How Jira Integrates into Project Management

How Jira Integrates into Project Management

What issues can a Jira integration help you resolve?

Project management leaders say they face the following top 3 issues…sound familiar? 

  • Competing objectives in the organization (56,4%)
  • Lack of time (50,8%) 
  • Lack of role clarity (35,0%)

In this article, we will discuss how a Jira integration with your project data may be the solution you need to overcome these challenges.

Project management professionals grapple with a trio of common challenges. Balancing conflicting objectives creates a tangled web of priorities, making project alignment a headache. Time constraints add another layer of difficulty, hindering thorough planning and execution. Role ambiguity further complicates matters, leading to miscommunication and team inefficiencies. Navigating these issues head-on is crucial for project managers aiming for successful outcomes.

As it was once said by NBA star Michael Jordan, “Obstacles don’t have to stop you. If you run into a wall, don’t turn around and give up. Figure out how to climb it, go through it, or work around it.” – Michael Jordan

Now, imagine having a software solution that helps you face the main issues listed above made up of your Jira data directly integrated into your PPM’s data. 

Embracing software solutions to tackle business challenges offers a swift and efficient path to resolving obstacles and achieving operational excellence. These tools streamline processes, automating repetitive tasks and minimizing human error, resulting in increased efficiency. The real-time data analytics provided by software solutions empower decision-makers with insights that facilitate informed and strategic choices, contributing to overall operational improvement.

 Moreover, the scalability of software solutions allows businesses to adapt swiftly to changing needs, ensuring long-term flexibility and responsiveness. In essence, leveraging technology not only resolves problems promptly but also sets the stage for sustained operational excellence in the dynamic landscape of business.

What does a Jira integration into my PPM (Project Portfolio Management) system look like?

Here is an example of what that integration may look like. At Proggio, we have created an integration with Proggio that takes your Jira data and seamlessly integrates that data into Proggio’s visual-first solution that makes your data intuitive to make decisions quickly and adapt, saving you time and resources.

Here is a video demonstrating that integration:

And like it was said before, Software solutions streamline processes, automate tasks, minimize errors, and provide real-time analytics, empowering decision-makers to make informed choices and contribute to overall operational improvement.

How a Jira integration leads to faster and more confident decision-making

How the data decision-making process is broken.

According to a recent study the following was discovered about decision-makers…

  • 85% of business leaders have suffered from decision distress – regretting, feeling guilty about, or questioning a decision they made in the past year
  • 72% admit the sheer volume of data and their lack of trust in data has stopped them from making any decision
  • 94% have changed the way they make decisions over the last three years; 97% want help from data

And this last statistic probably provides the most color for context in explaining these issues.

  • 70 percent have given up on making a decision because the data was overwhelming.

It’s not that decision-makers need more data, it’s that the data they have is overwhelming them. Data is essential for making informed decisions. But when the data starts managing the decision maker rather than the decision maker leveraging the data to confidently make decisions, then it is safe to say that the decision-making process is broken at an organization. 

When the data used in the decision-making process becomes overwhelming, the decision-making framework often becomes fractured. The sheer volume of information can lead to analysis paralysis, impeding the ability to distill key insights and make timely decisions. Additionally, information overload may dilute the relevance of critical data points, making it challenging for decision-makers to prioritize and extract actionable intelligence. 

This overwhelming data landscape can erode the clarity needed for effective decision-making, potentially resulting in suboptimal choices and missed opportunities.

How visual-first data is the key to fixing decision-making processes

As the reader right now, you could be saying that, adding Jira data to my ppm’s data just means more data and will just add to the problem. Well, what if I told you there was a way to visually display all your Jira and project data on an intuitive timeline that contains your entire project portfolio on one screen?

As it was shown above, Proggio is a patented example of doing just that. When selecting a ppm solution, and you are a heavy Jira user, select a tool that can simplify that data so that it is easily integrated into your PPM’s data. Decision makers do need data to make decisions. However, they need the data in an intuitive and digestible format to make decisions quickly and reach operational excellence.

Visual data is like a superhero for decision-makers, simplifying the complex and speeding up the whole decision game. With easy-to-read visual timelines like our project maps, rather than clunky and dated Gantt charts, it’s like having a cheat code to spot patterns and trends quickly, making decision-making a breeze. This not only makes things move faster but also amps up the operational excellence game, helping teams solve problems and plan strategies with ease for better organizational outcomes.


In summary, we’ve discussed the challenges project managers face, such as competing objectives, time constraints, and role ambiguity, and proposed Jira integration as a solution. We stressed the importance of facing these challenges directly, drawing inspiration from Michael Jordan’s resilience mantra.

Integrating Jira data into Project Portfolio Management, like Proggio’s visual-first solution, is a crucial strategy for operational excellence. It streamlines processes and empowers decision-makers. We also discussed the challenges of overwhelming data in decision-making, supporting a visual-first approach. Proggio’s project maps simplify complex data, speed up decision-making, and improve organizational outcomes like achieving operational excellence.



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