Setting up the Board using scope synchronization templates

The templates can be used to facilitate the setup of the Program's Board module. Board module can synchronize a scope of created Time-boxes (Program Increments and Iterations) with Jira bidirectionally. Synchronization template sets default settings to:

  • newly created,
  • existing, but not configured (the field value of a synchronized field is empty),
  • Time-boxes of a given type (e.g Iteration).

In Shared mode, all teams have the same configuration, while in a Team specific mode, each team can use a separate one.


Synchronization of Program Increments is a BigPicture Enterprise feature.


FeatureDescription

Program Increment box synchronization mode

There are three different synchronization modes:

Program Increment box synchronization filed

This field determines the scope of Program Increment ie. the initial list of tasks which will be addressed during the Program Increment planning meeting.

Iteration box synchronization mode

There are three different synchronization modes:

Iteration box synchronization modeThis field determines the Iteration's backlog ie. the initial list of tasks which will be added to Iterations during the Iteration planning meeting.
Default Jira board

When the "Auto-configuration" is enabled the app can automatically create sprints on the selected Jira Board.

  • in Team specific mode, this Jira board will populate the 'Unassigned' row for a Time-box scope.
  • in Shared mode, this Jira board will populated the whole scope of a Time-box.
Auto configuration

Let the app setup all the sprints and configure the new boxes automatically.

In Jira, Sprints can be created only on Board, hence, when using the "Sprint" field to synchronize the Iteration level boxes, a "Default board" is required. The app can create Sprint automatically when the "Auto-configuration" is selected in Team specific mode only if the Team's board are selected inĀ Team configuration. When "Any Jira Board" option is selected, the auto configuration will not work.