Staying tuned in to team progress is important for any leader. This workflow template allows you to schedule status reports for any Slack channel (or user), and those reports are added to specified Jira issues as comments.

Customizing the Status Report Template

After you download and import the template, fine-tune the workflow by evaluating and making adjustments to each step. You'll likely need to make some changes to perfect the workflow for your specific use by, for example, selecting a Slack channel for the workflow, choosing a Jira project, personalizing the text your coworkers will see, etc.

The template is best viewed as a head-start rather than a complete, ready-to-use workflow. Add a little personal spice and make it your own!

  1. With the template imported, open the workflow so all the steps are visible.
    If you just imported the template, the steps may already be visible. If they aren't, click Status Report - Template on the Your Workflows tab.
    If you renamed the workflow when you imported the template, click the new title.

  2. Click Edit next to each template step to review and update the contents (if necessary). 

    Here's a summary of each step in the workflow and details you may want to customize:

    Schedule Date and Time Workflow Trigger
    This template uses the Schedule Date and Time workflow trigger. Select the date, time, and frequency for the update prompts.

    Send a Form

    This step defines who will be prompted to fill out the form, the form's title, and the questions posed to the recipient(s).
    Note that this step can be sent to an entire channel or just one person. Click Add Step if you'd like to send forms to only a few individuals (one person per step). This approach also gives you the flexibility to ask each recipient different questions in the form.

    Update Jira Issue

    This step declares the type of update you want to make to the Jira issue (in this case, a comment), defines the Jira issue to be updated, and uses the response variables to supply the comment text for the Jira issue.

    Send a Message

    This step contains the message to be sent to the individual who filled out the form and submitted an update.
    Review the default message, and customize it to best fit your workflow needs.

  3. When you're finished fine-tuning the template, click Publish Changes at the top-right of the dialog.

  4. Test the workflow in Slack!
    It's always best to test the workflow before introducing it to your coworkers. Ensure that the steps are pulling the right info from Jira and working as you'd expect them to.