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Am learning Jira. So trying to understand the difference between components vs labels. While reading the sites it is actually confusing me, Can someone explain me with examples.
Also is it Product owner or scrummaster who can create these labels, components?
Hello @Vineela AK
Here is the detail answer.
When to use Labels versus Components in Jira relies on the needs and working methods unique to your firm in each scenario.
Labels can be used worldwide, while Components work better for grouping within projects. Consistency and user friendliness are ensured when an admin sets the component. Additionally, it makes sure that the team consistently groups the tasks that make up a project.
Jira Labels' adaptability and uniqueness are advantageous for personal reporting, but they are also a drawback. This is because inserting a Label's name has a significant chance of resulting in a typing error, making Labels less trustworthy than Components in this situation.
Therefore, labels are only partially useful at the project level, but they are an enormous added value for individual users.
I hope this information is helpful.
Hi - this was a helpful answer as I had the same question. But if I frame it in a different way, can you advise how you'd tackle this?
We are an IT team and want to be able to categorise by specific Directorates so as to help with reporting as much as anything else, so when a project is added, would also want to add which Directorate the project sits in (People, Communities, Corporate).
In such as instance would Components or Labels be better to use?
Grateful for any guidance
@Fahim Ahmed Well Components will be the best in this scenario. Because we can't control on label as user might be add mis spelled or typo and it will create new label which will be difficult to manage.