Administering a project

Working in Jira Core is all about working with issues in projects. A Jira Core project is a collection of issues, and issues are the basic packets of work that need to be done. A project allows you to apply a process to each issue (via an associated workflow) within your project. You could choose to create a project to track leave requests, or a project to create and monitor a marketing campaign, Jira Core allows you to modify your project to suit your needs. 

Project details

A project must have a name, a project key and a project lead. These details help identify the project and the issues within it.

Learn more: Editing a project's details  

Project access

Access to your project is controlled through project role membership. You can assign individual users or groups to the project roles.

Learn more: Managing project role memberships


A version is a way to group issues within a project. Versions have a start and end date, and can be used to effectively group issues (and therefore your work) into deliverables by date

Learn more: Organizing work with versions


A component is another way to group issues within a project. Components don't have dates assigned to them, but they can have a component lead who could be a subject matter expert, or a team lead for that area of the project.

Learn more: Organizing work with components


Each project has at least one workflow that can be applied to it's issues. A workflow controls how an issue progresses, from creating the issue to closing the issue. 

Learn more: Workflows


Issues are the packets of work that need to be done, and each issue contains information held in fields. You can customize your issues by changing the fields, to make sure you always have the information required to complete your work.

Learn more: Customizing the issues in a project

Last modified on Mar 22, 2021

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