Managing a small IT department with numerous existing applications. Do I create a Jira project for each application?

I'm trying to get a handle on how I might use JIRA to manage and track change requests, issues, and projects for our existing individual applications. I'm still pretty new to JIRA, having used it mainly just for issue tracking on a single project.

Would I create a JIRA project for each application? I want to have issue log and backlog that I can track for each app, so it seems like I would need a project for each? I guess I'd like confirmation on that strategy.

On the other hand, it seems like I'll then have lots of projects that I'll need to look at each one in order to get a bigger picture on what's going on. Would there be a way to organize all the activities across multiple projects into say, a single Kanban board, to get a big picture of activities?

Not sure if what I'm searching for exists in way of other terminology or guide/tutorial. Appreciate feedback or direction to existing document.


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Hi. Technically there are several ways. 

You could give every application a dedicated project. 

You could group applications in a shared project and separate applocations for instance by components


kanban boards are filter driven. So whatever you want to show up on your boards you can make it happen by using the right JQL in your filter

I'm  playing with the approach to use a sort of "master" project and then use components to organize each application.  From a strictly organizational aspect, I'm really liking it.

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