If you have ever been a project manager within Jira, then you know how important it is to structure project data and make it easily accessible, trackable and retrievable.
Having well-defined project management processes in place coupled with, of course, the right tools, empower teams to work better together and take better informed decisions.
Luckily for project managers, Jira Software comes equipped with powerful built-in reports allowing the real-time tracking of project metrics such as (Created vs Resolved issues, pie chart report, just to name a few). Although these reports are extremely important in conveying the state and progress of projects, they are often dispersed, decentralized and lack context with regards to an overall business.
This leads project managers and members to constantly toggle between reports to find what they are looking for and grasp the bigger picture.
To solve these challenges, we have developed OnePage Project Tracking for Jira.
In this blog post, we will first introduce OnePage Project Tracking, who it is for and walk you through its benefits.
1. What is OnePage Project Tracking for Jira?
OnePage Project Tracking for Jira is a project dashboard that allows you to to centralize project metrics, build customizable dashboards, and take data driven decisions.
2. Who is it for? and what types of projects does it support?
We have developed OnePage Project Tracking to support project leads using Jira regardless of their job function and the teams or departments they are operating in.
As you may already know if you have been using Jira, the app supports all types of projects be it software or business oriented. As a result, the app acts as the umbrella encompassing all of these projects.This implied that OnePage needed to support various types of data entry be it internal or external.
3. Why OnePage Project Tracking
When performing product demos for OnePage Project Tracking, we often encounter this question: Why do I need an app to track and visualize projects if I can track them using Jira?
The simple answer lies in three main aspects: Centralization, Customization and better Data Visualization. Let’s walk through each one in further detail.
Build and customize project templates
OnePage Project Tracking consists of three main layers: Templates, widgets and items. A typical project OnePage consists of a template, the template contains widgets, the latter encompasses one or multiple items.
We have designed the app to address multiple types of projects and specific use cases. Which is why, we focused on customization to give users more control and let them build their project dashboards according to their preferences.
When designing a OnePage template, you have three options: create a template from scratch, use an existing template or use one of your favorites.
The template content editor is simple and content rich. You can organize and rearrange sections through a simple drag & drop. Additionally, you can add, edit or remove widgets and items through the click of a button.
To dive deep into OnePage configuration, template selection and the creation of widgets and items, please refer to the documentation.
Centralize project information in one place
As mentioned earlier, users can effectively track Projects using Jira’s built-in features. The only downside though is the decentralized nature of these reports that can lead to miscommunication and data being lost along the way.
With OnePage Project Tracking for Jira, we aim to centralize all key project information in one place. This, of course, leads to effective communication, better collaboration and enhanced decision making.
Intuitive data presentation and visualization
At its core, OnePage is developed around simplicity, intuitiveness and ease of navigation be it when importing and visualizing data or building dashboards.
The templates’ layout are structured in a way that makes it easy for users to find key info in one place. This eliminates the need for constant toggling between apps and web pages.
Additionally, users can leverage a large collection of default items to easily import and visualize a diverse set of data. Item types range from simple text and paragraphs to Jira issue, worklog counters and budget tables and monitors. All users have to do is import their data and specify its type. Once this is done, they would be able to visualize their data directly within their project OnePage.
Navigate and visualize your project portfolio:
With the global project dashboard, you can easily navigate your projects. The dashboard is fully customizable and contains default items and the ones you have already created.
4. Getting started with OnePage Project Tracking
OnePage Project Tracking’s latest release is currently available. To try the app, make sure to visit Atlassian marketplace and start your free trial now.
To learn more about OnePage Project Tracking, please refer to the documentation or our dedicated Youtube playlist. As always if you have any questions or feature requests, don’t hesitate to contact our support team.