What's a project in Jira and how to track them effectively?

Huwen Arnone
Sep 18, 2017 11:01:00 AM

Organization is key when working with a project in Jira, it is the only way to be useful and effective. In this blog post, we are going to just mention the advantages Projectrak (formerly Profields) for Jira offers to help you cover your needs to track projects in Jira.

Native projects in Jira can limit how projects are run, given their nature: they're focused on issues and how to use them, which can be a bit restrictive and not practical at a project level. Here's when Projectrak becomes a game-changer. If you are not fully aware of what exactly these entities in Jira are, this video from Atlassian might help.

What is a Jira project?

As Atlassian defines it in its documentation, "a Jira project is a collection of issues." In the following video, you can learn how to use Jira effectively and get a wider picture of this definition for Server (it's similar to Data Center) after the video, you'll learn why Projectrak is a suitable solution to track them in Jira (here's the video for Cloud)


What does Projectrak bring to the table to track projects effectively in Jira?

Because you have projects in Jira, the app Projectrak exists, it is available at the Atlassian Marketplace, and it allows you to:

Imagine summarizing all your work through two types of views (List View & Releases View) with the entire catalog of your projects organized according to your needs; this is how it feels to treat your projects as issues, welcome to the world of Projectrak for Jira. This means something like using Jira for project management

What Projectrak is, then?

Projectrak for Jira is an app Deiser created and designed. It was previously known as Profields. It came to life after a big company had difficulties managing its projects. Projectrak is a hub of features in Jira that enables tracking projects based on customizable fields and properties. If you have many projects in Jira, this is the right solution.

The following video reviews all the possibilities you can get from it:


Which advantages do I get from Projectrak to track projects in Jira efficiently?

Projectrak is an app that's constantly improving by having new features based on the feedback from our customers. Among its main advantages, we can number the following:

  •    Navigate easily through your projects in Jira: Summarize all your work through two different views. Watch your entire catalog of Jira projects easily given it faster loading times, and a design interface based on the Atlassian Design Guidelines (ADG3).

  •    Classify your data through different field types project property fields, you choose the information you need to display: budget, deadlines, status, priority, resources, calculated fields. Your goals and imagination are the limits. Check the different types of reports Projectrak offers.

  •    Make the projects in Jira available to the people who actually need to manage and track the correspondent information, relieving the work of Jira Admins.

  •    Save and reuse older project fields with the Layouts function. It will help you to work organized.

  •    Make mass changes across your projects in Jira. The Bulk Operations feature allows you to modify hundreds of projects at once. It applies to categories, groups, and roles (including Project Lead), and you can delete multiple projects with just one action.

Projectrak it's designed for the Atlassian's Data Center option, and performs at scale, nowadays several corporations across the globe use it to enforce project governance across sites, teams, verticals, and technologies.

At this time, you're probably curious about all of these features. Watch the recording of the webinar below and start taking advantage of the features this app for Jira project tracking offers:

Visit the Projectrak Documentation Center for more information about the latest versions.

Are you ready to start tracking projects in Jira with Projectrak?

Check below, we have prepared a guide that will help you to step strong by giving the most crucial steps with Projectrak. In the following use case, you will learn how to organize and catalog projects in Jira and assign them values to your Jira project fields to ensure you are giving the right steps with the app.

Start tracking projects in Jira efficiently

Start tracking projects in Jira efficiently

If you focus on decision-making, Projectrak is the right solution by setting a series of features designed to track projects in Jira allowing you to gain insights about your project portfolio to improve resource allocation and boost efficiency.

It's the moment to have more than just one project in Jira and start monitoring thousands of them, keeping them under control, and boosting team transparency and collaboration for better project outcomes. Start transforming your business now; try the app for free in the Atlassian Marketplace:


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