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How can I limit WIP in Jira ?

ofira daniel Dec 11, 2017

Hi ,


I would like to limit wip on below level :

  • #of stories team can work on specific scrum board (= team board)
  • #of epics product (project) can work on "Un Release" version


I familiar with columns constrains I can use in Active Sprint board , I am looking for wip that can really limit and not allow the team to work on more than X stories in parallel / product to work on more that Y Epics in parallel


Will be happy to get advice ,


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Carlos Garcia Navarro Community Leader Dec 11, 2017

Hi Ofira,

I don't think you can truly enforce the WIP limits with JIRA (but you may be able to use an add-on). I believe this other post tackles the scenario you're proposing:

Hope it helps,


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