I am the system admin and when trying to create a board for a specific project, the project simply is NOT showing in the drop menu. All other projects appear but the one I want to create a board for.
I can create issues in the project, I have full access. I really can't get it to work!
Can someone please help me.
I have a team-managed software project (earlier called Next-Gen?) and when I look at boards, it says I cannot see the board since I have not started a sprint yet. Except when I look at my backlog, I do not have a Start Sprint option. I am the project admin, any idea why I cannot start a sprint (I am looking to start a sprint for a few items tagged "SEO") Even if I create a board, I don't see this project pop up in the options. Why is that? The only one that does pop up is company managed project. Is that the only type of project that can work in sprints?
I suspect the reason is that you created a business project. For business projects you only get the default Kanban board. If you wish to create a scrum or full featured Kanban board you can do so but you must select your profile as the location. This place is the new board under your profile not directly within the project. However you can use “add item“ in sidebar of you project page to create a URL link to your board.
I was having the same problem as you. However, I found out why this is happening and I also found a successful workaround.
My Problem was
I was trying to create several boards on a company-managed software project. The boards needed to input issues from team-managed software projects. When I try to create the board and choose my team-managed software project from the dropdown, the team-managed software projects do not populate in the dropdown (they are invisible).
Why this happens
The reason for this is because team-managed software projects will not populate on the dropdown. Actually, none of my team-managed software projects populated on the dropdown list. Somehow there is a mapping issue between team-managed and company-managed software projects.
Workaround that works
A workaround that worked was that I created a JQL filter with all the issues in the team-managed project. I then created a board and selected "board from an existing saved filter". You can see your filter for your team-managed software project here. Select it and this should work.
Let me know if you had success with this!
So the reason for your issue was that your project was team-managed software and NOT a company-managed software, wasn't it?
what you stated is evident since when I try to create a board from existing project, the projects listed are only company-managed software projects.
Is migrating from team-managed software to company-managed software the only solution for it to appear in the drop down list? *given that I don't wish to do the aforementioned workaround (create board from saved filter)
@Lou Rodriguez the issue with the alternative you describe is that the board is now created under your name as the Location, in my case under "Marielle Briant", as opposed to under the team board that your team is already using and you want it to be associated with.
Does this only work for company-managed projects?
I wasted lots of time on this and was rather annoyed when I figured it out. Some of the drop downs appeared to be cached. If you don't see the project name or an issue in the drop down list, start typing the project name (or issue id) in the select list and a search will be done and it will find the project or issue based on the drop down type.
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