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Using JIRA for project management

Good day,

I want to use JIRA as my Project Management tool for implementation instead of tools such as SmartSheet in my department.

1. How can I set my Project plan in JIRA with the estimates and deadlines for each task and also create dependencies where and when required?

2. As I will have more than one project in implementation at the time, will making each smaller project a component of the bigger department's project be a usable option or will I have to create a project for each small project?

3. If I have to create a project for each small project in my department, how can I group all the project together to see how the department is doing as a whole and manage the resources accordingly?

4. Is it possible to add objects or project management add-on to present the project(s) as a Gant chart for example?

Looking forward to hearing from your expertise.


Victor L.


1 answer

We user JIRA 7.12 server version.


JIRA is based on projects (i.e. it is the starting point for all work breakdown structures).


If you want to use 'higher-level constructs' above a JIRA project, I think you should consider licensing JIRA Portfolio.


(As we develop a single product, we use a single JIRA project. I have no experience with JIRA Portfolio. However, based on what I've read about the tool, this seems how you could aggregate multiple projects into a single higher-level view.)

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