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How can I close a project?

A project is defined as a temporary endeavor with a well-defined start and an end. So, naturally, I expect projects in Jira to follow that definition and to provide a way to signal that they ended. Where can I find such a feature?

In case that feature actually does not exist, calling these open-ended collections of related tasks "projects" seems very misleading to my and I would suggest to stop calling them "projects". A more fitting name would then be "open-ended task collection".

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Yes unfortunately it's confusing terminology.  A project in Jira is exactly as you have said, a collection of issues or a team area.  It would be better if renamed, however it seems we're stuck with it.

There is no way to 'close' a project, if they really aren't needed any more I usually remove all user access apart from Jira admins.

However, I would suggest you keep the project open, and track actual project work using the Releases functionality.  Then the same project can be reused for future work.

The only real reason to have separate projects is if they need separate issue types, workflows etc.

Hi @Luzius Meisser 

"Jira hasn't a function for "closing" a project. To hide the project without deleting it, you can follow the steps outlined on this page (see section How to hide (or archive) a project)."


@Zoryana Bohutska _SaaSJet_  This link is not working, can you help sharing an updated one ?

Hello @Gaurav Sharma 

I guess, @Zoryana Bohutska_SaaSJet_ means this page: So, please, follow the link.

I hope it helps

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