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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 differentiate old bugs from new bugs during a sprint?

In a sprint where we fix old bugs as well build new features, we will encounter 3 types of "bugs" in in a scrum board: Bugs introduced by current stories Bugs newly discovered during sprint but are ...
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Is there a way to “tag” portions of Sprint item descriptions and build documentation from it? [closed]

So, in the sprint item's Description, is there a way to enclose portions with some tags, like this: $region 1.0 Name of Chapter 1 (Description goes here.) $endregion And then later be able to ...
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Show Epic label in backlog without adding Epics to board filter in Jira?

There doesn't appear to be any medium here but I have a Kanban board in Jira and all issues are assigned to an Epic. The filter specifically does not include Epics because in Kanban if Epics are ...
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JIRA: how to have many Kanban boards for one project

Here is the situation: I have one project with several issues relating to tasks our team has to complete. We (currently) have two "categories" of tasks to complete. Let's call them: "Environment Setup"...
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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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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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How can I stop my remaining estimate to be adjusted?

In JIRA, we have a task for standups and meetings, obviously this task does not need an estimate, but it is useful to have time tracking on it. However, when I log time on this issue, the remaining ...
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How do I incorporate product managers with Backlog control into JIRA?

My company has several product offerings, each with a dedicated development team, plus a number of people on the business side that control the product's direction. We currently use a homegrown ...
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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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JIRA: separating tracking and estimation with Agile Scrum and workflow

I'm trying to figure out how JIRA can help track an Agile Scrum project we are running, in particular I want to be able to create burn down charts. I created a few stories and tasks, and noticed that ...
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Epics vs Projects vs something else

We have just started using JIRA and I'm setting it up now. We have a huge product and an external team which develops and supports the product. Our product involves a lot of projects. The ...
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How can I import JIRA issues into Redmine?

I need to import JIRA issues into Redmine without Redmine then updating JIRA. Is there a way to do this?
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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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Technical user stories or development related tasks

I have some task in my Jira backlog that I don't know if them should be inside a user story. There are tasks related with development, server, configuration, etc. User didn't ask to have those task/...
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How should I structure requirements in Confluence?

I've just started in a new company that has decided to become more agile. They have decided to create the requirement specification in Jira. As an ux/ interaction designer, I find it difficult to see ...
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Action when realising that the user story cannot be completed by the end of the sprint

In Scrum with JIRA, what does Atlassian recommend us to do on the User Story when we realize mid-sprint that it cannot be completed within that sprint? What I am doing now: In my current practice, ...
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Inside Jira how do I see boards from multiple projects in a single drop down?

We have 2 projects with the proper boards displaying their workflows accurately. Project A has one board. Project B has three boards. When i'm inside Project A i cannot see the boards from Project B ...
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Epics and stories prioritization in JIRA

In this answer, an epic-story structure is suggested. I like this approach and I'm trying to utilize it. But, the problems how to handle priorities. More specifically, assume I have two epics (e1 and ...
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Is a ticket management system necessary for our org?

Our team looks like this 4 developers 2 testers 1 Boss (Product owner, CEO etc.) A designer We have tried 4 different boards till now. Assembla, Youtrack, JIRA as scrum and JIRA as Kanban. Every ...
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How can I create filter by rank?

I have a board with issues sorted by rank, I would like to create a filter with issues that are "higher" than particular issue. Example: I want to filter issues with rank >= SSP-4, so the result ...
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Jira query to find issues without links

I'd like a JQL query to find all issues in a project which are not linked to anything else (links = empty). Using Jira 6.4.12. As far as I can see this isn't possible. Tell me I'm missing something ...
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How to ensure developers don't sneak in code not part of requirements?

Other than than code reviews by another developer and by trusting your developers won't do anything nefarious or stupid, is there any way to ensure that when you release a build to production or even ...
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How to structure a simple Wordpress project in Agile Scrum Team

We have a projects for example a brochure website for a client to be built on wordpress, its 6 pages. Lets say we already have the design and to make it a finished thing it requires aa mix of frontend ...
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Should bug/regression tickets be reopened, or new tickets created?

Question This is a paradox I have: when I create GitHub Issues (or JIRA tickets, or whatever issue tracker you use), my engineers like to make them very granular, so that it narrows the scope down ...
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How do you port project and issues from one Jira server to another?

How do you port projects and issues from one Jira server to another ? To complicate things, the source server is 6 and target is 7.
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How should I handle Assignee for a JIRA ticket as Status changes?

We use JIRA's Scrum boards. As tickets are added into the Active Sprint, each ticket is assigned to a developer with a Status = "Open". The developer will then move it into "In Progress" to start work....
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How can our chaotic JIRA process be used to report resource allocation using MS Project Server?

