Using JIRA Software for Resource or Portfolio Management
You can use Portfolio for JIRA to do higher-level roadmap/portfolio planning. Please see the Portfolio for JIRA documentation for details on using this add-on with JIRA Software.
If you don't use Portfolio for JIRA, check out the following pages on how you can use JIRA Software to track large programs:
- Project Portfolio Management Part 1: teams and epics
- Project Portfolio Management Part 2: initiatives and strategic objectives
With that said, this is an area of functionality our product teams are keen to explore (please leave comments below!) Currently, there are existing plugins that address related features like GANTT charting, or connectors with other tools dedicated to project-level prioritization and status tracking. Integration with MS Project seems to be the most popular option at the moment:
Ceptah Bridge: Changes in both project tasks and JIRA Software issues can be synchronized in both directions at any time according to the synchronization settings (mappings) specified.
The Connector: provides direct integration with Microsoft Project creating a JIRA Software toolbar right in Project. From this toolbar, you have access to a variety of JIRA Software functionality like importing, updating resource assignments, due dates and task descriptions.
A few more MS Project plugins available in the Atlassian Plugin Exchange.
Some additional connections with other PPM tools:
Likewise, as JIRA Software was designed to track issues and offers limited time tracking abilities, it doesn't have a full set of resource management features built in.
Some customers and Atlassian Experts may have built JIRA application plugins for resource management in the past. You can talk to them on our questions and answers site. There are also some existing time tracking extensions maintained by third party development teams and Atlassian Experts (our official professional services partners). A notable example here is the Tempo Plugin for time tracking and billing management and Feywa for capacity management and planning.