WatchTower is an add-on that pulls issues from several Jiras and gathers them into a single agile board. You can collect tasks from Cloud and Hosted Jiras at one place. The add-on maps the issues, indicates their origin and organizes them into columns. You can configure the board, and move issue cards within the board using drag-n-drop. The add-on allows logging your work from the board. WatchTower updates changes directly to tickets in source Jira instances.
|Jira Source||Remote or Local instance of Jira from which WatchTower needs to pull data.|
Board similar to Agile board, which can show issues from different Jira sources and allow set of actions on issues like
JQL which will be executed on Source Jira in order to pull data into WatchTower Board
|Source Filter||Filter on Source Jira|
Installation & Administration guidelines
Please follow Standard Atlassian Installation instruction for Jira addon.
So far there is nothing to do for Jira Administrator. That might be changed in future versions.
After instal you get additional menu item in top bar - "WatchTower" which is the entrance point for all further user actions
Sample Use Case
By following configuration guideline you will be able to manipulate and work with issues from different Jira on one WatchTower Board.
In our case we have 3 sources : Local ( where add-on is installed) + 1 Cloud instance + 1 hosted Jira instance
After all setup is done - WatchTower shows issues from different sources, split on smimlanes based on origin and allows changing status, reporting work etc