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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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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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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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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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One Kaban or five Kanbans? My manager would like to implement Kanban to get better visibility on what his five teams do

He needs to do reporting to his higher-ups both on an organizational level and team level (one GIS org consisting of five teams w/ different GIS specialties). He'd prefer to do one Kanban board for ...
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How can I force an epic to have a limited/finite scope?

Background I'm working for a web development agency. I take responsibility for managing the work that the developers in our company do for our client. We're using JIRA for task management. Epics ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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Jira Agile how to specify what branch or version an improvement or story goes in so it's less confusing?

How should I handle telling our developers where to put the changesm wether it be a bug or new feature using JIRA? Here is why I ask: For Issues/Bugs I think the use of the Affects and Fix version ...
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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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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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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 ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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Could my sprint unit be a scenario instead of a feature? (Gherkin terms)

My team's Business Analyst and I have written some Gherkin files describing user stories of our new project. As usual, a Gherkin file is composed of one feature, itself detailed through one or ...
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Mechanism in JIRA to signify issues/tickets that are stalled

I'm using Agile views/boards in JIRA to manage issues of a project. Is there a mechanism to signify issues that are important (hence high priorities) but for technical difficulty and human resource ...
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Production bugs and epics in Jira

We are trying to organize our epics in a better way. In the past, the epics remained indefinitely open on Jira. Every production support/bug ticket will be added to the exsiting epic. However, since ...
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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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Scrum when each member has their own product

I work in a team of 15 that implements scrum (as well as we can). Each person in the team has multiple products, that only they work on, and each of those products are unrelated to any other product ...
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What is the best workflow between Jira and Confluence?

I'm struggling with Jira and Confluence. My Team and I are developing an application and we are not sure how to structure our JIRA environment perfectly. For our development process we use Kanban. ...
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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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In Jira, can I form a query to give me all tickets I touched yesterday

In Jira, can I form a query to give me all tickets I touched yesterday I can easily form a query to give me all tickets that were updated yesterday and that I touched at some point but I would like ...
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Should single user story contain estimations for each involved guild in full-stack development team

Problem We're working in a full-stack development team composed of three guilds (backend, frontend, QA), so as a team we share a single sprint board. User stories we take into our sprints are written ...
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How to manage development tasks and bugs/issues in a small fully-remote development team?

How to manage development tasks and bugs/issues in a small fully-remote development team? I've just hired two developers so I need to put a system in place for managing development tasks, reporting ...
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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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How to keep track of finished tasks vs deployed tasks in JIRA?

My development team and I have been using release dates (or fixVersions as they are called in JIRA) to keep track of all tickets for our iterative development schedule. However, as our team grows ...
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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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In JIRA, is it possible to have items show up in a project backlog but not show up in a sprint's column?

I've set up workflows, workflow schemes, issue type schemes, and everything else required to get a project through my customized steps from new idea to live release. The default behavior of "Agile" ...
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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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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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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 get User who moved Ticket?

I'm trying to edit my Jira Workflow to more efficiently track the Developer who developed the ticket. Right Now, when the Ticket moved to 'Testing' Status, it gets Assigned to the QA on the team. And ...
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How to display Time Tracking fields in Issue Detail View using Kanban Board in Jira?

That's it. How can I have Time Tracking fields (Original Estimate, Remaining Estimate) show up in Issue Detail View when using a Kanban Board (in "Work" mode) in Jira? Looks like this feature can ...
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In JIRA, how can I show certain columns to specific users?

Let's say I have five columns in my project. They are visible in a Scrum project when a sprint begins, as expected, when you click on the "Work" tab in the Plan / Work / Report options. One || Two || ...
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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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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 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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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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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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Story breakdown and parent story points

An issue has come up lately as we break down stories.. The scenario is as follows: During product increment planning we outline X amount of stories for the PI. This is recorded in Jira with story ...
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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 ...