JIRA 6.4 - Project Summary Board - WHERE IS IT?

Susan Hauth Community Champion May 14, 2015

We just upgraded a test instance to JIRA 6.4 and I went to Projects to start my testing.  VERY Annoying that a kanban is defaulting.  We have MANY projects that do not rely on a board so this should NOT be the default.  Secondly, Where is the beautiful Project summary board?  The one that has nice groups by Assignee, status, Issue type.  This is CRITICAL for assessing at an instance what is going on.  PLEASE BRING IT BACK ASAP or tell me how to get to it, otherwise we can't and won't upgrade.

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Chris Fuller Atlassian Team May 14, 2015

At least for 6.4, individual users can opt out of this behaviour:

And the system administrator can disable it for everyone:

However, I should warn you that I expect the ability to configure this to be removed in JIRA 7.0, and I would absolutely encourage you to give your "scathing feedback" in an effort to prevent this.

Edit/update: This feature's team lead tells me that while they do intend to remove the ability to disable the project-centric navigation, the plan at this point includes making the summary page the default again, which could get us the best of both worlds.

Susan Hauth Community Champion May 15, 2015

It's not the "Summary" tab, it's the original "Issues" tab which is missing and really hurting. So making the Summary page default is fine, but it's really the original "Issues" tab that we can't do without.

@Chris Fuller Does the JIRA team plan to bring the "Issues" tab with issue statistics (with unresolved per version / component / assignee / issue type / status etc.) also to the project centric navigation?

Chris Fuller Atlassian Team Aug 03, 2015

@Holger Schimanski: I am not aware of any plans one way or the other on that subject. I am a developer and work on a different area of the product. That is the kind of question you would need a Product Manager to answer, and they generally frown on making public statements about future product direction, so I would not expect to hear from them on this. My advice is that if you have a feature request (or a complaint concerning changes the changes in a release) that you submit feedback for it directly. Questions hidden inside the comments on another person's question are not likely to be very noticeable to product management.



probably way to late for this, but maybe interesting for some ppl who stumble on this thread.

The old Project Summary overview can still be accessed with the new Project view:

  • go to "Summary" (top link in the Project navigation bar: the project avatar)
  • click on "Activity" -> change it to "Statistics"

Took me a while to find it though smile


Edit : created an issue to make this overview more accessible :https://jira.atlassian.com/browse/JRA-47175


best regards,



(using JIRA 6.4.10)

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Paulo Hennig Atlassian Team May 14, 2015

Hello Susan,

I’d advise you to use the feedback button and say how this change is impacting your business since you’re used to click on any project and check directly the project summary. I think as soon as possible we'll have an workaround for that case and maybe even a change in next JIRA releases, that's why your feedback is really important to us.

Susan Hauth Community Champion May 14, 2015

Thanks...I'm on it...watch out for some scathing feedback on the Project summary

I have send feedback. I really hope they bring back this overview with unresolved by version, by component, by assigne, number of unresolved issues per issue type, per issue statur etc.

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Susan Hauth Community Champion May 15, 2015

Thanks!  I have disabled and am now running a compare.  Where is "Labels"?  We depend pretty heavily on that one.  Agile is gone and so is "Popular Issues".  I understand Agile, but not "Popular Issues" and "Labels". 

I have sent in the very scathing feedback, but without "labels" I still may not be able to move to JIRA 6.4.  Please Atlassian DO NOT REMOVE functionality.  Don't you know by now that so many users using it in so many ways that you can't possibly second guess everyone and know what's best!!


I am also very much missing the summary resp. "Issues" tab. Please have a look here as well. https://answers.atlassian.com/questions/23758217/missing-overview-with-new-project-centric-navigation-in-jira.

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