Using the Jira Align Power-up

You can use Trello’s Jira Align Power-Up to define work item (feature, story, and defect) details for each card on your board and view the ongoing health and progress of your team’s work with a cumulative flow diagram and burnup chart.

Enabling the Power-up

To enable the Power-Up, open the board menu on the right side of the page, select the Power-Ups menu option, and then click the Enable button next to the Jira Align Power-Up.

Managing work item details

The Jira Align power-up adds the following fields to your Trello cards:

  • Work Item Type (drop-down, options of Story, Feature, or Defect). This means you can have a combination of stories, features, and defects on one board.
  • Points  (number field)
  • Owner (drop-down)

When you set a work item type on a card, the card displays a badge on its front, indicating the work item type and the card’s point score, where applicable.

Viewing the Cumulative Flow Diagram

The Cumulative Flow Diagram lets you visualize the amount of work in each state, and how quickly work items move from one state to another. The format is a stacked line graph, where each line represents the number of items in the Not Started, In Progress, and Completed states over the last 30 days.

Navigation and setup

To access the Cumulative Flow Diagram:

  1. From the upper-right of the board, click the Jira Align button.
  2. In the list of options that displays, select Cumulative Flow Diagram.

To set up the report:

  1. In the Not Started List dropdown menu, select one or more lists on your board to represent work that hasn’t begun yet.
  2. In the Completed List dropdown menu, select one or more lists on your board to represent work that has finished.
  3. In the Work Item Type dropdown menu, select one or more work item types to display on the chart: either features, stories, or defects.
  4. The Cumulative Flow Diagram updates to reflect the specified settings.

How are report values calculated?

Data for each day on the chart is captured at midnight in the timezone of the user who added the power-up to the board. Because data is captured at the very end of the day, the first points on the chart won’t appear until the day after the power-up is added.

Not Started = number of cards with the specified Work Item Type in Not Started List(s)

In Progress = number of cards with the specified Work Item Type in any lists that weren’t specified as Not Started or Completed Lists

Completed = number of cards with the specified Work Item Type in Completed List(s)

Viewing the Burnup Chart

The Burnup Chart lets you visualize the completion status of a set of work items. The horizontal axis represents time, while the vertical axis represents the story points completed.

Navigation and setup

To access the Burnup Chart:

  1. From the upper-right corner of the board, click the Jira Align button.
  2. In the list of options that displays, select Burnup Chart
  3. In the Completed List dropdown menu, select one or more lists on your board to represent work that has finished.
  4. In the Work Item Type dropdown menu, select one or more work item types to display on the chart: either features, stories, or defects.
  5. The Burnup chart updates to reflect the specified settings.

How are report values calculated?

Data for each day on the chart is captured at midnight in the timezone of the user who added the power-up to the board. Because data is captured at the very end of the day, the first points on the chart won’t appear until the day after the power-up is added.

Total = total points for all non-archived work items of the specified Work Item Type(s)

Guideline = average trend upwards from 0 to the total line, indicating the number of points that could be completed by the end of each day to reach the total by the chart end date

Completed = total points for cards with the specified Work Item Type(s) in Completed List(s)

Disabling the Power-Up

If you no longer want to use the Power-Up, you can click the Disable button in the Power-Up sidebar to disable it. Disabling the Power-Up from a board will remove the Power-Up for all users using the board.