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Jira Sprint Structure for Software Team

As I see it, we have three levels: Epic - Broad view of what would be nice to do. (Usually more then a Sprint) Let pay for our service with credit cards Story - More defined and structured view. (...
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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 can I improve this Jira process? [closed]

At the moment in Jira each developer has the following columns in its dashboard: (developer dashboard) TO DO IN PROGRESS IMPEDED QA REVIEW DONE Story 101 ------------------------...
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Handling New Issues in the backlog

We are a small team mostly focused on medium to large scale websites. I am going to merge all issues for all of our projects into one backlog using Kanban with JIRA. The idea being that no one gets ...
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How can I get an export of stories/bugs in all releases for a date range?

I'm looking to get the following data for a given date range: Release Date Release Version Number of Stories Number of Bugs I understand that it's easy to get this information one release at a time ...
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Merging multiple backlogs into a Visionary/Master backlog on JIRA?

Context An enterprise AWS project with multiple Scrum teams building features. Three additional stakeholder teams (Dev Ops, Operations, CISO) who send support and consultancy requests into the AWS ...
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Difference between JIRA's internal “Needs Review” and “Review Needed” issues statuses?

What are the differences (if any, but I assume some shall be) between the "Needs Review" and "Review Needed" issues statuses internally managed by JIRA? It increases difficulty when moving an issue ...
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Can you add a person to watch a JIRA issue?

In some cases, I'd like to let a teammate watch an issue, and be informed of whatever is going on about that issue, even though the issue is not assigned to him/her. Is it possible to add a person to ...
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On JIRA, how can I restrict a specific status of my workflow to hold only one issue per time?

On JIRA, how can I restrict a specific status of my workflow to hold only one issue per time? Because we're automating all our workflow, I want to have a specific status (ACCEPTANCE) that only ...
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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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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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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: 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Requirements Tracking in Jira for “Preliminary Project Assessment”

Recently our company has taken the plunge into using Atlassian for our project management tool. Right now we're using Jira and Confluence. As an architect at our company, one of the things I've begun ...
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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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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 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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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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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 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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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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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 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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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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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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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 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 ...
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Epic Feature User Story Tasks Hierarchy in Jira

How can I setup this hierarchy in Jira? Epic | +--Feature | +--User Story | +--Task I'm having trouble linking a User Story and a Feature to a Epic
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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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Assign verification person on Jira Board

I've googled a lot about that but couldn't find appropriate solution so far. We have almost default Jira Agile board with last columns: In Progress, Verify, Closed. Workflow is: Developer move task ...
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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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Can one change the datetime an item was added to a sprint?

Can one change the datetime an item was added to a sprint? Right now the scope change is recorded when it is done, but i would like to pretend an item was in the sprint all along. Does this ...
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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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Kanban in Jira - Limit number of tasks in column

I'm trying to limit the number of tasks displayed in one of our columns (the one which holds the "solved" tasks), without success. I have changed the "MAX" column settings, but, it looks like it ...
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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 ...