How do I add the Release Manager Gadget to my JIRA Cloud Dashboard after installation?
Easy! Simply click on the "Add gadget" button at the top right of your JIRA Cloud dashboard and search for "Release Manager".
How do I configure the options of my release?
In the top right of your gadget you'll see 3 dots. Click this and select "Edit" from the resulting dropdown menu.
What does the Release Label and Release Version do?
This will modify the top title to display on the gadget. It is flexible and can be left blank if desired to fit your naming and versioning convention.
What does the JQL field do?
This is the most important field to populate for the gadget to be used. This field should be populated with the JQL statement that returns the task(s) that represent your release/deployment/project that you would like to track.
What is the Targeted Release Date field for?
This is an optional field that can be utilized to display a date for others to see what your intended ship date will be. This is separate from the Calculated Release Date.
How do I display the Calculated Release Date box?
In your configuration of the gadget please make sure the "Weekdays Work Is Performed" and "Total number of hours" fields are populated. These two fields combined with your remaining estimate time will calculate an estimated release date.