notes on the fly, wrap up a sprint with a retrospective report, and more.
Here are some of the features that you'll unlock by integrating Jira Software and Confluence. For a full feature overview, see Using Jira applications with Hipchat and Using Jira applications with Confluence.
If you have linked your Jira Software instance to a Confluence instance, you can create and link Confluence pages to your epics. For example, you may want to link your epic to a specification or design document in Confluence.
Team Calendars for Confluence acts as your single source of truth for managing team leaves, tracking projects, and planning events. If you have Team Calendars installed in Confluence, planning your sprints around leaves and events is even easier. Add a sprint event to your team's calendar in Confluence, and as you plan your sprints, you will be able to see whether team leaves or events will impact your work.
If you have linked your Jira instance to a Confluence instance, you can create and link Confluence pages to your sprints via Jira Software. For example, you may want to write up the sprint meeting notes in Confluence and link them to the sprint. You may also want to write your team's retrospective notes in Confluence and link them to the Sprint Report for the completed sprint.
If you have linked your project to Hipchat as well, notifications will be posted in your chat room whenever issues are created or updated. This helps everyone keep track of what's going on in the sprint.
With releases ongoing, you can update your stakeholders on the release progress by creating Jira Software status reports in Confluence. The Jira Software status report provides a snapshot of a release at a point in time. Stakeholders can monitor progress, even if they don't have access to Jira Software.
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