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The requests to get Portfolio for Jira for Cloud users have been loud and finally Atlassian released a Cloud version. They also made a very odd choice to rename Portfolio for Jira to Advanced Roadmaps and place it behind the Cloud Premium barrier. Portfolio for Jira has long been the better choice for Jira Server and Jira DC users. The features have been perfectly suited for managers to keep an overview over large programs and initiatives with relative ease. As such it has been the envy of Cloud users for years and it comes as no surprise that Atlassian would port this to Cloud given their focus on the cloud platform lately. Renaming Portfolio for Jira is also no surprise as it confuse managers with two portfolio products where the high level Portfolio tool Jira Align is the product Atlassian seem to want to focus on. Renaming it to Advanced Roadmaps is however a very strange choice as it is not a simple roadmap tool. It also make the naming confusion shift from Portfolio to Roadmaps as Cloud users have been using the limited Roadmaps feature for quite some time. The new Advanced Roadmaps is only available for Cloud Premium users. This makes sense as Atlassian want to push users into their new price model. Currently there is not much that would warrant double the price for Cloud Premium so Atlassian need something that is enticing enough for users to make the shift. Advanced Roadmaps could be one of those features, but they need more as Advanced Roadmaps cost $2.3/user and month at it's lowest level and Cloud Premium cost an additional $7/user and month. Feature wise Advanced Roadmaps is still great with the two main selling points of great overview and the ability to scale the issues with more levels. Here are some of the selling points from Atlassian: With the changes coming to Roadmaps where all projects will get them, and not just Next-Gen projects, combined with the promise that Advanced Roadmaps will somehow be connected to a more comprehensive whole this could be a pretty good thing for Cloud Premium users. Adding Advanced Roadmaps to Cloud Premium will now add the ability to scale issue types beyond the standard 3 levels, which is something people have asked for for a very long time. Will it be enough to warrant the high price tag for Cloud Premium? I doubt that as Advanced Roadmaps is only really useful when you pass a certain number of teams. Doubling the price tag will probably discourage most low to mid-range clients. The fact that you can only have a 7 day test version and that you need to setup a new cloud instance to even test this if you are on a regular cloud plan is also a problem. With more features added into Cloud Premium however I think more and more will make the shift over to that. Overall this is a good new addition and package it with the Cloud Premium offer will make it more accessible and therefore used, which is a good thing. It's a bit sad to see Atlassian being so aggressive in their way of forcing cloud users into their Premium tier that is making some old customers a bit annoyed, but I think it will be good in the long run.
Portfolio for Jira and it's third iteration that was released in April 2019 has some great features. In no less than 18 releases since the main release Portfolio for Jira has grown into a powerful tool to manage projects and programs in Jira. This is a summary of the biggest features released for Portfolio for Jira 3.0. Set a plan that reflects your reality One of the most difficult aspect of managing teams in Jira is to get a holistic overview. Using Portfolio for Jira this becomes much easier and in 3.0 it becomes even easier as you can adjust your plan by dragging and dropping issues to designate or reassign their parents, reorder them based on priority, and set timelines for their execution to generate a roadmap your teams can really get behind. All data is in real time so you can always get that holistic overview you need. Constantly evolve and respond to change With Portfolio for Jira 3.0 you can can visualize cross-project and cross-team dependencies to proactively navigate pitfalls and continually adapt plans, forging a clear path forward to help your team deliver on time. Get the data you need to adjust plans and drill down into the latest changes when ever you need to. Consistently communicate and share the best of your plan A variety of display options allow you to share updates with the right level of detail tailored to your audience and keep everyone on the same page, even as plans evolve. And because plans are open to everyone in the organization using Portfolio, individual team members can see how their work connects to bigger-picture initiatives, while management can see when work is forecasted to ship. Fields Following the launch of 3.0, highly requested fields such as Priority and Parent are added to give you even better detail of the work. In addition to this you also will find a new field called progress that track the completed work based on estimates (days, hours, or story points) for all the descendants of a given issue. This is displayed based on both completed and partially completed issues for which time has been logged against the estimated workload. Five additional fields are available with Portfolio for Jira 3.0. These are Checkbox, Radio button, User picker (single user), URL (read-only), and Label. You can use these to further add data to your overview. Bulk actions Five bulk actions have been added to Portfolio for Jira 3.0. Fields that can now be manipulated in bulk include Target start, Target end, Assignee, Sprint, and Issue rank. Clean up your plan by removing or reranking issues, or set dates all in one go. Filters With Portfolio for Jira 3.0 there are now filtering support for Jira standard fields Assignees, Sprints, Issue sources, and Issue types. There are also filtering for custom fields such as Single-select, Label, and Radio button, but it still in progress so expect this to be expanded in future updates. These new filter options makes it even easier to get the view you need. View settings With support for coloring, grouping, and general display of information in your plan you add meaningful context and a greater dimension to your data. This will make thins more clear as you track progress or share your plans with others. The new view settings now have the ability to roll up sprints on the timeline, new sorting capabilities (sort by Dates, Status, Sprint, Estimate, and Priority), and the new grouping options (group by Label, Release, Sprint). Portfolio for Jira plan Confluence macro In an effort to expand on the options for sharing Portfolio plans, in version 3.12 we announced the arrival of the “Portfolio for Jira plan” Confluence macro, which enables users to embed lightweight Portfolio for Jira plans directly within Confluence pages. It’s yet another way to keep everyone on the same page, even as plans evolve. Other notable improvements Impressions so far Portfolio for Jira is by far the most useful overview for day to day operational management of Jira projects. Where Jira align is useful for Portfolio management on a strategic level and Roadmaps for Jira Cloud give a different visual overview on a team level, Portfolio for Jira give the operational overview. The continued improvement of Portfolio for Jira 3.0 has continuously made this experience better and easier to work with. As we see more and more organizations start to implement SAFe into their way of working, Portfolio for Jira still is the best way to implement this on an operational level. If you have not tried Portfolio for Jira I strongly recommend that you give it a test run. It is an amazing addition to your Jira instance if you are serious about portfolio management on an operational level. More information on Portfolio for Jira can be found here: Portfolio for Jira | Atlassian WWW.ATLASSIAN.COM With Jira Software and Portfolio for Jira, you can combine your long-term planning and agile development to get visibility at...