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Jira Azure DevOps Integration: A Step By Step Guide with ZigiOps

Introduction to the Modern Enterprise

Three key elements help organizations achieve their goals in terms of market growth, financial outcomes, and customer satisfaction delivery. These are the automation of workflows, flexibility, and reliability. This, combined with the need for continuous collaboration between different teams and departments, is a stepping stone for success.

The ability to accumulate and analyze data in the best feasible way daily acts as a timely solution to critical issues.

A simple Google search brings out a wide variety of tools and systems that promise to skyrocket the overall performance, help departments overcome emergency issues and speed up product delivery at a pace that will frighten even the strongest competitor. And with so many options to go for, making the right decision has never been harder.

In such situations, deciding on the needs and use cases guarantees the best possible outcome.

Functionalities and flexibility are vital and should be a leading factor when choosing the right system to integrate into the company’s IT infrastructure. And in the vast sea of possibilities, two systems stand out from the crowd. Both have an impeccable reputation as a one-way stop for companies. They are widely popular among DevOps teams Jira Software and Azure DevOps.

An Overview of Jira and Azure DevOps

Jira is a widely used DevOps project management tool. Easy to customize and offering a wide variety of features, Jira effortlessly supports various use cases. Its most prominent benefits are the detailed search capabilities, the highly-valued built-in roadmaps, and the enterprise-ready form.

Azure DevOps is one of the most successful enterprise-oriented Microsoft products. The idea behind it is to enable dev teams to enhance their performance and delivery routine. Also, Azure DevOps offers developers a great environment and functionalities to effortlessly create applications, execute tests, and deploy projects. It is Azure DevOps’ advanced testing capabilities, unlimited repositories, and the variety of work items that makes it preferable.

When combined, Jira and Azure DevOps offer an overview of the development lifecycle. And the best way to link the two systems is via a standalone solution like ZigiOps.

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But how and why businesses may need to connect Jira and Azure DevOps?

Apart from seamless data transfer across the organization’s IT branches, connecting Jira with Azure DevOps enhances reliability and scalability.

But let us have a closer look at such integration. A tool like ZigiOps can easily handle the integration process and establish the connection between the Jira and Azure DevOps systems in less than 5 minutes. The most common use case of such an integration revolves around the transfer of Tasks. Let us look at it. We will assume that one of the DevOps teams uses Jira as a work tool, while the other relies on Azure DevOps’ capabilities.

The Azure DevOps team creates a new task in the system. The task, however, is also essential for the Jira team. For this to happen, the task needs to be forwarded directly to Jira. When used as a connector between Jira and Azure DevOps, ZigiOps instantly links and syncs both systems. It fetches the created task and immediately transfers it to Jira. In case of progress on the task in either Azure or Jira, changes will automatically appear in the other, too.

Setup of the Jira–Azure DevOps Integration with ZigiOps

The first step of the integration process includes the installation of ZigiOps (for those users who use the on-prem version of the tool). Otherwise, the process starts by simply logging in from the UI. Either way, it only takes a few clicks to do it.

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Then, after logging into the ZigiOps system, you will be directly taken to the Dashboard. With its clean design, it aims to provide valuable information regarding the health status of the integrations, as well as other crucial data such as licences, troubleshooting options and more.

One of ZigiOps’ most valued features is that it gives users the chance to effortlessly make the configuration. Additionally, ZigiOps also helps savesvaluable time that is usually wasted in the frustrating search along with the Dashboard’s functionalities.

Once entering the menu, our next move would be to choose the systems we aim to link – Jira and Azure DevOps. The connection verification between ZigiOps and the two systems (Jira and Azure DevOps) is the next logical step from the integration process.

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Our next move will be to define which system will be first and which – second (destination) in the integration. In our use case, Azure DevOps will be our first system and Jira – our destination system. After setting them up, we must configure the following actions: data collection, filtering, conditions, and field mappings, as well.

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A lengthy list of pre-built templates is also available to choose from.

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When done, the connection of Jira and Azure DevOps can be saved. It makes the integration process complete, and the transfer of data (tasks) can immediately begin.

Because ZigiOps offers its users bi-directional connectivity, any change in one of the linked systems will instantly be present in the other.

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Conclusion

To sum it up

A company’s success and market growth tie up to the tools present in its tech stack. Being one step ahead of the competition comes down to the ability to accumulate, and analyze data and metrics. Automation and monitoring also play part in market expansion and most importantly – in delivering prominent levels of client satisfaction.

Utilizing the power of tools like Jira and Azure DevOps can only bring advantages to those companies who decide to integrate them. If linked to each other, the systems can significantly improve product delivery and the overall performance teams.

When connected via a bi-directional and no-code integration platform like ZigiOps, Jira, and Azure DevOps are immediately synchronized in just a few clicks. It enables the data transfer in a matter of seconds. Thanks to its fully customizable and easy-to-navigate nature, ZigiOps’ users no longer waste time in configuration and can enjoy smoothness in data transfer automation.