Asana for Jira

Install the Asana for Jira integration to create transparency between business and technical teams and build interactive, connected workflows.

The Asana for Jira integration allows business and product teams that plan work in Asana to collaborate and work seamlessly with engineering and technical teams who execute work in Jira.

Overview

Drive visibility and transparency across Asana & Jira Cloud

  • Instead of wasting time with status update meetings and manually updating two different tools, simply connect Asana and Jira to create transparency between business and technical teams.
  • Increase visibility into the product development process and reduce unnecessary time wasted on back and forth communication.
  • Create interactive, connected workflows between both teams.
  • Realize value & ROI of Jira faster with Asana.

Connect technical & business teams

  • Coordinate work across teams to ensure a transparent workflow.
  • Ensure a seamless tracking system that works cross functionally.

Requirements for installation

Asana requirements

The Asana for Jira integration is available to all Premium, Business and Enterprise customers.

Jira requirements

You must have a Jira Cloud account to install the Asana for Jira integration.

This integration does not work for Jira Server accounts.

  1. Go to the URL that you use to log in to your Jira account
  2. If your URL has this structure: "<your organization name>.atlassian.net", then you’re using Jira Cloud, and you’re eligible to use the Asana for Jira integration
  3. If your URL does NOT have this structure: "<your organization name>.atlassian.net", then you’re using Jira server and are not eligible to use the Asana for Jira integration

You can find further information on the Atlassian Community page here.

Installation

Via the project menu

installation via project menu

  1. Navigate to a project where you would like to install the Asana for Jira integration
  2. Click on the drop-down arrow next to your project header
  3. Select Add apps
  4. Select Jira Cloud
  5. You’ll be prompted by a full screen installation wizard
  6. Authorize your Jira account
  7. The Jira integration will be installed at a project level, so in the next screen you will be able to select what projects you add the integration to
  8. You can now go to one of the projects where you installed the Jira integration and start using it

Via the Asana Apps Gallery

  1. Go to the Asana Apps Gallery
  2. Find the Jira Cloud for Asana integration
  3. Click on Install Jira Cloud for Asana
  4. You will be prompted by a full screen installation wizard
  5. At the second step of the wizard, you will be asked to authorize your Jira account
  6. The Jira integration will be installed at a project level, so in the next screen you will be able to select what projects you add the integration to
  7. You can now go to one of the projects where you installed the Jira integration and start using it

Key Functionality

  • Install the Jira application on Asana, and then seamlessly link it to as many Asana projects as needed.
  • From a task in Asana, users can create a new Jira Issue directly in Asana, or easily link to an existing Jira issue. We support all Jira Software issue types, including: Bug, Epic, Subtask, Story and Task.
  • When you create a new Jira issue or link to an existing Jira issue from Asana, we push the following from Asana into Jira: Task name, Description and Attachments.
  • You can see the real time status of the work happening in Jira from Asana. A real-time Jira widget is available providing you with the Status, Priority, and Assignee of the Jira Issue so everyone is on track.

If you want to see more about the Jira issue, simply click the Jira widget to be routed to Jira to get a more complete overview.

For a list of common questions on the Asana for Jira integration, please see our Jira FAQ help guide.

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