The first version of JIRA Portfolio, which became available in May 2014 through the Atlassian Marketplace (Atlassian’s equivalent of an Appstore for its applications), gave customers access to a “portfolio plan” that provided visibility across a sizable number of projects and teams within JIRA. As a result, managers were able to schedule tasks across many projects and distribute work to ensure timetables and release dates were reached.
The synchronisation between portfolio plans and the JIRA projects they were built from had to be maintained manually, which made it exceedingly difficult to keep portfolio plans current even when the fundamental principles were in place. This implied that portfolio plans would quickly fall out of step with the projects they represented and would cease to offer an accurate picture of how teams and projects were faring.
The most recent version was created expressly to interact with JIRA Software in order to ensure that a portfolio plan always accurately depicts the state of the projects it represents. Data is obtained from a specific set of JIRA issues, which may or may not be based on Projects, Boards, or Filters, depending on the situation.
The portfolio plan receives this information on a constant basis, keeping it current with the most recent changes to the scope.
It also includes information on when teams are available to work on specific issues, time estimates for JIRA issues, and dependencies between issues.
No matter how complicated the organisation or the projects inside it are, portfolio managers need to be able to easily examine and analyse the progress of all of their teams and projects. Portfolio for JIRA 2.0 does this.
It gives administrators a single source of truth to determine the most effective approach to assign tasks to teams. The requirement for a manual synchronisation with JIRA projects has been eliminated in the most recent update, ensuring that portfolio plans are always a realistic assessment of project progress and the likelihood that deadlines will be reached.
The iron triangle of planning, which identifies scope, time, and resources as your main constraints and planning criteria, serves as the foundation for portfolio. You will learn in this course how to build realistic road maps, release dates, and overall project plans by determining the ideal mix of the aforementioned factors.