Description of use cases of WatchTower addon
Accessing WatchTower Board
Navigate Menu → Apps → WatchTower → All Boards
Agile Board view
What is there on a card ?
On mouse hover
- you can log time
- add comment to issue
Issue view screen
Clicking on the card will get you to to all details of the issue, right on the WatchTower board. If you really need to navigate to source Jira - link in the header is your option
Editing Issue Details
Editable Fields feature in Jira Issue View and Trello Card View is currently available for WatchTower Cloud.
Users can edit Jira issues across several remote Jiras from the WatchTower board.
All the updates are dynamically adjusted in target Jira instances.
Inline field editing is currently available for the following fields:
- Fix Version
- Due Date
- Affects Version/s
- Original estimate
- Time remaining
You can create issue in any of the sources connected in Watchtower right from WatchTower board
You will need to select source, project and issue type
Once that is completed you can provide specific basic details of the issue relevant for configuration of the issue type and project on remote source
Trello Card View
Inline field editing is available for the following fields:
- Due Date
- Archive action enabled
- Watch action enabled
All updates are dynamically displayed on the remote Trello Board.
Editing Trello cards is not permitted for users who were granted access to the WatchTower board, shared by the admin.
These users can only view Trello cards from the shared board.
Changing Issue Status
You can change issues status by drag-n-drop between given columns on the board.
You can filter issues right from Quick Filter input field with syntax reusing most of JQL concepts
Type-ahead suggestions can allow you to filter issue across all connected Jira sources.
The Board displays a total of 100 issues per source - the first issues corresponding to used JQL query.
Reference issues from other Jira sources
You can reference issues from other Jira sources while providing worklogs.
This would create immediate link to referenced issue
Should your transition require special screen - transition screen - to fill details of an action - it will appear after car drop to corresponding column
At the moment some fields are not supported on transition screen. Should you need these details please go to source Jira and complete action there.
List of fields that are not supported:
- Linked Issues
- Epic Link
- all custom fields
Manipulation with Swimlanes
Accessing shared boards
When observing All boards you might see some boards that other users shared with you.
Once accessed board may be shared with you with one of two modes (...see more)
- "view" mode - You will access shared board with access rights of board admin. You will not be able to do any actions, except for viewing data
- "edit" mode - You will need to provide your details for accessing remote locations. This means that you actually have to have access to remote location that allows you to access data and execute actions like - commenting, making transitions, and adding worklog to issues
and then provide your access details for each source, where admin assigned you certain access level
If you don't want to see such board you can remove it from the list
Generating Work log Reports
Install Time Reports for Remote Jira from Marketplace, a FREE extension to WatchTower, which enables you to build worklog reports for all members of your team from all added Jira instances.
In order to configure reports with Time Reports for Remote Jira you need to have the following permissions for Cloud instances:
- Navigate to Report tab on Board Configuration screen;
- Go through Report configuration, outlined here;
- Click Go to Board and Time Report button on WatchTower Board.
Types of Report Views
With Time Reports for Remote Jira, you can generate two types of reports:
- Issues by Source - A worklog report, sorted out by issues, projects and users.
- User by Day - A grid view of worklogs by user, source and project for a chosen period of time, broken down by day;