Bidirectional Jira Integration to ALM Adds Data Integrity and Traceability to the SDLC

By TahaB

Development teams nowadays often use a wide variety of point solutions in their software development process. Subsequently the inherent nature of these independent systems hinders the management of the development process, teams struggle to connect and integrate these standalone sources of data to better manage the software development. This is where Polarion shines, its unified approach to application lifecycle management and it’s open platform makes it the go-to solution to solve this problem. Polarion’s open API makes Jira integration and integrating with other tools to managing the entire lifecycle from Polarion simple.

Polarion approach to collaboration ensures the complete integration of teams throughout the development lifecycle. It supports all stages of software development (requirements management, development, QA & testing, DevOps) as well as for the high-level management and resources used across the lifecycle.

Polarion Connector for Atlassian Jira Ensures Data Integrity and Traceability in the SDLC

The modern software development environment consists of several teams using a variety of point solutions for their development process. This proliferation of tools across the lifecycle generates its own complex issues and problems around management, collaboration, traceability, data integrity and workflow compliance. These independent point solutions inherently cannot be expected to integrate to one another across the software development tool chain to provide a cohesive environment where all artifacts are stored in a central repository for the management of the management of the SDLC.

Replacing the entire tool-chain isn’t the most viable option, considering barriers to change in general, and individual preferences. For example, your team or department might want to use Polarion for requirements management, but other teams or departments are currently unable or unwilling to adopt the Polarion solution applicable to their function. Polarion’s open API and its comprehensive library of extensions (available via the Polarion Extension Portal) makes integrating other tools and managing the entire lifecycle from Polarion simple. Out-of-the-box, Polarion supports bidirectional integration with Atlassian JIRA® to ensure data consistency and integrity across tools.

Polarion Connector for Atlassian Jira is a great tool to facilitate seamless data synchronization in between Jira and Polarion. By configuring the connector to connect to your Jira server, data can be fetched automatically without the need for manual synchronization.

Automatic Synchronization of Data

The way our Jira integration works couldn’t be simpler. There is nothing to install, just configure the connector module within the Polarion administrator panel to set up the Jira server connection, configure the details for the project to be synchronized, and simply save settings, that’s it! With this all project changes and data in Jira will be synchronized within Polarion automatically.

The benefits of using Polarion Connector for Atlassian JIRA® are:

  • Significant time saving by avoiding manual integration – setting up the project synchronization only takes minutes
  • Data integrity and traceability is ensured between Jira and Polarion, allowing separate teams to work together efficiently, with the right data precisely when needed.
  • Manage all development processes from one unified platform, taking advantage of Polarion advanced end-to-end ALM functionality
  • Complete traceability is ensured from requirements all the way to testing, release and maintenance, with all data stored within Polarion’s central repository
  • Helps avoid communication gaps between teams and departments
  • Helps to manage the entire SDLC from a single tool.

Start taking advantage of Polarion with Jira integration, Test Drive Polarion Today! Have questions? Reach out to us to start a conversation!

Jira Integration Possible Use Cases

Here are a couple of examples of how Jira integration connector is typically used by our customers, the connector is flexible enough to exchange any kind of data both ways for full synchronization.

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