Jira Image of the Day: Workflow Scheme Relationships


Single workflow

Concept Relates To

Application Type

Jira Work Management, Jira Software, Jira Service Management, Jira Core

Deployment Type

Jira Cloud, Jira Server, Jira Data Center

What is shown?

A single workflow in a workflow scheme

Visit: Admin > Issues > Workflow schemes

What can we learn?

A Jira project can have a single workflow or multiple workflows. The first diagram shows one workflow in a workflow scheme. This one to one relationship means all issue types in the project share the same workflow. This is the simplest of all the possibilities.


Multiple workflows

A Jira project can also have multiple workflows. The second diagram shows one workflow per issue type. This means the task workflow can have a specific number of steps, but the sub-task workflow can be different (and often simpler).


Additionally, some issue types can use one workflow while other issue types use another. The third diagram shows that task and sub-task share the same workflow and contract has a different workflow.

Workflow schemes give you the flexibility to develop the workflow to issue type mapping any way you’d like.

Note: A Jira project can only have one workflow scheme.

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March 30, 2024

Hi @Rachel Wright 

As always.. simple and easy to understand piece of information. Thank you for creating good content. 

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