How do I create boards in existing project in the new JIRA?

In the previous version of JIRA, it was easy enough to create a board in an existing project. You could do it from the project, or you could also go to the "boards" tab in the main nav. However, if I do not already have a board, there is no way to create a new board in the new JIRA UI.

Funny enough, if you do have a board in your project, you can create another by clicking on the three dots in the project's board view.

It makes it difficult to set up a new project, because I now have to create from Scrum or Kanban, and go back and set up the all schemes I need. I would much prefer to copy from an old project structure, and only have to set up the board. 

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As you mentioned, the 'Create board' option is available on the Boards tab, but this tab is shown only if your project already has a board. So if you have no board, you cannot access the 'Create board' option...

However, you may go to a different project that does have a board (or even create a bogus project if necessary), in order to be able to access the 'Create board' option. Once in the 'Create board' UI, you'll have the chance to indicate which project(s) your new board will include.

(EDIT: typos)

This works! @Atlassian should definitely fix it, as I don't imagine this is how they intended for new boards to be created, but the solution works for now. Thanks @Federico Rabinstein!

I agree.  This is a terrible UX until it gets fixed.  @atlassian needs to address.  If this is a tool built to support Agile, boards are an integral part of Kanban and Scrum, and creating one at the beginning of a project needs to be very easy.

Super horrible user experience. There's got to be a better way to get boards added to a new project without several clicks. Currently the easiest way is to switch back to the old theme and click the dropdown beneath the project info in the top left side of the screen.

So disappointed that this bug persists. It makes the entire "Create project with shared configuration" option seem completely broken. 

The new JIRA doesn't give me an option to create a board for an existing project from that screen....



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Anton Chemlev Community Champion Nov 13, 2017

You can use "Create project with shared configuration", this link is available on "Create project" dialog screen. This will create new project which shares all the configs with existing project you've chosen as a template.

Yes, thanks for responding! This is how I normally make projects, but it doesn't copy over the board.

So now I just need to build the board!

This is a huge huge problem for Jira Cloud users that renders the "Create project with shared configuration" option completely useless for the way we use our organization. 

The kanban board is an essential component to Jira - why does this template option remove the ability for a board or not have a default blank board like you would normally have when creating a project from scratch?

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