I'm trying to figure out the best method to address this issue. We have a pool of resources that work on projects, BAU, and production support. PMs utilize these resources in an agile methodology and ...
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Jira story points versus sub task estimation

We are using Jira for agile PM, but are having problems working with both story points and sub task hours estimation. Articles like this and this just don't seem to help. The second article has a ...
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How do I convert a JIRA Kanban board to a Scrum board

I initially set up a JIRA Kanban board and would now prefer to convert to a Scrum board...is there a way to do this without having to re-create the stories and epics that currently exist on the Kanban ...
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Can I import Jira tickets into redmine

How can I import "tickets" from JIRA to REDMINE. from a particular project on JIRA to a particular project in REDMINE
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Is there a way to use JIRA to back daily standup meeting?

Our daily stand up meeting Most developers make notes about what they will talk about, simple text list with done and to-do section. Tickets they worked on are listed there. Is there a way to ...
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In JIRA, how can we have separate boards/views for the PO and the team in the same sprint?

We don't want the stories to show up in our team's board because they don't work on the stories but rather on the tasks. At the same time our POs (We have a main PO and his delegate) don't want to see ...
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Writing the Granularity of the Task - Where?

The following is from JIRA: User stories are sketched out by the product owner, then the full product team collectively decide the more detailed requirements. These are the granular pieces ...
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What process changes can I make to more accurately track both collaborative stories and individual time within Jira?

I'm currently working with an organization that is using the Jira Tempo Timesheets plugin to track developer time, but the way that Jira stories and tasks are being used fails to capture overhead ...
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Sort “Done” Jira Agile column

We are using Jira Agile and we have a board with columns: Ideas Next Up On Hold In Progress Done Cards can be moved from left to right with the goal of moving the card to done. Right now when I move ...
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GANTT Charts in Jira [duplicate]

Is there a way to generate GANTT charts directly from a 'basic software development' software project in Jira - or can I do something from a 'project management' project that links to software ...
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How can I accomodate hotfixes in the KanBan board in JIRA

Say I have 4 tickets in Done state in the Kanban board. I plan to release them together after a detailed QA which would take me about 2 days. However I have this one ticket which is a hotfix and it ...
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How can I set JIRA to not add the sub task estimate to its parent User Story?

I'm a ScrumMaster for a new team, who have added a load of user stories to their backlog and now they are breaking them down into sub tasks and giving those sub tasks estimates. They've then put ...
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What is the best way to handle small items in a backlog?

Background. There is a web platform as a product. There are few teams contributing to it. Usually a team works on a feature, delivers the feature and maintains it. There are millions of end users and ...
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How to use JIRA to track progress over a process with multiple handoffs

I work on a team that consists of several different groups - researchers, analysts, database analysts, and developer (me). We load data for our project several times a year, following a consistent (...
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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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Can I collapse tasks in a specific swimlane?

I would like to collapse tasks in my "DONE" swimlane, as this aggregates a lot of items and quickly forces every project to be very long. This causes me to lose overview over other swimlanes, ...
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Watching an Entire Repo in Jira

I'm trying to watch an entire Jira repo (Mesos) and can't seem to find a way to get email notification a la Github for each update. Closest I got was here: https://jira.atlassian.com/browse/BSERV-...
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Keep track of DoD per sprint and per release

In a scrum project it is desirable to know what is your definition of done and what is your actual undone work. Potentially Shippable = Definition of Done + Undone Work http://less.works/less/...
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Best way to manage public/private boards which can share stories?

Currently our team uses JIRA to manage our agile projects. JIRA works alright but has two major limitations for us. Our goal is to have a backlog of stories/cards, and be able to organize them on ...
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Is there a way to setup a manual testing hierarchy in Jira that can be used iteratively?

Is there a way to setup a manual testing hierarch in Jira that can be used iteratively? For example, the following would be a hierarchy checklist: Testing Windows, iOS Windows Desktop, Windows Web, ...
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Agile Jira is being bombarded by issues from QA and testers. Need help and suggestions

I would like to ask regarding our situation. I just joined a startup company and they are starting to do scrum (although I would say it was a poor implementation of scrum with no assigned Scrum Master ...
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How do I set up a Jira Kanban board to have queues before the backlog?

I have a Kanban board going, but the backlog is large enough to be unmanageable. I'd like to have a pair of queues before the backlog, "untriaged" and "triaged", where the bulk of the long-range ...
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How can I create custom issue filter equivalent to agile board column?

I have an agile board with column called "To Do" - see random example below. In this column I have now 2 tickets. I would like to create my own issue filter ("Favourite filter") with equivalent ...
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How does one manage scope in JIRA?

I work in a software development company. We develop with Fixed Price contracts, thus there's a lot of BDUF (Big design up front). During the initial/planning phase, we create very big monolithic ...