Is it possible to add a swimlane with method Project and Story in an Agile-bord?

Joami Matitaputty April 4, 2024

I would like to have a combined swimline in an Agile-bord with multiple projects.

So the swimline have method Project, and by unfolding te Project, the stories are shown.

I don't want to add a JQL per project.

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Walter Buggenhout
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April 4, 2024

Hi @Joami Matitaputty and welcome to the Community!

I am not sure if I understand your question correctly. If I do, then just navigate to your Board settings > Swimlanes and then select Projects under select method:

Screenshot 2024-04-04 at 16.14.49.png

That should do exactly what you say: add a swimlane to the board for each project. When you expand a project swimlane on the board, you should see the issues from that project in that swimlane.

combined swimlane (as in 1 swimlane with issues from multiple projects) is only possible by either using JQL (sorry):

Project IN (ProjectA, ProjectB, ProjectC)

Or by using any other of the available options like assignee or epics. But in this last case, your grouping won't look at projects in any no more, obviously.

Hope this helps!

Joami Matitaputty April 8, 2024

Hi @Walter Buggenhout, thanks for your quick reply.

I know I can choose the method Projects. But I like the layout of the method Stories. It's much more organized.

So, when I expand the project swimline, I'd like to see the layout of a Story.

 

Method Project - view

Method Project.png

Method Story - view

Method story.png

 

I hope this clarifies what I would like.

Walter Buggenhout
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April 8, 2024

Maybe, @Joami Matitaputty. I would not say it's much more organised - it is different.

If you choose swimlanes by project, you just have more information to display: it shows the stories and their subtasks by project, thus creating 2 levels of grouping. Swimlanes by story don't have that additional information and Jira doesn't have to deal with that extra layer. And so you get a cleaner view.

You can add a quick filter to your board to hide the subtasks. It would be something like this:

Filter name: Hide Subtasks

issuetype in standardIssueTypes() 

When you activate it, you should only see the stories below each project, which creates that cleaner look. But: you won't see the sub-tasks in your board at that point, obviously.

Apart from that: the view is as it is. You would need to submit a feature request if you would hope to get this changed, either via the give feedback option in your site or via https://support.atlassian.com/contact.

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Joami Matitaputty April 8, 2024

Thanks Walter!

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