New additions to Jira will anhance visibility for enterprise developers.

Atlassian this week announced four new feature additions to its popular Jira project automation software. The new features will give enterprise DevOps teams greater visibility into development pipelines. They will also decrease the time from idea to production.

The company says that these enhancements will apply across all third party tools.

The new additions make life easier for DevOps

Suzie Prince, Atlassian’s Head of Product, DevOps introduced the new features in a blog post.

“In our 2020 DevOps Trend Survey, we found that, while a majority of teams have seen a positive impact from adopting DevOps, half of them are still unsure of how to measure and improve their organization’s processes,” she writes.

“So today, we’re announcing four new features in Jira Software Cloud that allow developers to visualize and measure progress from idea through to production across Atlassian and third-party tools, right alongside your issues.”

Here are the four new features

Code in Jira allows anyone on the team to see the most recently active repos. It works across Bitbucket, GitHub, GitLab, or Git Integration for Jira, and is automatically surfaced right in Jira.

Deployments in Jira allows anyone on the team to get a real-time view of where a deployment is. They don’t have to ask a developer. This works across any CI/CD provider.

Deployment frequency lets Jira automatically calculate how often the team is shipping value and how this is trending over time. This eliminates the need to manually coordinate across tools.

Cycle time can track down to the granular view of each segment of the development workflow. This is possible because each piece of work across all Atlassian and third-party tools link to a Jira issue.

“Atlassian handles the complexity of understanding data across a multi-tool world,” says Prince.

“If you can’t measure it, you can’t improve it,” she adds.