Boost collaboration with these Jira standup integrations
Spend less time managing tickets and sharing repetitive status every day. These Jira standup integrations help you focus on connection, collaboration and surfacing potential issues.
April 6, 2023
Development teams everywhere rely on Jira to manage their product development workflow. But no tool is ever perfect, and though Jira offers a strong set of tools, the base platform may not have quite all the features that individual teams need (or those features are a bit too complex for teams without a Jira architect).
That’s why there are so many integrations, apps, and add-ons for Jira. With the standup integrations listed below, you can spend less time managing tickets and sharing status every day— and more time on connection, collaboration and surfacing potential issues. 💪
Below, we’ll explore some of the top standup integrations for Jira and a few bonus plugins you can try to maximize productivity.
Spinach is a fantastic tool that helps you run a better standup meeting so you’re free to focus on the meeting itself. This app gives your meeting structure — and it also offers timers, shuffles the speaking order for you, and helps the whole team stay on track throughout the discussion. 🎯
You can also use it to create instant notes, which you can save in Spinach or send to email or Slack. It’s one of the only tools out there that facilitates live standup meetings, though you can also use Spinach’s tools to run asynchronous standups, too.
When you integrate Spinach with Jira, it gives you tools to focus on specific Jira tickets. In one click, select the Jira tickets that your team is working on to your Spinach check-in, then add context for your team. You’ll get a visual look at ticket status, so you don’t spend your time together going over repetitive status updates.
The Spinach integration for Jira also lets you see progress on tickets since the last standup automaticaly, making it easier for you and your team to spot blockers.
Use Spinach’s suite of tools to run standup meetings for you.
See Jira tickets visually instead of wasting time on repetitive status updates.
Track progress on tickets since the last standup.
Add Jira tickets to Spinach standups instead of asking for manual updates.
Spinach is free for up to five users. Add additional users and additional features with the Business Plan for $6 per user per month, or create your own custom Enterprise plan to suit your team’s specific needs.
Fellow is designed to help organize meetings. It’s a meeting agenda app, which means it gives you templates to structure meetings. While it’s not made specifically for agile teams like Spinach, it offers a template for daily standups. 📝
Fellow’s integration with Jira revolves around Fellow’s action items. Once integrated, you can create Jira issues directly in Fellow. You can also pull in existing Jira issues from any stream as linked action items.
This integration lets you add Jira tickets as a reference or append them to action items in a meeting — but it won’t show you how many times you’ve referenced that ticket day-after-day. And it won’t show you items from your previous standup to start from. This can make it difficult to spot blockers on specific tickets and creates extra steps to prep for your standup.
Create new Jira issues directly in Fellow.
Add Jira tickets to Fellow action items so you can address them.
Use two-way syncing features to sync titles, assignees, and due dates between apps.
Fellow is free for up to 10 users. You can add more users and features with the Pro plan for $6 per user per month — or do even more with the Business and Enterprise plans, both of which offer custom pricing.
Slack is one of the best standup tools out there — and that’s because you can use it to host both asynchronous standup meetings and live meetings. It’s one of the easier tools to use for distributed teams who need to connect from different time zones. Slack is also famed for its channels, which help you organize discussions by team or project. ✅
While Slack offers basic communication tools, there are many use cases for integrating it with Jira. You can start by installing the Jira app for Slack, connecting it to your Jira instance, then configuring the notifications you’d like to receive.
From there, the Jira integration for Slack lets you create tickets directly in Slack — plus receive notifications in Slack whenever issues get updated in Jira. You can receive notifications when new issues are created, updated, transitioned, and commented on. These notifications are customizable so that you can choose to only receive those for specific projects, types of issues, or users.
Personalize Jira notifications in Slack to get DMs instead of email updates.
Create new issues directly from Slack in the context of a conversation.
Interact with issues from Slack — transitioning, assigning, commenting or watching.
Slack is free for basic features like access to Slack channels. You can upgrade to the Pro plan for $7.25 per user per month or the Business+ plan, which is $12.50 per user per month. There is also the Enterprise Grid plan, which offers custom pricing and features, and the GovSlack plan, which has custom pricing and features made for government agencies.
With more than 50 million users, Trello is one of the more popular project management and task-tracking apps out there. It’s not purpose-built for meetings on the surface, but with this app, team members (and anyone else invited to the workspace, including stakeholders and other outside parties) can stay on top of projects through a simple card-based task tracking system.
