@Jim Stewart you are working on Jira Work Management and not on Jira Software.
These kind of projects have a different template that Jira software. That's why you couldn't find the backlog. These kind of projects do not have a backlog.
So either you start a new software project, or you could still use the existing one, without the use of a backlog.
Yes, I hadn't been in my instance for a while and so it prompted me when I logged in about Jira Work Management. I hadn't heard of that. Is that new? Something I could read on that?
Also, I do need a backlog but as mentioned in another response, really like the timeline feature. Is that available in the standard cloud instance either as roadmap or add-on or something?
Jira work management is the old jira core, enhanced with new features such as forms, lists etc. You can read more:
Jira software comes with roadmaps and you can activate it from project settings. In software there is tons of addons to choose from, like "structure" (https://marketplace.atlassian.com/apps/1217809/structure-gantt-planning-at-scale) , which is very powerful tool.
I’m sure where you’re looking for the term backlog. Generally this is associated with your various boards. For instance with a scrum board you have an active sprint view and a backlog of you. For kanban projects you have a kanban view and a backlog of you.
can you share more information about where you are seeing “list“? Maybe a screenshot would be best.
Ok, I found it in my list of projects. But here's the weird thing. Somehow I stumbled into what appears to be a template for an HR business project, something I'd never seen before. I was in the wrong place. Is that a new thing? This is what I saw. It's moot now but just curious.
Yes there are a lot of new templates for various project types rolling out. I am not directly familiar with them myself as I’m not creating a lot of projects right now.
regarding Timeline view, I really have no experience with that yet. I’ve seen it but I have not used it. I search the documentation but couldn’t find anything on it. Doesn’t mean it’s not there just that I couldn’t find it in my brief search.
Actually, I found two things - one is a timeline add-on that I think you have to pay for. But then I was able to add a roadmap which I found on a search. I'm sure I'll be coming back to you guys when I try to figure out dependencies. (Most of the time I use a separate tool like Smartsheet or some sort of Gantt chart.) Anyway, thanks and we'll see how she goes.
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