Administering a project

If you are the JIRA Core Administrator, there's quite a few things you are in control of, even if you aren't actually the person managing projects day-to-day. It's a good idea to become familiar with the following administration tasks so that you can effectively set up and customize business projects for your own team and other teams.

Define the project

All projects require a name, a project key and a project lead. These details help identify the project and the issues within it, and are defined when the project is created. 

See Editing a project's details 

Create project roles for users

Control who can access a project by setting up project roles. Then assign individual users or groups to the project roles. 

See Managing project role memberships

Configure the project board

Create a board for the project so that the whole team shares a common view of work tasks. The board shows what tasks need to be done, what is in progress, and what has been completed.

See Working with boards

Set up project deliverables

If the project has release dates or deliverable milestones, use 'versions' to group the work that needs to be completed within a specific timeframe.

See Organizing work with versions

Create work groups

To associate issues with a specific project segment or person, use components. For example, if a set of issues relates to 'project reporting' create a component for this.

See Organizing work with components

Define how work gets done

Each issue (or piece of work) has predefined steps to completion, called a workflow. A workflow controls how an issue progresses, from 'to do' to 'done'. You can modify and create new workflows to suit how your team works.

See Workflows

Customize issue layouts

Issues are the individual pieces of work your team does. You can edit the information layout of issues so that when new ones are created, the creator has to enter all required details.

See Customizing the issues in a project

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