You need a board so that you can view and work with issues in GreenHopper. A board displays issues from one or more projects. You can either a board that someone else has created, or create a new board for yourself. You can create as many boards as you like.
There are two types of boards:
Before you begin, please note that you will need the JIRA 'Create Shared Objects' global permission before you can create a board. If you don't have this permission you can still create a board, but it will not be visible to other people as its filter will not be shared.
You can either copy an existing board, or create a completely new one.
Click Select Scrum on the Presets tab (see Screenshot 1 below). You will be prompted to enter the name of your new board, select the project(s) you wish to view, and select what type of workflow to use (Simplified Workflow is recommended).
This will create a preconfigured Scrum board containing all the issues in your chosen project(s). Your Scrum board will have a JIRA filter with the following query:
Click Select Kanban on the Presets tab (see Screenshot 1 below). You will be prompted to enter the name of your new board, select the project(s) you wish to view, and select what type of workflow to use (Simplified Workflow is recommended).
This will create a preconfigured Kanban board containing all the issues in your chosen project(s) that do not belong to a released version (see the JIRA documentation on Managing Versions). Your Kanban board will have a JIRA filter with the following query:
Note that you cannot change the board type after creation (that is, a Scrum board cannot become a Kanban board, and vice versa).
Congratulations — you have created a new board!
Your new board will be shown. At the top is a link that you may want to send to other people so that they can use your board.
Screenshot 1: Create a new board using Presets
Screenshot 2: Create a new board using the 'Advanced' tab
Some example JQL you might wish to use for your Saved Filter:
Select all issues which are Unscheduled or in an Unreleased Fix Version:
Select all issues you are interested in:
Show all issues that you have participated in and have been updated in the last week. This requires the JIRA Toolkit Plugin.
Select all issues for a team (using a Label custom field named 'Team')
Only select my bugs for a bugfix team
Try fixVersion = earliestUnreleasedVersion(PROJECT KEY) to see all issues in the next Fix Version to be released:
Refer to the JIRA documentation for your detailed JQL reference.
Let your imagination run wild and please comment below with your best JQL suggestions to help us learn what you are looking for.
If you would like to create a board that is similar to one you are already using, you can simply create a copy.
Your new board will be based on the same issue filter as the original board. You will be the owner of the new board, but not necessarily of the filter. However, once your new copy is created, you can easily modify or create a new filter if you wish — see Configuring a Board.
To copy a board:
Alternatively, to quickly create a copy of the board you are currently viewing, simply select Copy from the Tools (cog) menu at the top right of the screen.