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Questions tagged [jira]

For questions relating to the JIRA issue tracking product used for bug tracking, issue tracking, and project management. If your question is about how to more effectively use JIRA to solve a problem you're facing, use this tag. But for product support questions, see the Atlassian website or forums.

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How to count the amount of times a JIRA issue has been in a specific state?

In my project one of the metrics we want to use is the amount of times a JIRA issue is moved back from "QA" to "Development." We call it "comeback rate." Looking for % of items that were resolved by ...
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In jira, am I approaching kanban wrong?

Let me start by saying I'm a developer, not a PM - so I'm potentially misunderstanding some fundamentals here. Apologies if so. I have created a jira project, I believe kanban made sense (we need the ...
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Order JIRA filter by position of the tasks in the backlog

I have a custom filter defined by this query project = ProjectName AND status in ("In Progress", Open, Reopened) AND assignee in (currentUser()) AND sprint in openSprints() AND sprint not in ...
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User Story versus Task in Jira

I am learning about the agile/scrum process, and currently using it for a 6 month software project at my university. My team is using Jira. I am starting to get confused between the difference ...
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Estimate Item Delivery from Throughput plus blockers

We are combining all of our projects into one Kanban board. Since we are only ever one team, it seems to make the most sense to combine everything to one board and prioritize as we can all only work ...
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How to warn if blocking tickets are not in a sprint

We had a recent problem that I would have thought Jira could handle but I can't see where this would work. We are using Jira with scrum/agile. While defining stories we had two stories one larger one ...
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JIRA - How to add flag to epic task

How do you add flag to an epic task in JIRA? On a normal task, you just right click it and "Add flag", but when it becomes an epic you dont get that option.
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How to handle when planned work is blocked and a developer has capacity to take on a new user story that may be too big

Assume the following situation. All but one user story planned in a sprint is completed. The remaining user story is blocked. A developer would like to take on work in the highest priority work ...
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Hardware Development & JIRA — How to optimize the workflow / fix version field to take advantage of burndown charts

We're using JIRA for hardware development and have run into some issues related to the separation between the development and validation cycle. Let me explain: We have an issue type "Development Task"...
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How can I show short tasks (less than 8 hours) in a JIRA Gantt chart?

I recently installed a few apps (like BigPicture) which help you see the order of work of each programmer. The problem is that when I link some tasks with estimates less than one work day, the Gantt ...
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User Stories in JIRA for a project that covers several platforms

We are working on a project that (roughly) consists of following parts: back-end application, central communication server, and client applications for several platforms. Our "team", on the other ...
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How can I show priorities on the sidebar with Jira Agile?

I am trying to surface the priority field in the plan mode sidebar (issue details view?), but can't manage to add it from the manage board view. The priority field doesn't come up in the general field ...
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On JIRA, can I have a column in my agile board based on a filter and not (only) on a status?

I want to create a board with different columns, but all of them have the same status, but belong to different "teams". So I'd like to have a column for each team. Is it possible to create a column ...
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JIRA: How to show Epics with the status “In Progress” in the Kanban board?

When using the KANBAN board on JIRA, and I change the status of an EPIC to IN PROGRESS (either changing the status through the status field or moving the card to the "IN PROGRESS" column), the ...
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Is there a JIRA mechanism that will notify users in-browser when a ticket changes?

People often open a JIRA issue by URL, and then start working on it. They have to manually refresh (usually after seeing an email notification) to see any changes to the ticket like edits to the ...
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What should be in an Atlassian toolkit for website PM?

I'm requisitioing some tools for a large scale web development project. Intending to start with the following: JIRA for issues tracking, wiki, git or svn hosting Greenhopper plugin for agile PM ...
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Billing customers from JIRA - is that possible?

Our development team works with Jira Software and we aim to use JIRA for other business processes inside our organization: Internal and external support; Customer success; Applications building; ...
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Web development project management through Jira Software [closed]

I worked as a software developer and recently I became the manager of some web development projects for clients. Can you please recommended some useful tutorials for web development project management ...
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Azure Board (DevOps) Reports

I am looking for out of the box "Scrum" reports (velocity, burn-down, sprint report) that use story points, in the tool Azure Boards/DevOps (formerly known as VSTS). I played with "Analytics Views" ...
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Is there are a resource handler or gantt chart creator tool for JIRA? [closed]

I'm hoping someone has some experience on tools and/or better keywords to describe this problem: I have JIRA system for developers where they provide estimates and track time completed. The estimate ...
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Agile: Can Epics be time-based rather than feature-based?

For example, if you're building a chat app, having epics be the stages in a project: Phase 1 - Beta Phase 2 - Launch vs. features Messaging Sign-Up The goal of an epic is to capture a large body ...
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Automation: trigger a set of tickets

Is it possible to automate the generation of the same tickets (stories) with 'parameters' (i.e. minimal changes in e.g. Title, Epic)? We are working on a digital transformation project with 10 ...
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Moving backlog items into Sprint

In Agile, who's the person responsible of moving tickets in Jira (e.g. moving backlog items into Sprint). Is this a Scrum Master's responsibility or Product Owner?
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Is it possible to give accurate estimates and planning without tracking time for tasks?

