As work becomes more decentralized — especially remote, distributed, or hybrid work environments — knowledge sharing becomes critical in allowing teams to coordinate their efforts toward a common goal.
MURAL helps teams to collaboratively solve hard problems, make decisions faster, unearth innovative ideas, and visualize their thinking. These decisions, solutions, and visualizations can’t simply stay in MURAL. They need to reach more teams to help drive work forward, but without a way to bridge these workflows, a lot can get lost in translation.
Now, we’re making it easy to bring MURAL into the Atlassian suite of software, allowing you to collaborate asynchronously or in real-time to amplify teamwork and increase productivity.
Introducing Smart Links for MURAL to embed visual collaboration into Confluence, Jira, and Trello
Today, I’m excited to announce that MURAL now supports Smart Links from Atlassian. Smart Links for MURAL allows you to easily add a view-only mural to Confluence knowledge base pages, Jira Cloud work issues, and Trello cards so the team can stay aligned and keep work moving forward without having to jump between applications.
Now you can easily embed a visual canvas with project plans, product roadmaps, brainstorming and meeting notes, diagrams, sketches, and more in Confluence, Jira Cloud, or Trello so that collaborators can better understand the next step of a project. Move between work, documentation, and visual collaboration quickly by jumping into the relevant mural to move planning, prototyping, and designing forward.
Combining the outputs of visual collaboration in MURAL with documentation in Confluence or work management in Jira Cloud is perfect for working asynchronously. It saves time and keeps the team aligned without the need for additional or unnecessary meetings. Visual thinking helps boost attention span, information retention, comprehension, and helps people communicate ideas more clearly.
How it works
Simply copy the mural URL from your browser, or any shareable member, guest, or embed link, and paste it into Confluence pages, Jira issues, or Trello cards. Once the link has been added, you can choose to have it shown inline as the mural title, as a card view with a thumbnail preview, or as a view-only embed. To learn more about how Smart Links work, please go to our support document.
Getting Started With Templates
It’s easy to get started with the MURAL templates to guide work from start to finish by embedding them where you’re already working.
Team processes and strategic planning
Create a visualization of the team or department structure, show any information about the team’s mission, values, work structures, or strategic plans:
- Ritual Reset Template from Atlassian
- Team Agreements Template from IDEO
- Org Chart Template
- Product Management Template from Product School
- OKR Planning Template
- Big Room OKR Planning from Spotify
- Quarterly Business Review from Territory
- Strategy Explorer Template
Add PI planning murals, retro murals, sprint planning murals, or any mural from an Agile ceremony to a Confluence page. Now, it’s easy to find and reference, and the team can jump back into visual collaboration asynchronously. You can also add diagrams, prototypes and mock-ups, and other key assets needed by development to Confluence or Jira Cloud with just a click:
- Introduction to Agile and Scrum Template
- Teaching the Scrum Framework from Hard Yards
- PI Planning Template
- Product Discovery Template from Cprime
- Weekly Kanban Template
- Daily Scrum Meeting Template
- Retrospective Template from Product School
Product, design, engineering
Add murals for user story mapping, technical diagrams and brainstorms, roadmaps, user interviews, and more to Confluence and Jira Cloud so that it’s easy to reference this documentation during the entire product development cycle:
- Resilient Product Roadmap Template from Product School & Moonshot
- Product Requirement Document from Product School
- The Official Remote Design Sprint Template from Design Sprint
- User Story Map Template
- Service Blueprint Template
- Simple Architecture Diagram (UML) Template
Embed visualization of architecture, processes, and more into Jira Cloud issues and Confluence pages.
With Smart Links for MURAL, keep everyone (and everything!) on the same page. For more information, see our support doc.
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