Use this project type for...
- Any activities that follow the same steps every time, such as a purchasing process
- A creative design or content development process
- Any process where reviews and approvals are mandatory.
Manage activity on the board
Use the Jira Core board to quickly see where your process is at, such as how much work is in progress, or how many items are stuck in review. It also gives you a quick view of what is overdue (if you are using due dates) and who is assigned to issues, so you can follow up.
See Working with boards.
If a task that you add is actually a group of smaller tasks, you can create sub-tasks and assign them to different people. The task won't be able to move to "Done" until all the subtasks are complete as well. Sub-tasks don't appear on the board, but are listed on the issues they belong to.
The table below shows the specifications for default issues in a process project. If you're a Jira Core admin, you can customize these defaults. For example, you can add other issue types to the project, or add new fields to this issue type. See Configuring your issues.
|Issue types||Task and sub-task|
|Issue fields||Summary, Issue Type, Reporter, Attachment, Due Date, Original Estimate, Remaining Estimate, Description, Assignee, Priority, Resolution and Labels|
|Resolutions||Done, Won't Do, Duplicate and Cannot Reproduce|
|Priorities||Highest, High, Medium, Low and Lowest|
Example use of a process management project
|Scenario||The department needs a new photocopier and a business case for the purchase needs to be submitted.|