Software teams ship more often with JIRA Software and Bitbucket

Every software team aspires to be faster. Agility and dev speed lead to happier customers, partners, and employees. We at Atlassian are committed to helping teams deliver software at speed, and we’ve made significant investments integrating our products so that it all flows smoothly from concept to launch.

JIRA Software and Bitbucket are two of the most popular developer tools among software teams and many of our customers choose to integrate them. While they swear by the integration, we were curious as to whether there was a measurable improvement to their processes and if so, how. So we asked one of our product analysts to pull the data for us (anonymized and sanitized for your protection, of course).

JIRA Software and Bitbucket teams release 14% more often

We compared the number of released versions completed during the second half of 2015 by JIRA Software teams with the Bitbucket integration vs. teams without it. There was definitely a correlation. We found that software teams released 14% more often on average when JIRA Software is integrated with Bitbucket. The contrast was especially significant for smaller teams (10 users customer tier) who released 25% more often on average vs. larger teams (2000 users customer tier) who released 5% more often.

All their information is in one place…

Why do software teams with JIRA Software and Bitbucket integrated release more often? For starters, they’re using agile and Git in their development process ? plus the integrations themselves, which do a lot to enhance that.

JIRA Software and Bitbucket allow you to have all important information in one place so you can stay in the tool of your choice. You can track the health and status of your next release using the release hub. It shows a summary and a breakdown of the issues in the version, grouped by status.

Another important feature, the development panel, gives you visibility into development status within the context of an issue. Lastly, when you’re ready to start work, you can create a feature branch directly from the issue in JIRA Software. JIRA Software will automatically suggest a name for your new branch in Bitbucket based off the issue key so you never get lost in your branches.