I have a Kanban board and sometimes there is a need to quickly create an issue without going through the whole process of "put in the backlog -> prioritise/refine/etc -> put in todo". Basically, a small task pops up and it needs to be done, so I want to create an issue directly in the "To Do" section of the board. Ideally I want something similar to the way one would do it in Trello - click a button, write description, press enter, and that's it. Currently the only way I found to do it is to:
Is there a way to accomplish the same with fewer steps, preferably without leaving the kanban board page?
Hi @Sergey Evstifeev ,
That could be done but you would need to use some scripting using one of the few add-ons that extends Jira.
In the hand, what is the point of having a Kanban board with Backlog to plan activities and not using it? Somehow at one point of time you/someone decided that was needed a backlog, and now you would like to define the exception? My recommendation here is then to switch off the backlog view and use the direct creation link to quickly create a new issue (https://confluence.atlassian.com/jirakb/creating-issues-via-direct-html-links-159474.html). You could place the link on the project side bar, or even on the top, etc.
Hope it helps,
Indeed, the fast-track transition is an extra step to either automate with Scriptrunner (or any other) for this type of urgent small issues w/o the involvement of a person, but again, that breaks any protocol the team has already in place that has already a purpose.
So, to complete my original response, I see more efficient to create a specific issue type with a shorten workflow that can be already placed in the right status (ideally second stage of the normal workflow) in the kanban board w/o the need of passing thru the backlog status. Being a different issueType it can be highlighted in the board or being placed at the top for having easy visibility, etc..
Next-gen projects provide a button to create a cards directly within a Kanban board's swimlane. I think this is a great touch, and I wish that Classic projects provided this as well. Note that this button is not shown if the board is a sprint.
There's a ticket for classic support of this workflow here: https://jira.atlassian.com/browse/JSWCLOUD-17042
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