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QuantAgile (a.k.a. Quantitative Agile) Ussage

Liam here (Engineering Manager & Research Enthusiast)! I've been neck-deep in exploring QuantAgile lately, this newish framework that seems to blend Taylor's Scientific Management efficiency with ...
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In Jira, what are the relationships between Project, Epic, Story, Task, Subtask, Ticket, Issue, etc etc?

I am attempting to come to grips with the structure of the user-facing entities presented in Jira. I am specifically not asking about how one might use Jira or its entities under any particular ...
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User Story in a multi technology team

In the company, we have a team that deals with mobile; it consists of a web services part, an Android part, and an iOS part. When we plan a sprint on Jira, we often have user stories that include ...
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What is the difference between an artifact, a deliverable, and an increment in software development with Scrum when using Jira?

I'm confused about the use of Artifact, Deliverable and Increment in a software project using Scrum. We use JIRA to create tickets. Let's say we have the following under an epic: Create a ...
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Ticket Scoping for Integration Tests and New Components of System

I am a software engineer trying my best to scope out some work in ticket form. My question is: what is the best way to write stories to include integration tests between two components which don't ...
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Worklog feature in JIRA

Do you have any suggestions when it comes to worklogs in JIRA? Example: Multiple people are working on the same issue. What would be the best way to track individual work log?
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How to add up all the tickets in an epic

Have you ever found yourself manually adding up the story points of all the tickets in an epic, only to realize that many of the tickets do not have an estimated sprint value?
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Jira: How to get a list of all epics with how many issues each has?

I want to see a list of all epics in a project ranked by the number of issues in that epic. Is that possible with JQL or otherwise? We are using Jira Cloud.
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How to create a report for an epic - issues created, added, removed, and closed as done?

I am trying to create a report (either Jira or eazyBI) that shows entries within an epic or initiative on a monthly basis - the entries newly created, removed, and closed as done. We have 2 ...
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Capturing and organising UX issues in Jira or similar ticketing systems

We use Jira for bugs but sometimes we get useful UX related issues and suggestions that we can't work on straight away but also don't want to loose. How are people using Jira or other similar systems ...
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Does Jira allow you to move an item in the current Sprint to the next Sprint but still have it count in the current one?

I would like to continue working on an item in the next Sprint, but if I move my card into the backlog for that Sprint it will remove it from the current Sprint. That isn't what I want. I would like ...
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time spent on the highest-level task in Jira

I'm asking for help with Jira. The task is to track the time spent on the highest-level task and ideally do it by roles. Now, let me explain in more detail how things currently stand. The highest-...
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How do I get notifications for newly-created tickets in JIRA project, without enabling default notifications?

I need to receive a notification whenever anyone creates a new ticket in my project in JIRA. But the admin has disabled the default notification feature. I have been told to enable it by JIRA workflow ...
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Handling Dynamic Sub-task Estimation in Jira without Double-Counting Story Points

My team and I have recently adopted Scrum, and we've chosen Jira as our primary tool for managing sprints and backlogs. As we navigate our sprint planning, we're grappling with an issue related to the ...
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Next Tasks in Jira Dashboard

I'd like to build a Jira dashboard that allows me to pick the next task easily. For this, I'd like to order by due date, but for a task that blocks others, the earliest due date of blocked tasks ...
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Trying to add validators in Jira workflow for universal validator?

I am trying to check for the custom field "Create sub-tasks" which is a radio button and has the following value - None, Yes, No. I want to add a validator to check if the value is either ...
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Subtasks vs Tasks for Sprint backlog

My question relates specifically to project management using Jira by Atlassian. My product backlog mostly consists of user stories, since this is the most useful to my non-technical product owner. ...
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Can I track tickets from one project in another?

I am the QA lead for a company that has multiple teams with their own projects in Jira. Is there a way I could track Jira tickets from for example, the engineering board or bug board in the QA board ...
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Transfering customer SW requirements into requirements for internal teams

What are the best or some already used techniques to transfer customer software requirements into internal teams requirements inside company? To be more detailed, customer requirements need to be ...
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Should we take into account scope changes to the Sprint to measure the team efficiency?

My question is about scope changes to the sprint after stating it. The Scrum guide says this about adaptation: A Scrum Team is expected to adapt the moment it learns anything new through inspection ...
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How to move tickets to next sprint in Jira to have correct time counting?

Suppose we have a ticket with estimation of 4 units and this ticket was half done in one sprint and half done in next one. Should we do re-estimation and when? Don't re-estimate. Change estimation ...
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Auto-setting fields, when creating a new task

I'm working in a company where we (like a bunch of others) have made some chrome plated Jira-setup. In this setup, whenever we make a task, some of the fields 99% of the time should be the same (for ...
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Jira automatically assign based on column

I have a Kanban board in Jira with several columns: Selected For Development -> unassigned In Progress -> assigned to developer1 Ready For Testing -> assigned to tester1 In Testing -> ...
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Jira release just an expedite issue

I am using Kanban methodology in Jira to manage the workflow of a 'mature' project. We can do deployments to production on Thursdays, so we accumulate stories in the 'Ready For Production' column ...
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JIRA Kanban board how to ignore spikes in release

My team is using a Jira Kanban board (Kanban methodology as well) for managing the workflow (changes/incidents/spikes/tasks) of a 'mature' software product. When there are elements which require code ...
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Project Plans - MS Project Vs Atlassian BigPicture

I'm an engineering project manager, responsible for the delivery of development projects. We're currently using MS project for project for task and resource management and have been recently ...
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Automatically populating Jira with a set of tasks and dependencies?

