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Stand-Bot for Slack helps teams run asynchronous stand-up meetings in Stride Slack & create daily Jira status reports.
To get started with our app and begin running stand-ups in Slack, please take a look at our documentation.
1. Stand-bot for Slack
- Visit http://softwaredevtools.com/stand-bot/ and click on the "Add to Slack" button.
- Click on "Authorize" to allow Stand-Bot to join your Slack workspace.
- Add Stand-Bot to a channel and you're ready to go!
Setting up a stand-up
Once you've added Stand-Bot to your Slack workspace, you can go ahead and create a stand-up.
- Go to the channel in which you want to setup up a stand-up and add Stand-bot.
- He'll introduce itself and ask you if you want to configure a stand-up. Click on "Yes".
- Stand-bot will ask you for the time of the stand-up. He'll create the stand-up in your timezone.
- Input the time you want to have your stand-up.
- Select the recurrence of your stand-up.
- Input the username of the team's Scrum Master or type "me" if it's you.
- If everything is okay with your configuration, click on "Yes".
- Once you confirm, you're stand-up will be ready!
Stand-bot will send a reminder to each member of the channel to send their status once it's stand-up time.
You can fin a list of Stand-bot's commands here.
Channel commandsStand-bot responds to the following commands inside a Channel.
DM commandsYou can use the following commands through Direct Message with Stand-bot.
2. Jira integration
- Go to Stand-bot's listing on the Atlassian Marketplace and click on "Try it free".
Linking your Slack workspace to your Jira instance
- Once you've installed the app on your Jira instance, go to "Settings".
- Click on "Add-ons".
- Go to "Manage add-ons".
- Click on the Standbot app to expand its details.
- Click on "Configure" to link your Jira instance to your Slack workspace.
- Input the name of your Slack workspace and click on "Verify Team".
Note: You should have Stand-bot already installed in your Slack workspace for this verification to work.
- If the verification goes smoothly, you'll be taken to this screen.
- If you installed Stand-bot on Slack, he will send you the following message through Direct Message:
Note: If someone else from your workspace installed Stand-Bot on Slack, use the command "connect-jira" through DM with Stand-bot. It will prompt the Jira connection flow.
- Click "Yes" to confirm that you want to link Jira with your Slack workspace.
- After clicking "Yes", Stand-bot will add a link that reads "Verify your team". Click on it.
- You will be taken to this screen in Jira.
- Click on "Confirm" to link Jira with your Slack workspace.
- Once you do, you'll be able to Match your Jira projects to your #channels in Slack.
Matching Jira projects to Slack channels
- Once you've linked Jira to your Slack workspace, you'll need to click on "Go to Settings" to link projects with stand-ups.
- You'll be taken to this screen where you'll see all the channels in Slack with configured stand-ups.
- To match a Project to a Channel, open the menu on the Channel you want to configure and select the Jira project you'd like to link to it.
- Once you're done matching Projects to Channels click on "Save". You will now be able to save your Stand-up Reports insid your Jira projects and see your Jira tickets when giving your status.
Now you'll just need to get your team to verify their accounts.
Verifying teammates' Jira users
- Whenever you match a Jira Project to a Slack channel with a running stand-up, the bot will send this message to the channel's members:
- They will need to click on "Yes". Once they do, they'll see a link that reads "Verify your Jira account".
- They need to click on it to be taken to Jira, where they will see the following screen:
- They'll have to click on "Confirm".
- Once they do, they'll see the following screen and will be able to see their Jira tickets when giving their stand-up status.
Seeing your Jira tickets when giving your status
Once you've verified your Jira user, you'll be able to see your Jira tickets during your stand-up.
- Wait for the bot to ask you for your status or use the "standup" command to send it.
- Stand-Bot will show the option to see the Jira tickets you have "Assigned", those in "To Do", and in "Done".
- Select the type of Jira tickets you want to see first. Stand-Bot will display the 5 most recently updated in that category.
- You can take a look at another category by clicking on it.
- Once you've seen the categories that interest you, click on "None for now" to start typing your status.
Viewing your stand-up reports in Jira
Once you install the Jira add-on, you'll be able to view the history of your stand-up reports inside each project you linked to a channel.
- To do so, go to a Project you've linked to a stand-up and click on "Stand-up Reports" on the left sidebar menu.
- You will see your team's status for the day.
- You will also be able to navigate through your stand-up history to see past reports.
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