Jack Wallen shows you how to integrate Jira into Trello for a powerful project management platform.
Projects can quickly become very complex and to make matters worse, you may have teams working on two different platforms. For example, you have a team that uses Jira to track issues and: Trello for project management.
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Having to bounce back and forth between platforms isn’t exactly the most efficient use of your time. Fortunately, you can alleviate that a bit by integrating those two tools so you only have to check out one to take advantage of both.
By linking Trello and Jira, you can:
- View Jira tasks and epics through Trello cards.
- View major issues in the back of Trello cards.
- View color-coded badges for associated issues.
- Create new Jira issues from Trello cards.
- Open your Jira project from a link in your Trello board.
Does that sound like something you’d like? If so, let’s make it happen.
What you need to get Trello and Jira . to integrate
All you need for this are Trello and Jira accounts. Neither need to be paid accounts, but you do get significantly more features on each with paid plans.
That said, let’s get straight to the integration.
How Trello and Jira . to integrate
This is all controlled in Trello using Power-Ups. You must first log in to both your Trello and Jira accounts in the same browser. After logging in, go to your Trello account, select a Workspace and Board where you want the integration, and click the Power-Ups button. In the resulting pop-up menu, click Add Powerups.
In the Power-Ups window, search for Jira and click the Add button associated with the Jira Power-Up (Image A).
After the Power-Up is added, click the Settings button (Figure B).
In the resulting popup, click Edit Startup Settings and then, when prompted (Figure C), click Connect to Jira.
In the following popup (Figure D), you need to paste the link in your Jira account, which is just the site domain, such as techrepublic.atlassian.net. Paste your link into the field and then click Connect to Jira.
A new pop-up window will appear (Digits E), where you need to give Jira the necessary authorization for Trello.
Click Authorize and the two accounts will be integrated. You should now see a Jira button in the top navigation of your board (Figure F).
You will also see a new Jira button in your cards (Figure G), where you can add a Jira issue to the map or create a Jira issue from the map.
And that’s all there is to integrate Trello and Jira. If you use both services, you would do well to combine them for a much more efficient workflow.
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