Release Notes for 10.101.X

The Atlassian Jira Align team is pleased to announce Jira Align v.10.101.

Enhancements and Features

These features for 10.101 were released to environments on the continuous release track on October 8, 2021, in version 10.101.0. The features will then be released to environments on the bundled release track on October 22, 2021, in version 10.101.2.

WIP limits for features in process steps (take two!)

Admins are once again able to enforce WIP limits on process steps for features, with an improved design! When creating or updating a process flow (Value Stream), there is now a field to enforce a count per process step. This count will enforce the WIP limit of features for that column.

This limit can be enforced for each program that the process step flow is assigned to on the process step’s Details panel.

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Visualizing WIP limits on the feature backlog’s kanban view

On the feature backlog’s kanban view, as users drag and drop features to update them, the view will enforce these limits with a modal that notifies users when the WIP limit is exceeded.

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When a WIP limit is set, the column will display the WIP limit on the right of the column’s header. When the WIP limit is exceeded for a column, the column’s header will turn red.

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Note: There is a known issue in which the warning modal does not display and column headers are not updated when multi-program features dragged and dropped.

Drag-and-drop functionality returning to the unassigned backlog

In a previous release, drag-and-drop ranking for most unassigned backlog views (meaning no program increment) was disabled to address a few known issues when ranking in those scenarios. This functionality has returned, so unassigned backlogs now support drag-and-drop ranking for all views.

New and updated Spend tab

Following the release of new financials earlier this summer, we’ve also updated the Details panels for epics, capabilities, and stand-alone features to better reflect financial values. The following changes have been made:

  1. Rename “Finance” to “Spend”: The Finance tab found in epic and stand-alone feature Detailspanels has been renamed to Spend, so as to further support the message that Jira Align is not a financial system of record. The Spend tab has also been added to Details panels for capabilities. All dollar calculations are intended to surface investment distribution for the purpose of making pivot / persevere decisions.
    The top of the new Spend tab is focused on the budget entered for the work item, and how much Accepted Spend has consumed that budget.
    Top_of_Spend_Tab.png
  2. Progression of spend: Forecasted, Estimated, and Accepted Spend values provided by Jira Align are now visible from a work item’s Spend tab and can be clicked to launch the corresponding Spend Panel, to further dig into the details used to calculate financial values.
    Progression_of_spend.png
  3. Other spend: Now, all financial input fields that existed on epic and stand-alone feature Finance tabs — with the exception of the Budget field — have been grouped under two new collapsible sections, Spend Risk and Other Spend, to make room for the progression of spend section.
    Other_spend.png

Upcoming removals of legacy functions on Status Reports

While investigating defects related to the Status Reports page, we uncovered some legacy functionality that no longer operates correctly. In version 10.102.0, we plan to remove the following options:

  • The Group by [Goal name] button found in the Extra Configs menu of a status report
  • User profile bubble images that display on cards when viewing a status report for a portfolio or program

Team Room chart naming update

To provide better clarity and consistency across pages in Jira Align, we’ve updated a label name in the Sprint Status chart, accessed from the top of the Team Room. The Planned Velocity value has been changed to Committed Velocity, to better indicate this value is taken before the start date of the sprint.

Defect Fixes

The list of defect fixes will be updated to reflect changes in weekly maintenance releases. You can see the contents of individual maintenance releases in the Supplemental Release Notes section.

Key Summary Release Version
JIRAALIGN-3402 Capability Split: Audit Log is empty 10.101.0
JIRAALIGN-3417 Displaying story's details view blocks its ordering in the Story Backlog  10.101.0
JIRAALIGN-3471 Backlog: Cursor should indicate that unassigned backlog cannot be sorted  10.101.0
JIRAALIGN-2221 Programs Setup: only super admins can see a solution type program  10.101.0
JIRAALIGN-3242 HTML formatting not showing correctly in the acceptance criteria field in feature within WIP by state report with ADO  10.101.0
JIRAALIGN-3130 Record Status card: Objective title should wrap in the respective column not to cause the other columns misplacing  10.101.0
JIRAALIGN-3539 Notification/error message in the checklist is in black font on black background  10.101.0
JIRAALIGN-2145 Checklists: Unable to launch Google page from a Check List Item  10.101.0
JIRAALIGN-3541 Forecast -> Plan Capacity -> 'Current FTE' calculation is considering deactivated users.  10.101.0
JIRAALIGN-3543 Program Increment: Jira Align Kicks Users Out When Clicking Save (Can't Add Programs, blocking new AgileTeams)  10.101.0
JIRAALIGN-3384 Effort Points Burndown: Inconsistent naming  10.101.0
JIRAALIGN-3646 Objective/OKR: Old OKR/Objective experience is defaulting the field Status to Off Track instead of Pending 10.101.0
JIRAALIGN-3572 Integration: Error when adding new Project with same Project Key from different Connector  10.101.0
JIRAALIGN-3519 Wrong Default User in Jira Settings breaks Features in Canceled Bin when Canceling from Jira  10.101.0
JIRAALIGN-3607 Status Report - Program: Capture is cropping too high  10.101.0
JIRAALIGN-3609 Viewing detailed timesheet for some users fails  10.101.0

JIRAALIGN-3257

Roadmap: Feature by Epics - All Kanban teams IDs in the instance are retrieved when expanding Feature  10.101.1

 

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