Pattern name: Dev Alignment
About this Pattern
It is not uncommon that within a single company or agency, multiple Agile planning tools, or multiple instances of a specific tool, are used. This might be due to team preference, legacy tooling, technology needs, or Agile methodology. Whatever the reason, teams still need to collaborate and managers need cross-tool visibility on development activity and performance.
This integration pattern synchronizes implementation artifacts between two or more Agile planning tools. The flow may be fully bi-directional, meaning all artifacts are replicated fully across all tools, or it may be more directed - replicating artifacts from multiple sources into a single tool.
Allows Agile teams to collaborate across tool boundaries
Creates full traceability of related work across tools
Allows flexibility for each development team to choose the Agile planning tool that best meets their needs
Artifacts Typically Synchronized
Example of This Pattern
Multiple Jira Instances
Jira and VersionOne