How can I easily tell what kind of Software project is a project in Jira, Kanban vs Scrum vs Basic?

Abe_Roba February 6, 2019

How can I easily tell what kind of Software project is a project in Jira, Kanban vs Scrum vs Basic? I can tell whether it is a Software or Business or Service Desk, but I can't tell what type of Software project it is.

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Kian Stack Mumo Systems
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February 6, 2019

Hello Abe,

 

The "Type" that you are in only affects the original workflows, issue types, ect. It doesn't limit you in any way going forward. It's just a project template.

 

That being said, if you want to check if you had a "Scrum project" initially vs. a Kanban, you can look at the "Issue Type Scheme" that was given to the project. 

Kanban ones will be marked with "Project Key: Kanban Issue Type Scheme", Scrum ones will be "Project Key: Scrum Issue Type Scheme". "Basic" ones will be marked as "Software Development Issue Type Scheme". 

See my screenshots. 

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subham patra July 20, 2020

Hi @Kian Stack Mumo Systems - Is there any other way to find out the types of project i.e. scrum or kanban? 

The scheme names have been changed for the projects i have been looking for to identify the types.

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Benjamin Kirkbride
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July 12, 2023

> The "Type" that you are in only affects the original workflows, issue types, ect. It doesn't limit you in any way going forward. It's just a project template.

 

This may have been true at one time (oh what a time that must have been) but it could not be further from the truth now.

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Hoffman, Chris
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May 23, 2023

@Kian Stack Mumo Systems   This solution does not work as of May 2023.  It also looks like there are limitations on what can be changed in a project based on how it was originally created

Dick April 4, 2024

This is especially true when using Plans. For some reason storypoints can only be visualised in a Plan when the issues displayed originate from scrum projects. Any Kanban project issues screw this up (as in: the option to use storypoints in the Plan configuration is greyed out). 

 

Hence, it is important to know the original type of project: scrum or Kanban. 

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May 29, 2024

You can see whether it is a scrum or a kanban by the fact that only "scrum" projects have a backlog. So if you have a backlog option in your left bar it is scrum, if you don't it is kanbanScreenshot 2024-05-29 at 14.42.34.pngScreenshot 2024-05-29 at 14.43.50.png

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