I am trying to change the project lead on an existing project in Jira OnDemand.
I have tried going through the documentation and through Jira options, and I cannot find screens that match those in the descriptions of how to change project lead. Any help is appreciated!
Hi, one of the ways to change a project lead would be (you will need administer project priveledge to do either of the below described):
where [your-account] is your ondemand instance, and [project-key] is the 2 or 3 letter project key.
on the page that loads click little pencil icon next to project lead, and choose a new user to be the project lead.
1. Log in to your jira account.
2. In the projects drop down select the project you want to change the lead for.
3. In the upper right corner of the screen, right below issue search there is "Administer project" button.
4. You will see an administration summary page for that project. In the line that says JIRA Project:
Yes, astonishingly difficult to just to easy stuff. I agree
To expand on Simon Coles answer:
Read this one: https://confluence.atlassian.com/jira/managing-project-role-membership-185729456.html
It's under "The cogwheel" (top right corner symbol) ->Projects -> The project name -> Roles (in the left menu) -> Edit defaults.
Stupid place to put it. But at least now we all know where it is.
Latest update as I couldn't find the steps listed here as of 2015.
Took me an hour or more to find this.
In v6.4.13#64028-sha1:b7939e9 (standalone version), it is slightly different.
In v7.2.0#72002-sha1:36e1562 (standalone version) it is as @Ray Mosley describes. Step 1 and 2 can be replaced by:
Why is this so difficult? Under Project, select the project, on the top right is says who the project lead is. It should be possible to change it there, but it is not
Ludicrously difficult. Aimlessly losing time trying to find how to do this most simple of tasks.
EDIT: It's hidden behind a link called "Edit Defaults"... sigh An hour of my life I won't get back.
In my case I did not find any "Administer project" option(I have JIRA stand alone).But I could find option to edit project lead as follows:
1.Log into JIRA account as an administractor
2.In the projects drop down select the project you want to change the lead for.
3.On the Summary page you will see 'People' section
4.Where project lead,default asignee and Roles have been given
5.There is a 'More' option just below them in same section,click that
6.It will Open 'People' page where on top you will see 'JIRA enables you to allocate particular people to specific roles in your project. Roles are used when defining other settings, like notifications and permissions.' Project Lead 'ID of project lead' and there is a pencil like icon there.
7.Select that pencil like option and you will see Project lead edit popup
Simon, haha, I can imagine
Your post was the one that gave me hope to solve the question. All the other posts were old but you posted yesterday saying that you managed to solve it. Thus I knew that it was possible. Only took me 15 more minutes after that to find the solution, hehe.
I have found that Atlassian products are not very intuitive at all. Doing something this simple should not take this many steps. And I have yet to even get it to work!
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