WatchTower — One Agile Board for multiple JIRA instances

Rozdoum is happy to announce the release of WatchTower — One Agile Board for multiple JIRA instances. Should you ever struggle to deal with a setup where work assignments are spread between different instances of JIRAs — you know the pain of getting an overview and aligning your tasks properly.

WatchTower consolidates issues from a remote Cloud and Server JIRAs into one agile board. This add-on solves the pain of switching between multiple JIRA instances. It helps to focus on issues from several sources in one Agile Board. WatchTower is a single point of control for distributed assignments from different projects, customers, and JIRAs.

Why do you need a WatchTower for JIRA add-on?

One-for-all

If you are tired of jumping between several remote JIRAs, WatchTower is an easy and fast way to get a clear picture of all issues on a board.

Time saver

If you spend too much time on handling the overall progress of your team, this add-on helps you save time and effort by updating remote issues from a single board directly to source JIRAs.

JIRA’s native

If you like to have one convenient tool for management, the WatchTower is a JIRA’s add-on that you should use. It supports board configurations, maps original issue statuses to board columns, uses the familiar drag-n-drop to change statuses, and sends updates to remote JIRAs directly.

What is WatchTower good at?

  • available for Cloud & Server version of JIRA,
  • uses Cloud & Server as the source of the data,
  • fine tuning of pulled data based on JQL,
  • clear mapping & configuration of issue statuses to board columns,
  • common user experience from standard Agile Boards — Drag-n-Drop for transitions, Swimlanes, Worklogs, etc.,
  • work in one WatchTower board — update issues remotely at their origin JIRAs,
  • log work to issues in remote locations from the WatchTower board,
  • cross references between issues from different JIRAs,
  • secure and reliable control of sensitive data.

How does WatchTower work?

WatchTower gathers issues from different JIRA sources, either Cloud or Server-hosted, to present them on a single board.

It organizes issues into columns by mapping their statuses from remote JIRAs as you configured. The add-on splits issues into swimlanes according to the JIRA source.

The single board is easy to adjust. It takes less than 5 minutes to complete the initial configurations and start. The add-on guides a user with predictive suggestions and clear notifications.

WatchTower does not store sensitive data. It is a secure and reliable solution. To authorize, the add-on uses your credentials to retrieve a token, which it uses for updates of source issues in remote JIRAs directly.

The add-on uses common practices of a JIRA agile board: drag-n-drop to change status, log work, create a reference to issues from other sources, etc. WatchTower operates data directly to dedicated remote JIRAs with an immediate change of source issues.

Codegeist submission

WatchTower is submitted to an annual contest of new Add-ons for Atlassian — Codegeist Hackathon 2017. Atlassian jury will select a winner in 6 categories and WatchTower targets two of them: “Best Software Team add-on” and “Best Business Team add-on”. Whether dealing with several JIRAs correlates with you pains, evaluate the WatchTower add-on during the competition, support us with your likes and vote for us.

Get started today

If you would like to eliminate the annoyance of having to switch between multiple JIRAs, get started using a single WatchTower board for all sources. The add-on is available on the Marketplace for Cloud and Server instances. Book a demo, evaluate and decide on a purchase. In any case, we would be eager to hear your comments and thoughts.