That card-based tracking system makes Trello useful for scrum meetings and standups. You can use it kind of like an agenda to spot priority items that need to be discussed — and you can add meeting notes directly to cards during the discussion itself. 🙌
When you integrate Jira with Trello, it opens up even more functionality. You can connect Jira issues to Trello cards, which creates a bi-directional link between both platforms. This lets you move issues through different workflow stages in Jira while updating the corresponding card in Trello.
It works both ways, too; make the updates in Trello to automatically update them in Jira. You can also view the issue details, update issue status, and add comments directly from Trello.
Both apps are by the Australian company Atlassian, and as such, you can integrate them easily by installing the Jira Power-Up for Trello. From there, you’ll connect Trello to your Jira instance, configure the connection, and then connect issues to cards.
It’s a good solution for teams using Jira and Trello since you can keep data synced between apps as you move through workflows. Jira lets you manage the details, and Trello gives you a visual representation of the project.
Connect Jira issues to Trello cards to easily visualize projects.
Automatically sync updates between Jira and Trello — and vice versa.
Create links in Trello to quickly jump to Jira projects.
Trello is free for basic features, but for larger teams or additional capabilities, you’ll need one of the paid plans. This includes the Standard plan, which is $5 per user per month, and Premium, which is $10 per user per month. There is also an Enterprise plan, which starts at $17.50 per month and scales up from there.
Range is a tool that facilitates asynchronous communications. Remote teams often use this app for asynchronous conversations, and it’s also a useful tool to hold meetings.
However, because it focuses only on asynchronous meetings, it doesn’t offer anything in the way of a standup bot or anything else to help you manage live meetings. 😬
In terms of Jira integrations, Range does offer one useful feature, which is that you can automatically import issues and sub-tasks to Range check-ins. You’ll need to open up the Range app to see the check-ins and the suggestions for Jira issues that pop up in Range whenever you update an issue.
Offers tools and templates to help teams manage asynchronous meetings
Integrates with other popular communication tools, like the Slack app or Microsoft
Integrates with Jira so that you can add Jira issues to Range check-ins
Range offers a free plan for up to 12 users, with no credit card required. Paid plans include Pro, which is $8 per month for each team member, and the Enterprise plan, which offers custom features at a customized price.
Powerful Jira plugins to consider
There are a couple of different ways to get more from Jira. Integrations, like those listed above, are apps that can integrate with Jira, often offering two-way functionality so that you can access features from both Jira and the app with the integration. Plugins are apps that you can install in Jira to automate tasks or add functionality. We’ll highlight some of those below.
The Git plugin for Jira is a great option for development teams who use both apps. This plugin lets you integrate Jira and Git, which allows you to connect issues in Jira to branches, commits, and pull requests in Git.
From there, you can track code changes and bugs in the same platform, which makes collaboration more efficient. It also lets you set up automatic issue linking to automatically link issues to commits or pull requests.
With Jira's ScriptRunner plugins, you can automate repetitive tasks, customize workflows, and access powerful scripting capabilities. Use scripts for calculating fields, updating issues, or sending notifications.
You can also create custom listeners, validators, and post-functions for workflows. Not only does this save a lot of time, but it improves efficiency and also adds more flexibility so that you can adapt Jira to specific needs.
There are several different Tempo plugins for Jira — and they all add unique functionality. Most are designed to help with time tracking, letting you track time and automatically generate timesheet sheets and other reports. Others help with project management, resource planning, cost tracking, and other key aspects on the business and human resources side of things.
Zephyr's Jira plugins help you manage test cases, execution, and defects. With these plugins, you can make the testing process more efficient, make progress tracking easier, and make it easier to identify bugs.
Haven’t yet found a tool to suit your team’s specific needs? Don’t worry — the Atlassian Marketplace for Jira has more than 1,000 different Jira add-ons to choose from.
With this many options, the possibilities are virtually limitless. Some add-ons help with meetings, messaging, and collaboration, while others focus on making development easier or helping project managers streamline project management.
You’ll also find tools that greatly enhance Jira’s functionality by adding capabilities like improved reporting, Kanban boards, and more.
Try the Spinach Jira standup integration today 💡
There are many ways to improve the functionality of Jira through integrations, add-ons, and plugins — but few offer a toolset designed to help you create better standups. That’s what Spinach is all about! Get started here.