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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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Cascading drop down custom field not showing up on Jira-Slack create issue screen

I have many custom fields, and all of them are showing up while doing /jira create from my Slack channel. The only field that doesnt show up is a cascading drop-down (choose an option from the first ...
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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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Jira Structure Resource Leveling uses random order

I am using Jira Structure with Gantt and trying to schedule tickets on the project with resource levelling. Instead of levelling one-by-one, it places first a ticket from the end of a structure, then ...
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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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Is tracking billable time for Scrum ceremonies in JIRA an anti-pattern?

We use Story Points for estimating complexity of User Stories, but we bill hours to the client. This is the very first Scrum project within our company, and we don't have enough data to calculate a ...
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How to better use Story Points in our teams?

I have several development teams that moved from hours to Story points 6 months ago. Since then, we have experienced several issues with using Story Points, and I hope you can help me and us: When ...
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Switch to Jira Simplified Workflow from a second Kanban board within the same project

I have created a second Kanban board based on an existing project in Jira. The first board uses the typical Jira workflow and has a column for each issue type. The second board was created with three ...
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How do you represent issues without Epics in Jira Roadmap (Jira Classic & Next Gen)

Ability to represent issues without Epics (be that a task type or bug type) in Jira Roadmaps.
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New filter in JIRA

How can I add a new filter that allows me to select tasks without a filled "estimate" field. I read about the ability to save search results as a new filter - but that doesn't work. I need to be able ...
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In practice, how many modules should I put in one jira project?

Suppose my team is going to develop a system similar to Facebook. Should I put all modules in one jira project to track the development? That seems too much. In practice, how many modules should I put ...
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Is it possible to create sub-tasks automatically in Jira?

My team is going to develop 3 jira stories sign up, login and password recovery. Each of them needs PO, UI, Front-End and Back-End do their work respectively. To track their work, I need to create 3 ...
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How do I distinguish/identify different jobs between occupations in Jira

Suppose my team is going to develop a system, which includes sign up, login, password recovery and lots of other modules. There are an UI designer, a PO, a front-end engineer and a back-end engineer ...
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think of a Jira project as a table in a database [closed]

A tutorial says You can think of the Jira project as a table in a database. If I think of a Jira project as a table in a database, what should I think of as the whole database?
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indicate issuse_A depends on issuse_B by in jira

How do I convey the idea that issuse_B depends on issuse_A? For example, software engineers have to wait for the product manager(s) complete the definition if a module. Is it common to use "is ...
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orders in Kanban board

There are 3 issues in Kanban. As per the screenshot, my team should finish issues in the order 1-3-2, right? 1st issue should be delivered before starting 2nd issue, right?
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should I consider 2 different major versions of an application as 2 different projects or just one project [duplicate]

Assume my team is developing an App like Skype. We just delivered 5.0.0 and are planning to develop version 6. Should I create a new "Project" in Jira, to manage the development of version 6? One of ...
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Should I put UI, product definition and development in one Jira project?

Assume I am planning to develop an App like Skype, Product manager needs to define a group of functionalities, UI/UX needs to design the appearance, iOS engineer needs to deliver an iOS app, backend ...
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should I consider 2 different patch versions of some software as 2 different projects or just one project

In Software Project Management, Software versioning uses a convention like this For example, skype 6.26.2 and skype 6.26.1 are different versions of the same App. “Project” is the highest level ...
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Approach for handling internal scheduling and global ticketing system in one JIRA instance

We have a following setup in my organization: Company-wide JIRA instance (over 3000 users I think) Organization JIRA instance (less than 200 hundred) with Tempo planner The reason we have an ...
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How do I overcome a bottleneck in a team's process, when what people are telling me doesn't match what I see

I started a new job a few months ago as a scrum master. The team was and still is having problems completing their tasks during the sprint. Initially the problems seemed to be tasks that were too ...
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Does Jira have the ability to create product documentation from tickets

I have been in meetings with product managers discussing how to document our app when something dawned on me. If we spend all of this time creating the Jira infrastructure to manage Epics/User-...
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Agile team (scrum) with a doubled backlog

I'll give the context first: 8 DEV + 2 QA team working Agile, more specifically Scrum. We use Jira for the project backlog and AzureDevops for code. Every story is tracked in Jira and we also create ...
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How do you best organize iOS and Android development of the same board in Jira?

I have a team of 8 developers who are working across different technologies (backend, iOS, android and web). We are using Scrum. At the beginning I was using a board for each technology but it was so ...
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Disable Autosaved Labels in Jira

I would like to understand if Autosave labels can be disabled in Jira. My client does not want autosaved labels to appear as suggestions in Labels field when raising a Jira support ticket (Ex: as a ...
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Single Jira project for multiple Scrum teams

We're going to develop a Java web application (frontend + backend's microservices) using several Scrum development teams. One team is resposible for the core product modules (microservices). Some ...
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How to deal with recurring tasks in a sprint?

We are working on a software product which by now requires about 40% of our capacity maintenance work like e.g. manually checking data per day. What would be the recommended way on dealing with those ...
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Dynamically updating filters in a dashboard

The team I'm on has a couple of JIRA dashboards for our projects tracking tickets that were completed. Our process is to create a filter for that weeks completed issues, and then create a new ...
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Jira Ticket best practices

I've been with two very different companies that both use JIRA Tickets to track work done. The first was corporate company with some high standards when it comes to defining Tickets in Jira, the ...
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Requirements traceability in agile?

If an organization is regulated, it has pass the audit and show that it has implemented a "requirements traceability". Which means it has documented the path from specific requirement to a code change ...
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Does Jira Kanban offer measurement reports?

What are the gadgets, reports or metrics available in Jira Kanban that are useful for management reporting and to measure team performance? Is there a way to get throughput, cycletime and lead time ...
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User Stories in backend/frontend teams working for clients

We are a small software agency (15 people), currently using Jira, and implementing some Scrum practices more rigorously. But we're struggling with understanding how User Stories would help some ...
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Interactions between agile teams in a software company

We try to use Kanban in our development project. Our team is one of many other agile development teams in our company. The other teams may use either Scrum or Kanban or something else (sometimes ...

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