Define the skills in order to assign resources. Each skill is identified using a name and a code which are required fields.
The skills need to be predefined in order to:
- specify skills required to complete a task using the Skill Widget on the Jira issue details page
- assign resources to skills
Once configured you can select the skill at the task level or in other words specify the skill required to complete a task. The related effort is used to calculate the skill demand and it is evenly distributed over the task's duration. The skill demand will be displayed in the Resource module's Skill panel.
At the resource level, you also need to assign the skills acquired by the resource. The resource’s time is allocated across different skills.
Security and access
- Only a user with an App admin security role can access this page.
- To this page go to Administration > Skills
The skill name is helpful when:
- Resource manager (Individuals tab) - when assigning your resources to skills.
- Resources module in the Skill panel - marking the skill swim-lanes.
- Skill Widget - in the Jira Issue detail view.
- Team module and Teams - in the skill columns in the membership lane.
The first letter of the skill name is displayed in the Resources module, in both Individual and Team centric views, below the resource or the Team name, when the Capacity row is enabled.
The skill code is currently not used by any feature but you can color your skills. Whenever the skill name appears it will be colour-coded as defined here.
Each skill code has to be unique so a validation error will appear if the same skill code is used more than once.
Adding new skills
Enter the required Skill name and Code fields. You can also enter the additional description to provide more details about the created skill.
Inline editing - to edit a skill double click (left mouse button) on a field (name, code, colour, description). Changing the skill details will update all skill names in within the App.
To delete a skill click the button on the right-hand side of the skill lane. If a resource is currently assigned to a skill, you will not be able to delete it:
Skills can be mapped with a "labels" Jira field, making it possible to:
- execute bulk changes → you can handle multiple issues at the same time and assign/remove skills
- Search for tasks → skill information can be used in Jira searches
- automate skill assignment → you can use 3rd party add-on's such as Script Runner and Adaptavist