Surface software team releases in business team calendars

Get a clear picture of an engineering team's progress, then plan what work needs to be done on the business side in Jira Work Management with shared release dates.

Stay informed when the engineering team changes their release estimates and better plan marketing campaigns or customer-related tasks.

If your project has releases enabled, you’ll be able to access release details from your software teams such as status, dates, and progress directly in the calendar view. Integrate this with your team’s planning to set work accordingly.

This feature is currently rolling out and may not be on your site yet. The feature won’t be available for overviews for the time being.

Enable and hide software releases on your business calendar

Releases and versions are essential for teams that incrementally ship work. You can include them on your Jira Work Management project calendar to help create a plan (marketing, operations, etc.) that aligns with the software releases.

Once you’ve enabled software releases (using the following instructions), Jira Work Management will show releases from Jira software in your project calendar view.

  1. From the calendar view, go to …More

  2. Find Show software release dates and select the project you’d like to follow. The releases from this project will then automatically show in your Jira Work Management calendar view.

Note: You can only follow releases from one project at a time.

To hide releases from a project use to clear the Jira Software release dates from your calendar.

You must be an admin of the Jira Work Management project to enable adding releases to your calendar. The releases object will be shown for all end users.

JWM calendar view with JWS release dates

The release panel in your calendar tells you the following:

  • The status of a release:

    • a blue unreleased lozenge indicates the release has not been shipped

    • a green released lozenge indicates the release has been shipped

    • a red release date indicates a release is behind schedule (the due date has passed)

  • The progress of issues in the release

    • the statuses include TO DO , IN PROGRESS, and DONE

  • The start date of the work and the date of the release

  • The source of the releases that the versions belong to, which is the Jira Software project selected

Monitor the progress of your versions

The releases page shows how much work has been completed in each version. It shows a summary and a breakdown of the issues in the version, grouped by status. To view the release page, click the title of the release from the releases panel that pops up on the calendar view.

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