I think I may have figured this out. The column labeled New Projects is the column I need to add. However, there are not enough statuses to make it work. What would you suggest? Should I look at creating a backlog and creating the epics in the backlog thus freeing up some statues.? I have made a copy of the JIRA board to work with because the original one is in use.
I took over the board from someone who had created the board. And the supervisor wants a new column created but all of the status's have been used up and there isn't enough for the new column. I think I might have to talk with the supervisor and rearrange the board if possible
When you edit the workflow to add a status, you can add new statuses that don't already exist. You don't have a limit per se on the number of statuses you can create. You will need to be a Jira Administrator to do that, but the steps are:
Go to Settings > Issues > Workflows
Search for the workflow you want to add the status to, and select Edit
Inside the Edit workflow diagram, there will be a button for Add Status. There you can add the status, and add transitions between it and the existing statuses.
Be sure to Publish the workflow after making the changes.
Then refresh your board and you should see the new status in the right hand column.
Hi @Roger Davidson I probably do not understand your usecase. Status is something what issue in Jira holds based on its workflow configuration.
Epic is type of the issue which is usually used as "parent" for tasks which implement given epic.
Maybe usecase description could help...