Simple Issue Tracking project

This project provides you with a quick and easy way to get JIRA up and running for simple issue tracking.

This project is aimed at users who want to track their issues through a simple three-step workflow, while taking advantage of JIRA's other powerful features. Later on, it's easy to extend to other, more complex workflows provided by JIRA.

Getting started

To create a Simple Issue Tracking project in JIRA, follow these instructions and be sure to select Simple Issue Tracking in Step 3.

  1. Log in as a user with the JIRA Administrators global permission.
  2. Choose Projects > Create Project.
  3. Choose the type of project that you want to create.
  4. Enter the project details. Note, choose the project key carefully, as it is not a simple task to change it after the project is created.
  5. Choose Submit to add the new project.

Details of this project template

Issue Types

You get the following three issue types:

  • Parent types: New Feature, Task
  • Sub-task type: Sub-Task

JIRA auto-creates an issue type scheme called <project key>: Simple Issue Tracking issue type scheme.

Simple Issue project workflow

This is what the project workflow looks like:

Workflow description

The Simple Issue project workflow operates as follows:

  • Three statuses: To Do, In Progress and Done
  • Uses the resolution: Done

JIRA auto-creates a workflow scheme called <project key>: Simple Issue Tracking workflow scheme.

Workflow transitions

Transitions have the following properties:

  • When the 'Start Progress' transition is used the issue gets assigned to the current user.
  • When the 'Reopen and Start Progress' transition is used the issue gets assigned to the current user.
  • When any 'Done' transition occurs the resolution is set to Done.
  • When the 'Reopen' transition occurs the resolution field is cleared.
  • There are no transition screens.
  • No Assignee transition conditions (apart from the permission scheme).

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