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Group function in Jira

By grouping is meant that you want to be able to have groups in Jira, such as systems engineers or designers – and when you assign a task, you can assign an entire group instead of just one person. Is that function possible somewhere?


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Hi @Jessica Larsson - You can only assign a Jira task to one user at a time. 'Groups' in Jira are used more to manage Jira/product access, project permissions, workflow conditions/validations etc. Only site admins and above are able to edit the groups and users within them, so these are not really used for issue-level task management.

Project Roles however can be managed by project managers, and are a way of assigning users to specific roles within a project so these might be a better fit for what you're looking to achieve... See more on project roles here

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Daniel Ebers Community Leader Feb 06, 2021

Hi @Jessica Larsson

you can have a custom field of type "Group picker (multiple groups)".
It lacks the functionality that the specific assignee field has and usually you will hear in Community that only one assignee should be set - as this is the person you will refer to in case of questions to the progress of an issue.
However, nothing speaks against a separate group picker field. It is a built-in functionality and you can put in groups like Marketing and Procurement there, assuming you have users grouped like this within your instance.


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