We believe that every team should understand their role in achieving business success, to stay inspired, motivated, and unified under a shared mission. We also believe that by connecting work to goals, teams can independently identify and pursue new opportunities with confidence.
Our Jira Software integration enables teams to connect goals and projects powered by Atlas to Jira Software epics, so teams can understand how their work drives outcomes, and anyone can get a summary of the latest progress of work. This is available to all Jira Software users who have setup Atlas.
The integration brings new value to your Jira Software experience in the form of goals and communicating status updates.
Recap: What’s the difference between Atlas and Jira Software?
We built Atlas to help everyone - across all teams - understand the what, why, who, and how of work, at a top level. Jira Software, on the other hand, is designed for planning and task management within teams, at a granular level.
The level of detail required when communicating to each of those audiences is very different. To learn more about the relationship between Atlas and Jira Software, check out this article.
⤵️ Jump ahead:
How to link goals to Jira Software epics
From your Jira Software epic, click the
Linked Goals button at the top of the epic (hint: this might be hidden in the
This will display a section on the issue’s main body, called
Linked Goals. Use the text box to search for an existing goal or create a new one.
This links the goal with your Jira Software epic so that you can visualize the outcomes that work is contributing to. This also adds two custom fields to your Jira Software Cloud instance, which can be used for additional reporting:
Atlas goal key
Atlas goal status
How to link projects to Jira Software epics
When you add a link to a Jira Software epic to the
Where is the work tracked? field on a project in Atlas, you'll be prompted to sync that project with the epic.
If you dismiss the banner, you'll still be able to sync with Jira later by clicking the pencil icon next to your Jira epic link and hitting the
Sync with Jira Software button.
From Jira Software
From your Jira Software epic, click into the Status Updates field to link or create a new project in your Atlas workspace.
When you link a project powered by Atlas to a Jira Software epic, you’ll be asked to confirm which details you’d like to sync.
For each, you'll be able to choose if you want to sync the information in Atlas or in Jira Software.
There is a 1:1 mapping between a project powered by Atlas and a Jira Software epic. If you’d like to add more links to your project in Atlas without syncing them, we recommend using the Related Links field.
Once linked these details will be kept in sync. In Atlas, you’ll see the Jira Software epic name and status appear under the
Where is work tracked? field.
The app syncs target dates to Jira’s system fields, which can be used in roadmaps. This integration adds two custom fields to your Jira Software Cloud instance, which can be used for additional reporting:
Atlas project key
Atlas project status
If a date is changed in either Jira Software or Atlas, Atlas will provide that context in the relevant project update.
From your Jira Software epic in the
Share updates about this work field, you'll see the connected Atlas project’s name, status, latest update, and overview.