I work within a small team of developers. We don't track our time so we have no data to work off when we give estimates. Basically, I'm wondering if it's possible to have a successful plan and give ...
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Tracking hours for Managers/Scrum Master

Developers at my company log hours in JIRA. Managers/Scrum Masters do not log hours that religiously. They would only log for Scrum ceremonies. As a manager, I can see the reason for not adding my ...
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Is it correct to create pre-release versions in Jira?

Before production release we make few intermediate versions to help managing test-fix iterations, like: 1.0-alpha1 1.0-alpha2 1.0-beta1 1.0 [edit] Basically those intermediate steps help us relate ...
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How can I measure the effective team work per iteration?

I have a team of 4 developers and 1 QA. My workflow in Jira is: Backlog -> Analysis -> In Development -> QA Ready -> QA Complete -> Done Every sprint (1 week) all issues get into QA Ready stage (QA ...
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How do I filter out issues that are in the backlog?

Trying to have a query that filters out issues that are in the backlog. This is a workflow status: I tried statusCategory != Backlog And it says: The value 'Backlog' does not exist for the field '...
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How to write a summary for a user story?

I'm working hard on user stories and it is paying off, but something itches. We use Jira, but the problem is that from above the backlog seems clumsy. We need to write summary for user story so ...
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JIRA - Use incoming emails to create tickets

Our team would like to use incoming emails (from Outlook) to create support tickets. I've figured out how to successfully get this working, however, the formatting is awful. When the ticket is ...
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How to track Incomplete acceptance criteria in JIRA

I have a question regarding the incomplete acceptance criteria in a sprint. A user story is said to be completed if all the acceptance criteria are satisfied. There can be multiple acceptance ...
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How to allow a user to access one project in JIRA?

I'm trying to manage this project on JIRA. I want to invite my client to create issues, modify them, and change their status, but all this in only his project. He can't see my projects list, he can't ...
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iOS / Android project organization to avoid duplicates

I have noticed that in almost every app project for iOS and Android, there are two different projects, one for Android, one for iOS. This is good to track progress separately and assign tasks to ...
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How can I track time spent by assignees on each ticket in JIRA?

I want to track time spent by each agent on each task on a JIRA Kanban board. If an agent was assigned a task and he assigns it back to me, I want to track the time he spent assigned to the ticket. Is ...
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Jira: Best way to setup issue for having info about responsible users (analyst, developer, qa)

I'm looking for best way to have possibility to find out from jira issue -who was responsible for certain stages of its lifecycle. Our work process on issue starts from analysis then going ...
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Optimum usage of JIRA and Confluence [closed]

I'm working on recommendations for how to use JIRA and Confluence together for an Agile project. Based on experience teams use Confluence for requirements, linking to JIRA for the user stories ...
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Agile control charts in JIRA - exclude working hours

I would like to exclude non working hours in my cycle time, how can I configure the Control charts to do that?
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Best intro to Jira? [closed]

This is a bit of a broader question, but I hope this is the right place to ask. I think I need to provide a bit of backstory regarding my goals. We tried several different PM solutions (Wrike - ...
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JIRA Statuses and Assigned users

I am wondering how you guys handle changes to Assignee and status changes. In other system we have had multiple assignees. Example: I pickup a work item from the sprint back log. Change status to ...
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Calculating project forecasts in Jira

As a Scrum Master, I want to help my Product Owner to make an educated guess of when features in a project will be implemented, in order to communicate with stakeholders so that they can manage Scope. ...
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Viewing all of my open tasks in Jira

On Jira's homepage, it displays all tasks assigned to me, including tasks that are "closed", "obsolete", or "won't fix". I tried searching for tasks and filtering by status, but it doesn't display all ...
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Why management is more concerned of JIRA hours than of following SCRUM values?

As in many other projects, we are also using JIRA to manage tasks and user stories, and SCRUM as the Agile methodology. At the end of each day, the ScrumMaster provides the burndown chart to the PMO ...
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Different Releases in the same Jira Kanban board?

We are a development team and we use a Kanban board (Jira) with different swimlines. We have some tasks who are code related and other task who are not code related like investigations, query, ...
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Can you extract issues from Jira on premise for reporting to management?

We have had a lot of success using JIRA for our risks, issues, decisions and milestones. What I want to do, though, is to have these queried and represented on a dashboard with Gantt charts, issue ...
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Questions about moving from JIRA to VSTS Agile

We have a small team, and most of us are part-time. We have been managing the project using JIRA's simplified software template. We have started using Visual Studio Team Services (VSTS) for continuous ...
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How to track development activity time against tasks

We are a medium-sized, geographically-dispersed development team using Jira for task management and GIT as our repository. Our developers are generally focused on one primary development project at a ...
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In Jira, how do you capitalizing the dev time for each story?

Right now we use Git Hub Issues for each project an individual engineer is working on. We're are making a transition to broader stories handled in Jira. We mark each task either Cap or Exp for ...
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JIRA - generating work log reports

We are using JIRA to manage our tasks and to allow our client to review the progress and decides what to do next. Our developers are logging their work pretty accurately. Ideally our workflow would ...
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Personal Time Tracking report using Atlassian Jira

I'm a software developer and I'm asked to log my time in Atlassian Jira for each of the subtasks we have in all the open stories. Sometimes we are in rush and I forget to log some time in the many ...
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Should we create an Epic for tech-debts

I was having a discussion in the team to create an Epic for all the technical-debts in the project. The problem is, as per definition Epic should not spawn more than a quarter, but, if we create an ...