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Associating two projects to each other

We are embarking on utilizing Jira in a more involved fashion.  Currently, we have a single large project and have created sub-sprints that focus on development tasks found within the SAME project.  What we would like to do is to set up different projects, that may have unique tasks for that project, but also may have tasks that are found in another project.  Is there a way to tie these common task elements within two projects?  This will allow staff that is siloed to a specific project to make status updates to a task that will not only apply to the Project they have access to, as well as update the status of that same task that is found in another task.


Is this possible?

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John Funk Community Leader Jan 14, 2022

Hey Adam,

If you are doing Sprints, you can create a Sprint board that spans two projects and uses issues from both. 

You can see more information here:

Hello @Adam Donner 

Welcome to the community.

You can link issues to each other across projects, if those projects are Company Managed projects. Cross project linking is not supported for Team Managed projects. Check which it is by looking at the bottom of the left-side navigation pane.

Using that link you can also use the Automation feature to build a rule that will update the "other" issues when the first issue is updated. For more information on Automation refer to

There are several threads in this forum on various linked-issue updating with Automation. Here is one example:

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