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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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How to project manage Multiple Product lines, Crossed linked projects 75 developers, 7-8 product managers in an agile manager

We are a medium sized product org with 700 people out of which about 100 are in tech, 75 developers (leads and arch included), 15-18 QA folks, 7-8 tech product managers. We have some 70 line items in ...
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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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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 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 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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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 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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Restrict group or user access per components

I would like to restrict the visibility of issues by users or groups on the criteria that the issues belong or not to a component. Is it possible or not ? If not I guess that it is a bad design to ...
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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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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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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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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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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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In Jira, is there an issue type for creating an already completed task?

In Jira, I would like my employees to create an issue that already is complete and closed. The purpose of creating the issue is purely for auditing purposes as an official record that the incident ...
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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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Workflows of rejecting tickets due to incomplete/wrong implementation

I work as a product manager in a start-up. We try to be lean but we have Jira as a tracker (I said we 'try'). I worked in around 10 different teams so far and the development workflow was usually ...
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Whose responsibility is to add stories to JIRA (or other issue-tracking software)?

This might seem as odd question, but moving from business to business I'm still puzzled as to whose responsibility it is to add stories to JIRA (or other issue-tracking software), as well be ...
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Best Approach to Get People to Put all Require Information in a single ticket?

At the agency I work at, I notice that to finish a task, I end up perusing several sources to get the assets I need. (The initial ticket in Jira, Gmail, Drive, etc) I feel as though everything I need ...
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Dev team's role in configuring Jira

Let me start by explaining the big, unfixable problem here: A new Technology Director has been brought in above my team, and he insists on deciding how Jira is configured, affecting people who don't ...
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How to ask my Product owner to put all information on the JIRA itself instead of a document pointed inside the JIRA?

I am a developer. A backlog jira is assigned to me for grooming. The jira contains a short description of the requirement and also the acceptance criteria. Also a problematic sentence as below, which ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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Individuals in team keep ignoring my advice

Running a team where I am asking individuals to update/move their JIRA tickets, one keeps saying he will do it but never does. This is becoming very frustrating since I have a lack of visibility of ...
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Who can add “tasks” in Scrum/Kanban?

I am using Kanban for the process of etablishing a company. It may be kind of wrong since I am both the product owner and the development team. But I think it works, the user stories turns out good. ...
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Tracking tasks across all Jira projects

I have many projects that are in progress in JIRA with Scrum teams from User Experience (UX) and Development (dev). Is there a way to see all dev or UX tasks across all projects? I'm currently having ...
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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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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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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, when I moved issues from one project to another, they don't show up in Agile view, but show up in project view

Recently I moved a bunch of JIRA issues from one of my projects to another. When I created a JIRA Agile board for the new project (just based off on the new project, no special filters) I could not ...
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Jira - how to set the size of story/task in kanban board?

I want to set up size for my tasks and stories based on t-shirt sizes convention. I can't find it in Jira Kanban board. Does Jira support it?
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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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Historical query results & date by which items entered scope (or fixVersion)

In JIRA, it is possible to ask JQL queries based on the current values of fields, such as date created, date modified, etc. With the ScriptRunner plugin, even more fun date-based queries are possible. ...
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Standard deviation in JIRA control chart what does it represent?

Trying to figure out what this represents? If standard deviation is high, does this represent inconsistent productivity?
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Reopen an epic after a feature request?

You are developing a software based on various modules. Each module is considered an Epic in JIRA. When the module is accepted by the client, the PM closes the Epic. After some time the client demands ...
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How do you write completable “stories” when all members of a team have a specialty?

From a user perspective our stories seem clear. From a engineering perspective our stories are a bit too broad and need to be broken up into sub-tasks. This is OK, but each member of the team has a ...
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How to best manage multiple projects in JIRA for a non-development team?

I am looking to find some resources or best practices on how to use JIRA to manage the Business As Usual (BAU) and other projects for my team. We have several major projects we are working on, and ...
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In Jira, how do I roll up Story Points or Time expended to Initiative?

In my JIRA project, we have the following issue hierarchy: Sub-tasks > Stories > Epics > Initiatives Most of our estimates and tracking happen at the Story level: Story Points are recorded on ...
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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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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 how to show a report of user stories without tasks?

Is there a way to show user stories that have no tasks? I need this stats to be shown in a report.
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Is there a way to embed Excel charts on confluence?

I am doing Scrum in my company. I need to create various reports/charts team wise and globally. The issue is since few fields are custom fields(example Team), I can't display/categorize the chart ...
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JIRA query to find all issues where acceptance criteria is less than 20 characters

can anyone help me with a JQL to filter all jira issues in my project that have acceptance criteria less than 20 characters