Hi Thomas - Welcome to the Atlassian Community!
No, you cannot assign an issue to multiple people in Jira - there can only be one person who is the assignee/owner of the issue.
So organization will use the Team field so more people have eyes on it or work concurrently.
Or you can create a new custom field that is a Group Picker type field or Multi-user Picker type field. Then you can add a group or multiple people to the custom field.
Sure - go to Settings > Issues > Custom Fields
Click on the Create custom field button in the upper right
Click on the All link on the left side
Then click on the User Picker (multiple users) option near the bottom (they are in alphabetical order).
Be sure to add any context needed for the field.
Ah ok well I may have to contact our business administrators.
I'm thinking of using a Kanban board to get overview of each project that we have over the course of the year. I was intending to have a column for each month and each issue would represent a project. The thing is there will be multiple people on each project (issue). It may be that there is better way to address this. Please let me know if you have any ideas.
No and yes.
Assignee is the field that holds the single person responsible for the issue. It is never right to assign an issue to two people (well, one case, but it's actually irrelevant in that case). So assignee will not do it.
But you can indicate that other users might be involved or interested via fields that allow you to add more users - watchers might be used sometimes, but most of us reach for a custom field - a single or multi-user picker, or sometimes a group when that's appropriate.
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