Aligning Developers across Agile Planning Tools

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.

Integration Pattern Aligning Developers across Agile Planning Tools


  • 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

Development Artifacts

  • Epics

  • Features

  • Stories

  • Tasks

Example of This Pattern

Multiple Jira Instances

Jira and VersionOne