Project Management Core Board - Status in wrong order

I created a new project using the Project Management type , with a new workflow.  I have a simple workflow.


To Do, Kick-Off, Concept, Reviewing,Revising, Final Review,  Complete.   I have transitions from 1 to the other with the only exception issues can go from  Final Review back to Revising.  

When I go to the Board the issues are listed in the following order:


To Do, Reviewing, Kick-Off, Concept, Revising, Final Review. Complete.  


How do I move the Reviewing Stage on the Board between Concept and Revising?  I can't find an option to reorder the board columns.  Do I need to remove the workflow and recreate?  Thanks

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  1. Go to the board.
  2. click on Board button (top-right corner) and then Configure
  3. click Columns option
  4. drag&drop the desired column to the position you want

When I select the project I get a left hand menu with

Summary, Board, Issues, Reports.   I select Board.. when I do the only thing in the top right corner is Give feedback. 


On the Top Menu I see Dashboard, Projects, Issues, Boards.  If I select Boards this is one is not in there.  

This is a built in board for Project Management projects.   Any other suggestions.   Thanks so much! 

Hi Wendy,

are you trying to manage the lifecycle of a JIRA Project?

Yes I am when I created the project I selected Project Management and I tried Process management.  

The workflow is very simply - however the columns on the board are not ordered according to the workflow.    I have tried deleting and recreating.  I have looked at the order of the status by Status ID.  And now I am out of ideas wink

Hi Wendy,

I think you have conceptual misunderstanding - JIRA is a issue tracker so it tracks issues organized as projects and the workflow is for the Issues not for the Projects - they are simply containers for the issues.

So if you want to track the life cycle of the project itself there isn't out-of-the-box functionality in JIRA. Recently developed add-on for JIRA - Cycle Control does exactly that - enables you to define and track the life-cycle of the whole project or group of projects.

Let me know if that looks like what you need and we can continue the conversation in more details.


Peter T



Actually I am trying to manage the lifecycle of an issue.   Specifically this is Project is for managing creative service issues.   An issue goes through 5 stages 

To Do




Final Review.



At each status I want to drag and drop each issue from 1 stage to the next and at any time I want to look at the board and see which status an issue is assigned. 

Above is the order I would like to see the columns on the board as I typically move issues in that order.  The only exception is that if an issues is in Final Review I can move it back to Revising or to Completed. 


The board has all issues in the correct order except for 1 it keeps showing up out of order on the board. Even thought I have built 1 way transitions between each stage.


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Hi Wendy,

JIRA Core Board now allow the column to be re-ordered, directly on the board itself.

If you are an admin, click and hold the column title, and drag it to the desired position.



Irene Ongkowidjaja
Product Manager - JIRA Core 

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