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DevOps Template

Develop, deploy, and manage applications with an open tools approach.

best for

Software development

key features

Sprint and task planning

Progress tracking

Sprint analytics tools

What is a DevOps template?

The DevOps template is pre-formatted to better integrate the processes between software development and IT teams. DevOps is a set of practices that emphasizes team empowerment, cross-team communication and collaboration, and technology automation. With DevOps, teams work collaboratively throughout the product lifecycle in order to increase the speed and quality of software deployment.


DevOps teams use boards to visualize, track, and manage work throughout the development lifecycle.

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In the backlog, you can organize your sprints, fill them with issues of different types, then estimate and prioritize these issues.

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Create an interactive timeline by adding epics and mapping work items, dependencies, and releases. Timelines keep your teams and stakeholders in sync.

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Out-of-the-box reports and dashboards in Jira Software offer critical insights within the context of your work to ensure your teams are always up to date and set up for success.

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Connected tools

With Jira Software as the backbone, Open DevOps connects every tool in your toolchain, so the entire team is up to date on real-time status updates.


Open approach

Get an open toolchain that feels all-in-one. Easily integrate tools your team loves, like Slack, with Atlassian in a single click.

Code release ship

Scalable workflows

Get started with tools, practices, and DevOps automation rules that work out of the box. As you scale, customize your workflow without sacrificing coordination.

How to get started with the DevOps template

This template uses Jira Software to help software development and IT teams maintain alignment, velocity, and quality.

1. Sign up for Open DevOps

When you sign up for Open DevOps, we’ll automatically provision and connect free versions of Jira Software, Bitbucket, Confluence, and Opsgenie. If you use third party tools like GitHub or Jenkins - you can swap these tools in with a click.

2. See your connected data

Once you land in your DevOps project, you’ll have visibility into work that happens in your connected tools directly from Jira Software. Specifically, you’ll have access to your repositories through the Code tab, pipelines through the Deployments tab, documents through the Pages tab, and on-call schedule through the On-call tab.

3. Contextualize dev and release info

Use the kanban board to create issues that help you prioritize and track your work. Inside the issue, utilize the dev and release panel to see all the development information related to that specific unit of work, including branches, commits, pull requests, and more.

4. Create DevOps automation rules

Create automation rules to keep the work you track in Jira in sync with your IDE or Git tool, using commits and other PR activities as triggers. For example, you can automate a pull request approval to update an issue’s status in Jira and send a quick message to your team’s channel in Slack.

Ready to use this template?

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