Monitoring dev progress across the different items planned for release is a core aspect of product management.

Craft.io’s built-in Status field encapsulate the entire product process, from ideation and design to development and deployment, affecting various views and stats.

The Dev Status field, on the other hand, is a read-only field which is imported from integrated development tools such as Jira and Azure DevOps. This field represents only the development part of the product life cycle.

The Status Automation Rules gives you the ability to create rules that will map between the Dev Status field and Craft.io Status field, so that Craft.io Status is automatically updated when there's a change in the Dev Status in Jira/ADO.

To create an automation rule, go "Workspace Settings'' -> "Workflow & Statuses'', scroll down to "Automation Rules" and click on "Add Rule" (see screenshot).

For example, you can set up a rule so that whenever a Jira item status is moved to “Done”, the item’s corresponding Craft.io Status is updated to “Dev Done”.

Another example for a rule you can create - whenever a Jira item status is moved to “To Do”, the corresponding Craft.io Status is updated to “Ready for Dev”.

This feature is super powerful, as it allows you to stay focused on the entire product process, while the development stage is automatically updated by your developers on Jira or on Azure DevOps.

Note: to use this feature, Craft.io should have bi-directional integration with Jira / Azure DevOps, which requires enabling the webhook.

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