I've created a number of projects in Jira, they were all created as Basic Software projects, this option does not provide the "story" option when creating an issue. It looks like under the Scrum option it does, is it possible to enable stories in the Basic option or is it possible to convert the project from Basic to Scrum?
The project templates are just templates, they create a load of schemes for the project you are creating.
There is no reason you can or should not modify the created projects to suit you better. If you want an issue type of Story, go ahead and add it. Go to project admin and look for the "issue type scheme". Go into that, and add Story to it. (You may need to create a new issue type if you don't have it already)
I have multiple projects that use variations of the same base workflow. The variations depend on the requirements of the project or issue type. The variations mostly come in the form of new statuses ...
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