I'm relatively new to Jira and I believe I am an Jira Admin, but I think I have more permissions for certain types of projects than others. For example, whenever I am working with a classic software type project, I am able to configure the projects board. But when I am working with a classic business type project, I am unable to configure the projects board.
Does this mean I'm a Jira Admin for classic software type projects, but not for classic business type projects? How can I receive the ability to configure boards for classic business type projects?
There are significant differences between the two, primarily that a software project has standard agile workflows and boards associated, while a business project does not. You could modify and update the categories to try to force boards based on the workflow, but this probably isn't ideal.
As a new user, you are probably a project admin. You should discuss discuss this with your system administrator to understand your access and limitations as well as best practices within your organization.
Hope this helps,
Hi Jude - Welcome to the Atlassian Community!
As Marianne says Business project functionality is very limited in what you can modify - even if you are both a project admin and a Jira admin. If you need to do that, I would suggest you create the project as a Classic Software project.
Is there any advantage of having a classic business project over a classic software project?
Also, it looks like that I have certain permissions to edit all the existing classic software projects, but not classic business projects. How can I receive permissions to also have permissions to edit classic business projects?
And how can I find out if I am a project admin or Jira admin and for which projects?
Classic provides for much for flexibility than Business. I have to say that I NEVER use Business projects for that reason.
If you go to a board for a project and can see the Project Settings menu option on the left hand side, then you are probably a project administrator.
If you click on the gear icon and can see options for System Settings, Issue Settings, etc. then you are a Jira Admin also.