Project Management Frameworks in Jira Work Management
Effective project management involves coordinating various aspects such as processes, tools, and team members to ensure the successful execution of work. By implementing a project management framework, teams can map out the progression of individual project steps – from beginning to completion.
What is Jira Work Management?
Jira Work Management is a project management tool that makes it easy for business teams to plan, collaborate, deliver, and report on work – all in one place. Built on the Jira platform, Jira Work Management connects business teams with software teams working in Jira Software, enabling cross-functional teams to plan, track, and deliver work together on a single platform.
From campaign launches to new employee onboarding, Jira Work Management helps business teams – from Marketing, Design, Operations, HR, and beyond – tackle any type of work with customizable workflows, forms for easy intake, flexible views like Lists, Calendars, Boards, Timelines, and more.
Benefits of Jira Work Management for project management
By using Jira Work Management for project management, teams can effortlessly manage their projects, no matter how complex. Here are some of the many ways Jira Work Management unlocks value for teams:
- It’s built for every use case. Jira Work Management gives business teams the power of Jira, wrapped in a friendly, intuitive interface, with easy-to-use templates, configurable workflows, and limitless automations.
- It unlocks visibility for strategic decision-making. Team leads easily get a clear view of what their team is working on with just a few clicks, from quick snapshot summaries to pre-configured reports.
- It bridges cross-functional teams. Jira Work Management connects with Jira Software to enable business and software teams to easily build shared roadmaps, cross-team workflows, dependencies, and more.
- It lets you do incredible work in context. Spend less time context-switching by working on Confluence pages directly within Jira Work Management, and use integrations like Slack, Figma, and more to bring all your most-used apps into one place.
Defining your project goals and objectives
When starting a project, it’s important to establish clear goals and objectives. Goals offer a broader perspective of what the project aims to accomplish and should align with the overall business objectives. Objectives are more precise statements that describe tangible deliverables that the project will produce. By setting both goals and objectives, you can ensure that your project remains focused and in line with broader priorities.
Jira Work Management integrates with other Atlassian tools to enable a connected workspace where you can tie goals and objectives to every project, and easily work on project content and documentation. You can link projects to goals in Atlas, and create a project plan in Confluence to define project details and objectives.
Confluence integrates with Jira Work Management to make it easy to work on project documents without having to switch tabs and leave Jira Work Management. You can also bring Jira Work Management project views into Confluence pages and easily share what your team is working on directly within a project document.
Pages tab in Jira Work Management with Confluence integration
Templates in Jira Work Management
Jira Work Management Timeline view
Jira Work Management Task view
Jira Work Management Summary view
Jira Work Management Real-Time Collaborative Mode
When a project is in flight, stay in sync on each task by adding comments and changing task statuses. Jira's automation library simplifies the process of creating automations to send updates through email, Slack, Microsoft Teams, or any other platform that the team finds convenient.
Collaborating with developer teams? Jira Work Management’s shared release dates feature enables your team to coordinate and align your work by adding release dates from Jira Software directly to your Jira Work Management calendars. Business and software projects can also be connected with Advanced Roadmaps for cross-functional visibility and dependency mapping (available with Jira Software Premium and Enterprise plans).
Shared release dates in Calendar view
Jira Work Management Reports tab
To create and view fully custom reports, you can use Jira Dashboards to create a personal dashboard and add gadgets to keep track of assignments and issues you're working on. Dashboards are designed to display gadgets that help you organize your projects, assignments, and achievements in different charts.
If you have a Jira Work Management Premium plan and want to see work across multiple projects at the same time, the Overviews feature is a great way to see an aggregated Summary, Calendar, and Timeline view of work spanning multiple projects.