Using products to model work

Products help you conceptualize offerings into segments that represent work to be completed. The products correspond to your team’s or company’s work. For example, a single product could model a software deliverable, an open-source offering, APIs, versioned software, documentation, or graphic designs.

The number of products you create in CloudBees Engineering Efficiency should mirror the organization of work that needs to be tracked. Let’s say that your team works on three offerings: Solution One, Solution Two, and Solution Three. You would create a product for each solution and then associate repositories for those defined products.

The more services like GitHub and Jira are integrated, the more data is available to associate with products.

For more information about products, refer to Defining products.

Creating a product

The first time you sign in to CloudBees Engineering Efficiency and select CloudBees Engineering Efficiency, you are prompted to create your first product.

To create your first product:

  1. Select Configure your first product.

  2. Enter a name for your product and select Create.

For more information about products, refer to Defining products.

Linking data to your products

Once you have created your first product, you need to associate data from your issue tracker, such as Jira Cloud, CI/CD tooling, and source control management system, such as GitHub.

If an issue tracker has not been configured, someone with administrator privileges for CloudBees Engineering Efficiency needs to connect the Jira Server or Jira Cloud app.

Data import from an issue tracker can take several hours.

For instructions on adding data to your products: