Create a Jira Project for anything that needs its own Versions?

Would it be correct to say that anything that needs its own Versions should be a project?

Currently my Jira instance has projects that consist of multiple components, and each component is released separately. This does not work well because all of the Versions are intermixed on the project's Versions page.

2 answers

1 accepted

yes, I think that would be an correct assumption. It of course depends a bit on the components and how many you have.

If you use GreenHopper (agile) making a planning over multiple projects isn't a issue anymore. Thanks to the new rapid boards. So in this case I would suggest creating a few extra projects.

If you don't use greenhopper at all, using the a cascading select might be the best workaround for you -- as described here Another solution, if you only have a few versions, is to prefix your version by component. ie compa-1.1 and compb-1.1. It's not perfect, but sorting is a bit easier ;-)


We have developed a JIRA plugin that allows component specific version numbers. It enforces component specific versions on issue create, edit, inline edit and workflow screens. You can check it out at Atlassian Marketplace (Component and Bundle Versions for JIRA) or at read the plug-in's help page for more detailed manual.

Suggest an answer

Log in or Sign up to answer
How to earn badges on the Atlassian Community

How to earn badges on the Atlassian Community

Badges are a great way to show off community activity, whether you’re a newbie or a Champion.

Learn more
Community showcase
Published Thursday in Jira

5 ways you can make the most of Jira Software and Bitbucket Cloud

As part of the Bitbucket product team I'm always interested in better understanding what kind of impact the use of our tools have on the way you work. In a recent study we conducted of software devel...

82 views 0 5
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