How to track 'Implementer' in Jira (vs. Assignee)

This is a re-post of a question at S.O.

 

Our JIRA workflow for development issues goes something like this:

New -> In-Progress -> Resolved -!-> Reviewed -> Closed/Released

This is simplified, but should get the point across.

The Jira Assignee for New/In-Progress is simple: It may start out being assigned to anyone, but as soon as it's in-progress the developer that codifies the issues is the Assignee.

When the developer is done he will check-in and set the issue to Resolved.

Now my "problem"(*) starts: Since the developer should not review the issue himself, the issue should be assigned to someone else for review. The reviewer can then approve it and set it to Reviewed, after which it is ready to be included in a release. (details on how that works not relevant here)

The issue then ends up with the Assignee set to the reviewer, where the relevant person for the issue is actually the original developer.

I mean: When looking at Jira issues, I'm mostly interested in the Implementer, not the person that approved the change afterwards.

So the question(s) seems to be:

  • Jira Assignee seems to be thought to change through the transitions of issues.
  • The Assignee may then well end up with a only secondary relevant person when the issue is finally closed. This makes filtering on closed issues harder.
  • Is this a real problem, and what solutions are there for this?

I guess one could add additional fields, but the fact that the defaults only have these two People should hint at something?

1 answer

1 vote

Hi Martin - this is a common scenario that typically requires a scripting or automation add-on like Power Scripts for Jira. It's actually so common that there's a video tutorial on how to use a workflow post-function to reassign an issue to the previous assignee.

Hope this helps!

Suggest an answer

Log in or Sign up to answer
How to earn badges on the Atlassian Community

How to earn badges on the Atlassian Community

Badges are a great way to show off community activity, whether you’re a newbie or a Champion.

Learn more
Community showcase
Published Thursday in Jira

5 ways you can make the most of Jira Software and Bitbucket Cloud

As part of the Bitbucket product team I'm always interested in better understanding what kind of impact the use of our tools have on the way you work. In a recent study we conducted of software devel...

75 views 0 5
Read article

Atlassian User Groups

Connect with like-minded Atlassian users at free events near you!

Find a group

Connect with like-minded Atlassian users at free events near you!

Find my local user group

Unfortunately there are no AUG chapters near you at the moment.

Start an AUG

You're one step closer to meeting fellow Atlassian users at your local meet up. Learn more about AUGs

Groups near you