Missing overview with new project centric navigation in JIRA

With version 6.4 of JIRA a new project navigation was introduced called project centric view or project centric navigation. https://confluence.atlassian.com/display/JIRA/An+introduction+to+project+centric+navigation

Because it is a major change in user experience I am interested from usability point of view how other users like this new navigation.

One thing I find disappointing is the direct deep dive into details (going to a Kanban / Scrum board resp. linking to list of issues) when opening a project.

With the previous navigation concept there is this summary page with project description and issue statistics (unresolved issues per affected version, per component, per assignee etc.) providing a nice overview and good starting point to dive into details.

This was one of the wow effects after migration of issue data from Bugzilla to JIRA and I miss this overwiew now in current implementation of project centric navigation. 

What do you think?


Best regards, Holger

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the issue statistics are still there , it's just well kinda "hidden" (took me a while to find it)

(quoting my answer from here: https://answers.atlassian.com/questions/15701804)

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"

(using JIRA 6.4.10)

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


Personally I prefer my own dashboards and I use the kanban boards most of the time , but I agree that the default view should be something that a user can chose.


I checked and there is an issue for this in the Atlassian bug tracker :https://jira.atlassian.com/browse/JRA-42283


Voted and watched smile


best regards,


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I'd prefer it to land on a project summary type screen as well, rather than a board, and quite a few of the people who I've worked with recently would prefer it too.  Even the developers the boards are aimed at prefer a project overview, and wouldn't mind the additional click to get to the board.

Do you know about Atlassians strategy here? Will they bring back these issue statistics as part of project centric navigation?

I'm afraid I don't know, sorry.

If you raise it as an improvement, you can count on my vote (especially if it's a user preference - I'd love to be able to set it to "project summary" for me and some managers, and "board" for developers)

If Atlassian is not providing these issue statistcs tab, then I will implement a plugin to gring it back. Cannot be that tricky...

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