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Program Backlog

Sairam I'm New Here Jan 12, 2022

Hi, How to create a program backlog for a team to maintain and from there each team should pull their work to different projects, Pls advise.




Welcome to the Community!

"Pull their work from different projects" sounds like you are keeping it simple - 1 project = 1 team.  That makes backlogs and boards simple too because you can say 1 project = 1 team = 1 board.

When you create a new project, if you create the right type, you get a board alongside it.  That board will be created with the rule "Board is to only show this project", and the backlog is part of the board, so your problem is solved automatically.

Hi Sairam,

You could use a custom field to query against. If you would like to see the Program backlog in one place but have the teams split out to their own boards you could do the following:

Create your Program project in Jira

  • Add a custom select list field called Development Team (just an example, call it anything you want)
    • This field should be available in the Program project as well as all of the Team projects
  • When a ticket is submitted in the Program project, the Development Team is a required field and must have a value selected


In the Team projects:

  • Create your team board
  • Set the filter to search for issues with your Development Team name (from the select list)
    • These tickets would then be "pulled" into the board from the Program project.

A caveat - your teams will need to have edit permissions in both their Team project and the Program project in order to edit and transition the tickets.




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