Configuring collaboration tools

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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.


Jira Software

 to your collaboration tools

Follow the instructions on 

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Jira admin

 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.

Feature overview

If you have 

Jira Software

, HipchatConfluence, and  Team Calendars for Confluenceyou 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.

Plan epics

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.

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Plan sprints

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.

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Manage sprints

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.

Learn more...

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.

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Manage releases

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

Learn more...

Next steps

 Need help? If you can't find the answer you need in our documentation, we have other resources available to help you. See Getting help.

Last modified on Mar 16, 2018

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