Can I create multiple stati that the Create transition can be set to?

When I Create an issue, is it possible to choose the issue status? That is, I'd like to be able to create an issue as either "New" initially or as something like "Ready for DEV" initially.

The reason I want to do this is we have some upstream stati for our issues that feed a backlog grooming board that our product owners use frequently. Our initial status for our main development scrum board is "Ready for DEV", so anything in the "Ready for DEV" status is essentially our vetted backlog on our scrum board, and other tickets that have not been groomed will never show on our scrum board. This works really well except when one wants to quickly create a ticket in Plan mode on our dev scrum board using the convenient "Create issue" link that shows up at the bottom of the sprint. When we do this now, the new ticket goes right to "New" status and is thus invisible on our board. One then has to go find this ticket and transition it to "Ready for DEV" in order for it to show on our scrum board.

Can anyone think of any valid solutions to this?

Thank you!

3 answers

Hi Scott,

What you could try is creating a specific issue type called Dev Tasks which uses a workflow that simply doesn't include the New step but jumps directly to the Ready for DEV step.

This will allow you to not only create new issues directly on your scrum board but also to have a clear overview of the issues that have been through the backlog grooming and those that haven't.

Best regards,


You can "Fast Track Transition" an issue on the created event (a post-function) to your wanted status. However, this will affect all the issue using that workflow. 

They're on Cloud, so no, they can't.

Ohhh. Details details... Thanks Nic

0 votes

No.  A transition can only have one end point.

If you were not on cloud, you could do some stuff with auto-transition scripts or listeners, but those options aren't enabled on Cloud

Suggest an answer

Log in or Sign up to answer
Community showcase
Published Jan 08, 2019 in Jira

How to Jira for designers

I’m a designer on the Jira team. For a long time, I’ve fielded questions from other designers about how they should be using Jira Software with their design team. I’ve also heard feedback from other ...

1,234 views 5 10
Read article

Atlassian User Groups

Connect with like-minded Atlassian users at free events near you!

Find a group

Connect with like-minded Atlassian users at free events near you!

Find my local user group

Unfortunately there are no AUG chapters near you at the moment.

Start an AUG

You're one step closer to meeting fellow Atlassian users at your local meet up. Learn more about AUGs

Groups near you