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How Activity Timeline Helps to Deal with JIRA Issues and Tasks

     Different organizations use JIRA to track different kinds of issues. Depending on how your organization is using JIRA, an issue could represent a software bug, a project task, a helpdesk ticket, a leave request form, etc.


     Auto Issue Scheduler


     Let the system automatically schedule (plan) JIRA tasks you choose for an optimal workload.


      The system can review the tickets that are assigned to a person and then automatically schedule it on the dashboard based on person availability. If there are some vacations, days off etc, in the middle, then the system will try to put some work on properly scheduled days to avoid overload or underload, based on circumstances.


     Quick Issue Search


      You may filter down to a required JIRA ticket by using the search option. Apart from filtering the issues by different parameters, ActivityTimeline add-on allows quick issues search by issue number, key, keyword, title keyword or combine a few components in the search.


     Group and Sort Issues with Single Click


     There is a possibility to group issues by different fields.


     Group Issues.



     One can group issues by Person, Project, Priority, Status, Release, Sprint, Component, Parent Task, Issue Type, and No grouping.


      One click and already filtered issues are getting grouped by project/priority/status/release or assignee.


      ActivityTimeline add-on gives the user an ability to sort the issues by different sort criteria.


     Sort them.


     One can change sort by order from the Sort by dropdown list. The available options are:


  • Priority
  • Status
  • Release
  • Person
  • Issue Type
  • Issue Title
  • Issue Color
  • Rank
  • Due Date
  • Created Date
  • Last Updated Date

      Task Estimates at Hand


      View estimates directly on the dashboard. The small light green box will indicate the estimate of how much time is remaining for the task to be finished.


     If some tickets that were assigned to a person to be worked on a particular period of time have expired (missed due date), the system shows an indication of this on a timeline.

      A number next to each person’s name shows the number of tickets which are overdue or expired.


     Split JIRA Task


      The system allows you to split a single JIRA task across multiple people and multiple periods. Simply drag’n’drop a task with Shift key hold to split it.


      How it works: Manage Estimated Time. You can set how many hours are going to be put in each part of the ticket.


     Overdue tasks are marked in red color. Splitting the tickets works not only with one person but also across multiple people and dashboards.


     Placeholders for JIRA Tasks


      Don’t want JIRA to send a lot of email notification while you are planning different scheduling scenarios?



      Use placeholders for JIRA tickets and replace them with actual JIRA tasks when the plan is settled. Create Placeholder for an issue by drag’n’drop it with Ctrl/Command key hold.


     Put Emphasize on Tickets


     ActivityTimeline add-on allows marking JIRA tickets with different colors on the dashboard.


      If there are multiple tasks on the dashboard, and everyone has some work to do, the system allows a user to emphasize higher priority tickets of those that need attention.


      To mark JIRA ticket with a different color, mouse-over the ticket on the dashboard and select the desired color.


      The color range is a set of 6 colors: red, orange, yellow, green, blue (default), purple

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