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Swimlanes for Jira WM?

Hi all,

How can I configure swimlanes in JWM? I'm trying to create a board where multiple departments will add issues and we want to see swimlanes, especially visual color cues, at the board level to see it grouped by department. 


I've looked into all the fields, and troubleshooted for hours but I can't figure out how to do this. 


Is this possible?

3 answers

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Ron Levy Atlassian Team Dec 19, 2021

Hi @Emily Bell indeed there are no swimlanes on the board for JWM at the moment but you can "group" items on the list view and we'll be adding more options to group by in the upcoming weeks. 

Can you please check this out and lmk if this answers your need?

cc: @Jane Yeoh 

Hi Ron, Thanks for getting back to me. It would be so awesome to have swimlanes in JWM, so will look forward to when you are able to roll out that feature!


In the meantime, I've used groups (and filters) however it looks like 'groups' uses 3 standard settings - status, assignee, and priority. Is there a way to add more or customize this? 


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Curt Holley Community Leader Dec 19, 2021

I can swimlanes are available for JWM projects at this stage...maybe next year?

Fabian Lim Community Leader Dec 19, 2021

Thanks.  I also checked on my cloud instance and there are no configs available on jwm boards.

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Fabian Lim Community Leader Dec 17, 2021

Hi @Emily Bell

Welcome to the community!

Have you tried configuring the swilmanes on the board?

Make sure you JQL Queries to identify the different deparments.


HiFabian - thanks for the quick reply. I have read this article but when I go to the 'more....board settings' to review how to configure swimlanes, there's no option. 

Fabian Lim Community Leader Dec 17, 2021

I guess this is not available for jwm projects then.

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