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How to change project lead in a Next-Gen Project

I've looked for help online but most point me to Project Details > People, which doesn't seem to allow me to make changes to project leads, only to change their Roles (administrator/member/viewer). I've looked through the documentation on Next Gen projects but I can't find anything regarding project leads.

Thank you

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Next-gen projects do not (yet) support project leads.

Oh, nice. Thank you!

Like Nic Brough {Adaptavist} likes this

When new projects are created there is a project lead in the view and it is currently being defaulted to the creator of the project.   I created all of the projects for our Jira transition and now it shows me as the project lead for all of them.    This is misleading for the teams and I'd like to update so that it shows the true project leads.

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I agree with @Lenny Fayard. Having the Lead prominently displayed on the projects summary view, but not having a way to change it is a problem. It should either be suppressed entirely, or be able to be made correct.

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The other issue with not being able to change the project lead - if you set up a next-gen project on behalf of someone else, next thing you're also getting an email notification of every change that happens and no clear way to turn this off.

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Indeed. I assisted in our move to Jira, so now I am the project lead of more than half of all of our company's projects. Hoping they fix this soon.

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I also really need this feature. It is not feasible to delete my VP but I should be the visible project lead of my projects... he does not need the emails and interruptions that this is causing!

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Definitely an upvote here for fixing this issue. 

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upvote for fixing this.

Like Mike Barta likes this

upvote for fixing this.

Yep, please fix this asap. I created 5 next gen projects for people yesterday and now i'm slammed with messages on a regular basis. Begone!

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Please Fix this (make it simple, the work around is a bit of a PITA). You have underestimated

a.) The amount of work that gets delegated.

b.) The amount of politics in the average office and how many hurt feelings and eye rolling this causes. 

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Upvote for fixing this.

Is this seriously still not fixed? It's been nearly a year. This is pretty basic UI stuff, guys.

Like Pauline Kalil likes this

This is the default assignee, not the project lead (correct me if I am wrong). 

To avoid having to check a chain of websites/questions:

https://mihamina.rktmb.org/2019/07/project-lead-nextgen-project.html

It doesn't work

Like Ugnius Malukas likes this

There is an open feature request to fix this:

As a project administrator, I want to be able to define and change a Project Lead in a next-gen project type
https://jira.atlassian.com/browse/JSWCLOUD-17323

Search query:

https://jira.atlassian.com/browse/?jql=text%20~%20%22change%20lead%20next-gen%22%20ORDER%20BY%20updated%20desc

Comment and vote over there instead of here.

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We currently face this issue, do we have an estimate on when it would be included in the product (Cloud)?

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