Please add support for Master Features within the Aha <=> JIRA interface.

Given "Aha! is for the "why" and "what" and JIRA is for the "how."; Master Features are useless unless we can implement them alongside JIRA.

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  • Mar 29 2017
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  • Dec 14, 2017

    Admin Response

    We have launched an enhanced Jira integration. This integration will allow you to map Aha! master features to epics and other issue types in Jira, along with several other new capabilities including the ability to:

    • Set record mappings for Aha! initiatives, releases, master features, features, and requirements and link them to nearly any corresponding record type
    • Map default or custom fields in Aha! to any “like” field and specify which direction the updates should flow (e.g. from Aha! or from Jira)
    • Automatically send outgoing changes from Aha! or choose to review and approve them
    • Import records directly from Jira to make getting started in Aha! easy
    Check out the blog post for more details.
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  • Michael Morrison commented
    March 29, 2017 18:36

    Once AHA Master Features = Epics in JIRA i'll be able to take full advantage of this feature!

  • Aaron Legge commented
    April 04, 2017 16:03

    I find it hard to believe that master features feature shipped without this integration being live

  • Simon Buchanan commented
    April 12, 2017 06:46

    Please configure JIRA integration to allow mapping of Master Features across multiple Aha Products to a single Epic in JIRA.

  • Kenneth Palm commented
    April 19, 2017 13:52

    We are currently in the process of setting up an integration between Aha! and Jira and would really need the Master Feature integration so that we do not need to change later. We are using "initiatives" as Epics today, but without Jira integration.

  • Etienne Poulin commented
    April 26, 2017 15:37

    What is the ETA for delivery of this feature ? Linking Master feature to Epic instead of initiatives would be very useful, especially if the Epic can be created automatically in Jira from Aha!.

  • Nick Kewney commented
    April 27, 2017 14:21

    I agree - I don't think I can really use master features effectively until this feature has been implemented.

  • Dan Diephouse commented
    May 02, 2017 21:10

    Please add support for this! I'm not able to use master features without this.

  • David Hegarty commented
    May 05, 2017 14:58

     I don't want master features to be linked to Epics in Jira, because I already have Features linked as Epics. So when the integration is built, it must be configurable to not send master features as epics.


    When Master Features group features, and features are Jira Epics, then the most important thing to get right is the update of the status of the master feature, according to the status of the features that is synced back from Jira. This behavior should be documented, and ideally configurable.

  • Casper Heintzelmann commented
    May 17, 2017 06:14

    Looking forward to see Master Features being available for JIRA integration as Epics! 

  • Patrick Matthews commented
    May 22, 2017 18:57

    I agree with this request, but please keep in mind existing integrations. We're currently linking Aha! features to Jira epics, and Aha! requirements to Jira tasks. If that breaks, we're going to be in a world of trouble.

  • Paul Mundy commented
    June 02, 2017 16:29

    I agree with original poster and Michael Morrison's comment, I've been racking my brains trying to work with Initiatives and Features, and adding Master Feature is a perfect solution for Aha, but with no JIRA integration it renders the whole thing utterly pointless.

    I get it that we're all iterative and agile and not everyone integrates with JIRA but this was an oversight to not at least immediately produce a planned release date for the integration. It only needs to be a tick box and a drop down. Link EPIC to Initiative or Master Feature. Real simple but resolves a massive headache.

    Thanks in advance

  • Ksawery Lisinski commented
    June 05, 2017 07:48

    When can we expect this integration to be shipped? 

  • Conner Helton commented
    June 06, 2017 17:20

    Agree with all comments here, we have engineers who track major features in JIRA as epics so that each task, requirement, improvement, etc are all associated and grouped nicely. This would be HUGE, I'd +5 vote this if I could!

  • Devik Lansing commented
    June 29, 2017 19:09

    I see this is marked "planned" This would have a huge benefit for us as well - is there a timeframe you can share?

  • Corina Toth commented
    July 06, 2017 14:59

    When can we expect this integration to be shipped? 

  • Guest commented
    July 19, 2017 07:48

    . If Carslberg made product management software they would have integrated and mapped master features to EPICS and called them EPICS. .

  • Laura Bednasz commented
    July 24, 2017 13:04

    Is there a short term work around for this?  Any way to link an aha master feature to an issue as if it were a feature?

  • Brian Stanley commented
    August 16, 2017 14:33

    I'd like to ask the same question, any news/update on the planned timeline for this one? Next week looks good!

  • Guest commented
    September 18, 2017 13:12

    This is pretty urgent for us. Having just set up all the master features as epics in AHA then manually created these epics in JIRA and then manually sorted them all only to watch them all happily re-map back to the original two initiatives at the first sync. . And now, of course, all the dev see presented in the JIRA backlog is everything mapped to one of two EPICS (initiatives) which makes it very difficult to work with as there are no longer that nice level of granularity to group the user stories in understandable chunks of work.  Sigh.......... Just seems to be a lot of duplication with AHA at the moment rather than a nice helpful seamless workflow between the two. Doesn't feel to me as if the ideas portal is very effective as the new stuff getting drip fed out doesn't seem to match the user voting?

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    Chris Waters commented
    September 18, 2017 23:11

    We are getting close to release on the ability to map JIRA Epics to Master features. It is part of a major rework of how integrations operate that we have been working on for quite a few months. 

    The votes in the ideas portal make a difference for features that get shipped - have a look at the popular ideas which have already shipped - it is just that the most popular features also tend to be some of the largest, so they take time to implement :-)

  • Wayne Riches commented
    September 19, 2017 11:39

    Aha - Can you advise when this is likely to be released please?

    Many Thanks

  • Tim Evans commented
    September 19, 2017 13:23

     I hope this will help resolve our integration issues.  Mapping Jira epics to initiatives just doesn't work that well.  They never show any level of completion based on work done in Jira, and they mostly just sit there not taking advantage of what initiatives are meant to be for in Aha.  But the most frustrating thing is that because the integration is entirely keyed on the Initiatives, our Jira epics that span multiple releases constantly have their features remapped to whatever fix version the initiative got associated with first.  Will master features be able to span multiple releases?  If a team splits a story into two in Jira, I can't have Aha moving it to a different release.

  • Diana Suke commented
    September 22, 2017 11:50

    Please, just let us know when approximately it is planned to release master features integration with Jira epics so we can plan acordingly in our company

  • Annie L commented
    September 28, 2017 19:14

    i've just started setting up aha! and an epic to master feature integration is exactly what i'm looking for. hope it ships really soon.

  • k k commented
    October 26, 2017 15:57


  • Guest commented
    November 11, 2017 10:08

    Any updates on an ETA for this?

  • Drew Wiseman commented
    November 15, 2017 13:11

    I see lots of requests for an ETA and no response. Can you give us some indication please?

  • Mark Calvillo commented
    November 15, 2017 22:46

    Any idea of when this is getting in?  I am almost at a stand still now.  Please help!!!!