Showing results for 
Search instead for 
Did you mean: 
Sign up Log in

It's not the same without you

Join the community to find out what other Atlassian users are discussing, debating and creating.

Atlassian Community Hero Image Collage

Change company managed project with kanban board into scrum

Hi, I would like to ask how to convert company managed project with a kanban template into project with a scrum template where we could add sprints.

I'm a beginner site admin and I've tried to first do this on test project to be sure all the history of the project won't be lost ;)

I tried to add a new board from an existing project 'TEST' , picked scrum option (printscreen 1) set the project 'TEST' with issues in progress and an error occurred.

1. Do you know what might be the issue? Is it due the company managed project type? Do I need an organization admin to grant me the proper permission in this case?

2. Is there any other way that you advise to follow to convert a company managed project with a kanban template to the one with a scrum template? 


1 answer

0 votes

The templates only matter during project creation.  Once you have created the projects, the templates have no further effect, and you can reconfigure projects any way you want.  There is no "convert" really.

But to "convert" from Kanban to Scrum, the minimum changes you would need to do are:

  • Make sure there is a numeric field you can use for the Scrum estimates on Issue-level issue types (not sub-tasks - that won't work, but that's a story for another time).  Story points, time-tracking, any number really (but start with Story points as that's where Scrum guides start)
  • Create a new Scrum board that looks at the project (probably based just on "Project = X order by rank")
  • You might find there are some oddities in fields or the workflow isn't quite right, but those aren't directly "making it scrum", the board and estimate are the important bit

So, you've pretty much done the right thing already, but run into the share permissions.  Your assumption there is also nearly right - you need an admin to grant you the global permission to "create shared objects" (not a project permission, the global one)

Suggest an answer

Log in or Sign up to answer
Community showcase
Published in Feedback & Announcements

Announcing Data Residency for Standard and Premium licenses

TL;DR In February of 2021 we announced our plans to make data residency available to more customers later this year. We have now begun our phased rollout of data residency for Standard and Premi...

2,731 views 11 28
Read article

Community Events

Connect with like-minded Atlassian users at free events near you!

Find an event

Connect with like-minded Atlassian users at free events near you!

Unfortunately there are no Community Events near you at the moment.

Host an event

You're one step closer to meeting fellow Atlassian users at your local event. Learn more about Community Events

Events near you