What’s new in
Jira Software Cloud
In October of 2018 we launched a brand new, next generation project type in which we reimagined key components of Jira Software’s functionality to optimize for team autonomy and ease of use. Today this new project type comes with simpler administration, more flexible boards, and brand new features like a native roadmap. We’re rapidly building new innovative features into next-gen while bringing in many of the familiar features and functionality you've come to love in classic. We recommend giving it a try. If it’s not ready for your team just yet, it’s evolving quickly. So be sure to keep an eye on it!
This page shows a curated selection of features we’ve released and upcoming features on our roadmap. All forward looking items are subject to change.
Assign work to epics in bulk
Say goodbye to assigning issues to an epic one at a time! Users will soon be able to plan all their work from the backlog and bulk assign issues to an epic.
Apr 23, 2020 Search, sort, and modify issues with ease with project issue navigator
Next-gen navigation and search is about to get a lot easier with the project issue navigator: search for any issue in the project using text search, or filtering by Assignee, Reporter, and Status. Sort your list by a variety of criteria and modify the issues directly from the list.
Enable every team member to personalize their view of the board
We're opening up swimlane configuration so that each member of the team can view their work on the board in the way that's most useful to them - whether that's by grouping issues by assignee, by epic, or by subtasks.
Create and customize next-gen permissions
Create custom roles and assign permissions to these roles in next-gen projects. Now, in addition to the standard roles you get out-of-the-box (Administrator, Member, and Viewer) you can create roles of your choice. Once you’ve created the new role, you can: view and change its associated permissions, clone it, and a delete it.
Get a better understanding of release readiness with versions in next-gen
We’ll be delivering versions, along with the fixed version field, so you can plan and track multiple issues going into a release, reflecting the way you actually ship software. Versions can also be helpful for better understanding release readiness as well as reviewing what’s been released after the fact, for example to investigate problems or celebrate accomplishments.
See how your issues ladder up to the big picture from the Jira roadmap
Get a better sense of what your team is working on, at a glance, right from the roadmap. With the addition of roadmap hierarchy, you'll be able to see all the stories, tasks, and other child issues that roll up to your Epics.
Get the precise view of the Jira roadmap you need with new filters
New filters enable you to find exactly what you need on the roadmap, whether that’s work items from a specific person, that are in progress, or that you’ve completed. Once you find the right view of the roadmap, you can easily export it to PNG through the roadmap’s share feature.
Dec 8, 2019 Capture detailed information with the new paragraph field
This new custom field lets you capture detailed text responses in the main body of your issues. Add bullets, numbering, heading styles, and more to create the rich content needed to describe your team's work.
Nov 19, 2019 Reimagining the sprint burndown
We’ve merged the sprint report and burndown chart into a single report in next-gen. The sprint burndown chart shows the amount of work that has been completed in a sprint, and the total work remaining. It’s also great for understanding scope creep, and for providing a summary in sprint retrospectives.
Sep 9, 2019 Identify bottlenecks in your workflow with the new cumulative flow diagram
The cumulative flow diagram helps teams see issue statuses in aggregate over time, which can be helpful for identifying bottlenecks in your team's workflow. In this report, you’ll see new legends for toggling columns to improve usability, as well as performance improvements for projects with large amounts of data, and some fresh new colors.
Sep 9, 2019 A better way to plan your backlog with the new epic panel
We’ve improved backlog planning in next-gen with the new epic panel to make work breakdown more efficient. Quickly add work to an epic using drag and drop. Create new epics and view the progress of an existing epic. Filter your backlog view by selecting one or multiple epics.
In the works
Reimagining the workflow editor Coming in 2020
With next-gen projects we’ve rethought many of Jira Software’s core features to optimize for team autonomy and ease-of-use. We’re taking this philosophy and bringing it to a brand new workflow editor.
In our classic template workflows are global objects, meaning you can make them consistent across multiple projects. This works well for scaling a specific workflow across multiple teams, but also requires any changes to be managed by an administrator because they can impact multiple Jira projects.
In next-gen, projects are entirely independent from one another, meaning you can change something in one project and it won’t impact anything in another. In next-gen, workflows live within projects and will be tied to specific issue types. So for example you could have a specific workflow for your bugs and another workflow for your stories. Because the projects are entirely independent from one another, it gives teams more autonomy to adjust and continuously optimize their workflows without impacting other teams or having to bother administrators. The next-gen workflow editor also comes with a major facelift that will make editing and clearly visualizing your workflows easier.
Bringing CI/CD information into the release hub Coming in 2020
We’re reimagining 'releases' to help you take advantage of CI/CD information from your provider of choice, right within Jira Software. This new functionality will give you unprecedented visibility and insight across your releases pipeline, which you can then easily incorporate into the way your team plans and tracks work.