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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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Make estimate field appear in the backlog stories

I am struggling to get the Estimate field show in my backlog stories. Currently, the fix version, the epic name and the assignee are showing. How can I make the estimate field show?
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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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Jira quick filter that goes outside of board filter, is it possible?

My team needs to help with another project. Therefore I would like to add a quick filter on our scrum board, which goes outside the project board and grabs for a lable in the selected project(s). 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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Difference between "Add a Single Comment" and "Start a Review"

Just curious what difference between Add a Single Comment and Start a Review is, when leaving feedback on the changed files tab in a pull request. Like if I refactor some small portion of code to ...
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Can an Epic span multiple versions / releases?

Is an Epic, containing multiple User Stories, allowed to span more than one version or release?
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Optimize Jira workflow for software delivery

I've been using Jira to deliver software projects using a hybrid methodology and I am looking to improve our current workflow: To do -> In Progress -> Testing -> Done Currently, we have a ...
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Is it a good idea to integrate product management and development tasks in one Jira project?

I am considering streamlining all product-related pipelines, from discovery to delivery, into one Jira Project. My idea is to use boards to have issues and tasks flowing forward and being separated ...
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Distinguishing "assignee" and "watcher" tasks in JIRA

I want to create a custom filter for displaying JIRA issues, and I am interested in two sorts of tasks: Tasks where I am the assignee and are unresolved. Tasks I am watching. So the filter I have ...
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Group not finding value in using a visualization board

I am assisting a group of people (not exactly a team, since they're not working together towards a common goal, they're rather trying to manage projects around them), to use a visualization board to ...
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What to do with a branch and card when a task meets the acceptance criteria BUT user testing reveals it's not acceptable?

Firstly, I think this is a common ground between software development and PM but believe I have posted this in the right community. I have been recently coming into this situation more and more and ...
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Workflow from development to testing and merge

I am trying to formalize the development workflow and here's the first draft. Welcome suggestions on the process and any tweaks for optimization. I am pretty new when it comes to setting up the ...
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Big organization needs to have a single point (project) of requests able to create a ticket and later move it to any other projects backlogs

I've tried different approaches and none of them were simple and elegant enough to make the cut. I've created a board using a filter involving all of our company's project so yes, you can track them ...
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Roadmap visualization for spontaneous tasks

In my setting we have a jira board where me, the Software Lead, together with developers and product owner want to collaborate in planing and overseeing our work. One major challenge that we have is ...
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Best software to manage programs? [closed]

My company is starting a new program that will consist of many projects: An Android application An iOS application A web application A backend to support the applications A business analysis A brand ...
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JIRA how to better manage tasks without stories, and stories without tasks?

Is it possible to make it such that single-issues (stories without tasks) can be tracked the same way a story with one task can be tracked? At my company, stories with no tasks are put under "...
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Should we create sub-tasks for each story by default representing all the different types of work the story will require

One of my colleagues proposed an idea to split stories by default each time we write stories for the project into sub-tasks to represent different types of work a story has. We are using Scrum and ...
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Collect bugs/issues in Next-Gen Jira Software projects

I'm trying to find the proper way to collect bugs/issues in Jira's next-gen projects. Looks like this feature has been requested by many users. How other PM's are dealing with bugs in this case?
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What to do when the team prefers private communications on mail and chat over collaborative tools like Jira?

I've noticed that a lot of discussion between a developer and a Product Owner happens in private conversations in various communication tools (Skype, Slack, email, etc). The reason is because these ...
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How to add story points to tasks in Jira Cloud

I'm not sure if this forum is best for an administrative question on jira but here goes. I currently have an instance set up on Jira Cloud and I'm unable to configure my tasks to show story points. I ...
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Multiple scrum teams working on a major new feature using team-based release burndowns. Is there a better way?

Ok, a little background. So the company I work for has SIGNIFICANTLY hamstrung the use of Jira. They have eliminated the enhancement and feature issue types among many others to the point where we ...
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How do companies measure task progress in project management tools (Jira) when fresher team members spent most of the time in learning?

I am trying to figure out how project management can help my team complete tasks faster, and I started to motivate one of our Junior developers to start using Jira recently. But he quickly loses track ...
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Where to (initially) create a task/bug with the Spotify model

When using the Spotify model, there are many different squads, who each own their own product. Now as far as I understand, these products could be interdependant (like services). One way to manage ...

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