πŸ’ͺ OMfJ Best Practices

You can use Outlook Meetings for Jira in many different ways. From our customers we experienced these two best practices:

Jira Service Management

If you work with Jira Service Management, you probably know the scenario: A ticket needs more clarification, a short call would do, but going back and forth in comments to try and agree a time is frustrating.

With Outlook Meetings for Jira you can now easily get in touch with the user right in Jira: You can see whether you can call them right away or when their next available slot would be. The meeting you schedule will be shown in the issue.

Code Reviews

But Outlook Meetings for Jira comes in handy even if you work with Jira as a developer and are planning code reviews. Many IT teams are spread over different locations – some of them may skip review meetings altogether and switch to asynchronous reviews instead. For many companies is just too much of a hassle to find the right slot and get the right team members involved.

But as we all know from personal life, a written chat or comment will give you certain information but doesn’t improve morale and working relationships.

Outlook Meetings for Jira helps you schedule meetings for code reviews in remote teams by making it easy to find the right slot across different time zones – it always shows you a couple of potential upcoming slots for the users you choose.

And speaking of users: The app also allows you to set roles (Jira issue fields or custom fields) as mandatory for the meeting, for example the reviewer, who will be acknowledged automatically in the app’s date chooser function.

As a result, the app makes it extra easy to create a synchronous touch point in an asynchronous working environment, improve morale and thus enhance the quality of your team’s code.