I have a text file containing an outline of some tasks I wish to track. Is it possible to take a textual description similar to the following and somehow automatically create Jira tasks and ...
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What are versions used for in Jira?

I have a scrum project in Jira and I have discovered that I can drag & drop issues to the versions sub menu to assign an issue to a specific version. However, there is no restriction for mixing up ...
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Use of sub tasks vs epics in Jira

I cannot create any sub tasks for a given task/user story in my current Jira version. However, I am struggling to identify whether I am missing any functionality that cannot be achieved by creating an ...
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Kanban estimates in JIRA to calculate throughput

I am using kanban methodology to manage the flow of a project. However, when new specifications come up, there is some variability in them, meaning that some of them can take 3-4 days while others can ...
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JIRA add definition of done to Kanban board

I am using Kanban methodology for a software development project and I have successfully configured the board setting WIP limits, columns, statuses, swimlanes. However, I am struggling to insert ...
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How to add column to Team-managed Jira Kanban board

Looked on Jira site but all articles I found were for Company Boards. This is a team-managed board. How do I add a "swimlane" column to a Jira kanban board? UPDATE Someone pointed me to ...
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How to create subtask of issue in jira kanban board

I'm using Jira Business Project "Kanban" board. I'd like to somehow group Issues on the board. Use Cases: One task is dependent (perhaps sequentially) on another. Example: Research ...
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How should I group a collection of minor tasks in Jira?

A specific function in an existing product needs a couple of minor GUI adjustments. Should I create a user story for each adjustment or a single user story whar I list all adjustments as e.g. ...
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Can our team perform Sprint Reviews using JIRA?

I want to make a Sprint Review for one of my Sprints using JIRA. I have no idea whether this can be created on JIRA. Can the Sprint Review for a Sprint be done in JIRA?
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Capture burned (story) points for a partially complete task moved to next sprint

If a sprint starts and a story has an estimation of e.g. 8 and at the end of the sprint the story for some reason has not completed, if I move it to the next sprint with the story points updated e.g. ...
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Project plan updates for a very dynamic project

I am currently managing a complex development project, comprising of 17 engineers, due to the nature of the project there are many uncertainties and also the development approach frequently changes I ...
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Flexible Kanban with JIRA

I'm trying to use my company's JIRA installation with Kanban. I would like to customize the columns shown on the board. However, my columns do not align neatly with the company defined workflow. For ...
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How to automatically log 8 hours on jira every day?

Plain and simple: I need jira to automatically log 8 hours with a predefined description always on the same task, once a day, every working day. If I need to modify it, then I will do it by myself ...
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Story Points given by task owner leads to disagreement

Hypothetically speaking There's one big project that requires involvement from different members - infrastructure, backend, frontend, security, etc. The members are working a flavour of Scrum using ...
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Jira: Burndown for number of issues assigned to an epic?

We have a Kanban project and I would like to have a rather simply report, but it seems like I cannot do this with Jira itself!? What I want: A burndown chart showing the number of open issues related ...
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How can I view watchers for a project?

I am a Jira admin. For some reason, in one of our projects, anytime a new issue is created there is one person that is automatically added as a watcher. I'm trying to determine why this is happening. ...
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Showing interdependency of items in backlog

In cases where we have two stories dependent on the same task, is there a way to show the dependency besides adding a comment in the stories? Additionally, in cases with multiple dependencies that are ...
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Use queries in a kanban board's columns instead of status

Is there a way in Jira (using an app or not) to categorize my columns based on queries? The swimlanes already support that, but the columns seem to be tied to status. Can I have a matrix that's based ...
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Breaking down a story to subtasks

When using Jira, we can create a ticket with subtasks. I can see the subtasks being moved along the columns, but I don't understand the proper way to handle the parent task. It can be confusing if ...
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How to handle epics in agile program increment

If I have an Epic planned for the current PI and can't close all of its subtasks until the end of the Program increment, can I set the fixVersion for the following PI, or should I close it and open a ...
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Smart Value for user who performed transition in Jira

Having looked through the Jira smart values documentation for issues I can see no obvious way of printing out which user has performed a transition. The use case for this is to be able to send a ...
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Trying to configure 2 swimlanes in Jira to be similar

So I have 2 swimlanes in Jira on a Kanban board and I wanted to know if they can mirror each other? Or what might be the best way to go about this. I made one swimlane that I want only to have items ...
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How to differentiate a group of projects in JQL?

I'm trying to figure out a way to identify a group of projects in JQL so that we don't have to go in an manually update several filters when we add a project to it. It seems like the way to do this ...
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Jira create, edit log time for another user

I need to create & edit logged time for tasks, for my teammates (in Jira) even if the user doesn’t have logged time yet. It is possible ? In specific plan ? Via a plugin ? I found nothing in ...
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